Looking for a fun activity to make with your kids now that summer is in full swing? Inspire their imagination and creativity by making a DIY mini garden that’s all of their own that is just the perfect size for welcoming fairies! With just a few simple supplies and an afternoon of free time, this garden box is so fun to make. Let me fill you in on all the details!
DIY Mini Garden Supplies:
- Darice 12″ Unfinished Wood Box with Handles.
- Darice Wood Script “Believe.”
- Craft Paint in 2 Colors.
- Darice Foam Brushes.
- Spray Adhesive & Heavy Duty Adhesive.
- Darice Extra Fine Glitter.
- Outdoor Mod Podge.
- Drill with 3/16″ Bit (only if using real plants).
- Darice Miniature Garden Tools.
- Darice Faceted Heart Beads (or other decorative beads, stones, etc.).
- Plants & Potting Soil (or for a fail-safe mini garden, use Darice faux succulents!).
No fairy garden would be complete without a bit of glitter fairy dust! Immediately pour the glitter on the lettering, and then shake off any excess. Allow adhesive to dry completely before applying 2 coats of outdoor Mod Podge with the foam brush. Set lettering aside to dry.
If you are planning to use the planter for natural flowers, create 6 drainage holes in the bottom of the box with the drill and bit.
Now, the fun part: filling and decorating the DIY mini garden for all of your fairy visitors! Pour potting soil into the bottom of the box, and then plant your favorite succulents and/or flowers. (Or, if you want a DIY mini garden that can outlast even the blackest of thumbs, opt to use Darice faux succulents and flowers!) Finish by adding a “path” of the faceted beads, and make sure to nestle in some handy garden tools so the fairies have what they need to keep things in tip-top shape!
My children absolutely loved making this DIY mini garden together, and each morning, they wake up and hurry to see if any fairies are waiting to say hello. It is so fun to find activities like this one that inspire creativity and imagination even after the craft supplies have all been put away!
I hope you are inspired to create a bit of magic with your kids this summer, either with this fun DIY mini garden project or some of the other wonderful projects for kids here at Live. Craft. Love.
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Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy Bell has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day at her blog, Positively Splendid, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to recipes, home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create things that matter with their own two hands, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential. Amy is married to her high school sweetheart, and they reside outside Austin, Texas with their four young children and one wily beagle.