Are you looking for something fun and crafty to do alone or with the kids? And dare I say…relaxing? Make a fairy garden! In this post, we will be showing you how to build a fairy garden.
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I found the idea of making a fairy garden a little intimidating because there are so many miniature figurines out there. However, I saw figurines at the local Dollar Tree and decided to dive in.
The kids were so excited to make a fairy garden. We found it was easy and very fun to make as we each took on our own garden.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Fairy homes or structures
- Fairy accessories (i.e.-bridges, chairs, etc.)
- Potting soil
- Flowers (natural or artificial)
- Rocks, colored decorative gems
Fill each pot about two thirds full with planting soil.
Make a plan before you start your fairy garden
Do you want to make a community of homes? A fairy park? A pond? Think ahead of what you want the scene to look like.
Will you use real or faux flowers?
Your scene might depend upon your flowers. If you are using natural flowers, you might want to plan your scene around the flowers. I used faux flowers (because I have the unfortunate habit of killing plants). In my case, I focused on the scene first, and added the flowers after to fill in.
Have everyone select pieces BEFORE you start
If you are doing this project with the kids, make sure to have the kids pick out what they want to use before you all start creating. It is very easy for kids to “change their mind” once they see the other kid came up with a fun way to use a fairy or structure.
Think outside of the box
There were slim pickings for me once the kids picked all of the items that they would be using. I decided to get creative and make a “pool” or “pond” using rocks and decorative blue gems. It turned out much nicer than I expected and the kids kept commenting on it.
Decide how you want to display your creations
I didn’t really plan ahead how I was going to display all of these fairy items. Then, I remembered that I had an old tiered flower pot stand and used it. I was pleasantly surprised by the presentation.
It really gives the feel of a fairy city. The community park my daughter built definitely helped with that aspect.
If you’re creating with the little ones, take advantage of this time. I learned just how creative my kids are by watching them. It’s interesting to see how they use their problem-solving skills when something doesn’t quite fit or work out as they thought. My youngest put some fairies together at a table for a tea party…and a single gnome that was “flirting” with them. Um….that definitely lead to some more questions.
I hope that you decide to make your own fairy garden and have as much fun as we did! Please feel free to share with us on Facebook or Instagram if you do!
Here are some more pictures of our Fairy Gardens for some inspiration:
Have a magical day! 😉