I know I'm not the only one obsessed with the thought of a fairy garden – fairy gardens are crazy cute and make me want to squeal each time I see them! I've always loved mini anything, so when fairy gardens became all the rage, I was on board faster than you can say “gnome home.” I even made a desktop fairy garden so that you can enjoy the magic indoors or even at work.
AND get this . . . I'm planning a fairy garden project in the street across the park from where I live. I was walking by yesterday and noticed there are several large trees in public areas, and that's when got a brilliant idea! I found a bunch of mushroom house doors, windows, fairies, and other wood accessories at the craft store the other day. I'm going to get quite a few of them, paint them, and stick them in the local park for kids to find. Won't that be so fun??
My first thought about doing my fairy gardens project across the street is that I'm going to have to protect everything from the elements. The Georgia weather is completely unpredictable, with storms one day and then burning sun the next. I want my project to at least last the summer (and hopefully longer) out in the elements. Here's my secret!
How to Protect Your Fairy Garden
So what is the secret sauce? Mod Podge Outdoor!! This is what I'm going to use, and it's very easy to apply. I'll be painting my items with outdoor paint and then several coats of Mod Podge Outdoor on the top. And honestly you can use this formula to protect the pre-painted pieces you purchase as well (or any fairy garden items you decide to add embellishments to). If you want to items to sit outside, this is exactly what you need to use!
Now that I've shared my trick for protecting fairy gardens, I wanted to share a couple projects with you as well. Check out these cute options below!