DIY Small Fairy Garden Ideas

I hope you are having a good week! This week, we have been busy tackling our summer fun list! On Monday, we took a trip to the craft store and loaded up on a few supplies for some crafts we have been wanting to do. I’ll share some of our fun projects but today I am going to talk about our first project of the week–our little fairy garden! Every year, for at least the last eight years, we have created a fairy garden with our kids. It started as a fun project with my daughter when she was so little and the magic of fairies was very real. Today, we are pretty much past fairies (with the exception of the occasional tooth fairy) but we still keep the fairy garden tradition alive! Some years we go big and create a large fairy garden in the yard or a big container. This year we opted for a small tabletop size garden and I am loving it! So today, I share how to make your own small fairy garden!

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Fairy Garden Supplies

This is one of those projects where anything goes! I love that there are no “rules” to making a fairy garden although it can also be overwhelming to narrow down the choices.

To get started you will want to find a good container. I was able to find a container on clearance for $3. Sometimes it pays to be late in the season for this project! I have also used a galvanized bucket (like this) or other large planter in the past. If you are going for small garden, than a terra cotta planter or a small galvanized bucket would be great!

Supplies to Make a Fairy Garden #diy #budget #outdoor

Other must-haves for this project include dirt fill for the bucket. I have always used potting soil but sand could also be fun if you went with a beach themed fairy garden! I actually saw beach themed accessories at my local craft store–so fun!

We load the container full with potting soil and then layer it on top with moss, pebbles and a finer, cleaner dirt (like this).

How to Create a Miniature Fairy Garden

Now for the fun part, you get to decide how to decorate the fairy garden. We usually opt for a mix of items instead of a particular theme. But there are so many cute accessories out there, that you could easily create a “theme”.

Create a Miniature Fairy Garden with Your Kids #diy #summeractivities #easy

As usual, I let each of the kids pick one or two items this year, so it would be too hard to agree on a particular idea. But, we are very happy with how it turned out!

 

How to Create a Tabletop Fairy Garden #diy #kids #ideas

Some years we have opted for live greenery like succulents and ferns. But, this year we opted for low maintenance with faux greenery.

Easy Ideas for an Outdoor Fairy Garden #kids #simple #small


Fairy Garden Shopping List

Planter or Pail

Dirt (This kit includes it all–dirt, pebbles and moss!)

Faux greenery or real plants (I’ve used both in the past)

Rocks and Pebbles

Accessories (Pick a theme or go for ecclectic!)

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It is fun to change things up in the garden and add little accessories as time goes on!

How to Create a Tabletop Fairy Garden #tips #inexpensive #diy

 

Backyard Fairy Garden

I couldn’t resist using our left over fairy supplies to create another garden at the back of our yard. Every year we accumulate new fairy garden supplies and some items don’t last more than a year or two (depending on how much exposure they get to the elements). This little spot is part of a large garden bed.

Creating an Outdoor Fairy Garden #ideas #diy #kids

It’s nice to have a few little happy spots in the yard!

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It is never too late in the season to create a small fairy garden! I have seen cute Halloween fairy garden accessories! I like the tabletop fairy idea because you can bring it inside in the winter! Tell me..do you and your family make a fairy garden?

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10 Comments

  1. July 24, 2018 / 7:34 am

    Love this! I am obsessed with fairies! I have tons of kitchen fairies in my house from my mom. This will be great to make with my kids for my deck!

  2. July 24, 2018 / 7:57 am

    This is such a cute idea! My kids would love this.

  3. July 24, 2018 / 9:42 am

    This is so cute and so fun. We love these kind of things.

  4. July 24, 2018 / 10:44 am

    You’ve got me seriously thinking about creating one to put out on my porch. It would bring a little bit of nature of my condo living self. Perhaps a fairy may join us?? 😉

  5. July 24, 2018 / 4:22 pm

    My daughter and I made a fairy garden last year and she just adored it. I love your ideas – Gives me motivation to update ours!

  6. July 24, 2018 / 9:29 pm

    I love this! we are redoing our flowerbed area by the front door and this is perfect!

  7. July 24, 2018 / 11:01 pm

    I have this pinned so my daughters and I can use it over the winter to start our garden out! It is something my oldest has been begging to do and you made it look easy! Thanks!

  8. Bailey
    July 25, 2018 / 8:18 am

    This is adorable! It would be such a fun project to make with my preschool-aged sister. Thanks for the inspiration.

  9. July 25, 2018 / 9:26 am

    I’m not good with plants but this I think I could handle! What a fun idea.

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