When I decided to do a fairy garden, I wanted to do something different. I didn't want to be cliche and actually put a fairy in it.
What fun is that?
And you all know how much I love the clown from the other day,
so when I found a teeny tiny dollhouse ferris wheel, my head was spinning (a little more than normal).
How cool would it to be to have a circus/carnival/fair themed fairy garden?
Can you even call it a fairy garden if you don't have any fairies in it? I may have to check the official fairy garden rule book.
For the flag bunting, I used wooden shish kebab sticks stuck in the dirt with drinking straws placed over them. Then I took bakers twine and glued it to the tops of the poles along with red teeny tiny pom poms.
The flag part is just scrapbooking paper cut and folded over the bakers twine and glued into place.
Now, you may ask if it is just for show?
Of course. The greatest show on earth!!!
But seriously, with paper bunting this will only look nice for a few weeks on my covered back porch and then Mr. Clown will be coming back inside to my son's room for safe keeping.
The plants in the garden are Vampire Dianthus which will have blood red flowers on it (I don't normally buy red flowers, but it seemed to go with a circus theme),
Sedum Kamtschaticum Ellacombeanum - a low spreading groundcover and
Bacopa Scopia Great White which is trailing and has pretty white flowers on it.
The whole thing is planted in a thrifted rusty enamelware basin previously seen in my Thrifty Finds post from March.
Oddly enough, I cleaned the dirt and grime out of it, shined it up and refilled it with dirt. Go figure.
Linda @ A La Carte
That is the best place for that clown! Really it turned out very cute!
TracyMB @ Crows Feet Chic
This is adorable!! I love that our famous clown has his own... clownie garden!! You will be starting the next trend! 😉
Oh my lord! Pam that is the cutest darn thing I've ever seen! Love, love, love it. I've never been drawn to the whole fairy garden thing but know that I know you don't have to actually have faires I'm thinking I need one too!
This is so perfect! Your little Ferris wheel was in my parakeet's cage when I was a child, to fill each little "seat" with treats! I have one now and I have the pan, I adore this! I even have an old metal lawn chair for the pan to sit on...:) Thank you for sharing!
Cutest fairy garden ever - I'm in the mood for cotton candy now!
susie @ persimmon moon cottage
We had one of those little Ferris wheels for our parakeet, too. The parakeet's name was Knot Head. He would pick seeds out of it, and march up over it while flapping his wings. I haven't thought about his Ferris wheel in 50 years. Your little red rimmed dish pan worked out great for your circus garden. It even had a drainage hole in it already. Your clown is perfect in this little garden. It looks wonderfully cheerful.
That's perfect! I have an old basin just like that - I was trying to decide what to do with it and now I know. D's not really into fairies so I didn't want to do a fairy garden, but now I know I can be completely creative with it. Thanks!
Vickie @ Ranger 911
Your circus garden is absolutely adorable, Pam!! I love your clever use of the drinking straws and butcher's twine to hold your bunting! Now I'll got circus music in my brain all day. Da da dadadada da da dada. 🙂
You've got me thinking now. Would mini snow babies in a snow covered planter be considered a fairy garden? I could find a miniature snow shovel........hmmmmm.
Now that is different Miss Pam! Adorable actually, what a neat idea.
Cute, cute, cute!! I already re-pinned this 🙂 Maybe you could give the clown wings? haha...
As a lover of fairy gardens and all things fairy.....I would say your clown is your fairy........very very cute and creative. will have to show my grandkids your photos -they will go nuts. They are into riding around on their scooters and I just bought a fairy scooter for their garden....so much fun. thanks for the creative idea!
Great alternative-- we don't always see fairies anyway, right? Hey-- that ferris wheel reminds me of one very similar my grandmother had for her parakeets to play with.
Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces
I think it's a clown garden...and it is WONDERFUL!! Pinning...
Such a cute idea! It's fantastic 🙂
Good heavens is that cute! Hmmm...vampire dianthus with blood red flowers sounds kind of scary for a circus 🙂
Nook and Cranny
So much fun!
Love your little garden ~ that old wash basin
is the perfect place to start...
Thanks for sharing,
Oh my! That's the cutest thing ever--love it!
Amber Lyon Ferguson
Love this - the theme, the clown, the plants - everything!