2014 Fairy Garden Contest : Finalists : Part TWO

Yesterday, I shared Part ONE of the Fairy Garden finalists with 8 magical gardens.

Today is Part TWO and I have another 8 enchanting gardens to show you.

I’ll start with this AMAZING creation from the Twig and Toadstool kids (click on the link to see closeup photos).

Isn’t it breathtaking?! So much detail… acorn cap bowls, pine cone tables and chairs, mossy beds. You’ll need to pour over these photos for quite a while and you’ll still be seeing new enchantments all the time. And, can you see that everything is picked up from nature. Wow!!!

 

Amazing Fairy Garden : Fairy Garden Contest Finalists : The Magic Onions

Amazing Butterfly Fairy Garden : Fairy Garden Contest Finalists : The Magic Onions

Natural Fairy Garden : Fairy Garden Contest Finalists : The Magic Onions

 

 

I do love tree trunk fairy gardens. Look at this sweet one…

It has little potted plants, such a charming pathway and even a little party banner. But, most of all, I love to see a real fairy playing in it. Lea, your garden is beautiful.

 

 

Kid Friendly Tree Trunk Fairy Garden : Finalist in 2014 Fairy Garden Contest : www.theMagicOnions.com

Kid Friendly Tree Trunk Fairy Garden : Finalist in 2014 Fairy Garden Contest : www.theMagicOnions.com

Tree Trunk Fairy Garden : Finalist in 2014 Fairy Garden Contest : www.theMagicOnions.com

 

See more photos of this tree trunk fairy garden here.

 

Here is Sarah’s fairy garden. Oh I love it SO much… with it’s pink little bucket and its colorful wood house.

And, do you see the little fairy? Isn’t she wonderful in her crochet dress and acorn hat!

But, what I love most is Sarah and her sweet Fairy Garden sign. This sign, quite literally, melts my heart!

Your garden is enchanting Sarah… well done!

 

Child's Fairy Garden : Finalist in 2014 Fairy Garden Contest : www.theMagicOnions.com

Kid-made Fairy Garden : Finalist in 2014 Fairy Garden Contest : www.theMagicOnions.com

Child's Fairy Garden : Finalist in 2014 Fairy Garden Contest : www.theMagicOnions.com

 

See more of Sarah’s potted fairy garden here.

 

Now this fairy garden. Oh my!!! This is pure delight. This is enchantment and magic and beauty in the extreme. These photos speak for themselves. Take your time… let yourself get lost.

 

Magical Tree Stump Fairy Garden : Finalist in the Fairy Garden Contest : www.theMagicOnions.com

Magical Tree Stump Fairy Garden : Finalist in the Fairy Garden Contest : www.theMagicOnions.com

Magical Tree Stump Fairy Garden : Finalist in the Fairy Garden Contest : www.theMagicOnions.com

 

See lots of closeup photos of this amazingly magical fairy garden here.

 

Here’s another gorgeous Fairy Garden, made by Maureen and her little ones. It’s planted in a tin pot. The details are utterly enchanting… so many sweet little treasures to find.  Look at the little bark and acorn house. It has marbles and little shells stuck to it for decoration… and a little acorn chimney. And little mushrooms and colored stones growing around it. And, the fairy tutu washing line!!!

 

Flower Pot Fairy Garden : Finalist in the Fairy Garden Contest : www.theMagicOnions.com

Wood Gnome Home Fairy Garden : Finalist in the Fairy Garden Contest : www.theMagicOnions.com

Fairy Tutu Washing Line Fairy Garden : Finalist in the Fairy Garden Contest : www.theMagicOnions.com

 

See more photos of Maureen’s fairy garden here.

 

And, here’s a fairy garden from Dannyelle. In fact, it’s a whole fairy village… all in little flower pots going up her stairs. What could be more enchanting?

 

Pot Plant Fairy Garden Village : Finalist in the Fairy Garden Contest : www.theMagicOnions.com

Tea Party in the Fairy Garden : Finalist in the Fairy Garden Contest : www.theMagicOnions.com

Pot Plant Fairy Garden Village : Finalist in the Fairy Garden Contest : www.theMagicOnions.com

 

See many more closeup photos of this potted fairy garden village here.

 

We love this fairy house. Look how the roof is made from pine cones and moss. And, of course, it has been painted so prettily. We love the tire swing and the twig chairs and the little veggie garden.  And we love the story that comes with it. In fact, Teddy has decided that if he finds that he has become a gnome one day, he will live this this very spot.

 

Fairy Garden : Finalist in the Fairy Garden Contest : www.theMagicOnions.com

Fairy Garden : Finalist in the Fairy Garden Contest : www.theMagicOnions.com

Fairy Garden : Finalist in the Fairy Garden Contest : www.theMagicOnions.com

 

Click here for more photos of this delightful fairy garden.

 

And, last but not least, here is a wonderful Fairy Garden made in a broken terracotta flower pot with little mossy steps that lead up to the most delightful little stone fairy cottage. A cobble stone path, lined with bright miniature toadstools, leads to the front door of the cottage. And there’s a delightful patio with stick chairs and a stick table, complete with tea cups and a plate of cookies.

Don’t miss the birdbath, the mailbox or the charming nest in the tree… take your time to browse every detail in this magical Fairy Garden.

 

Fairy GArden in a Broken Flower Pot : Finalist in the Fariy Garden Contest : www.theMagicOnions.com

Fairy GArden in a Broken Flower Pot : Finalist in the Fariy Garden Contest : www.theMagicOnions.com

Fairy GArden in a Broken Flower Pot : Finalist in the Fariy Garden Contest : www.theMagicOnions.com

 

Click here to see more closeup photos of this fairy garden in a broken flower pot.

 

There we have it… the 16 finalists of the year (click here to see the Fairy Garden Contest Finalists : Part One)
Wow… I’m amazed at the enchantment, imagination and magic shining from each and every garden.

How will we ever choose winners?

Tune in tomorrow to see .

 

A reminder of the magical prizes that will be won…

 

First Prize : Daphne the Spring Fairy from Lavender and Lark

Second Prize : $110 Gift Certificate to The Magic Onions Shop

Third Prize : $100 Gift Certificate to Stubby Pencil Studio

Fourth Prize : 75$ Gift Certificate to Magic Wool

 

Fairy Garden Contest Prizes : 2014 : The Magic Onions.com

 

Be sure to check out these Fairy Garden links…

 

Important Fairy Garden Links :

Fairy Garden Page with lots of photos, links and ideas, tutorials and instructions.

2014 Fairy Garden Contest Rules and ENTRY FORM

Detailed Tutorial on How To Make A Fairy Garden

AWESOME Prizes for the 2014 Fairy Garden Contest

 

Fairy Gardens : Pinterest : The Magic Onions

 

Happy Fairy Gardening,

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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2014 Fairy Garden Contest : Finalists : Part ONE

You can imagine the hard time we’ve had choosing winners for this years Fairy Garden Contest.

Oh, my… it’s been almost impossible as each and EVERY garden entered (and there were over 150 entries) were utterly magical.

The truth is that everyone who made a fairy garden is a winner. Thank you for making magic with us again this year.

There are 15 finalists. Today I’ll show you 8 magical gardens. Tomorrow, 8 more. And on Thursday, I’ll announce the winners.

 

1. Rosa created this magical tree-house Fairy Garden for her grandson, Oliver. Isn’t it enchanting? Little shuttered windows, a brightly colored stone pathway leading to a root entwined door, gemstones. It’s no wonder this little boy will believe in magic and fairies.

Tree House Fairy Garden : Fairy Garden Contest : www.theMagicOnions.com

 

2. Look at this delightful garden made my three sisters, Grace, Rose and Charlotte over their summer break. I love the gourd fairy houses, the fairy washing line and all the other fairy treasures tucked into secret places.

Here are more photos of this magical fairy garden.

Potted Fairy Garden : Fairy Garden Contest : www.theMagicOnions.com

Gourd Fairy Garden : Fairy Garden Contest : www.theMagicOnions.com

Potted Fairy Garden : Fairy Garden Contest : www.theMagicOnions.com

 

3. I love this fairy garden sent in by Small Steps Big Noises because it shows that winter is no deterrent for a fairy garden. Although it was winter in New Zealand, the fairies were still about.

The frosty sparkles  look like magic wishes. See more photos of this winter fairy garden here.

Winter Fairy Garden : Fairy Garden Contest : www.theMagicOnions.com

Winter Fairy Garden : Fairy Garden Contest : www.theMagicOnions.com

Winter Fairy Garden : Fairy Garden Contest : www.theMagicOnions.com

 

4. The Cleary kids worked hard on their fairy garden and I love it so much because it shows that bigger kids love fairy gardens too.

Look at the tunnels and houses they built. The buildings made of sticks and the bridges made of bark.

There are crystals and gems and moss and flowers… all the perfect things to attract neighborhood fairies.

Older Kid Fairy Garden : Fairy Garden Contest : www.theMagicOnions.com

Big Kid Fairy Garden : Fairy Garden Contest : www.theMagicOnions.com

 

5. And here are two utterly delightful fairy gardens that show that you don’t need a lot of space to build a magical fairy garden. All you need are treasures you can find in nature; sticks, stones, moss and shells…

Tiny Fairy Garden : Fairy Garden Contest : www.theMagicOnions.comMini Fairy Garden : Fairy Garden Contest : www.theMagicOnions.com

Small Space Fairy Garden : Fairy Garden Contest : www.theMagicOnions.com

 

6. I love this next fairy garden too as, although it’s colorful and bright, it’s made by kids with all natural materials that this mom, Sophie, and her little ones picked up from nature. Mom said : I wanted us to stick to using natural elements as much as possible, while still making it colorful and fun.  We went on a walk and gathered different materials from the greenbelt behind our house.

Natural Fairy Garden : Fairy Garden Contest : www.theMagicOnions.com

Fairy Garden made from natural materials : Fairy Garden Contest : www.theMagicOnions.com

Fairy Garden made from natural elements : Fairy Garden Contest : www.theMagicOnions.com

 

7. Here is a another charming fairy garden made by Jo and her little ones. Don’t you just love the little shower? Isn’t it quite the sweetest little fairy cottage ever?! It has an acorn lamp and all manner of enchantment inside… and, it’s portable! Take it to the beach!

Moss and Acorn Fairy House : Fairy Garden Contest : www.theMagicOnions.comMoss and Acorn Fairy House : Fairy Garden Contest : www.theMagicOnions.com

Moss and Acorn Fairy House : Fairy Garden Contest : www.theMagicOnions.com

Beach Fairy House : Fairy Garden Contest : www.theMagicOnions.com

 

8. This fairy garden is called Peach Blossom Cottage. It’s made in a tin tub at the bottom of the garden and Chilli and Marlin play in it constantly. And the fairies do too, of course. There are so many sweet details that make this garden special… the acorn lantern path, pretty toadstool rocks and, of course, who can resist a gnome tea party?

Child Friendly Fairy Garden : Fairy Garden Contest : www.theMagicOnions.com

Kid Friendly Fairy Garden : Fairy Garden Contest : www.theMagicOnions.com

Child Friendly Fairy Garden : Fairy Garden Contest : www.theMagicOnions.com

Click here to see more photos of Peach Blossom Cottage Fairy Garden.

Wow… I’m always amazed at the enchantment, imagination and magic shining from each and every garden. And, can you believe there will be 8 more finalists tomorrow?!

 

A reminder of the magical prizes that will be won…

 

First Prize : Daphne the Spring Fairy from Lavender and Lark

Second Prize : $110  Gift Certificate to The Magic Onions Shop

Third Prize : $100 Gift Certificate to Stubby Pencil Studio

Fourth Prize : 75$ Gift Certificate to Magic Wool

 

Fairy Garden Contest Prizes : 2014 : The Magic Onions.com

 

Be sure to check out these Fairy Garden links…

Important Fairy Garden Links :

Fairy Garden Page with lots of photos, links and ideas, tutorials and instructions.

2014 Fairy Garden Contest Rules and ENTRY FORM

Detailed Tutorial on How To Make A Fairy Garden

AWESOME Prizes for the 2014 Fairy Garden Contest

 

Fairy Gardens : Pinterest : The Magic Onions

 

Happy Fairy Gardening,

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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Delightful Fairies from Lavender & Lark

I’m more than excited to share the delightful fairies from Lavender & Lark, who is offering one of the amazing prizes for the Fairy Garden Contest.

Aren’t they just the most magical little fairies you’ve ever seen?

Every detail is perfect and just so enchanting that it’s hard not to squeal when you notice it. Do you see the acorn banjo in the photo below?! (You squealed, didn’t you?)

Phoebe Capelle is the creator behind these sweet beings and I adore how she uses natural materials like felt and wool and incorporates natural goodies like acorns, sticks and leaves too.

Look at her amazing Autumn collection…

Autumn Fairy from Lavender&Lark : www.TheMagicOnions.comAutumn Fairy from Lavender&Lark : www.TheMagicOnions.comAutumn Fairy from Lavender&Lark : www.TheMagicOnions.comAutumn Fairy from Lavender&Lark : www.TheMagicOnions.comAutumn Fairy from Lavender&Lark : www.TheMagicOnions.comAutumn Fairy from Lavender&Lark : www.TheMagicOnions.comAutumn Fairy from Lavender&Lark : www.TheMagicOnions.comAutumn Fairy from Lavender&Lark : www.TheMagicOnions.com

This is from the Lavender & Lark About page :

“Tiny beings with gossamer wings, enchanted toadstools and magical creatures make up the whimsical world of Lavender & Lark, inspired by childhood, nature and worlds unseen.

Each doll is hand stitched out of natural fibres. Petticoats of antique linen, lace and silk lend an old world beauty to the more feminine, while others stomp their feet and demand for something more suited to play and mischief. For them, it’s little vests and pants or jumpers of Holland wool felt.

Each doll is unique and has her (or his) own story to tell, you can read them here.

My journey into doll making began six years ago. Inspired by my son and the wonderful worlds of his imagination, I set out to populate them with tiny gnomes, dragons and faerie folk. These became his cherished companions and saw many adventures in those early years.

Although he’s outgrown them now, my love for dollmaking hasn’t stopped, it continues to grow and evolve each year as I populate my own imaginative world with creatures big and small. ”

I’m enchanted and I bet you are too!

And lucky you…  Lavender & Lark has offered this fairy as one of the Fairy Garden Contest prizes … yes, YOU have a chance of winning her! She’s too beautiful for words, isn’t she?

Fairy Prize in the Fairy GArden Contest from Lavender & Lark : www.theMagicOnions.com

Don’t miss out on seeing Lavender & Larks Spring, Summer and Winter Fairies too and the Fairytale characters are simply delightful.

Thank you, Lavender & Lark, for bringing this enchantment into the world.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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Fairy Garden Feature : NINE

I have SUCH and enchanting fairy garden to share with you today.

Oh my… just look at the creativity in this beautiful fairy house :

Fairy Garden  : The Magic Onions : www.theMagicOnions.com

 

The fairies have made everything in their house from things they have picked up from nature.

Can you see the kitchen, complete with a larder full of tasty treats in acorn bowls?

Can you see the little bark table and chairs? And the fireplace?

Can you see the mossy ladder that leads up to the sleeping quarters? And the sweet bed?

Can you see the shell bath?

What other magical things can you see in this fairy house?
 
Fairy Garden  : The Magic Onions : www.theMagicOnions.com
Fairy Garden  : The Magic Onions : www.theMagicOnions.com
Fairy Garden  : The Magic Onions : www.theMagicOnions.com
Fairy Garden  : The Magic Onions : www.theMagicOnions.com
Fairy Garden  : The Magic Onions : www.theMagicOnions.com
Fairy Garden  : The Magic Onions : www.theMagicOnions.com
Fairy Garden  : The Magic Onions : www.theMagicOnions.com
Fairy Garden  : The Magic Onions : www.theMagicOnions.com

 

This fairy house was made by the kids over at Twig and Toadstool and there are even more amazing photos of their fairy den on their blog for you to see.  If you haven’t visited this magical blog yet, please do yourself a favor and pop on over… it’s one of my all-time-favorites!

Twig and Toadstool were one of winners in last years Fairy Garden contest… see last year’s Fairy Garden here.

If seeing all this magical garden isn’t enough to get you rushing into your garden to make your own, look at the prizes for this year’s contest (and GOOD NEWS, the entry deadline has been extended until the end of the first week in August so there’s still time for you to enter your fairy garden)

Fairy Garden Contest Prizes : 2014 : The Magic Onions.com

Need more inspiration… be sure to check out these Fairy Garden links…

Important Fairy Garden Links :

Fairy Garden Page with lots of photos, links and ideas, tutorials and instructions.

2014 Fairy Garden Contest Rules and ENTRY FORM

Detailed Tutorial on How To Make A Fairy Garden

AWESOME Prizes for the 2014 Fairy Garden Contest

 

Fairy Gardens : Pinterest : The Magic Onions

 

Happy Fairy Gardening,

Blessings and magic,
Donni

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Fairy Gardens still coming in…

I’ve extended the deadline for the Fairy Garden Contest for a few days while I organize the entries I have received through my email and Facebook.

This is great news for those of you who, like me,  are on ‘summer time’. You can still make a fairy garden and enter it into this years’ contest.

Here are some of the newest entries…

Fairy Garden : The Magic Onions : www.theMagicOnions.com

Fairy Garden : The Magic Onions : www.theMagicOnions.com

Fairy Garden : The Magic Onions : www.theMagicOnions.com

Fairy Garden : The Magic Onions : www.theMagicOnions.com

Fairy Garden : The Magic Onions : www.theMagicOnions.com

Fairy Garden : The Magic Onions : www.theMagicOnions.com

Fairy Garden : The Magic Onions : www.theMagicOnions.com

Wow… I’m always amazed at the enchantment, imagination and magic shining from each and every garden. This is my FAVORITE time of year.

If seeing all these magical gardens isn’t enough to get you rushing into your garden to make your own, look at the prizes for this year’s contest…

Fairy Garden Contest Prizes : 2014 : The Magic Onions.com

Need more inspiration… be sure to check out these Fairy Garden links…

Important Fairy Garden Links :

Fairy Garden Page with lots of photos, links and ideas, tutorials and instructions.

2014 Fairy Garden Contest Rules and ENTRY FORM

Detailed Tutorial on How To Make A Fairy Garden

AWESOME Prizes for the 2014 Fairy Garden Contest

 

Fairy Gardens : Pinterest : The Magic Onions

 

Happy Fairy Gardening,

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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Tutorial : Make Mini Toadstools for your Fairy Garden

We made the most adorable clay toadstools for our fairy garden.

 

Make adorable mini toadstools for your fairy garden :: DIY tutoiral :: www.theMagicOnions.com

 

You won’t believe how easy they are to make.

All you need is :

*  Sculpey clay (from a craft store)

*  toothpicks

*  paint and a paintbrush

 

Tutorial : Make Mini Todstools for your Fairy Garden : www.themagicOnions.com

 

Break off a small amount of clay (about the size of your fingernail) and mold it into a small half-circle.

 

Tutorial : Make Mini Todstools for your Fairy Garden : www.themagicOnions.com

 

Insert a toothpick into the flat side of the clay half-circle.

 

Tutorial : Make Mini Todstools for your Fairy Garden : www.themagicOnions.com

 

Bake your toadstools in the oven at 250 °F for 10 minutes until hard.

When they have cooled, set them standing upright in a little clay. This makes them easy to paint.

 

Tutorial : Make Mini Todstools for your Fairy Garden : www.themagicOnions.com

 

Paint them in pretty toadstool colors.

 

Tutorial : Make Mini Todstools for your Fairy Garden : www.themagicOnions.com

 

When the paint has dried completely, use the back end of a paintbrush to stamp small white paint dots onto your toadstools.

 

Tutorial : Make Mini Todstools for your Fairy Garden : www.themagicOnions.com

 

We love them! They look magical in our Fairy Garden.

 

Tutorial : Make Mini Todstools for your Fairy Garden : www.themagicOnions.com

 

Here is an easy-to-follow graphic for pinning if you want to save this tutorial for later.

 

Make adorable mini toadstools for your fairy garden :: DIY tutoiral :: www.theMagicOnions.com

 

If this Fairy Garden tutorial has enchanted you, please share it with your friends.

And be sure to make a Fairy Garden with your little ones and enter it into our Fairy Garden Contest. Not only is it incredibly fun to make a miniature garden like this, but there are such AWESOME prizes this year… worth $435!

Need more inspiration… be sure to check out these Fairy Garden links…

Important Fairy Garden Links :

Fairy Garden Page with lots of photos, links and ideas, tutorials and instructions.

2014 Fairy Garden Contest Rules and Entry Form

Detailed Tutorial on How To Make A Fairy Garden

AWESOME Prizes for the 2014 Fairy Garden Contest

 

Fairy Gardens : Pinterest : The Magic Onions

Blessings and magic,

Donni

Fairy Garden Feature : THREE

It’s so exciting to see each new Fairy Garden entered into the Fairy Garden Contest.

Here’s the latest. It’s GORGEOUS!!!

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This AWESOME Fairy Garden is made in a broken terracotta flower pot with little mossy steps that lead up to the most delightful little stone fairy cottage. A cobble stone path, lined with bright miniature toadstools, leads to the front door of the cottage. And there’s a delightful patio with stick chairs and a stick table, complete with tea cups and a plate of cookies.

Don’t miss the birdbath, the mailbox or the charming nest in the tree… take your time to browse every detail in this magical Fairy Garden.

Layered Fairy Garden in a Broken Flowerpot : Fairy Garden : the Magic Onions.comLayered Fairy Garden in a Broken Flower Pot : Fairy Garden : the Magic Onions.comFairy Garden Stick Furniture : Layered Fairy Garden in a Broken Flowerpot : Fairy Garden : the Magic Onions.comMiniature Birdbath and Toadstools : Fairy Garden : the Magic Onions.comPussy Willow Flower Arch : Fairy Garden : the Magic Onions.comStone House and Path : Fairy Garden : the Magic Onions.comLittle Nest in a Bonzi Tree: Fairy Garden : the Magic Onions.comLayered Fairy Garden in a Broken Flowerpot : Fairy Garden : the Magic Onions.com

 

Wow… so many delightful details in this Fairy Garden. Kitty is been enthralled.

Michelle from Michelle’s Scrap Bits is the master gardener… thank you SO much for sharing it with us.

On Michelle’s blog, you’ll find tutorials on how she made the sweet stone cottage and the stone path… as well as the stick chairs and tables. Her blog is totally worth a visit so do pop on over for more.

If this Fairy Garden has enchanted you like it has me, please share it with your friends.

And be sure to make a Fairy Garden with your own little ones and enter it into our Fairy Garden Contest. Not only is it incredibly fun to make a miniature garden like this, but there are such AWESOME prizes this year… worth $435!

Need more inspiration… be sure to check out these Fairy Garden links…

Important Fairy Garden Links :

Fairy Garden Page with lots of photos, links and ideas, tutorials and instructions.

2014 Fairy Garden Contest Rules and Entry Form

Detailed Tutorial on How To Make A Fairy Garden

AWESOME Prizes for the 2014 Fairy Garden Contest

 

Fairy Gardens : Pinterest : The Magic Onions

 

Check out the amazing PRIZES for this year’s contest (click on the image to see each prize in detail)…

Fairy Garden Contest Prizes : 2014 : The Magic Onions.com

Happy Fairy Gardening,

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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