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Jun 25 2016
11 months ago
6:15 PM MDT

How to Create a Whimsical Fairy Garden

Jun 25, 2016 @ 6:15 PM MDT
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How to Build a Fairy Garden

Have some whimsical fun outdoors this Summer by creating a magical Fairy Garden using your imagination and a few inexpensive supplies. It’s super simple to get in on this trend and can be as elaborate or as simple as you’d like it to be.

What is a Fairy Garden?

A Fairy Garden is a miniature garden designed to lure in fairies and bring good luck to your home. I love that it’s fun for all ages!

Supplies Needed for Fairy Garden Hip2Save.com

What do I need to make a Fairy Garden?

1.) Container- Find or pot, planter, bucket, or container that will fit the items you’d like to use. I used a 16 inch Hanging Basket with liner and filled it with potting soil.

2.) House or Houses- Fairy houses come in all different price ranges. To save money, I opted to paint my own bird houses found in the Walmart craft aisle for less than $1. I used craft paint and paint pens to embellish each of these birdhouses. I also coated each painted birdhouse with Mod Podge to seal them and to keep each painted house from fading.

Painted Bird Houses for Fairy Garden

3.) Decorative Rocks, Moss and Pebbles- Make a pathway or waterway around your house using rocks and/or pebbles. I was able to find these items at Dollar Tree and also grabbed some flat blue marbles that I opted to use as water! I also sliced sticks and branches to make little cute stepping stones and I love that these items are free! I glued pebbles to one roof and added moss to the roof of the other house to embellish.

Easy Frugal Fairy Garden Hip2Save.com

4.) Miniature Accessories- The options are endless when it comes to finding cute Fairy Garden miniature accessories both online and in your local craft store. I chose to use this fun 48 Piece Fairy Garden Accessory Kit which includes ladybugs, birds, ducks, light posts, and more. This Miniature Twig Bench is also featured in my garden! I used hot glue on the smaller pieces to attach them to the rocks, houses, and bench so they wouldn’t fall off or blow away. You could even create a fence using popsicle sticks and shape mushrooms out of clay if you really want to get crafty!

5.) Plants- Use plants that grow best in your climate. I prefer succulents because they are easy to take care of and require very little water.

Tip: Before planting, first map out where you’d like your houses to fit. Also plan where to place a pebble or rock pathway. Finish by arranging all the small accessories.

My kids and I had a blast doing this! Even if I didn’t have kids, I would still enjoy making one or two of these for my patio! So much fun.

Fairy Garden Example from Hip2Save

My Hip2Save colleague, Michelle, created a fantastic Fairy Garden with her daughter using this cute Fairy Garden Cottage along with an adorable 2 inch Miniature Picket Fence. They did a great job – SO CUTE!


Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s DIY/Crafts created just for Hip2Save, click here.

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