This easy DIY fairy garden is so simple to make and doesn't take up a lot of space. It's a fun project for both adults and kids and an enchanting way to spruce up your deck or patio!
Fairy gardens are super popular right now, and so stinkin' cute! I've been seeing these miniature outdoor scenes pop up everywhere lately, and I knew my kids would love to make one. Actually, I wanted to make one, but I knew the kids would get into this project too -- and so would the Hubs!
Well, so my little guy was not quite sold on the idea. He was fine with digging in the dirt and helping in the garden, but he really didn't want to have anything to do with fairies. I told him we could use some of his LEGO mini figures, but he wouldn't part with those.
When the girls were a little younger, they were really into fairies. We had the books, movies, dolls -- pretty much everything that was remotely related to fairies. We even went on a fairy hunting expedition (in the rain, I might add) one summer when we rented a cabin in the woods.
Yep, been there, done that, and I like the idea of a fairy garden much better!
How to Make an Easy DIY Fairy Garden
When we decided to make our own fairy garden, I knew we had to keep it small. We don't have a huge yard, and most of the plants are of the desert friendly type. We do have flowers growing in pots on the patio, so this is where we made our little mini garden. We bought:
- 1 round shallow terra cotta planter
- 3 rosemary plants
- Alyssum plants
- Potting soil
- Fairy figurines
We filled the terra cotta bowl with the potting soil, and then we added the plants.
Miniature furniture is cute but definitely not cheap! So, the kids made a little bench out of mini Popsicle sticks and painted it white.
It's the perfect size for a fairy.
I already had a bunch of small river rocks for vase filler, and the kids used those to make a path by the bench.
The kids also made a small table out of a wood slice and an old wine cork. It's just the right size for a cup of tea and a good book.
I think the fairy is enjoying her little resting spot, and it looks like her little cat is too!
It doesn't take much to make an easy DIY fairy garden, and we were thrilled with the way ours turned out. We even made another one in one of our other planters.
It was a tight squeeze since the flowers were already there, but it works!
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Christina Dominice says
This is a great project that I hope to make with my second-grade students. Where did you buy the fairy figurines? So many I have seen look really cheap, but yours look great.
It's been a couple of years, but I'm pretty sure we got them at Michael's. I know I bought the houses there when I had coupons. I have seen some fairy sets at Walmart, too.
Great ideas, thank you! I love the bench. What tool did you use to cut the popsicle sticks?
We used mini popsicle sticks, so we didn't have to cut them. 🙂
Sandra Griffin says
Love fairy gardens a d terrarium. Keep collecting things but haven't made any yet. Must make more time. Thanks for your inspiration.
I hope you get a chance to make one -- they're a lot of fun.
I love the bench it is so smart to do it with Popsicle sticks .
I love it. Do you have anymore ideas.?
Thank you! This is the only one we've done so far, but we may do another one for fall. 🙂
what a delightful garden pot idea ... I believe my granddaughter will love it too !
the garden bench is just brilliant !!
Enjoy the SONshine,
Thank you so much, Jayne. My kids had a lot of fun maing this. 🙂
Erin - Suburban Simplicity says
Once upon a time, my daughters loved fairy gardens and fairy houses. The little girl in me still does 🙂 Thanks for linking up at Welcome Home Wednesdays! See you again tomorrow!
I completely understand -- I love them too! 🙂
How cute! I love that your kids were included in making this little fairy garden. My friends and I went to the nursery yesterday and bought the goodies to make one. That's on my agenda tomorrow. 🙂
Thanks for joining TOHOT. 😉
Shirley Wood says
Pinned this. The Popsicle stick bench is too cute!!! Fairy Gardens are just so much fun.
What a wonderful project for chldren- and adults!
Thank you for linking to TOHOT. We are so glad you are here.
ellen b says
That's a fun project!
The kids had wonderful time with it! 🙂
Courtney @ I Watch Them Grow says
Oh my girls would love this! I love your DIY fairy furniture Dee, the popsicle stick bench is genius!
Thanks so much, Courtney. The kids had a blast with this! 🙂