We made our annual Fairy Garden last week and my children have been playing in it’s magical realm hour upon hour.
Our wishing well is made from a recycled jar which works wonderfully to give the well the depth it needs. We used raffia covered wire (found at most craft stores) to wrap around the mouth of the jar and form the arch of the well.
We used my hot glue gun to stick pebbles around the outside of the jar.
Three layers of pebbles was the perfect height for our well. The rest of our jar, we left uncovered.
We used hemp string (found at craft stores) to tie our water bucket onto the arch of the well. Hemp string has a waxy coating and will stand up well to getting wet.
We placed the jar in the spot we intended for our well. With my sharp moss knife, I cut around the circumference of the jar, cutting a hole in the moss.
With the moss circle removed, we had to dig just a little to get the right sized hole for our well. Popped it in up to the pebbles and there it was… a perfect little well.
Kitty filled it with water in the afternoon sun.
What an enchanting place our Fairy Garden is… a place of such inspiring play. Both children rush home from school to play with the fairies.
I love that it has drawn them outside, on their own… just think what magical imaginings are happening in this little boy’s head.
I hope these little glimpses in to our Fairy Garden journey is inspiring you to make a fairy garden with your child too. Please do… it will be a gift to both of you. And when you have made yours, be sure to enter it into our Fairy Garden Contest… click here to learn how to enter.
I have set up a Fairy Garden Page at the top of this blog which has links to all of our past and present Fairy Garden posts.
Happy Fairy Gardening,
Blessings and magic,