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Fairy garden in a pallet

On Monday I showed you the fairy house I’ve made with my girls. It is part of our fairy garden in a pallet .  

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I’ve wanted to do a fairy garden for the longest time, but just never did! We got a Fairy Spotters Guide and the girls know all about fairies, lol! 😉

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I love going on Pinterest and gushing over all those amazing fairy garden ideas! I’ve just never started it and always put it off, also, because I never really knew where exactly to set it all up. We do have a pretty nice sized garden, it’s not that. It’s the two lovely bunnies hopping around in it, that kinda kept me from making a fairy garden. See, they nibble on everything and dig and just can’t keep their little noses and paws away from anything we plant. But now I’ve had this idea! 

Remember my pallets? Those 4 pallets I got from my friend a while back? I repurposed one so far by doing this. There are still three to go! And you might know by now how I don’t like using power tools and such. So the other day I knew what to do with one of the 3 remaining pallets! A fairy garden in a pallet! It looks not only pretty but is also unreachable for the long eared cuties! 

             Fairy garden in a pallet 

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First, I painted the pallet white. I put it against a wall by our entrance door. At the Spanish dollar store I got 4 long baking tins that fit into the pallet. I didn’t put any on the bottom part, just some rocks to fill it. 

Then, we made a trip to the beach, collecting some rocks, shells and also to bring home some sand. We weren’t too lucky finding to many rocks that day, but sure brought some sand and shells. I also bought little rocks and glass pebbles at the store that would be the fairy lake.

Next, we drove to our nearest garden store and got cute little succulents and some herbs, perfect for this! We mixed some soil with the sand and planted them inside the tins. 

We prepared lots of little extras ourselves:

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~ a fairy hammock using thin golden wire, a lace ribbon and two toothpicks.

~ fairy bunting using toothpicks, washi tape and thin golden wire.

~ a fairy teepee using toothpicks, thin golden wire and a piece of fabric. Out of felt we cut out a little circle to put underneath the teepee, you can see it in the pictures below.

We also made a little sign out of popsicle sticks not shown above but below in the pictures you can see it. 

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And this friends is our little fairy garden in a pallet! Hope you like it! It was tons of fun to make this with my daughters and they are still having so much fun with it, arranging it in a different way each day all over again! 

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  • Danielle from Storypiece
    04/04/2016 at 21:38

    My daughter would’ve absolutely loved this when she was younger. You put so many fun details into it. Thank you for sharing at the Celebrate Your Story Link Up Party.

    • Katrin
      05/04/2016 at 08:40

      Thank you Danielle! My daughters enjoyed it very much, even the 11 year old had fun!!

  • Erlene
    04/04/2016 at 02:38

    Oh, this looks so cute! I love how you made the tent and all the different fairy garden areas.

    • Katrin
      04/04/2016 at 10:33

      Thank you so much Erlene! yes…that was a lot of fun to make 🙂

  • Dee
    31/03/2016 at 22:43

    Adorable! I love the outdoor scene, and the way you used the blue glass for water — cute! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday! 🙂

    • Katrin
      01/04/2016 at 10:52

      Thanks so much Dee! 🙂

  • Katie
    30/03/2016 at 19:36

    Another cute fairy garden at Dishing It and Digging it – love it! I’m really liking your use of succulents, I think I’m going to try that this year! Thanks for sharing found you at Dishing It and Digging It

    • Katrin
      30/03/2016 at 20:29

      Thank you very much Katie! It’s a fun project for sure!

  • Sandra
    29/03/2016 at 22:40

    Fairy gardens seem to be all the rage right now and this one is very cute. I will be sure to share this with my daughter and maybe she can convince my granddaughter that she isn’t too old for this.

    • Katrin
      30/03/2016 at 11:37

      I’ve wanted to make one for years and never really had a spot since we have bunnies and they eat everything, so this was great, and even my 11 year old still had so much fun doing this! The 7 year old is more the one playing with it though.. Thanks Sandra!!

  • Domenica
    29/03/2016 at 03:43

    Thanks for sharing over at the DIY Crush Craft Party. Love this cute idea for a fairy garden! We’ve added this to our Pinterest board. Don’t forget to stop by on Thursday to add your tutorials to our next DIY Crush Craft Party!

    • Katrin
      30/03/2016 at 10:40

      Thank you so much Domenica! I’m happy you like the fairy garden and thanks for visiting!

  • claire
    28/03/2016 at 21:25

    This is just so beautiful! Your girls will have hours of fun with this!
    Absolutely gorgeous!

    xx Claire | http://www.theclairediary.co.uk
    Via #ShareItSunday

    • Katrin
      30/03/2016 at 10:33

      Thank you Claire! The are having tons of fun with it!!

  • Nikki
    28/03/2016 at 18:48

    I bet Stella and Amelie will have fun with this all Spring and Summer long! Actually, since it’s warm there most of the year they can play with it everyday! I love all the unique touches, the hammock, tee pee, the water and the succulents! How fun and creative. The lantern itself is simply too cool! I love how the girls chose the decor and you whipped it up to look fantastic with a bit of spray paint! And those lace curtains? Love them!

    What a great project to do with the kids! I’m sure you had a blast!

    • Katrin
      29/03/2016 at 16:24

      I wish I had done this years ago! But they still loved it and had so much fun! The good weather here definitely helps, yes! Thanks so much friend!

  • Life Loving
    27/03/2016 at 20:32

    I bet your girls had so much fun with this, who wouldn’t love a fairy garden? It’s really lovely and I can’t believe you made it out of a pallet.

    Sally @ Life Loving

    • Katrin
      28/03/2016 at 10:03

      Oh yes they had so much fun, me included! It’s a great activity to spend quality time! Thanks for stopping over Sally 🙂

  • Lynn
    25/03/2016 at 14:07

    Oh my heavens Katrin, I can only imagine how much your girls absolutely loved doing this project with you! What a great memory they will have of the whole start to finish. And how clever to use those pallets to keep it away from your nibblers! Brilliant…as usual.
    Do your girls play with the garden with their wee fairies?
    This post made me smile…just such a lovely image of you and your girls building this side by side.
    Thanks for the smile today.
    Hugs, Lynn

    • Katrin
      25/03/2016 at 15:25

      I know, hey? They were so happy with doing this and are still playing each day a bit with it. Amelie is convinced that the fairies come by late at night, she says chairs have been moved and such…lol. Too cute! I’m enjoying it! yes, we won this time, the bunnies have to just lay there and watch us, lol! Thanks for stopping by friend 🙂

  • Jenny Kavanagh
    25/03/2016 at 14:05

    I love that you made your own fairy accessories. The pallet is perfect. It reminds me of a dollhouse for the outdoors and so good for the kids. I wish I had something like this when I was a little girl!!!!

    • Katrin
      25/03/2016 at 15:22

      Me too! But now I also get to play with this and my girls, so it’s still fun to have! Making the little accessories was the BEST! Thanks Jenny!!

  • Ilka
    25/03/2016 at 11:04

    This is such a neat enchanting idea Katrin!

    • Katrin
      25/03/2016 at 15:20

      Thanks Ilka! I can’t believe I didn’t do this earlier!

  • Keri
    23/03/2016 at 19:54

    Katrin, this is too cute and oh so much fun!!!! Making a fairy house with my kids is on my summer fun list. Great idea to use a pallet to keep those rascal rabbits out of the fairy area, and allowing room to expand to make a fairy paradise! Love this!!! I’m sure your girls do too!! 🙂

    • Katrin
      25/03/2016 at 09:52

      Thank you Keri! It has been on my list for so long and I’m glad we finally did it! 🙂

  • Candace Guiducci
    23/03/2016 at 16:17

    My daughter would absolutely love this! I could totally see her playing in one of these outside during the nice weather with her Disney princess magiclip dolls. As I always, I am in awe of your creativity.

    • Katrin
      25/03/2016 at 15:07

      Aww Thanks so much Candace, you’re so sweet to say that! My girls are really enjoying this a lot!! I’m glad I finally made a fairy garden!

  • Lady Lilith
    23/03/2016 at 14:45

    How cute. This is such a great idea. I bet my girls would love to create a fairy garden.

    • Katrin
      23/03/2016 at 18:35

      Thanks so much for stopping by! I’m happy you like the fairy garden 🙂

  • Mary-the boondocks blog
    23/03/2016 at 13:14

    Katrin you have become a little girl all over again. The fairies will be coming from all over to visit your garden. I love the spirit of this project. So creative and you used all these materials to make such a cute garden. I have to tell you my favorite is the used of the blue colored glass to make it look like water. It was also very clever of you to put everything in tins. They fit perfectly in the pallet. Aww, those bunnies will be so jealous that they cannot get to the fairies.

    • Katrin
      23/03/2016 at 18:34

      Awww Thanks Mary… I know, this was so much fun, I want to do another one somewhere else in the garden…if it wasn’t for those mischievous bunnies, lol, I’d have them everywhere!

  • Sam @ Raggedy Bits
    23/03/2016 at 10:57

    Oh Katrin!!! This is just absolutely so clever and creatively beautiful! Your sweet girls are so lucky to have such clever mum! The Fairies now have a lovely place to come and do their Fairy things!

    • Katrin
      23/03/2016 at 18:28

      Awww thanks so much Sam!! I appreciate your visits so much! [according to my Amelie, fairies are coming from all over to spend the night, lol!]