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When you grow up in the Midwest, it never even occurs to you that instant snow exists. When I started planning a miniature garden for the Christmas holiday, I wanted to create something special for an aunt of mine who lives in Arizona. It is a state that infamously has absolutely no snow, which can be disappointing this time of year. When I started on my search for ways that I could add the fluffy...

Published: Saturday, December 09, 2017

This time of year, one of the most special family traditions that some of us share is gathering to cut down, put up, and decorate our Christmas trees. A new tradition for our family is to create a fairy garden for the holidays. While working together on our fairy garden, we select a miniature Picea glauca, Jean’s Dilly Spruce Tree for our newest Christmas-themed display. Now our tradition is a d...

Published: Saturday, December 09, 2017

In ancient Ireland, the offerings left out for our fae friends were usually a bowl of milk or freshly churned butter. As time moved on, the garden fairies began to experience growth in eating sweets and cakes, because of their plentiful and boundless appetites. In today’s miniature gardens, the wee folk entertains thoughts about celebrations, and because of that, we do not want to be shy about ...

Published: Friday, December 08, 2017

On the first day of Christmas My true love sent to me: A teeny tiny winter fairy On the second day of Christmas My true love sent to me: Two snowmen And a teeny tiny winter fairy On the third day of Christmas My true love sent to me: Three candy canes Two snowmen And a teeny tiny winter fairy On the fourth day of Christmas My true love sent to me: Four strings of lights T...

Published: Friday, December 08, 2017

My next miniature garden planning starts when the upcoming holidays, real-life scenes, and social media inspire me. In addition, significant life events and family stories contribute ideas. I may pick a theme, such as life at the lake, for decorating my fairy houses. Sometimes I do not feel imaginative, and these schemes get my creative juices flowing. Images of miniature accessories and fairy g...

Published: Monday, December 04, 2017

Some of the best days of my life involved diving into silly and fun projects with my mom. She is a certified craft master who can usually create “one of a kind” masterpieces with whatever material she has available. That is why mom was so excited to start planting miniature gardens with me; it was another opportunity for both of us to express ourselves. During the past few years, we created ga...

Published: Monday, November 20, 2017

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