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How To Create A Secret Fairy Garden And Attract Real Fairies This Summer

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Fairies Do Exist

I couldn't believe my eyes. For weeks, each night a small hole in one of the trees in the yard would glow. At first I thought it was a nest of fireflies. I never knew where they lived and I like taking pictures of bugs so I got out my camera and waited. For what seemed an eternity I hid behind the tree and was as quiet as I could be. Eventually the tree lit up and I snapped a picture quickly.

I nearly fell over when I saw what was on the screen. It was a real life Fairy and she was living in my tree. How lucky could I be.

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If You Want To Attract A Secret Fairy You Must Give her A Place To Live - Fairy Cottages

Fairies love a nice place to live and if you want to attract a Fairy to come live in your garden you must provide a safe place to live. They love cute cottages and beautiful flowers. They are very shy so make sure it is in a spot that is quiet and private.

The Fairy Spoke For The First Time

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The day after I gave her the blanket I peeked into the hole and she walked right up to the door. She smiled at me and I smiled at her. That's when she spoke for the first time. She said "Thank you" and backed up into the tree. She didn't know I had bought her a new house to live in.

I told her to come out and see what else I had for her. She was very shy, but came back to the opening.

I place a very cute cottage by the tree and told her it was for her. She lit up very brightly. She flew down to the house and walked inside. I could tell she was very excited. The next thing I knew she was flying back and forth between the hole in the tree and the new house. She didn't own very much so it didn't take long for her to move in. She told me her name was Madeline.

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Next I Bought Her Furniture

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Madeline loved all the new things I bought for her. She told me that Fairies live all over and she wasn't the only one. She said that they are very shy and usually live in tree holes. She was the only Fairy she knew that had her own house. The other Fairies were very jealous so I bought a few more houses and hoped to attract more.

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Fairy Furniture

Once you buy your Fairy a house you must get her lots of furniture. The cuter the furniture the faster a Fairy will choose your garden to live in

Fairy Babies Love Driftwood

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Fairies love driftwood so it's no surprise that they would leave their babies sleeping peacefully on top of it or next to it. They love things that sparkle so if you really want to attract Mama Fairies with their little ones then you will love this.

I like to make the drift wood I put in my yard comfortable and keep it from drying out in the sun. I also don't like bugs eating it so I get new piece I will sand it down, remove much of the loose bark, stain the wood with a soft cloth and some wood stain and then spray seal it. This will keep the wood from absorbing water from rain.

Once I am finished I add a drop of Rub N Buff to bring out the color. I love dark wood with a brass finish as in this photo.

Create your own fairy baby here

New Cottages

These charming cottages are perfect for indoor or outdoor Fairy gardens. They are realistic and work well with any of the Primrose Fairy figures.

Fairy Garden Accessories

Fairies love their gardens and you will need to provide them with everything they need to grow a beautiful one.

Fairy Number 3, Glenda

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A month later Glenda moved in. She grew up with Tina and were friends since they were babies. Of course she had a house right next to Tina. Glenda is very out going. She loves to tease my dog and when he gets barking at her she giggles and throws cheese at him. I think my dog secretly likes the teasing because he gets very excited when he sees her.

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Miniature Fairy Garden Ideas - Wee Gardens

You will find lots of ideas for your own Secret Fairy Garden in this relaxing video

Fairies Love To Garden

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If you attract Fairies into your yard you can expect it to have a beautiful garden because it what Fairies do best. The love to make the garden grow. With Valentine's Day on the way why not attract a bunch of Fairies for that someone special in your life.

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This Little Fairy Looks Sad

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This Fairy Is Only 1 Inch And Has All The Details Of Her Bigger Sisters

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Do you believe in Fairies. Are they living in your garden. Let me know what you have done to attract them.

Do You Love Fairies

Korneliya Yonkova from Cork, Ireland on March 10, 2015:

Great post, thanks a lot for sharing. I hope we'll buy a house soon and will use your tips for our fairy with magical garden :)

jada carrasquillo on January 04, 2015:

it was good and I wish I could talk and see them so what I am trying to say is that your lucky

m on September 08, 2014:

good good

MoshiMonsterFan on May 05, 2014:

Oh, is it true that fairies are really here? If it's true i'll try!

Angelina from California on March 29, 2014:

Very cute idea...I have been wanting to do this in my backyard.

Loraine Brummer from Hartington, Nebraska on March 10, 2014:

This article is so what I need to show my little granddaughters. We've been talking about making a fairy garden this summer, I have a,sort of hidden, corner in the back yard that will be perfect. I've added this article to my Tiny Fairy Dolls and Village craft lens. Love this!! And thanks for all the ideas, and the video, that I'll share with the girls when we get started.

Lori Green (author) from Las Vegas on March 08, 2014:

@Jenniejen: Drift wood does have bark, but sometimes you get it when the bark has already fallen off. It depends on how long it was in the water.

Jenniejen on March 07, 2014:

I'm confused...you said you 'remove the loose bark from the driftwood and sand it down'....driftwood doesn't have bark, and it's petrified. Also, because of it's condidtion, you don't need to worry about driftwood 'drying out in the sun'. Are you sure you didn't mean a tree stump, or maybe a log? At any rate, whatever you did, it looked beautiful.

jaxster102 on March 07, 2014:

I really want to have a fairy friend thank you so much

Nancy Carol Brown Hardin from Las Vegas, NV on February 13, 2014:

This is so cute! When I was a little girl, I believed in fairies, but as you know, sometimes when you grow up, you know longer believe. Your lens has given me back my faith! Lovely, lovely lens.

karMALZEKE on February 08, 2014:

I am a believer! Love those cottages

triplets on February 07, 2014:

Wow!

you really make me believe in fairies!!! ;)

mel-kav on October 08, 2013:

Cool, fun lens.

John Dyhouse from UK on September 15, 2013:

I don't believe a word, ROFL. Great read and cool lens. Thanks for making me smile

Dawn from Maryland, USA on September 15, 2013:

I can't say that i "love" fairies. Many of my friends love fairies very much. But, i can honestly say that i like fairies even more after reading this lens. Fun.

Ellen Gregory from Connecticut, USA on September 11, 2013:

So cute. Beautiful indoor fairy garden.

blueciel on July 28, 2013:

Such a lovely lens! When I was young, my grandmother would often tell me stories about fairies. This brought all the stories back :)

maryseena on July 22, 2013:

Absolutely enchanting!

katespetcorner1 on July 21, 2013:

I would love it if fairies existed!

VspaBotanicals on July 06, 2013:

Very very beautiful and fantasy filled lens.

RoSelou on June 29, 2013:

When I was a kid, I find stones that resembles to dwarf and fairies. I like to think fairies exist, i believe fairies visit our flowers in the garden. Making a place for the fairies to stay is a good idea.

mamakat lm on May 19, 2013:

What a delightful story, and lovely photographs!!!!! Thank you!

StrongMay on May 19, 2013:

Cute! What a fun idea!

missamyliz lm on May 16, 2013:

This is so cute. I think I want to start a fairy garden with my girls.

Birthday Wishes from Here on May 16, 2013:

I love fairies! They are so wonderful... Just like this wonderful lens!!! Thanks a lot for sharing!

anonymous on May 11, 2013:

Imaginations aren't lost when you are no longer a child, they just get stifled. So why not have a fairy garden just for fun! Mine is in a hollow log beside my fish pond and it even has a fairy solar light and tiny firefly solar lights. I love it!

curtis62 on May 10, 2013:

What a funny story. cool

wercreative on May 09, 2013:

I LOVE Fairies. I have a fairies calendar I get every year for my wall. This is a beautiful (and creative use) of this lens. Thank you so much for sharing.

Rhonda Lytle from Deep in the heart of Dixie on April 28, 2013:

That blue gourd house is so very adorable. Who doesn't love fairies?

opatoday on April 26, 2013:

Simply Magic and I just purchased the faerie village and I'm going to make a magic cement tree and put the village in it.

Two Crafty Paws on April 21, 2013:

Of course they are in my garden =). I also have a few fairy figurines (one of them is Scleich's Feya - the detail on her is amazing).

As a kid I would make small fairy houses from pretty much everything I could find in nature so I guess that's what attracted them and they are still sticking around =). But as I fear they might be leaving soon I will probably be doing some fairy garden projects this year.

Fridayonmymind LM on April 20, 2013:

What fun! I love this idea.

flycatcherrr on April 19, 2013:

For some reason that defies all understanding, I have done nothing to attract fairies to my garden - not yet, anyway. This is an absolutely charming idea, and I know at least two little girls who would love to help me with this project... :)

LauraGraig on April 19, 2013:

Oh my, what a lens. Love it.

June Campbell from North Vancouver, BC, Canada on April 15, 2013:

Such a great idea to make a fairy garden. YOu have some great items here.

magicalfuture on April 07, 2013:

My daughter adores fairies! Well and I like them too, but no so much as she does ;-))

Rosanna Grace on April 05, 2013:

Thanks for making me smile, more than once! So gorgeous. My daughter loves fairies and she is away from home for the weekend but I've bookmarked this and will show her when she returns.

WriterJanis2 on April 05, 2013:

This is such a delightful lens. If there were still openings, I would bless it. Since I can't, I'm pinning it. I love fairies.

hovirag on April 04, 2013:

I like fairies and these ones are so cute!

octopen on March 28, 2013:

Such a sweet lens, tell the fairies I say hi

chi kung on March 26, 2013:

I loved reading your story with the fairies - say hello to them from me :)

Darcie French from Abbotsford, BC on March 24, 2013:

How sweet, I love the story and the cute fairy houses. Say hi to your family of fairies for me :D

i Dia1 on March 15, 2013:

Adorable.

LynetteBell from Christchurch, New Zealand on March 11, 2013:

What a sweet story

cmadden on March 09, 2013:

Not your usual fairy tale ~ quite enjoyable!

sarasentor lm on March 08, 2013:

This lens is amazing.

sarasentor lm on March 08, 2013:

This lens is amazing.

nhoudek on March 07, 2013:

Nice story. Good job.

AmbitiousSquid on March 07, 2013:

This is just awesome... very creative thinking :)

Kerry Voronoff from Sydney, Australia on March 05, 2013:

Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

GabrielaFargasch on February 28, 2013:

You can see them too!!

Spiderlily321 on February 26, 2013:

I love this lens. What a great story. Fairies are awesome. Thank you for sharing this lens. Blessed*

Bill from Gold Coast, Australia on February 26, 2013:

When my daughter was young, each morning she used to tell us all these amazing stories of her adventures in Fairy Land during the night. Fairies would come into her room and whisk her away for lots of fun times and adventure. :-)

Fran Tollett on February 26, 2013:

Very nice lens! Enjoyed it. :-)

Aja103654 on February 26, 2013:

The products are very well-made! Very creative and dreamy!

Gr8fulGirl on February 26, 2013:

This lens was magically adorable! I'm inspired to get some of those cute little homes and décor so I can have my own fairy village in the backyard. Thanks for sharing :o)

TCG master on February 26, 2013:

Nice job. This is a good project for my sister to try.

Nancy Johnson from Mesa, Arizona on February 26, 2013:

I hope to build a fairy garden this spring and you gave me so many ideas with lots of choices! Thank you.

anonymous on February 26, 2013:

Pretty and girly! Nice lens

WinniedePoeh on February 26, 2013:

I didn't knew there were so much fairies around ;-)

Pat Goltz on February 26, 2013:

I like the way you told an interesting story to go with the things you are selling. You have some nice selections!

Nancy Tate Hellams from Pendleton, SC on February 26, 2013:

Very creative. I enjoyed my visit and meeting your fairies

SecondHandJoe LM on February 26, 2013:

Fairy good job on this lens! (corny, I know) LOL. It's a creative page and a great way to get kids interested in gardening. The fairies on this page are beautiful!

JennieR on February 26, 2013:

Wonderful! :)

Lorelei Cohen from Canada on February 26, 2013:

I am pretty sure that I saw a wee fairy in my garden last summer. In fact I am pretty sure it was but I will watch a little closer this year. I would sure love to have fairies living there.

anonymous on February 26, 2013:

I do believe in fairies, I do, I do, I do, I do, I do. What a great site! I love how you've done it, very creative.

Elyn MacInnis from Shanghai, China on February 26, 2013:

I have garden gnomes in my garden and love them. Fairies are lovely too - what a delightful lens you have.

aquarian_insight on February 26, 2013:

A very cute lens and some gorgeous fairies here.

Wednesday-Elf from Savannah, Georgia on February 26, 2013:

Very clever idea and nicely presented. Every garden needs it's own special Fairy. Well done, and Happy "Tell a Fairy Tale Day" to you!

WordChipper on February 26, 2013:

Fantastic ideas here! thank you

Jackie Jackson from Fort Lauderdale on February 23, 2013:

Wonderful!

casnider on February 22, 2013:

You have a wonderful imagination. Loved reading this lens! Blessed it too.

momsfunny on February 22, 2013:

Fairy Gardens are adorable

Aibrean82 on February 21, 2013:

I would love a fairy garden! At the moment we don't have a garden at all, but I can still daydream, right? :)

Netlexis LM on February 19, 2013:

I've created a few fairy gardens, but finding the right things to put in them is always a problem. I didn't realize there were so many accessories to buy... and so easy. Thanks for the great lens.

Itaya Lightbourne from Topeka, KS on February 13, 2013:

So beautiful! I love faeries! Wonderful article and love the fairy items you featured. :)

anonymous on February 11, 2013:

Back again to let you know I FB liked and pinned this delight...:)

anonymous on February 11, 2013:

Oops....that's a "lovely" soft strobe light effect from the fireflies.....

anonymous on February 11, 2013:

How precious is this!!! Oh my, you had me at hello and kept me hanging on and it was almost as though I could see your life with your fairies unfolding. I've heard of fireflies and fairies being mistaken for each other and know from experience that fairies like to put up little twigs around their tree holes and fairy houses for those lucky enough to have them. When the party is at night, their firefly friends gather on the twigs for a love soft strobe light effect that is both calming and festive. I'm so glad that Madeline and Tina are able to live close together, sister relationships are so special and I'm guessing that Glenda and Madeline have now become good friends as well. Precious!

crstnblue on February 10, 2013:

Great job done! : )

Thanks for sharing!

Judith Nazarewicz from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada on February 10, 2013:

What a wonderful lens! Loved the fairy story. :-)

purpleslug on February 09, 2013:

Loved the fairy story! Great lens!

CozyKitty on February 09, 2013:

This is such a sweet, magical lens! I loved reading all the fairy stories, and the fairy houses are adorable. Thanks for inviting us into your enchanted fairy garden. Have a great Valentine's day :)

Just-a-Day-Dream on February 08, 2013:

i BELIEVE!!!!!

Mona from Iowa on February 08, 2013:

I have a friend who has a fary garden with a large pine tree in it where she hangs all sorts of delightful objects for the fairy's pleasure. :) Fun lens.

Corrinna Johnson from BC, Canada on February 06, 2013:

I would LOVE to have a fairy or two living in my garden! Great lens and very creative :)

MoreBetterThings on January 29, 2013:

Super clever! The fairies are lucky to have you around!

HeatherM2 on January 21, 2013:

Very Cute, I enjoyed reading :)

AlleyCatLane on January 21, 2013:

Very creative! Loved reading your article. Blessed!

RadaFrancis LM on January 21, 2013:

These are very cute! :) *Blessed*