DIY Fairy Garden Gifts
Lori Craig creates a few gifts for shut-ins in her community with some help from Brenna, her friend's daughter. The Fairy Garden is an easy-to-create gift that is fun to make using a strong adhesive such as BETTER.
I asked one of my favorite little people to help me yesterday with a few gifts for shut-ins in my community - an easy-to-create, no-maintenance, allergy-free gift that I call Fairy Garden To Go!
I chose Better Ultimate Adhesive for this particular project for several reasons: .
- Unlike other glues in my junk drawer, Better will not eat away the surface of styrofoam (needs a period at the end)
- It is the low-VOC, low-odor adhesive. Better is safe for general crafts and household projects of any scope for users of any age.
I knew the glue would be safe to use, effective, hold super tight, and not bond any little fingers together in the process.
- Small flower pots
- Faux succulents/flowers
- Small bag of decorative rock
- Fairy garden accessories
- Floral styrofoam
- Better Ultimate Adhesive - Fast
Cut styrofoam to fit individual containers. Separate faux succulents and flowers to individual stems. Clip excess wire if needed. Apply Better Ultimate Adhesive to styrofoam before inserting floral wires.
BETTER on styrofoam
Doesn't eat through styrofoam
For anyone who has tried to apply glue to styrofoam before, you know this is a WOW moment. Check out how a solvent-based glues dries on styrofoam compared to Better.
Fill area around styrofoam with decorative rock. Brenna and I applied a small amount of glue to the top layers of our rock. The idea of the fairy garden to go is a small arrangement that won’t spill bits or pieces as you present your gift or as the recipient moves from place to place.
Fill areas around your greenery and rocks with trinkets from your favorite fairy garden supplies. Secure your individual pieces with a small dab of Better Ultimate Adhesive. Brenna loved these snails!
Better Ultimate Adhesive is low-odor, low-VOC and non-toxic to humans when used as directed. The adhesive bond of the Fast formula allows 1-2 minutes of work time and then sets quickly. It’s perfect for children who may “wiggle” things around before being satisfied with a final resting spot.
After a 24-hour cure time, you are ready to deliver your adorable fairy gardens to friends who need a pick-me-up, but might have allergies or restrictions to live plants ... or snails.