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The Blog

20 Sep 2018

Spring Fairy Gardening

Spring… Buds are swelling, spring flowers are blooming, and the air blesses us with that wonderful scent of joy and new growth.  There is a freshness all around. The energy has shifted, and all life is beginning again. In Fairyland… gardens are being refreshed, new paths paved and the remains of winter are being dusted […]

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28 Aug 2018

Find us at Carnival on Collins 2018!

Find us at the almighty Carnival on Collins this Father’s Day! This is an annual event that shouldn’t be missed! Of course we’ll be there in our regular ‘Carnival’ spot. See map below. Venue: Tanks Arts Centre and Cairns Botanical Gardens, Collins Avenue, Edge Hill, Cairns, QLD 4870. Time: 9am – 3pm Entry: FREE Parking: This […]

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6 Feb 2018

Hayley’s Fairy House Making Party

Written and experienced by  Hayley (7), Chanel (8) and Violet (8) Note from mummy: My children have always loved exploring the garden and adding the magic of a fairy garden has been a wonderful experience for both my son and daughter. Last year we were visited by a few fairies – Tiffany and Seth. They wrote […]

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24 Oct 2017

Customer Spotlight: Vintage Suitcase Fairy Garden

Dearest Garden Sparklers & fairy gardening fans, I’d like to present to you our fourth Customer Spotlight! Read on and be inspired by Elise and Lucy’s divine fairy garden in a vintage suitcase! At the end of the post you’ll find a special offer on the fairy garden kits she’s used. Love Fairy Kate xx […]

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2 Jul 2017

How to Make a Succulent Fairy Garden

By  Air Polnam-in Davis from Charming Succulents How to make a succulent fairy garden I’ve always  loved fairy gardening and everything miniature.  I’m also obsessed with succulents! I absolutely adore them! I propagate succulents from leaves and found that they grow quite slowly.  There are so many varieties of succulents to choose from, so many […]

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13 Feb 2017

Lilac Hill Fairy Village

‘Welcome to your new home’, the sign says. Welcome to Lilac Hill Fairy Village created by Lia and Ryan. After much dreaming, planning, tinkering and embellishing this extensive fairy village is ready for its new fairy tenants. Come on…tread carefully…and let’s take a peak at this most delightful fairy garden which also happens to have won first […]

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17 Nov 2016

Spooky Halloween Fairy Garden

Boo! B is for broomsticks witches to fly, O is outrageous spooks that go by, O is for orange pumpkins so bright, These are the signs of a Halloween night. (Author unknown). As Halloween draws near I beckon you a little closer… to take a peek at these spooky and kooky possibilities and I invite […]

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14 Sep 2016

Fairy Garden Tour

Tip toe quietly…..and shhhhh….you might just spy a fairy in Ann Baker’s fairy garden. Watch your step and come along on a little tour of her magical fairy garden. First up…Welcome to Tree Trunk Mansion. Take note of the beautiful wooden fairy door, miniature stone work and landscaped gardens. Here’s a snap shot which Ann […]

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20 Jun 2016

Mobile Fairy Garden Small World Play

Hi there Sparklers! I hope you are as delighted as I am in this recent collaboration with the lovely Kate, Possom and Boo from ‘Laughing Kids Learn’ blog. Over the last few months we have been playing around with the possibilities of a mobile fairy garden; one designed to entice enriching small world play but […]

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Unicorn Food - Garden Sparkle
10 Jun 2016

Unicorns in the Kitchen! 19 Great Unicorn-themed Recipes!

It’s no secret that all of us here at Garden Sparkle LOVE unicorns! We love anything to do with their sparkly, rainbow goodness. We’ll take your unicorn shaped cushions, fluffy stuffed unicorns, tights with unicorns shooting rainbows, even a bit of unicorn poop! But there’s nothing better than a bit of unicorn sugary goodness! I’ve […]

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22 May 2016

Customer Spotlight: Magical fairy gardens by Sis

Dearest Garden Sparklers & fairy gardening fans, I’d like to present to you our third Customer Spotlight! Read on and be inspired by Sis one of our favourite local fairy gardeners (from Far North QLD). Delight in her creative fairy gardens and find out how she made a wonderful fairy pole and how you can too! […]

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16 Jan 2016

Arty Crafty Indoor Fairy Play

Well folks we have been absolutely cooking in Far North Queensland of late! Absolutely cooking! So when it was just too hot for fairy play outside….we brought fairy play inside! So it’s with a squeeeeeel of excitement that I share with you our recent arty, crafty, indoor fairy play project! We just spent the weekend […]

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6 Dec 2015

How to Make a Christmas Fairy Garden

Just like you, fairies love to celebrate Christmas. It’s a time of joy and of giving, both things that fairies enjoy! If you’re only just starting off in the fairy garden world (lucky you!) then we’d suggest you start with our special Christmas Fairy Garden Kit. We release a limited edition Christmas Fairy Garden Kit […]

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2 Dec 2015

Twelve Days of Christmas Giveaway

LIKE and follow our facebook page each day to find out about each prize we are giving away in our ‘Twelve Days of Christmas Giveaway’. T&Cs: The names of winners will  be announced here on our blog. Winners have 24 hours to claim their prize, no redraws. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or […]

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15 Nov 2015

How to Make a Fairy Garden

Day in day out you will find me (Fairy Kate) packing fairy garden orders in the Garden Sparkle workshop…bubble wrapping, taping, blessing and sparkling. Then as each parcel is posted off I go on to wonder who will be receiving these magical goodies at the other end? and what they will create with them? Just […]

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24 Sep 2015

How to Make a Terrarium Fairy Garden

Creating a terrarium fairy garden is a fun and inspiring project for all ages, whole families, siblings, best friends and solo gardeners! They also make a very unique and refreshing gift and can decorated according to different themes and designed to convey a special meaning or message (NOTE TO SELF: terrariums for birthdays, housewarmings and […]

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20 Aug 2015

Customer Spotlight: Jamie’s Story

Hi Garden Sparklers! This month I’d like to share with you another Customer Spotlight. As most of you know, in addition to my online store I also run a Fairy Garden Stall at the monthly Tanks Markets in Cairns, Far North Queensland. For the past four years my stall has drawn in local and interstate […]

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30 Jul 2015

Winter Fairy Gardens & More

Dear Garden Sparklers, I hope you are all faring well this winter! Before time gets away on me I’d love to share some winter treats with you all. A collection of winter themed bits and pieces I have gathered along the way this season. So, make yourself a nice hot cuppa (because Scilla Fairy says […]

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24 Jun 2015

Happy International Fairy Day – 24/06/2015

For many of us…..everyday is ‘Fairy Day’ right? Why yes of course! Right? However… there is a day aside from ‘everyday’ and the solstices that unites all fairy lovers the world over – and it’s the 24th of June! International Fairy Day! Fairy Day! World Fairy Day! It is a day for all to don […]

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6 May 2015

Customer Spotlight: The Hope Family Fairy Garden

Dearest Garden Sparklers & fairy gardening fans, We regularly receive photographs and feed back from our customers detailing wondrous fairy garden creations and projects. We are literally blown away each day by what you send us! It is heart warming to know that YOU are all out there helping us make the world a more […]

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