A magical, whimsical garden for tiny friends
Who doesn't love tiny things? Like tiny garden gnomes, tiny watering cans, tiny bird baths, too cute! Over the past few months I've been collecting the makings of a magical, whimsical fairy garden for my daughter to build. I wanted to create the garden, and let her fill it with some enchanting delights. Kind of like a city planner, but with fairies!
My goal was to cultivate her planning skills, and to encourage her to put things in places with purpose. I know, I'm optimistic, but I think she understood the process as a whole. I chose to make a garden with mostly synthetic materials, so it will last a long time. I started with a planter (window box size) made from plastic, so it's easy to clean and not too heavy. Then I filled it with pieces of green wet foam, cut to fit in the planter and fill it up making a semi-level surface on top. You can find wet foam in any craft store in the floral department.
Did You Say Flower Pot Cupcakes?
Hello Spring! With the buzzing and blooming of spring comes sweet treats too! Here's a sure giggle maker, flower pot cupcakes, including the dirt and worms that make gardening so much fun! These were super easy to make, I used my Wilton silicone flower pots, but you can swap those out for cupcake liners. Here's what you will need:
- 1 box of chocolate cake mix, plus ingredients listed on box
- 1 can chocolate frosting
- 2 cups chocolate teddy grahams, crushed
- gummy worms
- small silk flowers
Diapers and Dogfood Blog
I'm Jen, mama to the most incredibly adorable pumpkin in the world. Please allow me to share my experiences about life, and running to the store for diapers & dog food. All. The. Time.