Fairy Gardens or "Miniature Gardens" seem to be a trend lately. While the kits to make your own can be uber expensive, there are plenty of ways to do it yourself and save some money - and in the end you may turn out with an even better Fairy Garden than you could have purchased! I love creative little ideas like this and I can't wait to make my very own Fairy Garden.
A fantastic idea that I saw on Pinterest required broken clay pots. How many of you have broken pots from the spring or summer? I know I do. You can even pick up a clay pot you already have and break it in the shape you desire. So with this particular idea they broke the side of the pot and used the little pieces to make stairs once they put some soil in. Oh my goodness it is going to be totally adorable.
Then you can add little wooden or ceramic houses and moss or chicken & hen plants to beautify your little garden. You can use whatever plants you like, but the idea is to make it look like a little miniature world. Maybe a Bonsai tree would be a perfect fit for your Fairy Garden? The dollar store or craft store might have some adorable little ceramics you can paint to add to your garden. Like miniature garden gnomes or deer. My local dollar store even had miniature bird houses on lollipop sticks, so I will definitely add those to my creation. Some colourful rocks and ornaments and you will have a unique Fairy Garden of your own.
I will keep mine as a centerpiece on my kitchen table. There is a website called FairyGarden.ca that sells bits and pieces for your garden including Halloween and Christmas themed decorations and characters. They even have reindeer! If you want to get creative enough to build your own houses and characters for your Fairy Garden then I suggest you learn how to make Papercrete. Papercrate is made from newspaper, water, cement mix etc and it is a great way to build bricks, little miniature houses, decorations and more for your Fairy Garden out of materials that won't cost you much. From what I read in that website, you can basically make everything you need for your Fairy Garden out of papercrete - including the container for the garden. I would make little stepping stones and mailboxes... oh my gosh... so cute!
If you don't want the hassle of building your own Fairy Garden, you can always snag this kit from Amazon.ca for just $31.19. This Creativity For Kids Enchanted Fairy Garden Kit is a great way to grow your own magical, miniature Fairy land garden without having to be creative about building everything yourself. This kid is best suited for ages 7 and up, but is even wonderful for adults. This kit included the container, soil, characters, paint, and more things you will need to get started. You will even get free shipping.
Hey Moosers, isn't this a fabulous way to get your gardening fix in during the winter months?!