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DIY Summer Fairy Garden

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Fairy gardens are cropping up all over the place, and with our addition of some new web exclusives, you can easily create a fairy garden in your own planter box or backyard. Today we are also laying out some basic materials you’ll need to DIY a fairy garden, followed by some inspiration to help get you started.

  • The space or a container. Prop little fairies and their houses at the base of a tree trunk or in your already-established garden for a little more whimsy this summer. Or, choose a container to create one from scratch. You could use a terracotta planter, a bucket, a wash tub, a wagon and even an outdoor table (see below). Elevate the fairy garden for enhanced visual appeal.
  • Potting soil and plants. You can choose any plants and flowers that you adore, but in addition, we recommend incorporating moss and green leafed plants. You could even use low-maintenance succulents!
  • Wood and rocks. If you’re simply adding a few fairy friends to a garden, consider crafting a makeshift bench or a small rock pathway for added charm. If you’re going all out with a DIY fairy garden, you could construct a mini pergola out of twigs, a small fence out of painted popsicle sticks, and a little patio for the fairies. Adding a small birdbath would also be lovely, and it would provide a nice resting spot for your backyard birds.

A simple fairy garden that emphasizes flowers and plants,
but still exudes joyful storybook charm.


Photo by Alison HodgsonMore home design photos

A little more involved, we love that this fairy garden was made in a vintage red wagon (which means you can move it anywhere on a whim!).


Photo by Cozy Little HouseSearch patio pictures

This adoring fairy garden was (ingeniously) constructed in a table.
It’s even more perfect because of the drop leaves – with this DIY, you can
be charmed by the fairies and still use the table for serving tea to friends.


Photo by Nelson Design Associates, inc.Browse landscape ideas

Our Puppy Love Miniature Garden Fairy and Miniature Garden Wishing Well
are just two of our fairy garden pieces. See the rest here, and send us
pictures of your own DIY fairy gardens this summer!


Puppy Love Miniature Garden Fairy | DIY Fairy GardenMiniature Garden Wishing Well | DIY Fairy Garden

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Weekly Spotlight: Indoor/Outdoor Hooked Pillows

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

This week we turn the spotlight on five web exclusive hooked pillows with stylish designs from artist Liora Manne and the added feature of being mildew and fade resistant. So go outdoors and soak up the sun on a well-decorated patio, porch or backyard, and get comfortable with these five accent pillows.

These pillows are made from a blend of 20% acrylic and 80% polyester which allows them to be mildew resistant. The fibers also feature UV stabilizers to resist fading as they sit on a porch chair or back deck.

Navy Stripe Anchor Indoor/Outdoor Pillow

Anchor this nautical look in your home with a matching rug – you can find it here.

Surfing Dog Indoor/Outdoor Pillow

We also carry coordinating rugs for our Surfing Dogs and Curious Cat pillow.
Shop Surfing Dogs here and Curious Cat here.

Curious Cat Indoor/Outdoor Pillow

It is recommended that these pillows be dusted regularly and spot cleaned as necessary. To fully clean, rinse cover with a solution of mild detergent and water. Allow to completely dry before re-use.

Wagging Tail Indoor/Outdoor PillowPuppy Love Indoor/Outdoor Pillow

For a look at our entire pillow collection, indoor and outdoor, click here.

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Fun Fourth of July Decor

Friday, June 30th, 2017

The first July weekend is upon us, and while Independence Day isn’t until Tuesday, we know you’ve been decorating patriotically all summer long (or all year long). Here are five fun Fourth of July decorating ideas you can accomplish this weekend, or do for fun on the Fourth with friends and family.

Gather on the porch and hang up a banner or two, decorate your planters with mini American flags and hang up your large version on a flagpole or next to the front door.
Go the extra mile with red, white and blue chairs for sitting on and enjoying the day.

Photo by Bell InteriorsDiscover porch design inspiration

Have fun with glassware and place settings on your picnic table by color coordinating them with the colors of Old Glory, and perhaps your red, white and blue dishes and desserts!

Photo by ClassicaMore home design photos

Head inside and hang a DIY banner over or on your dining table.
A bold runner can reinforce a a simple yet elegant Americana look.

Photo by Glory HausDiscover dining room design inspiration

Dig out that mini Christmas tree or get a white mini tree and decorate with red, white and blue
ornaments, ribbon, stars and other Independence Day decoratives.

Photo by Lisa’s Creative DesignsSearch living room pictures

And would it be a true country celebration without a few Mason jars?
Okay, yes, but adding them definitely won’t hurt, either! This fun DIY transforms plain Mason jars into patriotic lanterns for your patio, porch or indoor party.

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