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Admit it. There is something insanely fascinating about mini things. Tiny, little things perfectly modeled off the real life, original big thing.
Fairy gardens are growing in popularity and are a great way to get the kids off technology and interested in gardening. This fun and super imaginative project is one that you can do with all your kids. Boys or Girls. Big or Small. It doesn’t matter. Once you get started, their imaginations take over and your little fairy garden get a life of its own. You don’t need a big space or even an outdoor space. Your fairy garden can be designed to fit in any space you can imagine. Plus, it’s also an opportunity to put broken or old items around the home to good use rather than throwing them straight to the trash bin.
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How to Get Started with your Miniature Fairy Garden
The fun is just as much in the planning as it is in the making. So don’t skip out any steps.
- Decide on the container or area that you’ll be using to create your garden. This can be anything from a flower bed, flower pot to a wide mouthed pasta bowl.
- Sketch out the layout of your garden with a stick (if you’re building it directly in the garden), or draw it out on a piece of paper.
- Start with a focal point. Pick a tiny tree (you can either use a real life bonsai or a woody stick like rosemary or lavender) or a little fairy house as the centre piece and construct your garden around it.
- Add the tiny accessories, and there you have it! You can either Make your Own DIY Fairy Garden Accessories or for a more instant effect, take a look at this set of 100 Mini Fairy Garden Accessories. This will keep the kids busy for hours!
Enchanting Fairy Garden
This gorgeous fairy garden could be lit up using tiny, solar powered fairy lights (you can get them here). Imagine having this glowing in a far corner of your garden on a Summer night? It’s so cute :)
Fairies Cottage garden
Make this adorable fairy flow garden in a pot using a little cottage and build your fairies world around it.
Fairy Garden Port
I’m kinda liking this portable, gift-able fairy Garden in a pot. I think I might give this idea a go in my Summer garden pots next year. And would make a super cute gift for a fairy lover!
These fairy doors make the perfect accessories for some earth covered moss!
Enchanted Tree House
If you have a large tree in your garden and can’t get anything to grow under it’s shady branches, then how about using the space for a little Fairy Stairway. This creative place in a tree is made using an old wheelbarrow, a Fairy door and DIY wooden stairs. Plant it out with easy to maintain, shade loving succulents for a low maintenance spot that will soon become your favourite part of the garden.
Fairies Hiding In The Flowers
If you’ve got some planters already, try creating a fairy world within one of them. All you need is some fairies (obviously!!) and a few accessories and you’ve created a secret fairly world hiding in plain site!
Get creative with some stones found in the garden and you could have your own fairy castle! This cute little castle turret only needs to be a few inches tall, just enough for the fairies to get in!
A birdbath is a super handy spot for a fairy garden. Keeps it out of the way from puppy vigilantes and it can be moved to new corners of the garden with ease.
Tea Cup Fairy World
I don’t know why I never thought of this before: Tea cups make the best fairy lands! Invite some other woodland creatures to jin them and you’ve got a great home for unwanted cups and saucers.
For the Kids Who Don’t Like Fairies ….
If Fairies are a little too much then you can easily tweak the project a bit. There’s lots of other mini gardens you can make:
- Mini golf course gardens
- Woodland creatures
- Bug world