Hi everyone! As a part of our (sponsored) Micheals Makers projects for this month, making one of our favorite DIY trends! One of my new favorites is actually terrariums. An enclosed terrarium would last long around here so, I decided to fuse a few of my fave DIY trends and make a terrarium inspired summer party fairy garden . This way, it would stay inside, the girls had lots of little things to play with, and it was fun way to use smaller plants often used in terrariums. And, who doesn’t love a party, no matter how small?
At Micheals, I raided the aisle with fairy garden items and miniatures for the party goods, The wood section for the fencing and dowels and the floral aisle for moss.
Then, I headed over to the home decor section for the galvanized bucket,the jewelry aisle to make the mini-vintage light string.
Finally, I went to the party aisle for the white and blue paper flag bunting.
I put miles on that cart and I think I was starting to worry the staff by the way I was racing around:). They kept asking me if they could help me. I wanted to reply in a creepy way, “I’m an obsessive artist and crafter…no one can help me.” But I might have just been banned from the store forever for that.
I also popped over to the home improvement store and bought a few smaller plants, a cheap, plastic plant drip tray, and a square of thick foam for my garden base.
I measured around the outside and then cut about 1/2 inch in so it would fit inside and slightly under the edge of the bucket.
After cutting the round out and making a few notches on the side (so I can get my fingers in there.). I laid out my larger items and my plants to see where I wanted to put everything. Then, I traced around and cut out my holes for my plants.
Underneath,I used the rest of the foam to build up the bottom.Also, I put a plastic, round pot drip tray underneath. Even though I will take my plants out to water them.
I glued my moss on, added my plants in, and then started on the fun stuff!
I added a cute fence for the back drop and a bench.
It was fun to be creative and make some of my own miniatures and put things together with the items Micheals already had!
The small red table in the previous picture I painted white, wrapped the top in aluminum foil, and wiped some white paint on to make it look like an old, galvanized table. I wish I could do this with my big table.
The cute navy and white banner is from the party aisle for cake toppers adhered to a dowel rod painted white.
To make the fun string lights, I took jewelry finding tops for necklaces,and glued clear beads to them.
Look at all of these super cute mini foods Micheals has, cute lemonade glasses with a lemon wedge, and mini croissants! I made the drink dispenser from a jewelry charm, some yellow beads, and a mini wood round.
If you’re thirsty,and ready to party, there might be some that’s spiked. 🙂
How cute is this little crate to put the drinks on!
If you are in Chicago, help yourself to a “pop” otherwise, you can have a soda. 🙂 I added clear beads to make ice in the cute bucket,
and seriously, in the miniature section there was even a mini-barrel!
For seating, I added a bench with boots, a small pillow and a tree stump table to put some treats on.
I wish I had mini-bundt cakes like I did here!
I love how the plants (I used a succulent and a polka dot plant) make the perfect backdrop of foliage for the party. It feels almost like a real garden. I love terrariums and think they are a really fun DIY trend especially this terrarium inspired summer party fairy garden!
From tie-dyeing to lettering to tassels, pom poms and even unicorns, Michaels has everything you need for the latest and hottest DIY trends!
Be sure to check out all of the other Michaels Makers DIY summer party ideas on the Michaels blog.