The Trouble with Fairies in the Miniature Garden

Nature's bounty makes awesome fairy garden houses!

Nature’s bounty makes awesome fairy garden houses! Clean and dry, covered in lichen and moss – PERFECT for fairy crafting and DIY!

The Trouble with Fairies in the Miniature Garden

If you’ve followed me long enough you will know that I’m more in-tune with miniature gardening than fairy gardening. But fairies are something that my Mom and I have always shared, we’ve oohed and cooed over them since I was a child. I loved having that connection with her because none of my other brothers and sisters cared much for miniatures nor for fairies. What I really enjoy about the topic is combining Mother Nature’s beauty with my imagination but, honestly, I really have a genuine problem with the fairies!

Sophisticated Fairy Gardening, by Janit Calvo

An expert view on fairy gardening and how to make them look authentic in your miniature garden.

You see, I can’t walked by a mossy branch, or a lovely piece of bark, without thinking how cool it would be to make something out of it for a fairy garden. So I pick it up, put in my satchel and take it back to the studio. Needless to say, this happens quite often – too often in fact.

Living in the great Northwest does not help this accumulation/imagination/hoarding issue at all, especially in the spring months, when all the trees wake up from their winter sleep and start budding. The moss is everywhere: on the sidewalks, in the rockery and clinging to tree branches perched just so, looking all green and mossy and alive. I just love it.

Yummy branches and mossy twigs, bark sheets and - get the glue gun, it's time to create!

Yummy branches and mossy twigs, bark sheets and – get the glue gun, it’s time to create!

And then what happens? A windstorm. Oh, dear, dear, dear me… all those lovely lichen-filled branches, big sheets of bark with different types of moss clinging to it – all those branches that I was admiring in the trees are now in very manageable pieces at my feet.

See the problem now?

What is a girl to do?

I collected them, hauled them to the studio, sorted them, dried them and inspected them for bugs.

Then I made a fairy house. Lol!

See them here.

See our Super Deluxe Fairy Garden Craft Kit – It has a wide variety of naturals collected over the years AND it’s PERFECT for fairy garden crafting parties!

Want to dig deeper in to the miniature garden hobby? Join us at the new Miniature Garden Society! A members-only website that we are filling-up with everything miniature garden – and a little bit of fairy gardening too! See more information about it here.

You can let your imagination fly away when making your fairy garden furniture!

You can let your imagination fly away when making your fairy garden furniture!

Links to More Fairy:

Miniature Gardening with Janit Calvo

The Miniature Garden Society

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