This past weekend I decided to make my first fairy garden. These little dollhouse structures and scenery are so adorable it is hard not fall in love with them. Of course I scoured Pinterest for ideas and boy there are plenty of them!
So what is a fairy garden? According to Fairy Gardening.com:
A Fairy Garden is a miniature garden complete with structures and actual living plants. It is designed to give your green thumb a place to tend year-round and to lure fairies and with them, good luck, to your home. It’s a tiny space created and tended with love.
Basically there is no wrong or right way to build a fairy garden so it is completely left up to your own individual style and creativity. This is what makes them so fun!
For my fairy garden I purchased the large glass container from my local thrift store at a steal of $8. Some of the houseplants I already had on hand but I purchased the fern because I wanted to create a canopy look for my garden. I layered the container with rocks, mix of charcoal & mulch designed for orchids and finally top soil from my local Lowes. The charcoal mix is intended to filter the water. This layering is used in any terrarium which is ideal for indoor fairy gardens. Finally I purchased the house, deer and gnome from Joann’s. I was lucky that the fairy garden products were 40% off when I went in otherwise it would have been quite expensive. Aside from collecting the materials for this project it took me about 30 minutes to assemble my fairy garden. I still have plenty of supplies left over to build another one. Here is the final product!
Make sure to check out my Pinterest board dedicated to Fairy Gardens that is filled with ideas for building your own garden.