As you can see from the delights in the Easter Market, I’ve been having a really fun time ‘getting my Easter on’ at Garden Sparkle and wanted to share with you a fun and easy Easter craft project. Fairy gardens can be created in any type of container with either real or artificial plants. For this project I have chosen a basket for my container and artificial flowers and plants. This can be a fun activity to do with your children in the lead up to Easter or you could create this as a special surprise for Easter morning.
List of supplies:
- 1 x Basket (I found this for $2.00 at a local garage sale)
- Florist foam (enough to pack out the bottom of the basket)
- 1 x Faux moss mat (large enough to cover the surface inside the basket or you could just use a layer of pebbles and extra loose leaf moss)
- Artificial plants and flowers (preferably a vine to drape over the handle plus flowers and shrubs)
- Easter ornaments (I used one of my Easter Fairy Garden Kits which includes a pretty Easter fairy, Easter Bunny, glitter eggs and egg cases filled with miniature treats
- Mini Mushrooms
- Small birds nest with speckled eggs
- Miniature bunting
- Hot glue gun + glue sticks
I packed out the bottom of the basket with florist foam. Then I lay the faux moss mat on top of the florist foam and hot glued the corners to the basket.
I chose an artificial ivy vine as foliage cover for the basket handle. Once I’d positioned it in the right place I hot glued the vine onto the handle then added the miniature bunting by wiring it into the handle.
To keep the little speckled eggs secure I hot glued them into the nest and wired the nest onto the basket handle.
I decorated the basket with flowers (my favourite part!). I created a colourful and flowery background by filling the back end of the basket with artificial flowers. I wedged the flower stems down the back in between the florist foam and basket. Then added flowers to the sides and in one front corner.
I added some Fairyland whimsy with three mini mushrooms. I had to slightly pinch the moss mat then push the mushroom picks through before pushing them into the florist foam beneath. Then I added my pretty Easter Fairy, Easter Bunny, glittery Easter eggs and Egg cases containing treats.
There you go! Ready for Easter morning. Now you can create your own Easter fairy garden in a basket!
Ooooh and just a quick reminder: Make the most of the Easter Market and snap up some gorgeous delights. As Easter is fast approaching we are offering a FREE UPGRADE TO EXPRESS POST for all orders that come through this week so that customers can receive their goodies in time for Easter and the school holidays. Just opt for standard post in the check out and we will upgrade you and send your parcel by express post which takes 2-3 business days for delivery (that way shipping will be less and you’ll receive your parcel faster!) Offer ends Tuesday 31st March.
Wishing you all an enchanting Easter. Happy fairy gardening!
Fairy Kate xxx