It's almost time! The daffodils are peeking out of the soil, the robins are hunting for worms, and there are buds on a few of the trees. IT'S ALMOST TIME!
There are three tiny little fairy gardens in our yard just waiting to be awakened for spring. There is pruning to do, plants to move, and soil to amend.
Even better, there is a giant stash of fairy garden accessories just waiting to be put to use. There are tiny little patio tables, a wee firepit, an itty bitty watering hose, and even a pirate ship that will become a fairy house near the pond. WE ARE SO EXCITED.
A lot has changed since Alexis and I built our first fairy garden three years ago. What was once a challenging sort of hobby is now mainstream with accessories donning shelves in nearly every craft store and garden center.
And the ideas. THE IDEAS! There are so many fantastic ideas to be found online. While once a search online for "Fairy gardens" landed you at this site or one other, now there are hundreds and hundreds of photos of fairy gardens to be found.
It's a good thing. There is a lot of inspiration to be found with just a few clicks.
For example, I follow several fairy garden boards on Pinterest. One of my favorites is this one. It includes a great idea for turning an oatmeal container into a fairy house using bark and pinecones. I prefer fairy gardens made from "found" things, so it's very much so up my alley.
There is also a Pinterest board that seems to focus a lot on fairy houses here. There are several ideas for creating tiny houses out of natural materials, including many that are subtle and can be discretely hidden in the smallest corners of anyone's yard.
I also love this Pinterest board because it's full of magic. For example, there is a tree stump fairy house that makes me dream tiny dreams full of itty bitty wings.
It would be odd if I didn't have my own fairy garden board, of course. I use the board to share photos sent to me by readers who have built fairy gardens. I also share great ideas and sources that I find around the internet.
There is one more board that is going to come in very handy very soon. Remember that pirate ship that is going to become a fairy house near the pond this year? Alexis picked out the pirate ship over a year ago, but it never quite made it out to the garden. Now that the brand new Tinker Bell movie Disney's The Pirate Fairy is now available on Blu-ray and Digital HD, she has renewed her interest in building a little pirate-themed fairy zone, so we've been checking out this Pinterest board for ideas.
We'll also be watching the movie closely for ideas. Alexis has been asking us to buy it the very second it's available. Obviously, we will because FAIRIES. WE BELIEVE IN FAIRIES! And love them. A lot.
The first person to figure out how to make a tiny little Zarina outfit I can hang on my fairy clothesline gets fifty gold stars.