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I was shopping at Michael’s a few weeks ago and saw they were having a half-off sale on all of their fairy garden accessories. They had a few pieces that were labeled “rustic garden” and they reminded me so much of my mother-in-law! She loves rustic/antique things. I decided to grab a few and have the kids help me make a rustic fairy garden for her for Mother’s Day.
My in-laws own a piece of land about an hour outside of Atlanta. It’s a beautiful piece of property with a gorgeous creek running through it. The kids love splashing and swimming and sliding down the small waterfall. My father-in-law is building a cabin on the land. Literally building it. As in, cutting down trees to make the boards and building the house with his own hands. Impressive, right? My mother-in-law is working on the garden and landscaping around the cabin, and decorating the inside with adorable rustic and vintage items. We love spending time out at the land – eating watermelon by the creek, roasting marshmallows for smores in the campfire, swinging on the bench swing (also built by my father-in-law). It’s a really special place!
To make our rustic fairy garden, all we needed were the fairy garden accessories, the bottom tray from a terracotta pot, and some moss from our yard.
This was a super easy, super quick activity. Graham loved digging up the moss.
Maddie was more interested in climbing a tree.
After we filled up the tray with moss, we opened up the fairy garden accessories and decide where we wanted to put them.
The finished product turned out adorable!
Have you made a fairy garden with your kids? We loved making this one so much, that I think we’ll have to make another one for our yard!