• Nature

    Fresh and Natural Holiday Decorating

    The Season for Winter and Holiday decorating is upon us. Using fresh and Natural foliage can add a calm and serene feeling. Evergreen branches, twigs, pinecones, berries and any natural element is right outside your own door if you live near nature. Or if you are living in a more urban setting take the opportunity to take a stroll in a nearby park or adventure out of the city to find bits and pieces of nature to bring home. Begin at your front door. A fragrant and unique wreath made from evergreens, pinecones and acorns will be a welcoming gift for you and your guests. A swag from found natural…

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  • Forest fairy mushroom cookie
    Fairie Tutorials,  Fairy Party Ideas,  Mushrooms

    Fairy Party Foods from the Forest

    For your next Fairy Party try making these sweet treats that look like they came from the forest. There are mushrooms that look so real along with Acorn cookies and edible leaves sprinkled with sugar. The recipes are for the accomplished baker as well as the beginner. Some are easy recipes with just a few ingredients while others are for the adventurous. They are all worth trying for your next forest fairy party. These realistic mushrooms come from a Russian cookbook. These little mushroom cookies were called gribochki, which in Russian literally means “small mushrooms”. Aren’t they fantastic? Here is another example of the Russian tradition of gribochki. or the little mushroom…

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  • Elena Nuez, artist
    Crafts,  Fairie Art

    Create Art with Painted Leaves

    Do you know you can create art with painted leaves? I have been following this amazing artist, Elena Nuez and watching her turn simple leaves into works of art. This is simplicity at its finest. Surrounding ourselves with creativity is very important when wanting to live a life of wonder and magic. I hope these beautifully painted leaves inspires you and makes you smile. Here are just a few of her pictures. For more go to bicocacolors.blogspot.com

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  • Crafts,  Fairie Art,  Fairie Clothes,  Fairie Tutorials,  Fairy Party Ideas,  Mushrooms,  Uncategorized

    Little Fairies Everywhere

    It is that time of year when little fairies are everywhere and ready for a fairy themed party. Make a little magic by inviting little fairies to come celebrate the warm afternoons and evenings with games and activities dressed in their fairy costume best. What could more fun than having a Fairy party just for fun. If you have little ones who love to dress up then this party will be the highlight of the summer. Let’s begin with the costumes. This little Snail costume above is so sweet and unique with a tail that lights up. Both of these little snail costumes are wonderful don’t you think? Every fairy…

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  • DIY Mushrooms for you to Craft
    Crafts,  Fairie Tutorials,  Mushrooms

    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 some great DIY mushrooms for you to craft. I hope you find just what you are looking for to make your mushroom dreams come true! If you can crochet then the next few examples of mushrooms will be just for you! Click the link here for the red and white crochet mushrooms. Click the link here for the Crochet mini mushrooms. The next 3 DIY…

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  • Gnome Mushroom Quilt
    Crafts,  Elves and Gnomes

    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 along with some beautiful gnome and mushroom fabrics. Calamity Kim made this quilt and it is so fun! Click the link below and read about how she created it! The next quilt is also a creation by Calamity Kim. Its a gnome table runner and it is so wonderful. This next quilt has a gray background that makes it more contemporary. The colors changing subtly…

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  • Village of Fairy Houses
    Blog,  Fairie Garden Tours,  Fairie Gardens,  Fairie Houses

    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…

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  • Forest Fairy Book Nook
    Elves and Gnomes,  Fairie Art,  Fairie Doors,  Fairie Houses,  Fairie Tutorials

    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 and I am sharing with you a few new ones that are magical! This is a sweet fairy garden book nook that is full of moss and trees and lights. Would be so nice nestled in-between your other fairy collection. This little fairy door is so magical with lights and a pathway lined with planted pots. Love this little elf sitting in his house in…

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  • Glasses for a Tree
    Fairie Furniture,  Fairie Gardens

    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 playful face with glasses and a planted hat! Tales from the Traveling Art Teacher shows how her students got very creative with their rocks and gives a list of the paint they used. This project would instantly add whimsy to any garden! You can also try painting a house on rocks. Placed around your garden, these rocks will brighten any space. Find some sticks or…

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  • Make this Heart Wreath
    Crafts,  Fairie Gardens

    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…

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