Thursday, June 5, 2014

A Fairy Garden in a Tote...Centerpiece


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We've been enjoying all of the fun fairy gardens out there.
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 So I decided it would be fun to put a quick one together for a centerpiece.  I used all things I had on hand...
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 This chippy wood tote only looks old.  I bought it at Home Goods a couple of years ago.  I still love it.
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 I had a couple of different kinds of moss left over from other projects.  I used both for fun texture.
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These glass insulators looked like mushrooms to me.  I put some crumpled book pages inside.
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Can you see my little junky fairy in there?
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 Just some random bits and pieces glued and tied together.
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Her "house" is just a Ball jar with an enamel lid on top.
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The plates were just tucked in for "flowers".
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I love how it looks out on my rustic PALLET PERCH...
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 ...BUT, this is definitely an indoor centerpiece.  I plan to put it on my dining room table...as soon as I finish up a couple more projects that are taking up that space :)
Sharing this at...
Funky Junk Interiors for Sat Nite Special
Coastal Charm for Show and Share
Knick of Time Tuesday 

My kids say they are "happy/sad" about the last day of school today.  I know just what they mean.  I remember that feeling, don't you?  Excited for long sunny days without homework...but sad to say goodbye to their teachers and friends.  It's been a great year! 

Happy Summer,
 

16 comments:

  1. Very clever little fairy! Love your tote!

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  2. That is more my style fairy garden than the ones with little gnomes.

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  3. I simply love your interpretation of a fairy garden.. I love the cute little fairy.. she is perfect! Great ideas and yes, perfect for a dining table.. Thanks for sharing.. Blessings!

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  4. Ahh Laurel, your projects are so darn charming.....

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  5. So cute! Great idea to make it mobile. I love the little fairies!

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  6. What a gorgeous centerpiece, love this gorgeous tote!!!

    Cynthia

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  7. Love this!! It's so very cute!! Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week and weekend!! :) xo Holly

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  8. I love what you've done, definitely very unique. I especially love how you incorporated the wood tote. Any plans to make an outdoor one as well? Check out some of mine if you would here: http://www.fairyinagarden.com/

    cheers

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  9. I love the tote of course but mcre the items you used in it. Everyday things that took on a whole new look when put together this way. Lovely!

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  10. gorgeous Laurel...I have a thing for moss!!!!! xoxoxo Chrisitne

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  11. Sweet! I love all the soft colours together... looks so summery!

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  12. Hi Laurel, It doesn't matter that the wooden tote is not old. It looks great and I love the soft shade. Your fairy garden turned out great and the junk fairy is so cute. Have a wonderful summer with your kiddies!
    Julia

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  13. Oh my goodness!! How cute is this?!?! Love that little junky fairy!!

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  14. Great idea! I have one of those wood totes on my front porch that I could do this to easily. Pinned on my Cool Things to Try board!

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