I have always had a fascination with miniatures. Every year, I enjoy creating wee fairy and gnome gardens in my backyard. Living in the Northeast, I usually have to wait until May to get digging in the garden. An indoor fairy wreath is just what I needed to get me in the mood for spring.
I picked up a small tiny hanging birdhouse along with a balsa wood oval shape. I gently pried the tiny roost from the house. Then, I cut the string off the top. Next, I cut the oval shape to look like a miniature door and hot glued it into place.
Next, I glued on dried lichen for the home's siding. I applied raffia in strips to adorn the door. For the roof, I used pinecone pieces to look like shingles and mosses to cover up the rooftop. An acorn cap and airplant combo completes the look on top.
A low temperature glue gun is safe to use on air plants and will not cause damage.
Then I glued the fairy house in place. I had envisioned what a fairy house would look like hidden among the moss of the forest floor. I didn't necessarily want the fairies to be present in the wreath because I wanted my imagination to ponder just who might reside in such a tiny little home and garden.
Additional support for the fairy house can be provided by the fence as well as extra strategically-glued moss in nooks and crannies.
To create the fairy garden, I took an assortment of succulent cuttings. With the low temperature hot glue gun I glued them into place. I also glued on assorted air plants as well. A sweet pink butterfly adds a final touch of whimsy.
Hot glue will not harm the succulents when applied to the stem, but do not cover the cut end of the succulent.
This wreath can be enjoyed outside but should be protected from freezing temperatures and direct weather. It can do well inside in a bright sunny location. Mist the airplants and succulents about once per week.