I am loving this Thrift Store Fairy Garden. I am always on the lookout for something I can repurpose from the thrift store. I found this really cool vintage light fixture for a 1$. I LOVE the thrift store. I also found this cute little VW Bug piggy bank that same day and I had to turn them into a fairy garden. Fairy gardens are so much fun and I always like a little magic in my life.
Because this was a light fixture I took a small cork and put it in the hole in the center. You could leave it open and just put a dish under to catch any excess water leakage.
Fill the fixture about halfway with potting soil. You don’t want to start with too much soil or you will have a hard time putting in your plants. Decide what kind of plants you like. I went with a simple daisy, some pansies and pink impatients. Just keep in mind where you are going to place your fairy garden. Do get plants that love shade and then put them in direct sunlight. I chose flowers that will do well in the shade of my pourch. Start with your tallest flower and put it in the back, next put your middle sized flowers on either side of the tallest and then add the smallest flower next to them. Fill in around the flowers with potting soil to help keep them in place and fill the rest of the fixture up with soil.
Now it is time to add your fairy trinkets. I wanted to use the VW Bug as my main focal point and it has a surfboard on top so I wanted to add a water feature. Luckily my local Dollar Tree has colored sand. I tool some pebbles from the front driveway and used them for my water border, next I found these cute fairy garden accessories on Amazon.
I used the little mushrooms, the duck, baby ducks and little fence. I have a lot left and can’t wait to use them in my next Fairy Garden creation.
When watering use a small watering can so you don’t wash away the sand.
I hope you have as much fun as I did making this fairy garden. Please send me pictures of your creations. I can’t wait to see what you come up with! Check out my blog post for this Ugly 2$ Table.