Spruce up those garden troughs

Posted by Gaynor Wood on

Those garden troughs and plant pots that were full of life in the Summer are starting to look a bit sad and lonely in the depths of Winter. But it's the perfect time to give them a new lease of life with a festive or winter makeover. A small conifer tree is the perfect plant to make a garden with these magical fairy garden ideas.

The Snowman

We used the light-up Christmas cottage and a selection of miniatures to tell the story of a boy who builds his best friend out of snow. Although this garden is just a snap of the story it allows the imagination to take you away on the Christmassy adventure.

Snowman garden miniatures

For this mini-garden we recommend a snowman, the swing, the rope fence, a path, dry stone wall, cheeky gnome outhouse and little doggy. We've used the boy from our pixie boy and girl set as the boy in our story.

Christmas treeTree and scenicsChristmas cottage

Start by fetching an old trough from the garden and relaying your compost. Plant a miniature evergreen tree in one corner and your ceramic frost-resistant house in the other. Use scenics from the collection to cover the rest of the compost.

The snowman garden scene

Then arrange your miniatures to tell the story. We've also used our Christmas picks selection to make the garden extra festive and pretty.

The Snowman garden trough

Hansel and Gretel

We've used the Gingerbread house to tell the classic Brothers Grimm fairytale. 

Hansel and Gretel garden

Christmas hanging basket

As well as troughs and pots, those hanging baskets could probably do with a spruce. Whatever Winter plants you can get your hands on, a Christmas tree house and fairy scenics will lift that scene and add some lovely colours to your basket.

Hanging basket with Christmas tree house

Whichever story you decide to tell with your mini festive garden be sure to send us your pictures. Or tag us on Facebook @FindingFairiesUK We love seeing them.

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