I have a confession to make, I still believe in magic. From my earliest memory, I believed in magic and I have never stopped believing.
It’s not that I am a delusional idealist, well maybe I am a little. I have experienced some hard realities in life that are neither pretty nor fun, but I also have been lucky to have seen magic happen in my life many times! If you look for it, you can see it too!
Dream, pretend, paint rocks, go on pine cone hunts, build blanket forts, have tea parties, make a tree house (or live in one), create secret passageways, treasure hunt, sleep outside once in a while, and create a fairy garden.
Gardening is one of my favorite hobbies. I have five garden beds and wouldn’t mind having a few more. I hated weeding as a kid but I love it now. It can be quite therapeutic.
Our backyard feels magical. There is something kind of wild and mysterious about it. My daughter is in love with nature and everything magical so I decided to enhance the magic by creating a fairy garden or two.
I needed a solution for a dead tree stump in our yard. There were several Pinterest posts going around at the time so we went with the mushroom painted bowls. It is a basic cheap wooden bowl painted and placed upside down onto the stump. I bought three in varying sizes. You can pick your size from Amazon here.
Surprisingly enough they still look fresh after three years and we just used plain old craft acrylic paint, not waterproof or anything. The sprinklers hit them regularly in the summer and in the winter they get buried by the snow. They still look new.
Later we added some ceramic mushroom stakes and a solar fairy that lights up at night to one of our flower beds. If you have kids, always get them involved in gardening, the benefits are endless! My kids eat more vegetables when they grow them themselves.
Next we made a miniature garden in an existing potted topiary tree for the deck. This was the most fun. Miniature gardening is becoming more and more popular with little bikes, wagons, houses and all kinds of stuff. It’s really hard to choose which things to put into your space.
And last of all we added a door to one of the trees. I love this because little kids wonder what is inside the tree. I am sure we will keep adding more and more magic to our yard. Maybe one day we will have our deck extend into the trees for a tree house!