How to make a fairy garden

how to make a fairy garden

How to make a fairy garden

After making our miniature garden last week, the girls re-discovered our outdoor fairy garden at the weekend. The one we made last year has been well played with but was in need of a little spring cleaning, so they hunted round the garden to see what they could find to give it a revamp.

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An old, broken plant pot has been given a new lease of life as a house, with a path of mussel shells leading up to the entrance – very neatly laid in ascending size order by L.

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A few twigs for the framework and some woven garden twine provided the fences.

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A lucky find was another old plant pot which had been completely overgrown with moss – giving them a perfect circle to make a lawn with. B peeled off some bark from an old log to make a bench and L laid out some cockle shells ‘all in a row’ for a border.

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Two longer twigs make an archway, marking the entrance to the garden – I wonder if we can find a tiny plant which might grow over it?

Did you make a fairy garden with your children? If you have a link to share, the girls would love to see where the fairies live in your garden.

Find lots more fairy garden inspiration at the Magic Onions Fairy Garden Competition 2011

happily shared with get your craft on and abcand123 and tot school and the Sunday Showcase and Craft Schooling Sunday and   outdoor play and Friday’s nature table and It’s Playtime and Kids Get Crafty and Works For Me Wednesday


  1. says

    Fantastic fairy garden… so many moments of intentional teaching here, and the children love the open-ended possibilities. The fairy garden can become so many things to engage a range of learners including a peace garden, a garden of well-being, a dinosaur lair and world just to name a few, I have been blogging about miniature worlds and fairy gardens for a while, you are welcome to check out ours at and our FB page

    • Cathy @ NurtureStore says

      Hi Little Wonders’ Day – they look lovely don’t they? We’re always on a mission to collect a few more when we’re at the beach.

  2. says

    A fairy garden is still very much on our to do list!! Just need to find a lovely little corner in the garden get making! Lovely and so sweet!

    Thank you for linking up to Kids Get Crafty!!! Always a pleasure to have you stop by!


  3. says

    Popping in from Totschool. I love the Fairy Garden!! My LG will love this :) Greetings from Sunny, but freezing, South Africa. Momma Jo

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