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For the longest time I have wanted to let my kids make a Fairy Garden and once summer vacation arrived, I decided to put that plan into action. Plus to relax afterward and grab a little me time, I made a delicious Peaches and Cream Slush.
A while back I had saved a terracotta pot that had been destined for a neighbor’s garbage. Since then it had housed few plants, and was currently filled with soil waiting for its next use. Looking at it’s appearance, I thought it would be perfect for our family project.
Being that it’s destiny was a Fairy Garden, I would need to pick up a few supplies to transform it. First stop would be a trip to the Garden Center at Walmart. I walked around looking for inspiration and found miniature clay pots.
I then headed inside over to the craft section to look for more ideas. There I picked up Spanish Moss to place on the soil, glass and ceramic acrylic paint, glass gems, and large thimbles.
Now that I had what we needed, I finished up the trip by venturing over to the drink aisle. On the shelf I found varieties of Snapple Premium Teas and 18.5 oz Straight Up Teas.
These were on Rollback for $1.00, so I grabbed 3 premium teas including Peach Tea, Lemon Tea, and Raspberry Tea, along with 2 Straight Up Teas in Sweet and Sorta Sweet flavors. They would make a nice summer refreshment for this busy MOM.
Over the next few days my kids worked on creating our fairy garden. We first drew out a plan of how it should look, and then each of the kiddos took a turn contributing to the setup. First step was to place the walkway and then add the Spanish Moss. We also decided to make this a functional arrangement, so they added herbs.
As I was enjoying my Snapple Tea, I had an idea on how to create labels for the plants and to also make a Fairy House. My daughter and I painted the caps of the glass containers and labeled them Oregano and Basil with a magic marker. It took about 3-4 coats to cover up the print on the tops.
Then, we used a Straight Up Tea plastic container for the house and it was painted in 2 colors. In addition, we painted a small terracotta pot and its bottom piece to be used as a table, and in turn used the thimbles as it’s chairs. Finally after everything dried, the kids placed all the pieces into the Fairy Herb Garden.
Once the project was completed, I then took one of my favorite flavors of Snapple Tea and transformed it into a delicious dessert.
Peaches and Cream Slush Recipe, Serves 1
1/2 Cup of Premium Snapple Peach Tea
1 Cup of Ice
3-4 Slices of Canned Peaches around 1/4 Cup
1/4 Cup of Vanilla Yogurt
Combine the ingredients in a blender completely. I used the smoothie option to mix mine. Garnish with a peach slice and serve immediately. For more Snapple recipes visit SipYourSummer.com.
Have you created a Fairy Garden the past? Did you upcycle any items or add edibles like herbs into your creation?
FYI, now through July 4th look for a special blend of Snapple at Walmart called Lady LiberTEA. This black tea is made with RED raspberry, WHITE peach and BLUEberry flavors, so be sure to grab this awesome flavor while it lasts. For additional varieties of Snapple Tea visit Snapple.com.
Making a Peaches and Cream Slush was an awesome way to relax, plus it was a fun way to wrap up our family’s Fairy Herb Garden Project.