Julia and I have been planning a little fairy playspace in our yard for ages. Seeing as how I am not the craftiest of people, I cheated a bit. Yeah, I'm sure Pinterest is just FULL of pictures of people's creations of fairy houses that are totally natural and made from bending twine and sticks of wood into real-life log cabins and whatnot, but that's all just too much for me.
I used some metal doll house furniture that I had laying around (yes I have doll house furniture just laying around), and I got some garden decorations at our local nursery and craft store. (I seriously can't believe what's available at craft stores. I think someday I'll find the meaning of life, deep from within the craft store.)
I got a fake mossy knoll. I LOVE MY FAKE MOSSY KNOLL.
I did however, construct a fairy maypole from a stick, tape and ribbons. I LOVE MY FAIRY MAYPOLE. We got our hands upon some tiny bottles of glitter, also from our garden store. When it runs out, we can just refill them, because if there's one thing I have an unending supply of around here, it's glitter.
We made placemats from rose petals. They are fabulous. They will wilt. We will put down more.
And Julia made a little fairy store, out of an old piece of cardboard, which she painted. Then she glued bark chips onto it to make shelves. She also painted dried leaves to make fairy boats. She is waaaay more crafty than I am!
My kiddo and I had fun planning and constructing this thing out for about two hours. This child doesn't spend two hours doing anything, unless she's asleep. So I would call this activity a monumental success! The next day, we discovered that the fairies had bought two bottles of glitter and left two dimes as payment. And they had totally played with the fairy maypole! We're going to keep adding to it over the summer. I need a hot glue gun because I want to make a ladder made out of sticks. I'm going to hot glue my entire backyard. It's going to be SO AWESOME!!!!!!!! I love fairies.