Happy fairy tales in your fairy garden

Fairy tale

 

Who doesn’t love a happy, fairy tale ending?

As I worked on this fairy garden, I started with the castle, decided on my fairy and then threw in a dragon for good measure. The thing was, as I stared at it—the dragon seemed to be wickedly grinning at her. Not exactly what I was looking for.

Fairy tale

Now my problem was, how to soften it up?

Adding the baby dragon suddenly changed everything. Now it’s just Mom proudly showing off the new addition to the family! I raided a bird’s nest decoration on my table for one of its plastic eggs and sliced it open to make it appear that “Junior” had just hatched! Success! And just like that my fairy’s scary dragon encounter easily became an exciting adventurous scene.

Lesson: Don’t be afraid to try something different in your fairy garden, and if it doesn’t look quite like you wanted then keep tweaking it. You never know what you’ll end up with.