We started making our fairy gardens a few weeks ago. The girls helped me pick out some beautiful spring flowers: marigolds, primrose, cyclamen, ranunculus, and some gorgeous Soprano Lilac Spoons.
I love how their petals look like little spoons.
We got the idea for making the fairy gardens from one of my favorite Waldorf homeschool sites, The Magic Onions (click here to see their tutorial post on how to make your own fairy garden). Planting the flowers was a fun family endeavor. We love hanging out in the front and back yards.
They have been a work in progress but so far, we have made miniature clotheslines (anxiously awaiting the day some fairy petals laundry is hung on the line), and beds and bathtubs out of large shells. We hotglued small stones on the bottoms of the shell bathtubs to help them sit level and to give them a pedal-tub effect. Here is Audrey's fairy garden bathtub, hidden for fairy privacy and next to it is a little table (a wooden spool and top she painted and glued together) just perfect for placing fairy towels...
There is also a small sitting area, with a little dresser for fairy clothes...
Timothy helped us plant flowers for the front porch. He did a great job helping me carry the soil and ferry the pots to the perfect places.
Mr. Darcy installed misters for us on the front porch and bought and planted flowers and hanging baskets.