I was at Goodwill a few months ago and found this little ceramic house.
It was only $4.99.
It is obviously a Christmas
ornament but I thought that it would make a great house for a Fairy Garden sometime.
HMMMMM…..what about a Spooky Halloween Fairy Garden?
Acrylic paint in a variety of “sad and morbid” colors (I used black, gray, purple and green)
Bamboo Serving Tray (or other low sided tray or box)
Artificial Mini Pumpkins (I found a spray of these for $.99 at GW)
Other Fairy Garden accoutrements…..fancy smancy word…..time for…..
ac·cou·tre·ment plural noun: accoutrements
- additional items of dress or equipment, or other items carried or worn by a person or used for a particular activity.“the accoutrements of religious ritual”
I challenge you to use the word sometime today to amaze your friends! They will think you are so very smart!
I have a stack of these bamboo trays….when you search for them….it seems they are “vintage bamboo tiki trays”…go figure!
I got mine at GW for a buck a piece.
I figured at that price I could afford to use one for this project.
The tray got painted with black chalkboard paint ….BECAUSE….that is what I had!!!
The “grounds” are covered with artificial moss that I had lying around.
But…you could use the real thing or gravel!
I didn’t even glue this down but you could!
- The “Estate Gate” and the little bench are from the Fairy Garden in the yard. I had to bring them in anyway now that the leaves are falling.
- The little pumpkins are perfect! They are from a decorative spray that came from GW. (Hint: Always look at the artificial flower display in the thrift store. There are often some really fun decor items! )
- I found a little packet of 6 skeletons on a string for $2.99 at the drugstore. One of those looks properly spooky sitting on the bench.
The little fairy lights are one of my new favorite things!
The little fine copper wire has 30 little lights on it. The battery pack is easy to hide and the 3 AA batteries last a really long time.
You can hardly see the wire and it is super bendable…..so what a fun and easy way to make something sparkle!
I used the rest of the skeleton garland on the little chalkboard easel in the kitchen….I am really getting my Halloween on!
Look at all these other Halloween Themed Fairy Gardens.
I hope they inspire you to make your own!
Have A Great Day!