My girls have been wanting to create a mini fairy garden for quite some time. We finally pulled it all together this week, so I thought it would be fun to share.
Here’s the garden – for now! We keep wanting to add things as we go.
Let’s take you back to the start.
After looking through pin after pin of adorable and quite elaborate fairy gardens, we decided to keep it simple and go with a large saucer as our base. We filled it with potting soil so it was ready to plant and decorate!
Below is a birds-eye view so you can see a few of the plants and fairy treats we planned to use.
A plant tip
Think small in terms of your plants. Don’t use things that will grow too tall – like herbs. As much as I wanted to fill this thing with flowering thyme, I knew it would take over in just a few short weeks. For one, I used succulents, which are great for this kind of thing.
We’ll get to that fairy hut in a moment. Let’s keep talking about plants for just a quick sec.
In the next picture, you can see I also chose Creeping Jenny, which is a darling ground cover with tiny leaves. The girls and I think the fairies like to hide in these trailing vines.
Creeping Jenny will do just what it says – creep along the ground. But it’s easy to cut back or even divide and replant somewhere else in the garden, if needed.
A few things you’ve probably noticed are the “flying” ladybugs and wood chip stepping stones. Those all came from Hobby Lobby! They have a small section of miniature garden supplies under the brand of My Garden Friends. <3
Some cute things you’ll find from My Garden Friends.
I actually bought our mini trellis and furniture from a garden store many years ago. They were stashed away with my gardening tools. I was a happy camper to uncover them for our project.
Now, our fairies were from Hobby Lobby. That was something we didn’t already have, and is a must-have item. Right?
Something to keep in mind if you have birthday parties coming up: these make awesome presents.
You could package up a fairy garden kit as a gift!
Our kids gave a package of fairies to our Mimi for Mother’s Day. As many of you know, she’s a master gardener. We thought this was a perfect gift and addition to her lovely garden. I’ll take a picture of where her fairies landed when I visit next!!
Now, are you ready for the fairy hut?! The secret supply, IMO, is this moss-on-a-roll. It’s genius.
It is incredibly easy to unroll and hot-glue to any surface. It has a mesh backing that holds the moss together.
All I did was buy an inexpensive plastic plant liner and glued strips of moss to the outer edge. We also cut an opening so the fairies could easily crawl inside for a cozy rest.
That’s pretty much the grand tour of our mini garden. Here’s another angle of the finished project so you can see all of the pieces in place.
And here’s what it looks like tucked in our front garden.
Big note here…the reason it’s in the front is because Puppy Leo has suddenly decided he wants to dig holes to China in our backyard AND eat anything he sees that’s new or interesting in the garden.
I wasn’t about to risk putting the girls’ project back there and have it torn apart or eaten. So, in the front yard it went. Now all of our friends and neighbors can enjoy it, too. That’s a plus.
We’re off to watch our garden grow and fairies fly.
Have a sunny, fun day.