My DIY Fairy Castle Garden

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I have almost completed my fairy garden.  It took me more time than I thought that it would.  However I am really proud of my DIY aspects of my garden. There is one more project that I want to do for it but I will have to wait a few weeks before I have the  the time to go and find what I am looking for in nature.

When first start planning your own you garden think about how you want it to look.  While I used Pinterst as concept board to save images as inspiration.   I started to look online first for ideas, then scoured craft stores, and green houses. Firstly I wanted a castle rather than a traditional looking house.  I also wanted to make my own fence.

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I found these cute lill castle birdhouses at Micheal’s  I bought three of them to construct the castle the way I thought would the cutest.  I  had to adjust them to make them look the way that I wanted them too look.

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I cut off the string as I was not going to hang them.

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I used a craft knife to cut off the wooden post.

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With the same knife I also used it to help me remove the ‘tower’ off one the houses.

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To give me the idea of how I would place the pieces in the dirt. (The secret is that I just turned two of the house around in the opposite direction)

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Next I covered the houses in Distress ink.  I used Aged Mahogany. After I covered as much as could with the inker.  I just put some of the ink on the craft sheet and  used a small brush to add the ink to places that I wanted more ink on … like all the left over exposed wood parts.

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Here is the castle as it is placed into the garden.

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I also bought some craft sticks to construct my fence.  I knew what I wanted to do with my fence as I had seen a youtube video about making a small craft fence.  I wanted mine to larger but I took the concept from what I remember seeing and putting my own spin into the making of the fence.

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I used Distress inks to make the fence the colors that I wanted.  I used a mix of colors from Tim Holtz’s Distress line.   Black Soot, Pealed Paint, Vintage Photo, Rusty Hinge and Aged Linen.

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I only colored the tops of the sticks because the other part was going to put the half of it was in the ground.

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First I used  added a large gauge wire to  hold the fence pieces then a small gauge wire to tie the posts onto the wire.  Making my own fence took a LOT longer than I thought that it would, however it is simply adorable.

Fairy Fence

When I added the second layer of wire it added a lot of stability to the fence.  One of the reasons I wanted to use wire is because I wanted the fence to be flexible as I was not sure what the landscape was going to look like yet.

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This is the fencing in action.  Two lengths of fence made up of about 35 posts each.

My plants consist of mostly clover and succulents.  I also planted a cute succulent on top of and behind the castle. Two types of chicks and hens. Some clover planted on either side of the castle.  There are even a few that have 4 leafs.  Every fairy brings good luck.  To the right there is a mini fern and to the left almost out of view is a mini hosta.   At the very bottom of the hill there a few violets.  Up the center is  some steps made from mini tiles.

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On the third day we got a toad guardian visitor.

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