Nights are made forever young with fairies nearby.
A flickering glow reflects off silvery wings, casting faint shadows. Dangling prisms seem to hold the same enchantment of dreamcatchers. Furthermore, airy moss abates the pointed lace trim for an utter ethereal piece.
Read on for secrets to creating your own luminary hanging fairy garden.
How does one create a garden that appears like a dream? To begin, our lace pedestal luminary presents itself as the ideal principle piece. Its distressed finish lends a calming appearance that a stark white hue simply wouldn’t oblige.
Of course, to complete the candleholder, a waxing poetic flicker flame candle (small) is needed to nest inside.
As if in slumber, a sisterhood of midsummer’s night fairies inspires serenity. Final essentials include: 18 gage dark wire with which to hang the fairies, two AA batteries to light the faux candle, and moss to garnish.
A minimal color scheme suggests an assortment of moss or perhaps lichen be used for an additional hue.
Design the Scene
Employ a pair of wire cutters to snip the _______ wire into three strands with each strand measuring 8″ in length. Fashion both ends of the wire into hooks. One hook should be fastened to the lace metalwork rim and lay across the middle of the candleholder.
Then slide one fairy charm onto the open hook and pinch it closed.
Continue this practice with the remaining wire strands. Be sure to place them in a way that each crosses over another at the center.
Once all three charms are dangling, introduce patches of moss to the base rim of the holder. Tuck gingerly into the space between the glass and framework.
Lest the moss appear to be entrapped from within, leave the glass container barren save the candle.
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As you embellish the piece, do not strive for a kept appearance. A natural border will do wonders to soften the pointed lace borders.
Enjoy this hanging garden on your porch as dusk approaches on a midsummer night.
What kind of fairy scenes inspire you? Share your ideas.