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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Chicken Coop Fairy Garden Done!!

Fairy gardens are a great family garden project and together we created our chicken coop fairy garden.
After the chickens left the coop, Q and put together a miniature version in fairy form to ease our sorrow. Online you can find loads of fairy garden ideas.

It really came out cute. I bought the coop at Country General Store and a sweet reader named Molly sent me the little chickens to finish off the garden but you can find so many fairy garden supplies online.

Who wouldn't love to tend chickens with a darling coop like this one complete with little flower pots in the window. A bucket at the ready to collect eggs and old fashioned wash tubs for doing a little laundry while the hens cluck about your feet.

fairy garden, chickens, toadstools
Creating a Fairy Garden 

1. Decide where you want to create your garden. Keep the space or container small until you build up your fairy garden supplies.

2. Gather your supplies and do a mock up of your fairy garden layout.

3. Choose a base. You can use stones, or soil but low growing compact ground covers make the best for an outdoor fairy garden.

4. Arrange and rearrange until your heart's content. At this point you can see what you need to add. We created the chicken coop fairy garden below in a rather small pot so it makes our collection look good sized.


gnome fairy garden, chicken fairy garden

We placed the chicken coop fairy garden in a terra cotta pot and added some Scotch moss and succulents for greenery. The fairies must have visited in the night and blessed us with the darling toad stools.

fairy garden supplies

                                          You can see some other professional fairy gardens here.


27 comments:

Ann said...

Oh this is so stinkin cute!!!I love fairy gardens and this one is so unique. The pots on the side of the coop are too cute. Love the moss too.
ann

Kathleen Grace said...

So adorable Elaine! I love it!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Elaine this is so sweet and I'm glad you have it since your real chickens had to fly the coop so to speak!

hugs,
Linda

20 North Ora said...

This is so precious! You did an amazing job on ot.

Judy

Brenda Kula said...

Oh, Elaine, it's adorable! I bet Q is enthralled with it.
Brenda

NanaDiana said...

That is darling! I LOVE it and have not seen a chicken coop fairy garden before- Yours is perfect! xo Diana

Patty from Lemon Lane said...

It turned out adorable Elaine!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

That is so cute!

Acorn to Oak said...

Awww...it's so cute! How fun it must have been to put together. I haven't created mine yet as summer has been so busy. Maybe this Fall. Enjoy your wonderful little garden! :-)

Merlesworld said...

Thats a sweet little garden.
Merle........

Debra @ Homespun said...

It is adorable! :)

Vintage Gal said...

Oh my !~ this is absolutely adorable. How sweet to sit and dream. Have a great day ;-)

Susan said...

Oh my gosh! That is utterly adorable.What a feast for the eyes!Susan

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Super cute. I just love miniature gardens.

Debbiedoos said...

That is adorable. I love how it turned out Elaine!

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

This is one of the sweetest ones I have seen and just perfect for you! I bet your daughter just loves it :-)

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

I LOVE Fairy gardens!! I'm going to make one with my granddaughter when she gets a little older - maybe next summer!! I'll start collecting the things for it now!!
Have fun with yours!!

Kris said...

Just adorable!!!
xo Kris

Susanne said...

Darling, simply darling. I have been wanting to do this as well. I posted on my friend Teresa's fairy garden awhile back. I have been looking on Pinterest too at all the cute ideas. I even bought some tiny cobble stones/river rocks from the Dollar Store to use for mine if I ever get around to making one. The chipmunks have been digging around in my barrel of hens and chicks. I am sure they would love something else to destroy, grrrr
(((HUGS))) Susanne :)

Faith said...

adorable fairy gardens, they are such a simple joy arn't they? Yours is lovely, and I wouldn't mind doing the same thing....how cute.

Jann Olson said...

So darling Elaine! Love the coop and what a sweet gift from Molly!
hugs,
Jann

Robyn@SimplyMe1970 said...

Oh this is honestly just super precious.. How creative you really are..

Cindy said...

This is just darling!

Molly said...

Oh!!! your garden is absolutely a delight! I am sure that your whole family enjoys it so. Glad the chicks worked out!

Carey Taylor said...

Oh, I just love this...so sweet and adorable!

Rose @ Walnut Acre said...

This is adorablel

Sandy said...

Simply adorable! I could look at fairy gardens for hours and your garden is especially cute with the chickens! I created my first fairly garden this year.