Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Fairy Garden Wagon

I have enjoyed looking at Fairy Gardens on Pinterest and Flea Market Gardening and starting thinking about creating one of my own.   

My three sons had a red wagon that is now about 20 years old.  I couldn't bear to throw it out as I remember they had so many fun adventures playing with it.  They even made a covered wagon out of it for Land Run Day ( with a little help)  and carted around pets, friends and whatever else they could find!

I left it out in the garden and have had herbs planted in it.  Now, it's old and rusted and missing two wheels...I did find out I can purchase new wheels online.   I thought it would be a perfect place and container for a fairy garden!    

I just used some plastic trash bags to cover the bottom so the soil wouldn't fall through.  I did punch some small holes for drainage.

I added good quality potting soil and mounded the soil higher in a couple places so that the garden wasn't totally flat. 

I think mixing low ground covers and taller plants with different textures and colors make the prettiest fairy gardens.

Moss, twigs and rocks also add to the garden.

I'd been looking for a miniature house or cottage that was weather resistant but they can be a little pricey, so I looked around my house,  a few flea markets and Goodwill and found pieces that would work without breaking the bank!

The little house was hand painted and the artist's name is on the bottom with the date of 1961.   I found it at an antique booth on sale for just a few dollars.   

I did buy the little bistro set, bee skep and birdbath at a garden shop but everything else was 
re-purposed or used.  

The roundhouse was a candle lantern that was out in my garden...nice and rusty and it even has a small door than opens and closes. 

  This time of year bedding plants are on sale and heavily discounted so I was able to get all 
the plants  for less than $10.00. 

The white little picket fence is actually a planter I found at Goodwill for only 50 cents!   

I made the garden arbor to welcome the fairies.  I used sticks  from my garden and tied a a bit of lavender at the top.  Lavender was used in medieval    
times for protection and relaxation.  

I used some glass beads leftover from a flower arrangement I had received to mark out a path to the roundhouse.  Accessorizing is so much fun and of course you can buy so many cute things on the internet or better yet repurpose things and get creative.  

I'm on the lookout for a little twig ladder so the gnomes can climb up into the wagon...since of course, only the fairies can fly.   

This would be a fun project to do with children or an elderly person who has a love of gardening and can no longer work outside.  

Have fun!

I'm linking with Tootsie's Flaunt Your Flowers


  1. You are right, that looks like a fun project....Yours is super nice! May you have many fairy visits! Blessings!

  2. I made a fairy garden out of an old birdbath, but yours is much cuter! The small house is perfect, as well as the round house. I actually need to work on mine but there are so many flies outside. That's what happens in the country when one lives next door to a dairy. Maybe I need to go to town and look for some interesting finds like yours.♥♫

  3. A fairy garden is on my to-do list! I think they are just adorable. Great job. :) Oh did you know Hobby Lobby has some fairy garden items? They are in the spring section and might be marked down now.

  4. If I think about it hard e ought, I can become small enough to sut at the table in the fairy garden...right? Cherry Kay

  5. I can't believe how cute this is and to think you found some of the pieces at Goodwill and on sale. How lucky you are. If I was a fairy I would be very happy in your garden.

  6. Sonia, I adore your fairy garden. Thanks for giving me some ideas! Have a good wknd, Beth

  7. Beautiful! You've done a marvelous job, love it!

  8. What a darling fairy garden! Neat idea!

  9. (I love the fairy garden, they are so fun to make, almost anything you find can work in it as long as it is small enough and you have found so many cool things, that one thing looks like a water the things you made as well, I think the wagon is tooooo perfect for a fairy garden, lots of space to create...


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