Make this farm-styled fairy garden with a barn birdhouse!
The birdhouse find
I have this barn styled birdhouse I found on THIS junkin’ expedition. Seeing that fairy gardens appear to be the hottest thing in gardens this summer, I set about creating one out of the birdhouse… farm style of course!
The farm-styled fairy garden tour!
In my front yard near the road is one very tall tree with loads of perennials begging for a focal point. When we sit on the front yard bench, we face this space, so it was the perfect spot for a fun garden focal point.
A fairy garden barn
The design didn’t rely heavily on purchased miniature features… mostly just sticks and stones and junky things that would make a good fit.
Rocky path fairy garden walkways
A perfect little stone pathway on a slight curve greets visitors at the front gate.
Enchanting branch fairy garden arbour
A few pieces of driftwood were the perfect candidates for the entry and fence, held together with heavy string.
Uh oh… monster cat invasion! There’s actually a purpose for her visit.
She drinks here. Where you ask?
Flowers in a garbage can fairy garden pond
Within the fairy garden is a garbage can lid filled with water for the ‘pond’. Freshly cut blooms provide many days of beauty. It’s quite impressive how fresh they stay outdoors!
Rocks are placed inside the lid so birds (and cat) can enjoy a bit of shallow splashing.
Railway fairy garden crossing
The perfect little metal railroad crossing sign was perfect for this fairy garden! The presence of a train is a staple for any farmland areas!
The perfect fairy garden barn view
Doesn’t it look like the birdhouse barn is situated amongst the tallest of trees?
These bachelor button flowers keep returning in abundance each year! And they fill in all the nooks and crannies of this little farm scene perfectly!
Join me down this rocky path towards the barn, won’t you?
If you look to the upper right, you’ll see a piece of a wheel. That’s the picnic table. 🙂 Buttons are the plates, and bolts are the seats.
Such a fun little project that couldn’t have been simpler to pull off.
Do you have any fairy gardens on the go? Why not grab a birdhouse of choice and start one? I’ll throw a linkup party during a weekend SNS in July so you have some time to play. Fun!
Happy summer to you! And make sure you send those farmer fairies our way. 😀
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41 thoughts on “Make this farm-styled fairy garden with a barn birdhouse!”
That is the cutest little thing I ever did see. I think I need to make one in my yard. My little girls would love it!
Mountain Bluets or Cornflowers. I love them. Such a pretty shade of bluish purple. I love your fairy garden too. So sweet…makes me want to make one, but I have giant cats, too. 🙂
this is the most beautiful mini garden I have ever ever seen.. I really wished so hard to be a fairy or a cat or.. a bird to splash in there..
you are so talented..
and you have such a good eye..
and inspiring.. ..
I couldn’t believe it when I opened your blog page and saw this. I had just made my first-ever birdhouse, and there you are making a complete fairy garden. sighhhhhhh…
I am seeing fairy gardens pop up everywhere but yours is absolutely fabulous. Very nice idea of using a birdhouse.I love to make a smaller version in a container for on my balcony. Thanks for the inspiration.
Have a lovely summer too.
Bachelor buttons are the flower – I have them too! Your farm garden is very charming, love it! I make container fairy gardens – just finished a huge show this weekend with them. Lots of photos on my flickr site:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/73872182@N00/sets/72157603773258018/ So much fun!
This is so cute!
I absolutely LOVE it, Donna. It is just so darned cute. We did one in an old wheelbarrow this year. What fun! xo Diana
So beautiful. I will share!
I really need to do one of those for my girls, I bet they would love it! Yours is so cute!
How cute is that??? Love it…the stick fence and the stone path are the perfect touch 🙂 laurel
Adorable. What a whimsical garden focal point. Nice!
It has totally got the cute on!!! I love it!! Perfect!!
i love this and a fairy house is on my to-do list for this summer!
Love your garden. I just posted some pictures of my garden center’s fairy gardens. If you visit, also farther down in my posts I made my first fairy garden. I used a crate and lettered….Country Gardens….Take time to smell the flowers…..I had seen this a couple of places this year. I also have a teeny fairy garden I am working on. SO MUCH FUN.
well, that is just too cute. Great use of the little house. I made a couple this year in bowls, love the stationary idea for a flower garden.
This is my favorite fairy garden EVER!! Love it.
Oh my…this is too cute! The flowers growing around your barn look like cornflower. They are easy to grow, and bees love them!
Very clever idea! I love the rustic feel and the adorable little scale of everything!happy gardening:) Deidre~ http://simplysimplisticated4.blogspot.com
Love your farm fairy garden!! Gorgeous birdhouse find and love the fence! We are having so much fun with our fairy garden this spring… really is a little (and big) girl’s dream! 🙂
What timing!! I’ll be putting my fairy garden together today! Yours is lovely ~
I’ve been seeing Fairy Gardens everywhere!
Now, I MUST HAVE ONE!
We’ll see what happens between now and July. I absolutely LOVE YOURS.
– having fairy garden envy, Pat
How cute is that?! Darling photos.
O now I know what to do with the rest of my rock garden…Love this do you mind if I use some of your idea….I have collected rocks all my life.I lived in SoDak and the Black Hills.Is a jewel box of for rockers….so in my front yard where water would sit …I built up a rock garden…and my hubby is Swed and Irish…so gonome’s(only lil one’s permitted have moved in…they could use a place to live….and some stuff to play…love this…..you have great imagination….must be why you are on my sidebar.
again thank yu…….check me out I’m a newbie always looking for suggestions.
This is adorable! I plan on doing one with my granddaughter this week.
Adorable. That sweet flower is cornflower. Here is a link. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornflower
Sweet fairy garden~ I’m just finishing up on mine, (couldn’t resist)I already want to do antoher one! Yours is just adorable, love the pond, with fresh flowers!
The flowers are Mountain Bluets. They are one of my favorites.
The garden is sooo sweet.
I LOVE this!!! Can’t wait to show my little 8 yr old!!!
How adorable! Hmmmmmm….methinks I need one too! Perhaps along my patio. Thanks for the inspiration!
I’ve been seeing fairy gardens all over the place and yours is the best so far!!! Love It!!!
Pretty sure another name for the flowers is “centaura”. They come in a few colours. I have the blue’ish purple ones as well as white and pink ones.
When I was visiting my grand children in chicago for Mother’s Day I was treated to their sweet Fairy Garden in the backyard. Miss Boo has created quite a housing project for the fairies so I have been gathering all kinds of things since then so Boo can help me build a fairy garden when she visits me at the end of this month. The base of the old cherry tree will be a perfect spot. Did you know that fairies love milk, so if you put some out for your kitty cat don’t be surprised if it’s all gone before the kitty has a chance to drink it. 🙂 Really looking forward to the Fairy Garden linky party.
That little driftwood fence and stone pathway just take it over the top! So doggone CUTE!!!
Love, Love, Love your fairy garden!!!! I have been wanting to make one, what a great inspriation you are. I have an old stockpot lid that I wanted to somehow convert into a bird feeder/bath, I think I’ll use it in my fairy garden now. I had thought your flowers looked like bee balm but after looking at the above links I agree with this one.
Love getting your updates in my email, keep up the great work!
Donna, you have mad skilz, no doubt about it. Awesome stuff!
It is so super cute!
Looks great! Your flowers are centaurea. A hardy perennial here in NE Iowa.
They are bachelor buttons I have t hem and I love. Them.