When I was a little girl, I used to go outside in the spring and look for leprechauns and fairies in the grass and under bushes. I was so sure that they were there. A leprechaun would share his gold and a fairy would sprinkle me with pixie dust so I could fly. Those were wonderful days full of imaginative play. I decided to create my own little garden for my fairies. This is a great project to do with a child. It encourages them to use their imaginations to invent their own little world. Ok, so a boy might not want to make a garden for fairies, but I can see dinosaurs living in a saucer garden also.
Different types of dried moss. I used sphagnum for the edges of the saucer and a flat moss for the inside of the saucer. There are many types and colors available.
Green floral foam
White craft glue
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Small leaved greenery
Small silk flowers
Embellishments of choice. We used a small bird house, lady bugs and a pot hugger toad.
Coat the saucer with white glue and stick the moss to the glue. You can trim the moss shorter after it dries.
Hot glue pieces of green foam on the bottom of the saucer so the terrain will be different levels.
Cover the foam with the moss using white glue. Place the fairy house near the edge.
Outline a pathway with small rocks using hot glue to hold rocks. Use white glue and fill in the path. Put the small stones on the glue.
Glue pieces of greenery and flowers into the foam. Arrange some ivy around the edge of the saucer and glue into place.
When you have the greenery and flowers placed then you can place any embellishment in place.
Your saucer is finished!