Ideas For Creating Your Fairy Garden
If you are looking to add a little fun to your garden or for a craft project for your little ones, you can create a Fairy Garden for your backyard.
A type of garden is a miniature garden that consists of small plants and designs that can attract fairies and other magical creatures to your garden. they are the perfect size and responsibility for little ones. It offers an entertaining activity to the kids as it can develop their creativity and imagination. This DIY garden makes fun sensory play for the little ones as they can plant and play with the accessories, soil, and plants.
This type of garden can also make a lovely addition to any backyard, porch, garden, and and even indoor space.
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How To Start
If you want to create an enchanting space in your garden, you can do it on your own. Fairy gardens are a great place to start and also involve the kids.
You can customize your space by adding special touches using accessories and plants. You can continue adding other accessories and miniatures over time. It’s fun to make memories with the kids by gifting them new pieces on special occasions, too.
If you don’t know how to start, here is an easy, step by step tutorial for creating your own:
Choosing The Right Location
The type of accessories and plants to add depends on the location you choose.
You can choose a space indoors or outdoors, on your patio, in your kid’s room, in the backyard, your options are endless!
If you lack space, you can also opt to use containers. Here are a few container ideas you can try:
Choosing Potting Soil
Choose a soil rich in organic matter. You want to use an organic potting soil for best results. This will keep the plants healthy and flourishing, giving them the appearance of fairies caring for them.
If you want to create your own compost, you can mix potting soil with organic fertilizer.
Gardener’s Supply Potting Mix
If you are planting in containers, make sure that there is proper drainage by adding a layer of pea gravel at the bottom of the container. You can also include a layer of charcoal at the bottom. This will keep everything fresh.
To create paths for the fairies, add moss, pebbles, and bark on top of the soil.
Choosing The Plants And Accessories
The final additions are completely dependent on your imagination.
Use your imagination to plant and enjoy. Think of what you want to see in your fairy garden.
Then choose the plants and accessories that will bring your imagination to life.
Some things to keep in mind when choosing plants are the location, the climate, and your theme.
But the most popular choices are:
- Bonsai trees
- Scotch moss
- Corsican mint
- Baby tears
- Ornamental strawberry
- Licorice plants
You can also ask your local nursery for assistance choosing the type of plants or flowers you want to include.
When it comes to accessories, you can make your own or you can purchase items like:
Add features to finish up the look
- Add the plants and cover the roots with soil.
- Create a pond, a path, a stream, or a walkway as you add the plants.
- Water the plants once you’re finished planting.
You can also use this time to add the pebbles, stones, sea glass, glass gems, sand, and moss to your garden.
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Designing your own fairy garden can be addictive. You can use different themes and add multiple accessories — you will not run out of ideas.
Do you have a fairy garden at home? Please share it with us, we’d love to see it and hear your ideas for creating a fairy garden.