“Soft moss a downy pillow makes, and green leaves spread a tent,
Where Faerie fold may rest and sleep until their night is spent.
The bluebird sings a lullaby, the firefly gives a light,
The twinkling stars are candles bright, Sleep, Faeries all, Good Night.”
Elizabeth T. Dillingham, “A Faery Song”
Autumn is beginning! The leaves are starting to drop from the trees and the UK’s fairies are returning from wandering magical meadows and their little adventures, so they will need a lovely home to settle into for the season. With Ocean Finance, we have teamed up to create a dream home – for the fairies in our garden!
Max had the best time helping out with making this. We got all of our little fairy bits from FairyGardens and then got some plants and a planter from our local garden centre. The things we got for our fairies included:
- Wood Effect Fairy Door
- Red Toadstool Burner
- Pixie Dust
- Decorative Pebbles & Stones
- Mini Fairy Benches
- Scent Sticks
We had fun putting compost and plants into the planter and then watered the plants. Next, we put all of the fairy pieces in place and waited…
Everything was put together – the question is now, how do we know when the fairies have moved in? We explained to the children that fairies are really shy so it might not be obvious but each morning we came down to check outside, to see if there had been any signs of a fairy coming to stay. It was the cutest thing and really magical to do this with our children – I think this is something that we will make a tradition each Autumn / Winter and perhaps include something for elves nearer Christmas time.
We looked out for:
- a sprinkling of glitter in the morning
- we stayed very still, and very quiet and tried to listen out for faint fairy noises
- a strong floral scent, when there are no flowers around (thanks to our lovely toadstool outdoor burner and sandalwood scent sticks) 😉
Have you ever tried making something like this for your little ones? It was really fun for us all. Hopefully, really fun for the fairies in our garden too 🙂