Barb at the Rusty Chandelier is always trying to get people to do a workshop on something. I could never really think of anything that I thought was a good subject matter for me, until she suggested I do one on Fairy Gardens.
They are SOO much fun to make.
I had actually been collecting old roasting pans for about a year. I had decided they make the very best fairy garden base. They don't rust. Great size. Easy to cart around by the handles.
I had already purposed in my heart to make at least ten this spring. So why not bring all the supplies, and have the "students" be able to personalize their own?
I brought the roasting pans already filled with soil and ready to roll. Other items that I provided: pea gravel, interesting rocks, marbles, blue glass for water, shells, a Fairy House (which can be personalized) for each garden, a variety of hardy succulents, small & hearty blooming annuals, "yard" signs, bird baths, gazing balls, fences, a flag banner, and a wide collection of miniature figures and decorations.
This was my "example" Fairy Garden.
The workshop was outside of the Rusty Chandelier last Saturday. There was a nice break in the rain and the temperature was perfect.