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Upcycled Herb Fairy Garden

fairy garden

I know that the summer is ending and planting season is 6 months away, but some of you may be thinking of ditching old water toys or kids wading pools. This upcycled herb fairy garden uses something that would have wound up in a landfill into a beautiful sustainable herb garden that both children and adults will delight in.

Some of you may recognize my fairy garden is an old Step2 water table. My youngest finally outgrew it and rather than toss it away I decided to use it as a container garden for various herbs. My daughters are not upset at losing a loved toy and also learns how recycling is both fun and beautiful.

If you’re on Pinterest at all, the popularity of fairy gardens has been immense the past few years. Rather than plant small shrubs and flowers as most fairy gardens are filled with, I decided to plant a variety of herbs. Herbs is a great idea because it’s sustainable and so handy to have fresh herbs at your fingertips.

The most important thing is to drill holes at the bottom of the container to allow for proper drainage before filling with soil.

Making this fair garden was super simple and you can design it anyway you like. You’re only limited by your imagination. I filled my garden with:

* Seeded with basil, thyme, oregano, mint, and rosemary
* Castles are decorations meant for fish tanks
* Lamps and benches are railway models
* Plastic farm animals from toy store
* Solar light from hardware store

You can also rummage through your children’s toys. A few My Little Ponies wound up migrating into our garden.So store that wading pool, water table or sand table in the garage for one more year and have a great time with the kids building their own magical garden!

One comment on “Upcycled Herb Fairy Garden

  1. Pingback: Re-Purpose An Old Toy Into a Perfect Fairy Garden! - Wise DIY | Wise DIY

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This entry was posted on September 26, 2013 by in Decor, Gardening, Kids and tagged , , , , , .
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