This is the busy season in my real job and I had several other deadlines and the Great Lakes Mega Meet and well, it just seems like a lifetime ago since I last blogged.
Although I haven’t been blogging, I have been crafting … and when you keep crafting, but don’t blog, you have lots of things to share!
One of the things I finally finished was my fairy garden, well the indoor one, at least.
If you read the Livingston County Daily Press & Argus, you know that I recently did a story on one of the latest trends — fairy gardens. I had intended the story to be only about outdoor fairy gardens, but when I went to the fairy store to interview the owners, I fell in love with the indoor gardens, as well, and had to make one of my own.
It took several weeks to figure out what I wanted to do and then to locate all of the materials to do it. Although I wouldn’t consider it done, because it seems like one of those things that will continue to evolve, it is done for now.
I started with a glass bowl. For the base, I covered a piece of floral foam with moss, wrapping it like a present using Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear adhesive to hold it in place. Then, I filled the side of the bowl with decorative rocks.
The gazebo was purchased (plain) at the store, Heavenly Scent Herb Farm in Tyrone Township, if you live nearby. I used a few packages of Prima flowers and vines to decorate it — again, using Art Glitter glue to adhere everything. I just took my time and held everything in place for a few seconds before moving on and I had no trouble with things staying stuck.
The dangly inside was made with a bead from Maya Road. I used a Hero Arts background stamp with Staz-On ink and then added a bit of Art Glitter to it.
The little flower pots were also purchased at Heavenly Scent, but I didn’t like the color of them. So, I painted them with Ranger Paint Dabbers, in Espresso and Gold, to achieve the patina I wanted.
The larger pots were decorated with Ranger’s Liquid Pearls.
I then added some silk flowers, a rock from the beach, eggs and tiny birds — all found at the craft store.
The fairies have picks that can be used to stick in the foam so they stay in place. But I wanted the little baby fairy to sit on the flower, so I used a Craft Glue Dot to hold her in place. Since I should be able to scrape the Glue Dot off of her bottom, I’ll be able to move her when I want. I used the same technique to hold the bird in the little boy fairy’s hands.
So, what do you think?
By any chance can the article you did on fairy gardens available online? I am fascinated by theses… & had thought about trying one around a painted rock.
Here is the link to the articles I wrote. They should be online until 5/17. Enjoy!
you might have to copy and paste the link
Awww, Candy! How adorable. I love it. You are so creative. Great job.