Enchanted Fairy Garden: Fairy Pumpkin House

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Since the days of Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen, the harvest has held a special place in fairy tales. Thumbelina emerged from the flower of a barleycorn. Rapunzel was named for the lettuce her father stole from the witch’s garden. And, of course, a pumpkin carriage delivered Cinderella to the ball.

Now our fairy pumpkin house holds something equally precious, a fairy.

More than a shelter from the chill, this dwelling offers a darling hideaway for sprites and elves to watch the seasons change while the garden sleeps.

To create one for your own front stoop, you’ll need: a medium-large gourd, spoon, carving knife, bowl, towel, marker, tea light, lighter, and fairy windows.

Begin by carving a small square on the backside large enough to clean out the pulp and seeds. Once the inside is clean, trace the outline of the fairy window on the front with a marker. From there you will need to carve out the shape of the window and insert the window frame into place. The hard work is done!

Merely add a candle, light, and enjoy!

What finishing touch would you add to this fairy home? 

Enchanted Garden: Gnome Hollow

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Legend tells that garden gnomes were the protectors of hidden fortune.

As that may be, we are of the mind that the gnomes are the true treasure. They must be. Ever-watchful and laboring, our bearded trio takes the much-deserved position as guardians.

With such dedication, it only seems natural that they should be rewarded. This is why a hollowed home has been designed solely for them.

Should you wish to bestow such a gift to your own, follow the steps to recreate this scene.

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