Are you interested in building a fairy garden for your family? These gardens add a touch of whimsy to any outdoor space and allow children to use their imagination and creativity. Fairy gardens contain tiny plants, flowers, and structures to create a magical home for the fairies in your landscape. Fairies are said to bring blessing and good luck to your home; so why not create a spot for them?
A fairy garden can be placed either indoors or outdoors. For example, it can look amazing in a child’s room to add a touch of magic or placed on a patio to add interest to the area. If you prefer, a fairy garden can be placed in your landscape to add interest and colour.
There are many ways to create a unique and interesting fairy garden. For example, you can use a wine barrel planter, fill it with fresh soil and create a magical spot for your children to explore. Other options include a galvanized bucket, a serving tray or any other container you may have handy. The most important thing you need when creating a fairy garden is imagination and a few supplies. These supplies include artificial flowers, marbles, small plants, shells, rocks and brightly coloured tea cups.
In addition to this, you will need a bag of moss (or gather some moss from your landscape), a small birdhouse, seed pods, artificial birds, and pinecones.
All of these items can be found in garden supply centres, dollar stores, craft stores, thrift store or Palmate’s Fairy Garden Store. This online store offers a large selection of products that are delivered quickly to your home. You do not have to concentrate on just garden items, you can use dollhouse furniture and items to create a magical fairy garden. For example, some dollhouses have miniature terra cotta pots and birdbaths that can be incorporated into your fairy garden.
Before you begin planting your fairy garden, you should do a rough layout to determine the best location for each item. You can do this directly in the garden by drawing in the dirt. Sketch in where the fairy house will go, the path and the location of your plants.
Once you have done this, place your fairy house and start planting your small plants. Once this is in place, use ground seashells or small stones to create your fairy’s garden path. Finally, use a variety of decorations, such as small birds, artificial flowers, and other items to create a beautiful, magical area in the garden. You and your children will be delighted with this unique and beautiful miniature fairy garden.