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.
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:
Fairy bench by Meatloaf and Melodrama
A Fairy Swing by Beneath the Ferns
Toadstools by SCRAP
Painted Pot Fairy House – by Pat Cans
Here’s a quick Video Tutorial for this fun Fairy House craft…
Fairy door by Home Talk
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.
- 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
Build a Lighthouse for the fairies – instructions found on Empress of Dirt
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
Fairy Lights by DIY Joy
Ladybugs by Crafts by Amanda
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
- 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
Pixie Stones in a seashell are a nice little addition
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
Fairy Milk Jug Houses by Protracted Garden
A Popsicle Stick Fairy Picnic Table by Simple Practical Beautiful
Make a Fairy Farm: Click here to hop over to the Fairy Farm Post
Here’s a fun craft for a fairy garden party. Pipe Cleaner Fairies
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…