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Fairy Garden

January 29, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Okay, so how cutie are fairy gardens? We have been seeing them all over the place so we figured it was time to make one of our own! The fun part is that we found the base of our garden in vintage stores. We are using a milk glass bowl from the 1930’s! Isn’t that neat? DIY’s are much more fun when you get to make it your own. Use whatever materials you want to make your fairy garden exactly how you like!

Supplies:

  1. Bowl/container for the base
  2. Dirt and moss (faux or real)
  3. Mini house or any other fairy accessories
  4. Pebbles

Begin by packing in the dirt

We dug up some moss from the yard. Add that on top of the dirt.

Next, is the best part! Add all the “fairy” accessories you would like. We decided to place a mini house and use pebbles as a walk way.

Sweet and simple!

We accompanied ours with some plants and a yummy candle to get the vibe we were going for!

Lifestyle

Create Your Own Zen Garden

April 16, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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Big or small, outside or in, a garden can offer a place of calm, peace and tranquility. Here are some handy tips on how to create your own zen garden even if your green thumb isn’t so green:

1. Keep it to a minimum. Creating a place of serenity is all about open space and feeling light. Your zen garden should feel light and airy, so keep the greenery, furniture and design elements to a minimum. Less is definitely more!

2. Add a place for sand. Whether it be a large, open box in your back yard or a small container on your desk. And don’t forget the rake! Create multiple patterns in the sand to mimic the ripples of the ocean. Don’t you already feel relaxed?

3. Add zen features like Buddha statues, pebbles, stones or rocks.

4. If you have the spaceĀ and resources, having a small water fountain ups the zen factor by a ton. Hearing the soft sound of trickling water creates positive energy and we could all use more of that!

5. If you don’t have an outdoor space, create a desktop zen garden using a small tray, some sand, a rake and a few stones. When you’re stressed, take a few minutes to create a pattern by drawing in the sand with your rake.

Share this post if you could use some more zen in your life!