Whether it’s a castle in Spain or on the Rhine, this design is another wonderful way to put broken pottery or broken planters to good use in a tiny garden. While it’s not too demanding of accessories, with the exception of the castle itself, it does use bits of greenery and plant life to help accent the stone walkways and stone steps. Almost minimalist in design, other accessories used might be pieces of blue marbles for the illusion of waters surrounding the castle and a small draw bridge expanding over a moat. You may use this tiny garden design anywhere.
16. It’s Almost Easter
Basically looking like an upscale and polished Easter basket, this styled design is best seen against a background of contrasting colors. Plain, yet charmingly striking, this miniature garden makes a simple statement about not only the Easter season, but springtime in general. Setting the stage for the Easter bunny using tiny, polymer bunny figurines throughout the fairy garden display, you can easily add a child, a fairy or two and landscape details from your very own garden. Nothing has to be fancy by any means, and it’s a delightful home accessory item that can be used over and over again each year.
17. Spring Time Blossoms
Using collections of tiny daisy flowers, this design, like illustration number 16 above, is most appropriate once winter fades and spring time begins to bloom. A miniature bird house gaily painted and a simple plant or tree branch strategically placed will make visitors stop and look more closely at your beautiful home decor. Always remembering to insert a little fairy figure in the scene, be sure to blanket the ground with covering such as daisies, perennials and other natural items. The additional of little pebbles leading to the house is your focal point in your creative design.
18. The Magic Mushroom Garden
What garden would be complete without at least one giant mushroom popping out of the ground? In a magic DIY fairy garden it becomes a must. Here’s one that not only Mom will enjoy making, but the little munchkins in your family can also have fun decorating with their beautiful, over-the-top imaginations. “Mom! Has anyone seen my Darth Vader lately?” A simple wooden barrel or wooden bucket would serve well in this design. Your local hobby shop is sure to stock little wishing wells as we’ve already seen in illustration number 10 above. Extra furniture pieces, such as chairs and tiny birdhouses, help make your tiny garden complete.
19. Follow Your Dream!
Whether it’s an enchanted cottage of your own, a tropical vacation or a houseful of little ones, let your fairies lead the way to your destination in your fairy garden spot on earth. Simply made, an arbor or trellis adds much to the setting of your cherished dream. Perfect for a circular garden section in itself, this circular fountain-like structure is an easy one to put together. Multi-pastel color pebbles lead your pathway right up to the little house with an accompanying bird house for your feathery friends. Naturally, a thoughtful fairy kneels in the presentation as it waits to see your next step.
20. Popsicle Stick Roof Cottage
If this darling DIY fairy garden doesn’t win you a blue ribbon, then nothing else will. Whatever you need in this garden setting you can get by eating plenty of fudge Popsicles and then setting aside the wooden sticks. Just kidding. You can, however, get a pack of wooden sticks in your local hobby craft store. Door entrance ways, broadwalks and the roof itself are all made from those little sticks. Sprinkling glitter on the roof or pasting on neon-colored stars add a magical touch you’ll soon not forget. A larger than life faux butterfly will finish things off just right.
21. Meditation Walk
Very simple to put together, this garden of meditation is an ideal place for you to think things over or for fairies to come gather for a little social chat. Using a clear glass, pedestal bowl, terrarium, simply fill with gravel on the first level and then top off with moss. If you place a 3-inch rounded mirror, then you’ll have a beautiful pool reflecting the fairy’s image or even an ice skating ring. Fairies love some R & R in this DIY fairy garden! Long, hanging, leafy foliage and a small contingent of baby snails complete the effect of the garden used by fairy beings for relaxing and thinking of their next adventure. Be sure to put out cork toadstools and a little bark bench as an added home accessory.
22. “Follow Me!”
Add an inviting tiny door hidden by foliage of various little plants and a walkway made of little beads, and you’ve set the stage for a fantasy world experience of a lifetime. Make the pathway even more interesting by selecting various shades or colored beads, and outlining them with swirling swashes of contrasting shades. A couple of comfortable, miniature chairs by the side of your tiny garden path serve as rest stops for your little fairy visitors. Be sure to put a sundial on your opposite side of the path so that visitors will always know what time it is. Plain, easy to make and visually pleasing, welcome into my miniature fairy garden.
23. “Have A Good One, Mommy!”
Even if Mom’s adding one more year to her life experiences, she’ll be happy to receive this birthday gift from her brood: a simple to make and to maintain miniature fairy garden. A terra-cotta piece of walkway or red brick path adds to the charm. With the addition of little bistro chairs and a piece of gingham cloth for a picnic table covering, the afternoon is set for your Mom’s special day. Oh, don’t forget the little cupcake and a candle set on top. Next surround your garden design with various natural pieces such as small pieces of woody twigs and green leaves. Tiny polka dot mushrooms and a bird house with an accompanying fountain make it all complete.
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24. Swing High, Swing Low
If there’s one thing that fairies love to do, it’s to swing underneath a mystical branch during the cool of summer evenings. Plain, simple to do, all you need is a bent over piece of woody branch, some twine and a couple of screws to secure the twine to the leaning branch in your mini-fairy garden. Now decorate to your heart’s content with greenery and tiny flowers, and don’t forget to mount everything on a platform covered in peat moss. Hey! If you save the green, plastic grass from your Easter baskets, that can do the trick too!
25. Getting Back To Nature
With so many resin or plastic accessories for your DIY fairy garden, it’s a real refreshing change to make a fairy garden with only natural materials. Be sure your container pot has a drain hole before filling it with your pot soil. A word of warning: don’t expect this miniature fairy garden arrangement to last for reuse in another season. After the season is gone, they’ll start to deteriorate. Now, start with your largest plant first as your focal point. You’re free to use whatever natural plant you want, but be prepared to throw them all out. However, if you prefer, once they start to grow, plant them in your backyard.
26. Stairway To Heaven Tree House
If you’ve got a tree in your front or backyard, then you have most of what you will need to start your “stairway to Heaven.” An old wheel barrel, some wire fencing around the perimeter of the tree, a fairy doorway and a flexible wooden ladder make up the rest of your fairy accessory line. Since this is a DIY fairy garden design, don’t leave out the twigs, branches and green cuttings that you’ve salvaged from your yard. This garden doesn’t necessarily have to be miniature in size; however, medium-size accessories are more appropriate when used along side or in front of a large tree.
27. Around My Twiggy Orb
One not too common mini-fairy garden design is the twiggy orb. Found in many hobby craft stores, this rounded structure will give your design a bird-cage sphere-like illusion when you accent it will tiny figurines of fairies and terra-cotta pottery pieces. Fill the design with peat moss, and the scene shifts into a charming atmosphere perfect for willowy fairy spirits. This design can easily be exhibited on a flat surface such as a corner table or even hung from a backyard tree. White lighting on it would make it look even better for that evening cup of hot tea.
28. Serenity’s Place
Although typically viewed best in a rustic backdrop, this design goes well in almost any setting it’s displayed in. Making it more outstanding is the fact that whatever surrounding foliage you’ve chosen, elements such as flat stones, rocks and one single cottage are all that you really need to make this charming presentation jump up at you. Sparingly using tiny furniture pieces and limited flower colorings, this unique, beautiful display blends well outdoors, in the corner of an inside porch or even at an entrance hallway. Letting your imagination and creative talents flow freely will surprise you with what you’re capable of doing.
29. Stream of Dreams
Surely at some time you’ve had a dream like this one. Serene, tranquil and everything flowing harmoniously. An enchanted cottage to give you and your little friends a respite from whatever storms you encounter, this is one creative display that truly lets your imagination flow alongside the little pictured stream of dreams. You’ll only be limited by what you want to put in this little exhibit. Perhaps a little gnome would look appropriate with little fairy friend companions. Whatever you choose, enjoy the journey into a world of fantasy.
30. Gillian’s Fun Island
You’ve seen them around, now make one yourself! A large, glass bowl half filled with white sand or even table salt, miniature flip-flops and a tiny beach chair will make this day at the beach complete. That said, a miniature garden doesn’t always have to be situated in a dreamy, forest-like setting, this is one that you can use to imagine that dream vacation in Hawaii you’ve always wanted. You can limit the amount of greenery here. A tiny palm tree or beach-like shrubbery will do. Don’t forget the ice cooler filled with tiny beer cans and your hand-painted picket fence to ward off intruders.
31. My Blue Heaven
There’s not much to build with this delightful presentation. Charming and tranquil in nature, it’s the perfect place for your little fairies to gather and chat. All that’s really needed is a lot of bright, green-colored moss, a tiny rounded door painted in blue and little accessories. Some accessories can be a garden sun hat, a small blue treasure chest with surprises that only a fairy would know and a small fairy front window that’s also painted blue. All of them add to the charm of this DIY fairy garden design for years to come.
32. My Favorite Cup Of Tea
An amazing cup of tea or java, you’ll need an extra large tea cup or small size soup bowl for this one. But, considering that fairies drink tea too, it’s well worth the search for the right size cup. Fill your cup of whatever with soil on the bottom, making sure there is some drainage provided either by a hole or by layers of pebbles on the bottom. Then fill the rest of the way with clean, white pebbles. Three or four tiny green plants, a miniature park bench, some stepping stones and a string of lights will help the fairies come to your park setting in this miniature garden setting.
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33. Cottage By The Sea
This tiny garden design is the perfect mini-garden to place in a summer cottage by the sea. It’s striking, imaginative, simple and delicately beautiful. With a touch of Asian Bonzai technique, this is one design that will turn heads and attract those fairies who travel the Seven Seas. All you really need is any medium or large size sea shell, a miniature Bonsai tree, hand-painted resin grass, a few small rocks and rocks large enough to support the whole miniature garden design.
34. A Pearly Delight
If there’s one thing fairy spirits adore is a pearl-laden merry-go-round. If the seats are made of sea shells, all the better. This tiny garden design is the ideal touch for almost any spot it’s placed. Either indoor by itself or outdoors on a rustic table spread, this exquisite display is unique, charming and lends itself well as a piece of home decor. Two woven basket tops fashioned together as the top and bottom of the merry-go-round are supported by a cylinder cardboard box in between. Pearl-driven, this fairy garden design with its sea shell seats will appeal to any fairy looking for a day of fun.
35. A Minimalist Tree House
Minimalist is the word to use for this tree house that any child or fairy would love to explore. A bare branch left over from winter, a swinging miniature rubber tire to hang from the tree top and a little wheel barrel finish the touch to this little kid’s delight. A few artificial or natural pieces of greenery add to the realism of what could easily be found in any backyard. If you run out of tiny things to add, a weekend trek to local garage sales may help. As always, any size container will do for this miniature garden.
36. Orchids At Noon
Here’s one creative design that’ll especially appeal to young ladies and fairies alike. Giving the ambiance of polished, discriminating taste, this display lends itself well in an area where making a good impression is needed such as a master bedroom, a master bathroom or a buffet table spread. Elegance is the tone conveyed here. Made by using a basic twiggy orb and several plant cuttings, this beautiful mini-garden design is a favorite hangout for little spirit beings observing all things.
37. Only Believe!
Completely charming, this mushroom-focused fairy garden design just calls out to those passing by. Complete with tiny windows that only a fairy could look through, the fairy door and irresistible cottage house-top make this a truly magical experience–if you’ll only believe. Eclectic styles and colors add to the magic as does the pebble pathway with multi-colored flowery stepping-stones. Surround your little garden with your preferred plant cuttings, and you’ve set the stage for a whimsical experience.
38. “I Was Waiting For You!”
Terrariums are never really out of fashion as you can appreciate with this glass or plastic encased terrarium bowl. Using a two-tier, diverse color pebble foundation, you can now securely position on top multiple plastic cuttings, or real ones instead, to surround the area occupied by your fairy friends. Make your tiny garden more even more delightful by using small hanging lamps with their accompanying lamp stands.
39. A Barrel of Summer Fun
Typically, kids can’t wait for summer to let out, and the same thing goes for little spirit beings. Summer is when all the summer starts and nowhere is this better seen than in this beautiful design. With a happy, sun-shiny face popping up in the background, you’ll jump over the hand-painted picket fences and over the small bridge as you head for your favorite fishing spot. Flying white doves and a little fairy imp sits waiting to see what you do the rest of the afternoon. Miniature blue kettles and a long, winding pebble road promise to make this a summer for you, your kids and your fun-filled fairies to long remember.
40. A Gorgeous Gourd Garden
Using a hand-painted pumpkin gourd as a focal point along with your fairy cottage, you can give this charming piece life with few other needed accessories. Basically using pebbles for your walkway and a beautiful blue stream on its side, your cottage sits in its container waiting for its spirit being visitors. Add to the scene small bushes or plant cuttings, and your gorgeous gourd garden design is ready to put in almost any outdoor setting. While you’re at it, don’t forget to put some small, colorful mushrooms or flowers in your presentation.
41. A Fairy Wonderland
Fairy garden ideas galore will pop up in your mind with this enchanting display. Better suited for areas that can give you additional space, a backyard setting is best for this charmer. This landscape will take up three separate sections beginning with the front view entrance, a middle section and the rear. An adorable canal runs through the piece from front to rear, and a little bridge helps make it all the easier for spirit beings visiting the property. If you further decorate with tiny and larger size miniature pieces, such as a gazebo, arbor or trellis, your fairies will stay longer than expected.
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42. Enchanted Door To Nowhere
Using a circular base as a container, this mini-garden design calls out to the inner child in all of us. Not even the fairies know where the door leads to as there’s no house on the other side; however, it does open. Be it as it is, that doesn’t keep four little fairy creatures from waiting outside for visitors. There is just one furniture piece here: a wire fence bench. You could also add other pieces such as a garden can and perhaps a surrounding picket fence made up of painted Popsicle sticks. Enhance your tiny garden now with plant cuttings and peat moss.
43. In The Cool Of The Day
You’ll want plenty of ice tea on hand to quench the thirst of your little spirit beings in this fantasy garden setting. A blue-tinged focus will make it all the more refreshing for visitors as they sit under a miniature umbrella. A metal fence for a sense of privacy and a tiny Adirondack chair make this spot all the more inviting. Further decorate with a fairy statue, a resin butterfly and a wise old hoot owl observing the garden as it sits on top of the chair. Naturally, you can paint the little items to add even more colorful charm to this display.
44. Pondering Precious Moments
This beautiful mini-design does not take much to assemble and can be created with any size container. A simply painted white park bench, a little side table for one coffee cup and a morning devotional book is all it takes for a lasting fantasy moment in the garden. On a breakfast nook table or in a sun room, you’ll want a fairy being to enjoy this special spot with you. Dried mulched leaves and larger size pebbles add to the whimsical appeal as white daisy flowers compliment the white park bench.
45. Hunnicutt Lane
One secluded spot in a garden is all that many fairies need. This spot is especially alluring and so easy to assemble. A real twig arbor, a hand-painted, white, picket fence made with match-sticks, and a tiny patio chair and table set are all you’ll need. That said, be sure to have a good assortment of tiny plant cuttings, succulent plants and a miniature terra-cotta pot standing in the corner of your beautiful mini-garden.
46. Simplicity Place
You can’t get it simpler than this fairy design. One good size soup bowl, a centered tree focus, bright lights, green, peat moss and several colorful glazed, glittered stones make this one charming home accessory. If you further fill in with miniature mushrooms, a bird fountain and an accompanying singing bird, your design is now complete. A little “welcome” sign and courtesy bicycle will do wonders to encourage little fairy beings to stay for a nice visit. This design goes especially well in an area that has little space or room for expansion.
47. Way Down Memory Lane
This fairy’s house may not have room for a lot of fairies, but it sure lends itself to memories of times past. With tiny clothes hanging down from a clothesline and a tiny clothes basket underneath, you’ll think you’ve stepped into your Mom’s own backyard. A confetti colored walkway with little mushrooms to the side create an even more fantasy-like atmosphere for your little spirit beings. A candy-like, pastel-colored roof adds the finishing touches to this brief walk down memory lane. Be sure to place a couple of lamp stands on both sides of your candy-like walkway in your miniature fairy garden.
48. A Real Mini, Mini-Garden
Five terra-cotta planters are all that you’ll basically need with this display. You can also add to this arrangement several succulent plants, faux gravel paths made with bits of tiny pebbles and pieces of broken terra-cotta laid about as stepping-stones. Small figurines of little polymer gnomes or sundials add to the design as do additional pieces of whatever your imagination conjures up. Your miniature garden consisting of five planter pots can be placed on a shelf, a table top or just about anywhere.
49. A Lakeside Cottage
Your fairies will really enjoy this piece of real estate! An old rickety bridge leads right over the blue glass gems that give an illusion of shimmering water. Naturally, this fairy garden design does need a tiny dock and boat to go fishing from while a fairy sits dipping her little toes in the lake. A small barking dog, a seagull, a slow-moving snail, tiny tea set and sand castle are all made from polymer clay. A picket fence surrounds the cottage in the back, and two big rocks on either side of the cottage add to the charm.
50. Old Victoria
You’ll think you’ve stepped into another era with this miniature fairy garden design. Using a blue-stressed container background, contrasting white picket fence, lawn furniture, bird bath, a miniature trellis and a delightful little statue of St. Francis of Assisi will have people and fairies alike marveling at this center of Victorian charm. Always using an upright tree crafted from a small branch or plant cutting, visitors will focus on its surrounding area with the garden accessories and blue stepping stones combinations. This is an award winner, so let your creative fairy guide you.
50 Top DIY Mini-Fairy Designs For Your Garden
Growing increasingly popular, a fairy garden goes a long way in providing an enhancement to almost any area in your home. Whether it’s in a master bathroom, living room or even sun-room, these enchanting, beautiful models present the finishing touch when charm is wanted. With today’s increase of hobby and craft retail stores, both online and brick and mortar, women have no difficulty in selecting what best describes their state of imaginative creativity.
Miniature furniture pieces, from tiny tea kettles to entire ocean cottage Wicker piece, are just some of the most popular selections offered buyers of a DIY miniature garden. The really neat thing is that a mini-garden can be as small or even as large as fits the place that it’ll be put in. Another appealing aspect of a fairy garden is that the whole family can join in as well in their community creation.
Even Dad can fashion a golf course and invite little spirit beings to help him putt a hole in one. Whatever your mind can imagine, that’s what you can put into your own little garden space. All the world is a stage when your little winged friends drop by for an afternoon in your enchanted miniature garden.
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