I had promised to show you the use of my concrete leaves, here is the first one. My Fairy Garden, using part of a leftover piece of a bird bath fountain and a concrete leaf for the roof of the fairy house.
*First I lined the wagon with two tin foil pans used for baking. I didn't want the wagon to rust through the bottom. Also, I had decided that I wanted it inside our home. Crazy you say, well after the work that I put into it along with the expense, the last thing I wanted were pesky squirrels digging it up.
*Then I filled the wagon with potting soil.
*Decide where your house is going to be located and what kind of house you want. There are some absolutely awesome fairy houses for sale. But, I wanted an original and this is an original and one of a kind. I started with this piece of a salvaged fountain piece from a bird bath, it has been laying around in different garden spaces for years. So it already had some natural patina. I painted the mushrooms and other items on the salvaged piece along with adding some highlights on the stones.
*It doesn't show in this picture, but I did add a few pieces of live moss to the roof of the house. It does need sprayed with water often.
*The three rocks are part of the edge of the pond.
*I arranged and rearranged everything a time or two.
Several of the greenhouses in my area are caring miniature plants for fairy gardens at this time.
*The fairies, troll and added decorations were purchased at Hobby Lobby and Michaels.