Miniature Fairy Garden

Posted by on May 26, 2015 in Crafts, Garden, Misc. | 29 comments

Miniature Fairy Garden

I’ve always admired tiny, miniature fairy gardens, but never tried to make one myself. With our busy schedules, I didn’t want to be tied down with keeping it alive with real little plants that dry out quickly. Also, I wanted this on my covered  front porch where no rain gets at it. By making a miniature fairy garden in a planter, it gives you options to move it where you like and by using artificial plantings, it makes it worry-free!

You can invest big money in these little miniature gardens. They don’t come at a “miniature price”! I already had the planter so invested in the cheapest resin house I could find. Keep the cost down even further by making a little house from a bird house.

Any container works, you just need to scale the house and accessories according to the container size. The planter I used measures 16 inches in diameter. The little cabin is 6 inches wide and about 5 1/2 inches tall.

First, I filled a planter with dirt and covered it with artificial sheet moss.

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Next, I added some artificial succulents that I already had.  Using small pieces of artificial greenery works, too. I even used some greenery from my Christmas bin.

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Get as elaborate as you like, but don’t over do it. Keep the theme going whether it is rustic, cottage, gnome, fairy, beach or woods. Let the accessories add interest, but not clutter. Sometimes less is more! Some very inexpensive additions are moss-covered rocks and small pebbles from Dollar Tree. I placed one blue glass bead in the well to resemble water.

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This is a wonderful project for kids to help design with you. The possibilities are unlimited. A miniature garden can be in a wine glass, punch bowl, compote dish, bird-cage or whatever you choose.

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In my miniature fairy garden, the house is hollow so I can put an LED light in it at night! Kinda fun! Are you inspired to try one?

Thanks for stopping by,

Phyllis

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29 Comments

  1. OH How cute, this looks like a scene from italy, where I just visited 🙂
    Maria

  2. Your fairy garden is just precious! The perfect size. This would be a great project with my grandchildren.

    • Yes, it would! They would have so much fun with it and they can’t damage it!

  3. Hi, Phyllis! This will be one of my features at Treasure Box Tuesday tonight! LOVE IT! 🙂

  4. thank you very much for joining in and making our Bowdabra Crafty Saturday Showcase, we will look forward to seeing your post next Saturday.
    Warm Regards,
    The bowdabra team

  5. I absolutely love this! Thanks for sharing it with us. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you tomorrow night at 7 pm. We can’t wait to party with you! Lou Lou Girls

    • Thank you for pinning and tweeting! Appreciate it!

  6. Totally adorable! My daughter will want to make one too I’m quite sure! thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

    • Thanks! I know your daughter will have fun with it!

  7. This is so cute. My aunt just made a Fairy Garden for my mom’s birthday. I literally just posted about it this week on my Facebook page. People LOVE these fairy gardens – great gift idea.

    • They do make great gifts! Who wouldn’t love one?

  8. This is really cute and would be a fun decoration for our porch. The kids would enjoy helping me with this. Thank you so much for sharing it at the Happy Home Life party.

    • The kids would love it! Thanks for stopping by!

  9. Thanks so much for linking up this week at Merry Monday! I shared your beautiful Fairy Garden on my G+! Have a great week!
    Kim

    • Thanks for sharing it!

  10. This miniature is absolutely wonderful! Love it! 🙂

    • Thank you! I smile every time I walk by it! Appreciate your comment!

  11. That’s absolutely magical and great for imaginative play (and adults alike!) #pocolo

    • Yes, a child could play easily with it. I enjoyed playing and putting it together, too!

  12. I just love this! so cute!! I’m visiting from Weekend ReTreat Party
    Thanks
    Angie

    • Thanks for visiting and I appreciate your nice comments!

  13. You did such a nice job with this! I’ve been meaning to try doing a fairy garden for awhile – very inspiring! I’d love it if you’d share this with this week’s Awesome Life Friday link up.

    • Thank you and I’ll stop by!

  14. Awww! It’s so sweet! I think my Miss 4 would love a fairy garden.

    • She’s just the right age! She would love it!

  15. That is so cute! I can’t wait to move into our new house and relocate our fairy garden (it’s been in storage for 8 months). I love the way you did yours in a planter!

    • Thanks! It was fun to make!

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