Happy (almost) summer my friends! Have you hit any gnarly waves lately on your board? Probably not – neither have I. But a girl can dream of the beach, can't she? If you can't get to the beach quite yet, you can at least have a beach fairy garden as part of your seasonal home decor. I got all of my goodies at Michaels! I have to admit, when I saw that Michaels had supplies to make a beach fairy garden I literally squealed in the aisle. Other shoppers may or may not have heard me . . . but how could I help myself?
I mean, a gnome carrying a beach ball – and a gnome sized Vanagon with a surfboard on top? There were so many cute accessories I just couldn't help myself. I'll be displaying this beach fairy garden for the entire summer.
Whether you're looking for fun décor, activities for your kids or cute party supplies, Michaels has everything you need to MAKE summer fun!
Now I'm ready to tell you the supplies I used to make this water themed gnome garden.
Beach Fairy Garden
Gather These Supplies
- Miniature Half Barrel By Celebrate It™
- Bubble wrap or other filler
- Duck tape
- Celebrate It™ Fairy Garden Fillers – Sand, Blue Glitter Glass, and Blue Marbles
- Miniature Surfboard Van
- Gnome with Lifesaver and Gnome with Beach Ball
- Sitting Mermaid
- Palm trees
- Any other fairy garden accessories you love – signs, drink barrels or coolers, animals for the ocean!
There are no instructions to putting together a fairy garden per se . . . but I will give you a secret tip. TAPE the inside of your half barrel with Duck Tape before you put anything in it. Lesson learned as I watched the sand pour out the bottom through the slats.
Then once you've taped up the bottom, add something like bubble wrap or paper to put your sand and glitter glass on top of. That way you only have to purchase one container of each . . . since it would take MANY containers to fill up my half barrel!
Looking for more inspiration? Make sure you visit Michaels’ blog, The Glue String, to see the rest of the Michaels Makers’ summer fun project ideas.