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 Making Fairy Gardens with the kids is fun and so easy to do. Take advantage of the warmer weather by creating fun spaces for fairies to visit and memories with the kids. These Fairy Garden Ideas are ready to inspire you and your kids to get outside and get creative. 

Miniature Fairy Garden Ideas

Over 15 Miniature Fairy Garden Ideas:

“Enjoy it! It goes by so fast!” You hear it all the time. Unfortunately, it’s so true. 🙁 Well, if my kids are going to insist on growing up, I’m going to make the most of the little years by adding as much magic and memories as possible. Fairy Gardens are a great way to make magical memories together.

Have you ever wondered...How to build a fairy garden? Well, all you need is a little imagination, plants, and some inspirational ideas to get you started.

What Exactly is a Fairy Garden?

  • A fairy garden is a tiny space devoted to plants and fairy structures in the hopes of luring fairies. Fairies are good luck to have around your home.

How do you know that Fairies have visited your garden?

Here’s how we know the fairies have paid a visit to our Miniature Fairy Garden…

  • Each morning we find a little pixie dust glitter sprinkled around the fairy garden creations. That’s how we know the fairies have been there.

What do Fairies Like? Should you leave something for the fairies?

  • Fairies love gifts. You can leave them pressed flowers, nuts, a new decoration, shiny gems, and stones, or a new structure built for their pleasure and enjoyment

Finally, here are some simple and creative fairy garden ideas to get your creative juices flowing:

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Fairy bench by Meatloaf and Melodrama

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A Fairy Swing by Beneath the Ferns

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Toadstools by SCRAP

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Painted Pot Fairy House – by Pat Cans

Fairy House Planter to Make with Kids

Fairy House Planter to Make with Kids 

Here’s a quick Video Tutorial for this fun Fairy House craft…



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Fairy door by Home Talk

fairy garden outdoor movie theater

Make a Drive-In Theater for your fairies

In summer, we love going to the drive-in movie theater. We decided the fairies should have one, too! Here’s our “Fly-In Theater” for the fairies.

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  • You’ll need to find a movie scene from a magazine or a printout
  • Use Modge-Podge to seal the movie scene to a flat rock or prop it against a rock
  • You’ll need to find something for the fairies to sit in – we used seashells that we had from previous beach vacations
  • *Use water-resistant Modge-Podge to seal the movie photo


Outdoor Lighthouse for a Miniature Fairy Garden

Build a Lighthouse for the fairies – instructions found on Empress of Dirt


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Make a Fairy Tire Swing for your fairies

  • If you have toy cars that you aren’t using, pop one of the tires off to make a tree swing
  • Or, find a rubber tire like this dog squeaky. We found ours at a tractor supply store

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Fairy Lights by DIY Joy 

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Ladybugs by Crafts by Amanda

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Fairy Direction Signs

  • Just write directions on clothespins and attach them to a sturdy stick
  • The door is made from a little bit of craft glass and placed at the bottom of the stick

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  • This year, we added a pop of color to our fairy sign. I bought medium-sized colored clothespins (at Michael’s Craft Store), and I wrote directions with a fine tip white paint pen
  • I also found a 4 pack of pixie dust bottles in the fairy house section of Michael’s

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Pixie Stones in a seashell are a nice little addition

by Pixies and Pirates

Outdoor Miniature Fairy Garden Ideas

If you don’t have garden space, How about a Fairy Garden in a Wash Tub – This idea is found on A Cuppa Tea With Me


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Fairy Milk Jug Houses by Protracted Garden

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A Popsicle Stick Fairy Picnic Table by Simple Practical Beautiful


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Make a Fairy Farm: Click here to hop over to the Fairy Farm Post

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Here’s a fun craft for a fairy garden party. Pipe Cleaner Fairies

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I snapped some pictures of more fairy garden ideas on a garden walk. I love the see-saw.


Do you love gardening and crafting with kids?

Try making Chalk Paint Stone Markers or Paint Stick Garden Markers with the kids. If you are looking for other ways to decorate your garden, try painting rocks. Here are somefun ideas for rock decorations.

Enjoy your time in the garden this summer.

Of course, supplies help. Here are my top Amazon picks that you might need or even want for your Miniature Fairy gardens…


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This Post Has 17 Comments

  1. Camille

    So cute! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

    1. Melissa

      My pleasure! Thank you so much for leaving your comment. It made my day!

  2. Cheryl

    I love the fairy light idea,very excited to make with my Grandaughter.

  3. Tammie

    I can’t wait to make the toad stools and paint the lady big rocks my grandson is going to have some fun this summer. He is two

  4. Maria

    I love your ideas thanks so much …🌸🌼🌻🌞🌝

    1. Melissa

      Thank yous so much! I hope you found one to try out this summer. 🙂

      1. Lynn lanham

        My daughter has a very boring flower bed full of weeds ,I think my granddaughterand I have a summer task !☺

        1. Melissa

          It will be so fun to see the transformation – from overgrown flower bed to magical fairy garden. How exciting! What a great memory to make with your granddaughter.

  5. Deborah Alspach

    I just got into the fairy gardens. I made some toad stools. They are so much fun. Thank you for your ideas.

  6. karen

    Lovely! Thank you!!

  7. Terri Zavala

    Glad to have found this project. I have 3 great niece’s and they keep me busy. Always wanting projects when I visit. These will keep us VERY busy for a while. Thanks.

    1. Melissa

      I’m glad you found it, too! Thank you for stopping in and hanging out to leave me such a nice comment. I love that you do projects with your Great Nieces. They must adore you.

  8. Wendy

    Im planning on making a fairy Garden for my 6 year old granddaughter. Thanks for all the creative, beautiful inspirations.

    1. Melissa

      It’s my pleasure. How fun! She’s the perfect age for a fairy garden. You’ll make so many precious memories together.

  9. Laura

    Love all your idea. I just started making a fairy home for my two grandchildren with on going stories of the fairies theylove. I love all your ideas I can’t wait to add to the house.<3

  10. Pam

    Can’t wait to make some of these with my granddaughter. She’s 5 and really into fairies.

  11. Laura

    I plan on making a 🧚‍♂️ garden and am looking for ideas. I am impressed with yours ! I love your Pixi stones in a seashell , because I am a seashell collector also. Thank-you !

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