You know how when you’re married, each spouse takes on the duties they are good at / like to do?
Well I do all of the decorating on the inside of the house, and Topher takes care of the landscaping outside of the house.
Yesterday, I decided to shake things up a little bit around here, and I crossed the line in the sand and ventured to outdoor land. Mind you … I didn’t venture further than the front steps, but I do what I can.
I found a big flower pot out in our garage.
For this project, I needed to take a section out of the side of this pot, so I pulled-out my Dremel (loaded with a carbide cutting tip), covered-up with my facemask, and threw on my trusty 3M safety goggles.
Be warned … although the cutting isn’t difficult, terra cotta dust goes everywhere, so I found a place outside where I could work.
When I was finished, I replaced the cutting tip with a grinder tip and smoothed-out some of the sharper edges.
Once I had my section removed, I was ready to fill the pot with soil.
I placed a coffee filter along the bottom of the pot to allow the water to adequately drain without losing any soil, and then I simply added the dirt.
I filled-in my pot with potting soil and found a place for the removed section of terra cotta.
Next, I placed moss all over the surface and around the half-buried section.
I then added a tiny bridge, a little hut and a house, a little door and a couple of little gnomes. I also added in some different colored moss for some more color. I’m thinking about grabbing this little duck pond too!
I thought it turned out super cute, and my little Fairy Garden will be there to greet anyone who comes up to the door!
cassie @ primitive & proper says
love this idea, shanna! i saved it to do with my daughter this summer!
Debbie @ Refresh Restyle says
So cute and creative!! Love it, shared it 🙂
laura@top this top that says
this is so very cute. i just love this idea and haven’t been able to get it out of my mind since i saw it yesterday.
Marie@The Interior Frugalista says
Shanna your flower pot fairy garden is Adorable with a capital “A”!
Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule says
That is the cutest thing ever Shanna!!! I love it!!!
I love this! I’ve got to go by a clay pot. This is the cutest thing. Thank you for sharing.
I keep “threatening” to make a fairy garden. I love yours!
Love love love this, Shanna!!
Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says
What a sweet little project! Featured you at Be Inspired this morning. Thanks so much for sharing!
Christy@Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer says
Featuring this today woohoo! Thanks for sharing at our party, my friend! XOXO
Wendi @ H2OBungalow says
This is seriously cute! I’m sure it will put a smile on all your guests faces as they walk up to your front door!
I was looking for plants at a greenhouse. I bought a peppermint plant. I was looking around and saw a terrecota pot that was broken. This pot was broken just like your cut out part. I got it for free. Now, I’m going to make my fairy garden.
ethelyne Biernacki says
Desperately want to try the fairy garden.