A simple way to bring a little wonder into your garden this summer is to create a fairy garden. One of the best things about building a fairy garden is that they can come in all shapes and sizes and consequently there are no right or wrong ways to make them. You don’t even really need a garden of your own!
An inside fairy garden
If you don’t have an outside space that you can use, fear not because fairies can live anywhere! All you need is a tin or even a wooden or cardboard box, lined with plastic. Fill approximately one-third of your box with soil and plant something simple & fast growing such as cress. Cover a few areas with small stones and paint some larger stones for the fairies to live in – don’t forget the door and windows.
We added a few sticks, pieces of bark & moss to ours then Evey colored some foil and chopped it up for ‘fairy jewels’! Let your imagination wander and see what you can create. Perhaps you could share a picture of your garden – I have a special fairy garden/fairy circle Link up at the bottom of this page.
A Fairy Ring in the Garden
If you are lucky enough to have a large enough outside space in which you can grow a fairy garden, then you can make it big enough to sit & play & picnic in! Just place a stick at the point where you would like the center of your fairy circle to be. Tie a long piece of string to this and then tie on another stake at the end. Use this to mark out a circle. Use a shovel to dig out a 6-inch wide trench & fill it with potting compost. Plant some ornamental grasses and perennial plants in the circle, leaving two clear spots so you can walk in and out. Now you have a fairy circle to sit in!
An Outside Fairy Garden
Finally, you can build a fairy garden, exclusively for the fairies anywhere outside. You could paint some large stones for them to have houses, make furniture from twigs and grasses and use all kings of garden items to provide places for you fairies to live in.
If you lack time, skill or inspiration, you can also buy many beautiful items from full fairy house kits to fancy fairy houses, tiny fairy garden accessories or even ponds for your fairies to fish in. I used some of the items below for inspiration.
Echo Valley 6240 Fairy Garden Starter Accessory Kit $23.06
Enchanted Fairy Garden Kit $24.99
Fairy Garden Cottage – Mini $24.34
Fairy Garden Fairy Bench With Believe Pillow $13.33
Best Friends Miniature Garden Fairies $9.75
Miniature Fairy Garden Tiny Pots, Set of 3 $7.49
Miniature Fairy Garden Garden Pond, Small $18.94
Miniature Gardens: Design and create miniature fairy gardens book $17.46
Fiddlehead Fairy Garden “Gypsy Wagon” $36.99
Fairy Saying Stepping Stones Set of 4 “Hope Faith Love Wish” Miniature Fairy Garden Village Accessories Pieces Decorations $10.28