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DIY Mushrooms for you to Craft

DIY Mushrooms for you to Craft

You can make mushrooms from felt, velvet, linen and wool, crocheted, knitted and painted, cement, paper mache, ceramic…have I forgotten any ways of creating them? I have put together some of the best ways of making mushrooms. There are free patterns and tutorials. Here are 

Lets Make a Gnome and Mushroom Quilt

Lets Make a Gnome and Mushroom Quilt

Because we love all things magical Gnomes are on the top of the must have list! Its hot weather outside and so maybe we can cool down with some Gnome Quilt inspiration. Of course that always includes mushrooms! Here are some wonderful quilts with patterns 

5 of the Most Beautiful Fairy Gardens

5 of the Most Beautiful Fairy Gardens

These five Fairy Gardens are the most beautiful little gardens. They are all charming English and quaint little fairy villages. The plants and levels give great ideas for your own fairy gardens.

This little English Garden is at the Winter Greenhouse. So sweet with all the plantings of miniature plants. If you would like to see some plants you can use go here and learn about all the miniatures out there.

This little village looks like its ready for a celebration! Sweet little flags are through the whole village. It is set in a grassy knoll overlooking the festivities!

This fairy garden has the most breathtaking miniature flower gardens flowing out and around each little house. What a beautiful fairy garden.

Tucked away under a bridge is this little garden. Walking along and seeing it would be such a treat

This little fairy village is located in a private garden next to a parking garage! It goes to show you can make beauty anywhere. There is a spot in your own yard or balcony that could make just the right setting for your own fairy garden!

Magical Fairy Book Nooks

Magical Fairy Book Nooks

You can make a place for a magical fairy book nook between your books or nestled next to your favorite objects on a shelf. There are so many lovely fairy book nooks to buy or to make! Im always looking for new examples of them 

Add Whimsy to your Garden

Add Whimsy to your Garden

The most interesting and wonderful gardens have that bit of whimsy. A piece of art, a statue, a sign or arches and paths leading to seating tucked away waiting to be discovered. That tree above could have been an eyesore but instead it is a 

Heart Wreath Tutorial made from Branches

Heart Wreath Tutorial made from Branches

Isn’t it nice that at this time of year, when the weather can be gray, that Valentines Day comes along adding color and fun and love in the midst of it? I have made and sold these wonderful heart wreaths for many years. This red dogwood wreath can add a sweet bit of love to your front door or on a wall, bring the outdoors in and add a little whimsey! This wreath is made from dogwood branches but you could use any branches you find. I have used birch, oak and ash branches and they are beautiful! Get some friends together and have a heart wreath making party for Galantines Day!

Below is a link to a video tutorial to make it yourself. Our gift to you!

If you would like to make this Heart Wreath go here for a tutorial!

Happy Valentines Day!

Elevate a Simple Object Under Glass

Elevate a Simple Object Under Glass

A cloche, pronounced /kloshe/, is derived from the French word Bell. It is a clear glass dome that is used as a garden cover to protect tender seedlings from frost. If you see a French garden you will see a beautiful row of these beauties. 

You Need to add a Putz House to your Miniature Fairy Christmas Collection!

You Need to add a Putz House to your Miniature Fairy Christmas Collection!

If you are looking for a new addition to your Miniature Fairy Christmas Collection I have just what you need. As soon as you see these little houses you will know what I mean. They are called Putz houses. Putz? Yes…. The word “putz” means 

Make Your Own Fairy Caravan

Make Your Own Fairy Caravan

Make your own fairy caravan out of willow bird nests. You can find them at your local garden center. I found two different shapes. One is short and round with a removable top, the other is taller with a pointy top. Both have nice square openings in the front for birds and are perfect for a little door.

Acorn Pink Fairy Caravan

The pink caravan was one of the first caravans that I made. I found the rusty metal wheels on Ebay. Acorns are added for an earthy touch and Tinsel is wrapped around the top for shine. A vine of leaves is made from muslin and wraps around the caravan.

The door is made from popsicle sticks that are glued together. There are tutorials on Pinterest to make these doors. It’s a very easy project. Then a raw umber wash was applied and embellished with a snail shell and bark.

Birdcage Blue Fairy Caravan

The blue fairy caravan was made like the pink caravan. They both started out a natural willow color. Both were painted with a wash of umber acrylic paint.

This one has a little awning made from a wide burlap ribbon that is glued to a wire frame. A little birdcage was added to hang on the awning. A little hole was drilled on the top of the acorn to put in a little muslin flag on a stick.

It has the same metal wheels as the pink caravan with a popsicle stick door and is embellished with a bead and little round slice from a branch.

It is a creative and fun little project to add to your fairy gardens!

Make These Christmas Mushroom Decorations for Gifts and Decking the Halls

Make These Christmas Mushroom Decorations for Gifts and Decking the Halls

Some of the most magical Christmas fairy decorations are the toadstools or mushrooms that hang on trees, garlands or just added to a Christmas fairy vignette. We have assembled a few of the best patterns and tutorials to make these Christmas mushroom decorations to give