Add a dose of magic to your home by making a DIY fairy garden. There are many ways to go about making one. A DIY fairy garden can be in a small vessel that you can display inside your house. You can also make one right in your garden. You don't even have to exert a lot of effort into convincing your kids to help you make a fairy garden; this project is too fun that they would not want to refuse.
1 Add Doors to Trees
This is one of the easiest ways to make a DIY fairy garden. Basically, you glue a cute door to a tree and call it a day. You can choose to use a pre-made dollhouse door for this project or fashion one on your own. You can make a door using wooden pieces from the craft store, a bit of paint, a bit of twine, and other nature-themed accessories.
How cute! These miniature toadstools are made of polymer clay and toothpicks. The first step to making DIY toadstools is to form a small mound of clay. Embed one end of the toothpick to the flat side of the clay mound. Bake until they are hard. Once they cool, take them out of the oven and start painting.
Say your fairies are of the coastal variety. You don't want to make them a garden that is heavy on the woodland themes, of course. What you want to do is fashion a sanctuary that will remind them of the beach and the waters. We suggest adding lots of shells and pieces of driftwood to your DIY fairy garden.
How lovely is this tiny fairy house? I am loving that door! This is made of a clay pot turned upside down. Using pre-mixed grout as adhesive, the house was covered with gravel and sand. Flat glass marbles were also glued to act as windows. Tiny shells were added as finishing touches.
This is all sorts of cute! I bet your kids will love helping you make this miniature fairy fort, too. You will need twigs and a small piece of fabric for this project. You can place your tent in a pot that already has an old plant or you can fashion a special planter for it.
It's not essential to make your own furniture when constructing a DIY fairy garden. Craft stores carry a good number of dollhouse furniture that you can use for this project. An outdoors table set would be perfect. Add small tiles and other dollhouse garden accessories to make your fairy craft project more fun.
DIY fairy gardens are small projects and can be done in just about any vessel you can find. Tea cups are perfect examples. You can make one by filling the cup with rocks and placing a bit of moss on top. Add miniature furniture and other whimsical things to finish your fairy garden.