How to Plant a Fairy Garden

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I love fairy gardens. I just think they're so super cute, plus the attention to detail just amazes me. I love all those tiny little benches, houses and signs! I think my favorite thing about fairy gardens is that they can be anything you want. My new one is just a little woods scene but I've seen farm scenes, and garden scenes with little potting benches and greenhouses.
When I decided to put a fairy garden inside my house I knew exactly what I wanted and how I wanted it to look, but finding the pieces took a bit of time. I obviously needed fairy houses, signs and whimsical little statues but I also wanted a little 'stream' and a gold lined path. I decided I was going to need a fairly large container to fit all the things I wanted to. Luckily there are tons of planters available now, so I headed out to grab one and a few supplies to make this adorable fairy garden!
You'll start by putting several layers of bubble wrap in the bottom of you planter. Stagger them a little, bubble side down. This helps with drainage but is so much lighter then the layer of pebbles many people use. Trust me, the bigger the container the lighter the filler should be. You'll thank me if you ever have to move it!
Add soil and plants (step by step instructions are right here) I added a piece of moss for a walkway. Next I decided where my little bridge and 'water' was going to go. I used white craft sand as the base for the water, since light blue glass pebbles on dirt don't really look like anything. Just pour the sand where you need it and kind of smooth it out with your fingers. After you get the sand in place then place the pebbles on top of it and you'll get more of a water look.
Next add your fairy houses and other accessories. You'll need to water your plants regularly of course. My fairy gardens usually last at least a few months before the plants start to outgrow the containers. If you want it to last longer you could always choose miniature plants for your fairy garden...but that's a whole 'nother post!
Suggested materials:
  • Fairy house & accessories   (Dollar Tree)
  • Galvanized planter   (Garden center)
  • Plants   (Garden center)
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