~ "The richness I achieve comes from nature, the source of my inspiration." ~ Claude Monet ~

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Fairy House Festival ~

Create an inviting home and Welcome a fairy into your garden! Crafting a fairy house is easy, just look to Mother Nature for your supplies. Construct them out of all natural elements, bark, moss, grasses, twigs, stones, feathers, nuts, dried flowers, etc...... take a hike into the woods to find your materials, a fun afternoon in itself!

Reconnect your children with nature, get them outdoors enjoying the natural world. It is a good way to encourage your children to appreciate and respect Mother Earth and our environment.

My Daughter, Granddaughter and myself created a fairy house for an event this past weekend held at Art Park in Lewiston, NY.

"A Fairy House Festival"

It was a Beautiful Sunny Day for the affair!
The welcome sign post led you to fun and excitement in every direction. Sweet little fairy houses were scattered under the trees throughtout the woods. Created by so many talented children and their families. Music and Merriment filled the air, along with story telling on a magic carpet under the trees.

Fairy dancers performed and fluttered in the sunshine ~

Face painting, arts and crafts for the children to enjoy! We had a Grand time!

Our entry was a Fairy Nursery. So Very Sweet!

It consisted of sticks we collected and turned into a tree. Tiny gourds strung from the tree swaying gently in the breeze. These gourds held our new born fairy babies, wrapped in leaves.

A nurse fairy sat in the tree to watch over and take care of the baby fairies.

She consisted of a hickory nut head with hair made from the blossoms of an oak tree and an acorn top hat. Her dress of dried flower petals and wings of a dried lily pod. She sits in the tree rocking a baby fairy.

On the forest floor sat a tiny house made of sticks, leaves and moss. A feather bed inside to change the little ones and a comfy mushroom chair to sit in.

Moss covered the ground floor, with a path of pebbles that lead you through the garden to a cozy camfire, to sit a spell, tell stories, rock the babies and sing to them. (Complete with marshmallows on a stick to munch upon)

Introduce your children to the wonderful, rewarding and magical art of a fairy garden. Get them outdoors and enjoying nature ~

Help them create their own special space to experiment with plants and garden art. Where they can sit and play, plant flowers, read stores, decorate with their own garden art and let their inagination run wild. Keeping them busy every year tending and adding to it. Bringing them hours of enjoyment, accomplishment and respect for Mother Earth!

"When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies"...Sir James Matthews Barrie (1860-1937)


  1. What a wonderful idea...Beautiful Fairy Nursery!
    Jennifer ~ Blue Wave Glass

  2. Cute!! Looks like such an awesome festival!!!

  3. I love it - and the marvelous, magical quote too, You and Sir James Matthews Barrie really made my day and celebration of our favorite holiday (WhollyDay) of the year: The Summer Solstice. What a beautiful way to see/experience fairies!