This month we were asked to share any present from our kids, or what we give to our Mom's for Mother's Day. I have a super cute project my girls have been wanting to make for some time! They wanted to make one to give to their grandmother for Mother's Day and even though she helped us create them, she doesn't know it is for her yet!! We already know she LOVES it!
We made Fairy/Butterfly Gardens! Isn't it cute?
Much of what we used was re-purposed material making these perfect projects to make during Earth Day weekend! We started with these big snack barrels which I've been saving all year at the preschool for a project like this! They are made with very heavy, recycled plastic which made for the a great planting container.
After the first one, we found it was easier to drill holes in the bottoms for the water when they are not cut apart. We put Daddy in charge of this job making it a true family affair!
The girls went around the yard collecting little things to decorate their gardens.
You can see all the bits and pieces they collected. The decorative stones also line the bottom of the container. They were from our wedding reception. I was glad to finally find a use for some of them!
This element was one of the girls favorites! They said the fairies needed a table so an upturned tea cup and saucer did the trick!
Here are the girls showing off their fine work! This was there trial garden and they are going to be making more of them today with their friends!
Now, what Mother/Grandmother wouldn't love one of these adorable little gardens? I'm sure their grandmother is going to LOVE placing this at her house although I don't know if she is going to be able to wait until Mother's Day to get it...hehe!
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