I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of Spring. The cold, grey days of Winter are really weighing me down. To help lift my spirits, I created a magical fairy garden centerpiece that has brought some of the joy of my favorite season, indoors. I used natural embellishments like rocks, stones, and moss, along with a selection of bark edge rounds, to build this enchanted scene. The Large Country Round that I used for the base of this piece is strong, so I enjoyed working with heavier materials to create a 360° design.
Walnut Hollow Rustic Basswood Country Round, Large
Walnut Hollow Basswood Country Round Coaster, 3 Pack
Walnut Hollow Birch Value Bag, 30 Pack
Walnut Hollow Creative Versa-Tool
Resin Embellishments: Door, Fairy, Flower
Rocks and Stones
Celestial Stamp Set
Imagine Metal Die
Heavy Duty Glue
1. Apply green and brown paint to the rounds. Use a sponge brush to apply the top layers of paint to the coasters for a moss-like finish.
2. Use a metal die and a stamp set as template for wood burning. Trace around the metal die with a pencil onto the front of the large round. Use the Creative Versa-Tool with the Flow Point to burn the word onto the wood. Stamp smaller text and stars around the large word. Use the Creative Versa-Tool with the Tapered Point to burn the smaller text and stars onto the wood.
3. Glue the three coasters together in an offset tier design. Glue birch rounds across the large round base. Glue three birch rounds together to create a stool. Attach the toadstool cluster, glass lantern, and resin door, to the top of the tiered coasters.
4. Support the tiered coasters with birch rounds. Fill in the space around the coasters and birch rounds with rocks, small stones, and moss.
5. Add colorful embellishments. Glue a fairy onto the birch rounds stool. Glue a large resin flower next to the fairy. Glue a butterfly onto the top of the glass lantern and to the top of a toadstool.
6. Add small finishing touches like hand painted ladybugs. Birds, small animals, or gnomes would also look wonderful.
Dana Tatar is an artist currently living in Virginia who enjoys creating paper crafts, mixed media pieces, and DIY projects inspired by music, poetry, pop culture, and current events in an eclectic style.