This article, Upcycled Fairy Garden in a Box, is sponsored by The Paper and Packaging Board – How Life Unfolds® campaign as they chose me to represent them and give me product and compensation. All opinions are 100% my own.
Make an Adorable Portable Fairy Garden out of a KiwiCo Boxes
I have always been fascinated by packaging. Actually, both my brother and I have been fascinated by packaging since we were little. We would save boxes and use them in the theatrical plays we would put on for our parents. We would make props with small boxes and backdrops with large boxes.
When my daughter’s and I received a Koala Crate and a Kiwi Crate from KiwiCo, all these memories from when I was little flooded back to me. Kiwi Crate is a subscription service that sends you a monthly interactive crate filled with engineering, maker, and creator-focused contents. Not only were the contents inside innovative and fun, but the boxes they came in were also sturdy and just asking to be upcycled.
The Garden Koala Crate
First, I have to share the contents of the Garden Koala Crate because it was in fact the inspiration for our fairy garden in a box. Inside were three fun activities for my daughters and I to do together. We embellished a gardening apron by sewing felt flowers and leaves on it. We also made a little tree out of cardboard and tissue paper, and lastly, we read the Growing Garden Book together. The apron was my daughter’s favorite. It also came with a play and learn magazine that had further gardening related stories and ideas.
Since my daughters already spend a lot of time in the garden with my mom, this was the perfect crate for us. I showed my seven-year-old the Koala Crate box and asked her what we should do with it. She suggested making something for fairies, and that’s what we did.
Making a Fairy Garden in a Box
Time: 40 Minutes to 1 Hour
- Empty Koala Crate Box
- Scrapbook Paper
- Paper Cutter or Scissors
- White Glue
- Foam Paint Brush
- Artificial Greenery
- Hot Glue and Glue Gun
- Small Pebbles or Rocks
- Fairy Garden Accessories
The first thing I did was measure the box and cut out pieces of patterned scrapbook paper to cover it. I used white glue and a foam paint brush. Be sure to smooth out any bubbles. We covered both the inside and outside. For the outside we used wood grained paper and the inside we used scrapbook paper with tree and brick patterns.
Next, we decorated the garden with moss, pebbles, craft butterflies, and greenery. I used a hot glue gun and my daughter directed me as to where she would like things placed. We made sure that the box could easily open and close so that we can easily move it and play with it anywhere. It turned out great!
Now my daughters can use their imagination to garden with the fairies!
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