Fairy Garden

11 Materials
$10
5 Hours
Easy
I really wanted to make a fairy garden but didn’t want to buy anything. I just looked around the house to see what I had and with a little help from my husband‘s model train layout, I was able to add people and animals. Maybe the next time I will go get some gnomes and Fairies 🧚‍♀️.
i was tidying up around the house and had this blue plastic basin of sorts that I never knew what to do with. I decided that this would be my first fairy garden pot. I didn’t like the medical look of the blue tub so I put it in a basket I had lying around too!
i put some perlite in the bottom for drainage. Filled the rest with peat moss. Decided that i liked the interesting form of the good luck plant and set that in first.
I looked around my house for a cute little house and saw this cottage on the bookshelf. I thought, “why not?”. A little touch up paint to hide the flat bookend and it totally looks cool.
After setting the house and adding the sand and colored glass, I wanted people and asked my husband if he had any to spare from his train room. Then I was like,”grass!” And went to peel up some frozen PA moss from the cracks in my sidewalk.
im happy with how my first fairy garden came out. I still left the Christmas bow on the plant cause it’s pretty. I will probably hot glue some flat rocks to cover the blue edge or the basin.
It took me the better part of my Sunday but it was totally worth it!!
Suggested materials:
  • Blue medical basin
  • Wicker basket   (Thrift store)
  • Bookend cottage house   (Yard sale)
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