I found a deep adoration for fairy gardens a few years ago and now they seem to be all the rage. I see them all across the web and even a couple of our local family owned garden centers have fairy gardens on display. Fairy gardens are super adorable so it’s no wonder why! Today, I’ve partnered with Flower Fairies Secret Garden to share two ways to make a fairy garden and both of them are simple enough for beginners! As always, all opinions are my own.
Two Ways to Make a Fairy Garden
Fairy gardens can be as simple or as extravagant as you’d like. They can be plain or unique, just like you. There are really no rules when it comes to fairy gardening and there are two types of fairy gardens that you can create – an imaginary fairy garden and a live fairy garden. Today I’m going to share how to make each of them with some great items from Flower Fairies Secret Garden. You can also make your own fairy garden stepping stones to add to your garden.
Imaginary Fairy Garden
Imaginary fairy gardens are perfect for beginners, for those who don’t know much about gardening and for people who live in city dwellings with no outdoor space. They’re very easy to build and you will need the following items:
- Flower Fairies Planter Kits & Accessories Pink
- Flower Fairies Round Moss
- Flower Fairies Imaginary Plants x 2
- Scilla Flower Fairy Gift Pack
- Strawberry Flower Fairy
- Flower Fairies Stepping Stones
Step 1. After you have removed all of the items from their packaging, insert the round moss into the pink planter.
Step 2. Arrange the imaginary plants along the back of the planter, creating a “u” shape, poking each stem through the moss to keep the plants in place.
Step 3. Situate Skilla Flower Fairy and her accessories in the middle of the “u”, using the plants as a backdrop.
Step 4. Set Strawberry Flower Fairy in place, along with her strawberries. Then place the pathway and arrange the stepping stones.
And just like that, you’ve got a lovely fairy garden to display inside your home or office!
Live Fairy Garden
A live fairy garden is similar to the imaginary fairy garden but it lives outdoors. As an avid gardener, I love playing with dirt so these are my favorite fairy gardens to make!
You will need the following supplies to make your live fairy garden:
- 16 inch round planter
- Potting mix
- Mulch or moss
- live plants – I used a mini Iris, Greenery, Violas and a ground cover plant, split into 4 pieces
- Baby Apple Blossom Flower Fairy Gift Pack
- Rose Flower Fairy Gift Pack
- Buttercup Flower Fairy
- Lavender Flower Fairy
- Flower Fairies Door
- Flower Fairies Stepping Stones
- Flower Fairies Tea Set & Fairy Cheese
- Flower Fairies Sign
- Flower Fairies Pathways
- Flower Fairies Lanterns
Step 1. Fill your planter with potting mix, leaving about 1 inch of the planter showing. this will allow your fairy garden to be watered without overflowing out the sides and will also ensure that none of your fairies or accessories will be caught in a flood and wash off the sides if it rains.
Step 2. Plant your plants. I did the tall plants in the back and the ground cover more towards the front. It’s easiest to place plants if you set the accessories in as you go, so that you can figure out where you want everything situated.
Step 3. Start placing your accessories, starting with the largest items like the door and pathways.
Step 4. Once your door and pathways are in place, lay a very thin layer of mulch across the entire area of dirt and around the plants. I just gathered some of the finer pieces from my existing gardens!
Step 5. Now start placing your fairies. I placed the Buttercup Flower Fairy right behind the garden door, as if she’s walking into the garden. You might need to press the fairies and accessories down a bit as you go and/or arrange mulch over them to help to keep them in place better.
Step 6. Now start placing the rest of the fairies, like the Rose Flower Fairies Gift Pack and the Baby Apple Blossom Flower Fairy Gift Pack.
Step 7. Now it’s time to arrange all of the smaller pieces like the Lavender Flower Fairy and the accessories.
Step 8. Your live fairy garden is finished and now it is time to water it and enjoy watching it grow! Don’t forget to water it from time to time throughout the season too!
I had such fun creating these fairy gardens and have made plans for my husband and son to build me a large planter so that I can create an even bigger fairy garden. I’m talking like a fairy village and I can’t wait to get started on it!