For a long time, I’ve wanted to make a fairy garden. When the Fall Capper’s Farmer magazine published I had this terracotta serving tray that I thought would be the perfect fairy prop.
With spring right around the corner, I decided to take my Mary Engelbreit fairies and combine them with this tray. I’m not sure if this is really a garden but it’s a cute way to display potted plants and other fun elements that I already had.
Meet Eva and GiGi
Before I could entertain the idea of a fairy garden I needed to find some cute fairies that were simple, when I came across Eva and GiGi I knew they would be perfect. That was almost a year ago and my original plans had them headed towards a planter box.
Which made me think they could be traveling fairies; it’s possible you may see Eva and GiGi in future projects. For now, they’re enjoying the view of terracotta land.
Terracotta land is a place where texture and copper are blended with natural elements. Eva and GiGi find this destination relaxing and colorful, not a place to stay forever but long enough to witness the beauty of wild life in the process.
They stand comfortably on a bed of seed and hide between the jar rings when the birds arrive to eat. To be up close and personal is like a magical experience but it reminds them life is a journey and peace is found in God’s creations.
Potted Plants and Copper Twist
After filling each saucer with bird seed I added three types of plants, candy tuft, viola and cilantro. Together they’re pure enjoyment and fill the air with beauty.
The care and love for these plants includes full sun and because it’s still winter they’ll be brought indoors if temperatures drop below freezing.
The copper twist wraps around circling the top with a loop and hangs onto the saucer base. Additional copper and canning lids were combined for interest and before long it was time to go outside and see what the birds thought.
Within minutes of placing the Terracotta fairy garden on a nearby table outdoors the birds inspected and enjoyed their new destination. Eva an Gigi giggled in the mix and because their voices are soft the birds didn’t even notice them hiding in the rings.
As they occupy this little garden display through the rest of winter it won’t be long before these fairies are inspired to move on to a new haven.
For instructions to make this two-tier tray they can be found in the fall 2017 issue of Capper’s Farmer Magazine.