Creating your own enchanting fairy garden is quite easy and as you’ll quickly find out that its a lot of fun to tap into your creativity and use your imagination. Over the last few years fairy gardens have seen an increase in popularity. The ease in which they can be created, the variety of design options available and the ability to place them literally anywhere add to the fun and mystique of fairy gardening.
Step 1-Finding a Home
To get started decide on the type of dwelling you want to use for your fairy garden. Collections Etc. has a vast selection of adorable fairies, cottages and delightful gnomes to choose from such as this miniature set Collectible Mini Fairy Garden Stakes and House that the fairies would love to call home.
Step 2- Containers
Fairy gardens can be planted in any type of container. You can choose a flower pot like this beautiful Fence Post Cap Planter Flower Pot, a barrel, or just install one right into the ground.
If your fairy garden needs a welcome entrance, this adorable Dew Drop Inn Fairy Gnome Garden Door will be just right.
Step 3-It’s all about the Accessories
Spread potting soil or moss around for the groundcover. Look for twigs, pebbles or bits of grass from around your house. Use twigs for fence and pebbles for pathway. You could also add miniature plants to add depth and dimension to your garden.
Step 4- Your Own Personalized Touch
We love the idea of adding your own personal touch to your fairy garden. Try creating miniature mushrooms by shaping them with polymer clay and then baking them in the oven. Tip: Polymer clay can be purchased at your local arts and crafts store. Just follow simple package directions and in no time, you will be creating amazing organic shapes. You can also try using a toothpick and a button to create a smiley sunflower, like the image below.
Step 5- Finale
If you have added any live plants, lightly spritz them with water. To add the final touch of whimsy, we suggest adding a tiny Solar Blue Micro Light String. And of course, don’t forget to add a bit of pixie dust.
We hope you’ve had fun planting your fairy garden. We’d love to hear from you about how you planted your fairy gardens so please post your ideas in the comments section below.