How to Make an Indoor Fairy Garden

How to Plant a Fairy Garden

If you were a fairy, wouldn’t you want to hang out in this garden?

My mom recently came to visit, and I really wanted her and my four-year-old to get a chance to make a fairy garden.  It was something I’d been wanting to make myself for a long time but just kept not quite getting to.  I figured that having the two of them make their fairy garden together would not only be fun, but it would give my little girl something to remember her grandma by between visits.  They had a great time, and my little one likes to climb up into the window to look at it and play with it.

Here’s another Craft Jr. project for your fairy garden – make tiny fairy houses, too!

What You Need to Make a Fairy Garden

  • Large container
  • Potting soil
  • Small plants (we picked some that looked like minature trees and shrubs)
  • Doll house accessories
  • Aquarium gravel
Fairy Garden Craft Supplies

Fairy Garden Craft Supplies

Once you've put your soil into your fairy garden container, choose some of your larger plants and furniture as "anchor points" for your design.  We wanted ours to be a park.

Once you’ve put your soil into your fairy garden container, choose some of your larger plants and furniture as “anchor points” for your design. We wanted ours to be a park.

Next, add in our secondary plants and pieces and make sure everything that needs to be is planted in the soil.

Next, add in our secondary plants and pieces and make sure everything that needs to be is planted in the soil.

Add potting soil to cover the plants' roots and raise the level of your fairy garden to near the top of your container.

Add potting soil to cover the plants’ roots and raise the level of your fairy garden to near the top of your container.

Use colored aquarium gravel to cover the soil and give your fairy garden a finished look.  This reddish gravel looked just like a miniature version of the lava rock you would find in a park.  We also used black and white to make a path through the park.

Use colored aquarium gravel to cover the soil and give your fairy garden a finished look. This reddish gravel looked just like a miniature version of the lava rock you would find in a park. We also used black and white to make a path through the park.

If your container is large enough, you can make different scenes in your fairy garden.  Here is our park bench scene.

If your container is large enough, you can make different scenes in your fairy garden. Here is our park bench scene.

Here's a little gardening scene within our fairy garden.

Here’s a little gardening scene within our fairy garden.

Share This

About the author

Lorna Doone Brewer is a freelance writer, also known as the Queen Bee. She lives in the beautiful Inland Northwest with three spirited daughters and a wildly outnumbered husband.

View all articles by Lorna Doone Brewer

1 comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>