Monday, 6 September 2021

Aspen`s Fairy Garden

 Yesterday my great-niece was 1. We had a lovely family celebration on Saturday.

I was over the moon when I first heard that the theme would be fairy, for many reasons. I was asked to make things for the party table which I thoroughly enjoyed (more in another blog entry)

It wasn`t until a couple of weeks before, that we had the idea to make a fairy garden for her birthday present. It couldn`t be a secret because we needed measurements.

It was decided that we would use the end of one of the new raised beds in the garden.

Steve constructed a shaped oak edging round three sides and I burnt a sign with my pyrography set. And we planted a tiny shrub, some violas and ferns. We placed the little log house on a log slice with a tiny table laid with acorn cup bowls.

Next we used mossy logs, "Mind your own business," and layers of moss to create the "lawn." I used damp sphagnum moss to work into any awkward corners.

There were plenty of little bits and pieces to add....

.... toadstools made from limpet shells and pegs.....

......beaded sticks....
......a ladder.... arch.....
..... and of course woodland fairies.

And here is the finished fairy garden.

This is the first time Aspen saw her garden.
Later when the garden lights and fairy lights went on, it looked even more magical.

I loved this project and I hope little Aspen will grow up enjoying her little garden as much as we have enjoyed making it.


  1. Aah, I’m sure she will. That’s so cute. Love the ladder and your toadstools. The final photo is so perfect. Lovely

  2. Thank you. We had a lot of fun making it.