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Create Your Very Own Fairy Garden

Fairy garden

Summer is here, so let’s get creative and make a Fairy Garden!  This is a great activity that the entire family can enjoy and share together.  You can use materials found around the house and in your very own backyard.  You can create your Fairy Garden in containers of different shapes and sizes, in flower beds, in flower pots, or under a tree. Theme or no theme…you decide.  The possibilities are endless! 

Possible materials to use:

  • Rocks 
  • Sticks 
  • Moss 
  • Pinecones 
  • Tree bark 
  • Acorns 
  • Small plants  
  • Succulents 
  • Pebbles/Aquarium Rocks 
  • Potting Soil 
  • Flowers 
  • Recycled Materials 
  • Old Costume Jewelry 
  • Feathers 
  • Pom Poms 
  • Buttons 
  • Pipe Cleaners 
  • Popsicle/Craft Sticks 
  • Foil 
  • Glass Gems 
  • Glitter 
  • Lace 
  • Tulle 
  • Ribbon 
  • Yarn 
  • Small Toys 

For more inspiration, check out these eBooks from our website: 

Miniature Gardens by Katie Elzer-Peters 

Fairy Gardening 101 by Fiona McDonald 


Additional eBooks are available from Hoopla: 

Fairy Gardening by Julie Bawden-Davis and Beverly Turner 

Fairy Garden Design by Alix Wood 

Super Simple Fairy Gardens by Alex Kuskowski 


You can also buy Fairy Garden figurines and accessories to complete your garden.  In addition to the materials mentioned here, you can use any other materials you want – you are only limited by your imagination.  Enjoy!