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Offline chloe

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Fairy Gardens
« on: April 28, 2016, 09:17:13 PM »
I have been looking a lot on pinterest at fairy gardens. It maybe old hat for some but it is new to me. Since it will still be a while before I can start working in my craft room This will be a good project. I plan to make the first fairy garden on the front porch.
I have started gathering some supplies but I still need to find the plants I will want in the garden

Oh I have a oval table (coffee table) to put it on as well. I think I will start working on some of the fairies right a way out of polymer clay.


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Re: Fairy Gardens
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2016, 10:46:56 PM »
I look forward to seeing your :1-smihearts: Fairy Garden creations. :claphands:

I doubt I get started this weekend with 32 strawberry plants and 4 German Johnson Heirloom Tomatoes waiting to be transplanted, but it won't be long. :gfriends1:

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Re: Fairy Gardens
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2016, 07:40:45 AM »
CL I don't think I will be putting my garden together soon but I will be making most of the things for the garden, even the fairys

DH will built a wooden tray to put the dirt or what ever in before I can start assembling the garden.

Anyone else interested in making a Fairy garden? There are lots of idea to help you on Pinterest,

garden can be very small even just a small flower pot.


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Re: Fairy Gardens
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2016, 07:29:25 AM »
I have gathered a good many supplies to get started. I want to work on some fairies first to see how what size I want to make them
I think this will help determine the size of the rest of the garden settings. 


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Re: Fairy Gardens
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2016, 09:27:11 AM »
It sounds interesting Chloe and like something I would be interested in doing.  I'm not sure it would survive the little hands of my girls wanting to look at it and "help".  They both DO have a love for all things pretty.......you should see them with jewelry....lol.


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Re: Fairy Gardens
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2016, 07:29:24 PM »
Elle Mea  when you go and look a at all the ways the do the fairy garden I think you will be hooked too  :1-giggle:


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Re: Fairy Gardens
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2016, 03:38:28 AM »
Believe it or not, Elle Mae, you might get your little ones interested in making their own pretty Fairy Gardens, even at their tender young age.

Start by showing them how to make a Zen Garden with a sculpture (of Budda?), set in sand, with a tiny rake, a few pretty stones, acorns &/or shells, maybe a mirror for the lake and a couple of succulent plants or moss on a tiny log.

Check out... https://www.pinterest.com/mizmaggs/fairy-gardens-homes%2B/
HA, bet we've got you going...
Now you have to make a Fairy Garden with us too~! :1-giggle: :claphands:

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Re: Fairy Gardens
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2016, 11:23:09 AM »
I have a fairy head finished and some fairy wings are drying


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Re: Fairy Gardens
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2016, 06:18:43 PM »
I put the finishing touches on one set of fairy wing. I make them using wire and glue, after they dried I thinned down some glue and brushed a little fine blue glitter on them. I am not as pleased at the outcome I want to try fabric and stiffener next set of wings.

I have one fairy almost ready to bake and a head of another. I will wait to show any pictures till I have one completed finished.
I do have a fairy I did a long time ago. Not great but I like it  :1-giggle:


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Re: Fairy Gardens
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2016, 08:16:20 PM »
Wow~! :claphands: She is lovely Chloe. I like it too.

 :whisper: You are amazing~! :1-smihearts:

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Re: Fairy Gardens
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2016, 08:19:20 AM »
She's beautiful, Chloe!!!  You are a very talented lady!!!


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Re: Fairy Gardens
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2016, 11:39:53 AM »
Thank you CL and Elle Mae for your sweet comments on my fairy.

I have 3 fairies now to bake.

I was going to work on some wings but my fabric stiffener has gotten so thick so I will need to wait to get some more. I did add some water to see if it will make it usable, I am waiting to see if the water helps :XFingers1: 


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Re: Fairy Gardens
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2016, 05:29:29 PM »
Could you use either spray starch or diluted white school glue? :IDontKnow:

I googled "homemade fabric stiffener for crafts" and found this link to help.
http://www.pantryspa.com/home-and-garden-remedies/arts-and-crafts/5-diy-glue-mod-podge-fabric-stiffener-recipes-save-tons-of-money/
but if you would rather have an excuse to get out and about to the Craft store....
I'll just say. "Aw, Bless your heart. Now you'll have to go get another container of Stiffy." :2funny: :1-ROFL:

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Re: Fairy Gardens
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2016, 04:12:37 PM »
Thank you CL for the site I will try some of them too. I can compare the homemade stiffener to the store bought one and see how they turn out. :gthumbsup1:

I didn't try the wings today even though it hasn't rained it is so cool and damp today I would rather wait till it is warm and sunny  :9-updated:

Let us know what you are gathering on your walk for your fairy garden ok?


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Re: Fairy Gardens
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2016, 07:59:06 PM »
Well, there won't be any Fairy Garden collecting today. With my DD's help I got the dirt from the garden, some gravel for drainage, the pots, perlite, potting soil, strawberries and tools up on the front porch. The main porch on the side is filled with activities such as a second litter of kittens being born, three guineas dancing around hoping to be fed some more, etc., so hopefully I will get the strawberries finished tomorrow. Right now I'm so exhausted all I can do is feed DH some leftovers and take a nap. Maybe tomorrow, eh? :0-pray: