The first thing you need is a planter.
You can use any planter you want to create your fairy garden, as long as it has drainage holes. Your imagination is the limit when it comes to choosing a planter. You can use an old boot, tin cans, a tea cup and saucer, or a terra cotta pot. If you want to buy a new planter for your fairy garden, look for one that has drainage holes and is large enough to hold all of your miniature elements. A large planter provides lots of room for plants and miniatures; however, you can still make a fairy garden in a small pot if that’s what you prefer. Just be sure to choose one with drainage holes so the soil doesn’t become waterlogged from rain or overwatering.
You’ll also need at least one fairy!
You’ll also need at least one fairy for your fairy garden. If you don’t have a fairy on hand, you can buy one from a craft store or online site such as Amazon. If you’d rather make your own, all you need is some clay and some of your favorite paint colors. Once you’ve made the body of your fairy, place it somewhere safe in a warm, dry area to let it harden. Then all that’s left to do is add finishing touches! Make sure to pick an appropriately sized fairy to keep the scale of your garden intact. Just as fairies vary in size, so does their magic. You’ll want to pick one with the right amount of magic for the layout of your garden! And remember: While fairies are welcome in any season and climate, some are better suited for certain seasons than others!
Also be aware that most fairies come separately from their gardens — they can be added later on once there is enough foliage and life in the environment that they will feel more at home there.
Most fairy gardens have lots of vegetation in them.
Even though you’re making a miniature garden, you’ll probably still want to include lots of vegetation in it.
Generally, fairy gardens have lots of green plants in them. You can include both real and artificial plants in your fairy garden. If you choose to use real plants, make sure they like moist soil. Succulents, for example, need dry soil.
The first thing we did was plant some ferns and ivy in the soil that came with our container. We didn’t think this would be enough for a whole fairy garden, so we also planted some grasses and moss on the surrounding ground outside our container’s base.
Don’t forget the living things.
Once you have your furniture and accoutrements in place, it’s time to add the living things. You might choose to forego the critters, but consider that a fairy garden without animals would be incomplete. In their exploration and growth over the years, people have created habitats for all kinds of creatures: mice, birds, cats, dogs, snakes—even porcupines and bears!
The world is full of animals that could work well in your fairy garden. For example:
- A single rabbit may seem small at first glance, but she’ll grow up big and strong. With proper care and maintenance (and maybe a little bit o’ magic), her fur will become as soft as velvet. Rabbits are usually happy to spend most of their time alone; they’re not social like cats or dogs. And they’re delicious!
- Snakes are fascinating creatures that come in many varieties—and sizes. Bigger isn’t always better—as with many things in life—and while some snakes can grow up to 30 feet long (which would make them an excellent addition to any fairy garden), others only grow up to a foot or less in length. They also come in different colors, including reds and oranges (very important for fall decorating). Whether you decide on a harmless garter snake or a venomous cobra depends on whether or not your fairy garden is meant for adults only.
Some people prefer to DIY the accessories in their fairy garden.
If you’re a crafter, it can be rewarding to make your own fairy garden accessories. You get to use your imagination and create things that no one else has. You can save money and create items that match your tastes exactly. Many people find crafting a fun way to relax and express themselves, so making the accessories for your fairy garden may be a great way to help both yourself and your garden thrive.
Some of the things you could DIY for your fairy garden are:
- Plant markers (labels)
- Fairy doors
A place to sit is important, too.
Do you want to sit and enjoy your little garden? Make sure to include a miniature bench, chair or table. This can also be a great place to position your fairy. You can use a real chair or table, as long as it is small enough and fits the container. Here are some examples of products available online: miniature wooden chairs and tables
Every fairy garden needs a place to rest.
- A bed! Just like humans, fairies need a place to rest after a long day. Your child can choose between all manner of fairy beds, including oak leaf beds, or maybe even replace the leaves with brightly colored flowers. You could also try using a small tree stump or rock as a perfect spot for your fairy to rest.
- A swing or hammock! Think about how fun it would be for your little one and his/her friends to push each other on the swings in their playhouse! If you have a miniature garden that’s already been built by an adult (or older child), you could even build the swing from twigs and grasses found in nature.
What should you do if your fairy garden doesn’t work out?
What should you do if your fairy garden doesn’t work out?
Don’t worry! This happens to all of us and there’s nothing wrong with trying again. If you like, take some time to read up on what you might have been doing wrong. Did you not use enough moss? Did you neglect to provide a safe place for the fairies to sleep? Did you accidentally paint the fairy house pink instead of purple? All these things can be fixed. (If your entire fairy garden is actually just one flower, it may be a sign that maybe this is not the hobby for you.)
You can create an enchanting little world right in your own home or backyard!
- There is no wrong way to do this.
- Don’t get caught up in the results—this project is all about enjoying yourself and letting your creative side shine. Even if you accidentally glue your fingers together or drop a bunch of pebbles on the floor, just laugh about it, clean it up, and move on.
- The goal of this project should not be a perfect fairy garden waiting for you at the end. Focus instead on having fun along the way! Be present in each moment, whether you’re gluing rocks together or trying to figure out where to put the little plant pot with the tiny tomatoes growing out of it (you can always make another one!).
- Remember: there are no mistakes—only new opportunities to learn and grow!
Ready to create a whimsical garden that will absolutely charm you? This guide will walk you through how to make your very own fairy garden!
Gather Your Supplies
Whether you want to make your fairy garden indoors or outdoors, the first thing you’ll need to do is gather some supplies. Fairy gardens typically only have a couple of plants and lots of decorations, so don’t let the supply list intimidate you—it’s all simple stuff. You’ll need:
-A container for your plants (a planter, an old bird bath, or even a little fishing tackle box)
-A bag of potting soil
-Small plants and flowers (look for ones with smaller leaves and stems)
-Items for decoration (think toy figurines, small pieces of furniture, statuary, whatever looks like something a fairy might use!)
Decide on Your Theme and Layout
Now that you’ve got all of your supplies, it’s time to decide what sort of theme you want for your fairy garden. A beach theme? A forest theme? A medieval-themed one? Go with whatever strikes your fancy, and then layout how you want everything to be arranged inside the container. Keep in mind that your fairy garden will be small, so don’t
We believe in magic!
And we think everyone should have a little more of it in their lives.
Well, that’s why we made this handy guide on how to make a fairy garden. Because you deserve for your home to be a magical place where you can relax and your imagination can run wild.
It’s easy to get started, and it’s a fun project for all ages. Whether you’re looking for an activity to do with your kids or just trying to add some whimsy to your own home, making a fairy garden is the perfect way to get crafty and creative this summer.
So what are you waiting for? Get out there, buy yourself some flowers, and make all your friends jealous of how whimsical your garden is. Then post tons of pictures on Instagram so we can see what incredible things you’ve done!
Do you want to bring a little bit of magic into your life? Well, you’re in luck! Making a fairy garden gives you the chance to create your very own magical world.
And the best part? You can make it as big or as small as you like. It’s a great project for children and adults alike.
Here are some tips for making your very own fairy garden:
1-Start with a container. If you have a big yard, then feel free to make your garden in the ground, but if you live in an apartment or have a small backyard, then consider making your garden inside of a pot. This way, your garden can be moved easily if need be.
2-Decide on a theme. All sorts of themes will work well with fairy gardens, so the sky is really the limit here. Consider themes like fairies and flowers, fairies and tea parties, fairies and fairytales, or even just plain fairies! The possibilities are endless!
3-Choose plants that fit your theme. This will depend largely on what type of container you end up choosing, so decide which kind of plants will work best with the kind of weather conditions where you live and what kind of scenery will look best with
1. Buy a planter or make one from scratch using rocks, old bowls, and sand.
2. Add potting soil, fertilizer, and water.
3. Plant your flowers and trees. Smaller plants work best for a fairy garden because it will be easier to see the fairies among them!
4. Add “decorations” in the form of small items that fairies might like: a tiny chair you made out of sticks, a bird bath made from an acorn cap and water, or a fairy house made out of tiny twigs and moss!
5. Don’t forget to add your fairies! (If you don’t have little figurines of fairies lying around the house, you can buy some at craft stores.)
If you love the whimsy of fairy gardens, then this guide is for you!
First, decide where you want to put your garden. You can set one up on a patio or balcony, in a flower bed, or even in a large planter.
Next, choose your soil. If you’re planting directly in the ground, make sure to pick up some potting soil from your local nursery or hardware store. If you’re using a planter or other container with drainage holes, be sure to pick up some gravel to line the bottom of the container—this will keep water from flowing out too quickly and protect your plants’ roots from rotting.
Now you can get started building! You’ll need a container or planter for your plants; if you chose a large planter for your garden, it may already have enough space inside for everything else. If not, consider lining the outside with rocks to create natural walls and add decoration.
If you’re using a small container that won’t hold all of your plants, consider making an outdoor scene using stones and flowers instead of terracotta pots—just make sure they’re not poisonous! For example: You could use moss as grass around dandelions that have been painted yellow; white or
1. Build a miniature garden
2. Add fairy decorations
3. Plant miniature plants and flowers
4. Add fairy-sized items to the garden
1. Get a container
2. Add some soil
3. Plant your plants!
4. Decorate with stones, sticks, and other objects
5. Be careful not to step on any fairies that might be living in it!