Fairy Gardens For Beginners: Brooms
As I sit here writing this, I’m listening to rain splashing off of the roof of my apartment. Outside, the mountains are completely covered in fog. It’s not exactly the kind of weather that gets you thinking about fairy gardens.
Luckily, this time last week it was gorgeous outside and all I could think about were fairies. Fairy chairs, fairy homes, fairy basinets…you get the idea. Fairy gardens have gotten incredibly popular on Pinterest recently, and you can find a million and one ways to incorporate it into your garden.
But what if you don’t have a garden? What if you don’t have a yard, or even a balcony on your apartment? Well, the cool thing about this trend is that it’s so small, it can fit into any available space. If all you have is an aloe vera plant in your kitchen, you can fit something in.
It’s also a great option for people who are very creative, but don’t have a very extensive background in crafting. If you can cut, glue, and have some patience, you can have a fairy garden.
Since it’s rainy out there, it’s the perfect excuse to stay inside and do some crafting. Today, I’ll be making some fairy brooms (because fairies also need to clean!).
These are so, so simple, and only require four materials:
1 small, straight twig
Scissors or sharp knife
1 small rubber band (as small as you can find)
Thread, twine, or thin yarn
Since I have a dog with a lot of energy, I like to collect things like twigs and rocks while I am out walking her. I find that having a task while walking keeps me motivated to go farther each day.
First, lay out your twig and get a feel for how long the thread needs to be. Don’t feel like this needs to be measured perfectly, because fairy gardens look better with imperfections. They just seem more natural than exact lines or symmetry.
Cut thread evenly to create a small pile. Place against the twig to see if it looks right. If it is too long, cut a bit off the bottom.
Once it looks right, place against the twig and tie the rubber band around to secure the thread in place. Tug at the thread to evenly space it around the circumference of the twig. If there are any stray threads, pull them out or cut them off.
Then, find a spot for your new broom in your fairy garden! I like to put them near a house or a piece of furniture, but they really fit anywhere.
The best part about these brooms is that they fit into a summery fairy garden, but come October you can use this broom as part of a haunted gingerbread house or any other Halloween-themed set-up. Just stick it next to a witch and you can recycle this craft!
I hope your little broom finds a special home for your fairies, and that you get inspired for more crafts in the future.