We were inspired by this to build our own little fairy house......
We lined the metal tub with gravel, then soil. Luke chose some dianthus, irish moss & an un-known tree looking thing from the local garden center. After that, the kids did most of it on their own.
They crafted little stone & cork pathways and built a hill for the "tree" and a cave from a little pot.
They wandered the house & yard to find stones, shells and other little bits. The fairy pool (shell) always has fresh leaves or blossoms in it. The little gate & bird house are three summers old now and from this lovely little set.
I can hear the younger two chattering about who might visit it and how to make tables & chairs from corks and bottle caps. They've been drawing plans for elaborate furniture and thinking the outside of the bucket could use a ladder of some sort.
I think from here on out our garden needs a little magical fairy house to dress it up.
Do any of you also have some garden whimsy?