Take your gardening to the next level and make your own fairy garden. You can even get the kids involved and make a family fairy garden or let them each make their own fairy garden. Even if you don’t have a green thumb, you can tend to a fairy garden like a pro. They are very easy to make and even easier to maintain. You can make them as big or as small as you want. If you don’t want to plant a fairy garden, in your existing flower garden or yard, use a large planting pot or recycle an old wagon or wheelbarrow. Here are a few tips and must-haves for your fairy garden:
Find the Perfect Spot for Your Fairy Garden
Location, location, location! You’ve heard it before, and you’ll hear it again and again. Everything from real estate, advertising, and even fairy gardens need a perfect location. Fairy gardens are made for tending to and admiring, so make sure you pick a great location. You won’t want it to be surrounded by taller plants. These tall plants will block your work of art and may even affect the growth of your fairy garden foliage. If you don’t have much of a yard to work with, try using flower pots or other containers to house your fairy garden. This is a great opportunity to recycle those old flower pots and containers, or you can use an old wheelbarrow, bird bath or even an old wagon. You may like the idea of having your fairy garden on wheels, especially if you won’t want to tend to your fairy garden year-round. You’ll be able to move your fairy garden easily. When you are done fairy gardening for the year, simply empty your wagon and store it in the shed, until next time!
Keep it Simple
Don’t overcrowd your fairy garden. Keep it as simple as possible. Have a few focal points and make the remaining portions foliage. Don’t get carried away and try to cram a lot into one space. If you have a bunch of ideas and don’t know how to incorporate them all into your one fairy garden, make multiple ones. This is great if you want to have different themes. You could make a fairy garden village or make a family fairy garden. You’ll be able to incorporate all of your ideas without overcrowding, and the end result will be a mix of creativity.
Make Your Own Furniture
You’ll definitely want to add some small fairy furniture to your fairy garden. Don’t waste your money buying doll furniture for your fairy garden. Instead, make your own fairy garden furniture out of twigs and sticks. You can make chairs, tables, beds and more with a few twigs and some twine or string. Simply bend and twist your twigs or sticks into makeshift furniture and keep it in place with some twine or string. You can spray paint or hand paint your furniture to add some color to your fairy garden. If you want a more natural look, leave your wooden furniture unpainted.
A Place for Your Fairy to Call Home
Your fairy is going to need a place to stay when they come to your fairy garden. You can make a small house out of scraps of wood or sticks. If you don’t want to make a home for your fairy garden try using a small birdhouse. They work great and can be painted to look just like a small cottage. If you are making a fairy garden village, add multiple dwellings for your fairies.
Make a Path
You won’t want your fairies getting lost in the surrounding “forest” of your fairy garden. Make a path throughout your fairy garden to guide your fairies. This can be done by using small stones or pebbles. If you want the look of a sidewalk, you could use concrete to create a more defined path. These paths look great in fairy garden villages and will add a realistic look to any fairy garden. If you have multiple pathways throughout your fairy garden or fairy village, add some signs to keep your fairies moving in the right direction. You can make small street signs out of scrap pieces of wood and sticks.