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How to Make a Fairy Garden
Ivonne Portas, from Miami Florida, submitted these pictures of some fun fairy house her and her daughter, Natalie, made using treasure they found from nature. They made an assortment of houses and creations to construct an entire fairy village. Some of the items they used to make their fairy houses are:
- Palm seeds
- Old coconuts
- Fallen skin from coconut plants (lots here in Florida)
- Pieces of tree trunks discarded by people
- Fallen bark from trees
Ivonne said they gathered anything that... looked interesting while they were out on their afternoon walks. They put it all together using hot glue.
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Two-Story Fairy House and Ladder
This house seems to be made using a log, bark, and twigs. The ladder is great! Looks to be made out of twigs and twine.
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Fairy House and Twig Fences
This house is made using a log, bark, and a few other supplies. I just love the two little lanterns or decorations on either side of the door.
Ivonne says the 'lanterns' are palm seeds. Over the door is another seed that falls from trees in Ivonne's yard.
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Smaller Fairy House
Another house made using a log. The windows are buttons. The heart door knobs is a nice touch. The roof is made using seeds that fall from a tree in Ivonne's yard.
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Tiny Fairy House
This cute little house was made using a hunk of wood, a shell, and coconut tree skin.
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Fairy Garden Resting Bench
Ivonne says this is a resting bench for the fairies. It was made using a hunk of bark, sticks, shells, and a few other supplies.
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Fairy Village Blooming CoconutIsn't this fun? Ivonne planted Morning Glory seeds in the coconut shell.
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Fairy Wishing Well Craft
From Ivonne - "This little well was made with a pill bottle as base. I put black construction paper inside it. I used two sticks to hold on the roof top. The roof top is the lose skin of the coconut tree. The little pebbles were glued on with Hot glue. Someone told me that I could have used Gorilla Glue but I had already finished the project. I am not sure if it is better, it probably is. Up to now, the houses have been out more than a month and they are doing great."
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How to Make a Fairy Bench
I am not sure what this is made of or what it is. Looks like some sort of a bench seat?
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Fairy Resting Place
This is really cute. It is made using a piece of bark, sticks, a palm seed, and another of the mysterious tree seeds.