These Fairy Gardens Will Add Some Major Magic to Your Home
Close your eyes and imagine a world where twigs become furniture, tea cups transform into tiny patios, and cacti look like towering trees. Fairy gardens — or mermaid gardens, if you prefer — are the cutest way to rock an indoor garden, featuring mini planters, adorable figurines, and limitless DIY options. You don't need much to get started, but once you begin to fill your pot, the possibilities are endless! Here are 25 fairy garden examples, plus a few DIY projects, that will inspire you to create your very own garden paradise.
DIY Wooded Wonderland: Who says only fairies can live in your fairy garden? These cute snails look adorbs in the mossy oasis. (via Parents)
DIY Bright Cactus Fairy Garden: If you’ve got a pot full of prickly plants, then you have most of what you need to make your own modern cacti garden. A couple of colorful wooden houses, some fencing, and white aquarium rocks make up the rest of this ultra chic fairy garden box. (via The Pretty Life Girls)
DIY Itsy Bitsy Frog Garden: Don’t let the size of your pot keep you from fulfilling your fairy garden dreams. Use all the available space in your tiny garden pot and fill it with small plant cuttings and pebbles. A couple of critters and a handmade sign will add a sense of enchantment too. (via Coffee and Vanilla)
DIY Spring Glass Jar Gardens: If you love all things miniature, then you'll have a hard time stopping after making just one fantasy world. Glass jar fairy gardens are a perfect, low-maintenance indoor option. (via Sadie Seasongoods)
Follow the Pretty Paved Road: This swirly walkway looks like it was made using different colored beans, but you can easily use beads, rocks, or anything else that you find in your pantry or craft drawer. (via Beneath the Ferns)
DIY Beach Fairy Garden: Your neighbors might not appreciate you covering your yard with sand, but don't worry — you can still bring the beach vibes home. Just add moss, marbles, and a few toys to create the ultimate beach vacation right on your front porch. (via Joann)
DIY Teacup Fairy Garden: Tea, anyone? Just grab a teacup for this little vignette. Before you know it, you’ll have the perfect mini garden for your apartment or windowsill. (via Life Is a Party)
Fairy Elements Star Teepee ($15+): Let your fairy get her glamp on with this adorable teepee setup. Pick up this star-patterned version on Etsy, or try your hand at DIYing your own with wood dowels and fabric scraps.
DIY Potted Fairy Garden: As you can see from this large planter option, fairy gardens don't have to be miniature affairs. Fill your pot with plants of different heights and colors, then nestle a fairy house in the center for just a hint of magic. (via Neat and Cozy Home Ideas)
Teeny Tiny Terrarium Garden: It's time to head down to your local garden store and stock up on colorful rocks, tiny plants, and fairy furniture. Get the kids involved in adding personal touches like paper butterflies and prized treasure rocks. (via Be a Fun Mum)
DIY Teacup Cacti Garden: It just doesn't get much more darling than a garden in a teacup. Fill the whole thing with rocks and pebbles so your plants have plenty of drainage. A mini twig ladder adds a nice touch and makes this garden feel like a fairy rooftop getaway. (via The Craftaholic Witch)
Tiny Table for Two: This bunting makes an outdoor dining perch that much more magical. Just think how cute it will be to switch it up each season. How about LED lights for the holidays and tropical leaves for the summer? (via Beneath the Ferns)
A Garden Within a Garden: Let's be honest — everything is cuter when it's miniaturized. Twigs suddenly look like giant trees and tiny ferns turn into a lush, fairy-filled forest. (via Echoes of Laughter)
This Garden's Going Places: Snag a miniature camper and decorate your garden — or in this case, your drawer — with greenery, tiny succulents, and even a DIY tire swing. (via Miniature Gardening)
DIY Fairy Beach House: If you prefer the sea to the forest, then craft your fairy beach garden out of sand instead. Don't forget the hot pink flamingo and a few succulents or air plants to give it that beach vacay feel you're dreaming of. (via Shrimp Salad Circus)
DIY Total Succulent Paradise: In case you needed a reason to go buy even *more* succulents, it's time to recreate this three-tiered fairy garden. Different heights and layers allow you to hide little treasures like mini deer and a wishing well. (via Hobby Lobby)
A Relaxing Indoor Garden: How adorable is this enchanting scene? It was actually created in a glass greenhouse with some cute DIY touches. (via Unskinny Boppy)
A Blooming Lovely Fairy Planter: Craft an adorbs flower garden complete with a wood slice walkway and a thatch hut. Top it off with a mini birdbath and wait for the fairies to move in. (via Crafts by Amanda)
DIY Teeny Twig Chair: One of the best parts about putting together your garden is making the accessories. All you need is a hot glue gun and twigs to make the cutest yard furniture you ever did see. (via The Magic Onions)
DIY Magical Forest in a Drawer: Next time you see an old drawer at a thrift store, be sure to grab it and transform it into a fairy garden. Delicate twig chairs, a mini watering can, and a teeny tiny bird house really complete this garden scene. (via Midwest Living)
A Little Woodland Magic: Charming and tranquil, this mini escape is the perfect place for your little fairies to gather and chat. All that’s really needed is a lot of bright green moss, a blue rock "stream," and a wire arbor covered in mini LED lights. (via Studio M)
The Ultimate Small Outdoor Space: Ugh, why can't our actual outdoor space look as pretty as this one does? An enchanted patio set gives your fairies a place to sip on those itsy bitsy botanical cocktails they undoubtedly enjoy. (via 625 Cruse Avenue)
DIY the Tiniest Fairy Gardens Ever: You’ve seen those tiny succulents around, and now you know exactly what to do with them! A little pot half-filled with sand or gravel and a few sprigs of greenery make this a great fairy garden option for your windowsill. (via DIY Cozy Home)
DIY Hipster Mason Jar Fairy Home: The mushroom abode might be the most uncommon of the mini-fairy garden designs. Cover a glass jar with clay to give it that mushroomy texture, and the scene is transformed into a charming space that's perfect for willowy spirits. (via The Decorated Cookie)
The Foodie Fairy's Dream Kitchen: With so many plastic accessories popping up in fairy gardens, it's a refreshing change to see some decor made out of only natural materials. Craft a mini kitchenette out of wood slices, beads, and acorn shell dishes, and ta-da: Your fairy's got everything she needs to entertain. (via The Magic Onions)
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