It’s summer! We love summertime in our house as it means more fun outside and the kids at home. It’s always a bit of a trial managing my work alongside the childcare, but somehow we always make it. Working at home means we get time to do some wonderful things together, not least a bit of crafting. The box from Bostik this month was to have an outside theme. When it arrived, it was perfect for making a simple gnome and fairy garden in a new flowerpot we had recently bought.
- Bostik micro dots
- Bostik small sticky foam pads
- Deco pens ( glitter effect if possible)
- Felt, two colours
- Wooden pegs / people
- Lolly pop sticks ( coloured)
- Flower stickers
- Fabric flowers
- Googly eyes
- Leaf ribbon
- Large red and small white pom-poms
- Glitter stickers
1. We started off by making the fairy. Cut two petals off one of the fabric flowers and stick, using the foam pads, to the back of one of the wooden peg people. They make a perfect set of wings.
2. Decorate your fairy with the deco pens. My daughter decided to give her a top, and then paint on her face. We wanted to make her a skirt though.
3. The skirt is made from a circle of felt, decorated with glitter stickers/jewels which can easily be stuck to the felt using the micro dots. Cut out a circle of felt, and fold into quarters through the centre. Snip off the middle, and open out. You can now pop the skirt over your fairy’s head.
4. Our gnome was made by my son. Draw on his jacket and tie with the Deco pens. For his hat, cut another circle of felt, in a different colour if you like to the fairy skirt, and cut from the circle edge into the middle. Curl the circle around to create the gnome’s pointed hat. Stick to the gnomes head with either foam pads or micro dots.
5. It was important to have something special in our garden, so we made an all-seeing-magical-fairy-tree. It sounds rather more grand than it really was, but that’s the name we ended up giving it. We made it by wrapping leaf ribbon around a coloured lollypop stick, using foam pads to stick it down. We added fabric flowers, with Google eyed centres on the top. Tah-dah!
6. Our flowers were even more simple – just lollypop sticks with flower stickers added to the top. Remember, we like to keep it easy on the blog, as I am a little craftily challenged.
7. Once you have your gnome, fairy, flowers and tree; you are ready to create the obligatory fairy mushroom for the garden. At first, we were going to use a bit of Fimo. However, we decided to leave that for another day, and make our mushroom with Pom-poms and another lollypop stick. All we used was a big red Pom-Pom and a few small white ones, stuck on with those cheeky little Bostik micro dots.
8. Finally, you can arrange your Fairy garden in a sheltered spot within your own garden in a flowerpot of your choice. We aren’t too sure how long it will last because of the British weather. Nevermind though, we had an awesome time making it.
I hope you love our little mini fairy garden, and we have inspired you to make one too. What else would you put in yours?
We were provided with some of the craft material in order to create this themed post by Bostik. However, the fairies and gnome are our own.