How to Make a Fairy Garden Shepherd's Hook
Would You Make a Fairy Garden?
Fairy gardens have become increasingly popular within the past few years. Making one that is uniquely your own can be inspirational and spark your creative juices. The best part is that you can make many of the decorations yourself!
What You'll Need
- Strong metallic wire
- Wire cutters
- Broken earrings
1. Make the Hook
Twist the top section of the metallic wire into a circle. Use the wire cutters to cut the bottom to be the length you desire.
2. String the Earring
Remove the broken element of the earrings, such as the earring hooks, and string the earring onto the wire. Then, place it in your garden!
Shepherd's Hook Decoration Ideas
You can make a whole fairy garden filled with shepherd's hooks! Try a few of the ideas below to make yours even more special.
- Wrap a thinner wire around the hook. Then, string some tiny pearls around it.
- Attach two hooks against each other. Then, decorate them with similar earrings.
- If you can't find earrings, you can substitute them with old keys, coins, Christmas bells, or any other tiny objects that fairies are fond of.
How to Attract Fairies With Your Fairy Garden
People have tried to attract fairies to their home and left offerings for them as well as spirits. In my home country, Finland, porridge was left for tonttu (the elf). In many countries, people left out bread, milk, and cookies for fairies. With your garden, you can bring some fairy magic to your home. Decorate it with small objects such as buttons, keys, beds, broken eyeglasses, or whatever comes to your mind. The possibilities are endless. Have fun!