How to make a Fairy Garden

Yes, fairies are real! I always believed in them since as long as I can remember. And then I got my dream part in the school play when I was 7 and got to play Tinkerbell. Admittedly it was because I had a small voice and it was a non-speaking part. But who cares, I was a fairy πŸ˜€ Nowaways, I still get that magical feeling when I sit in my parents’ garden, with all the flowers and butterflies, the garden ornaments and the solar lights everywhere – it really comes to life at night. It’s the perfect place to make a fairy garden.

How to make a fairy garden

I was contacted last month by Ocean Finance who asked me to take part in the Fairy Homes Challenge. I was like, that is such a cool idea – a fairy garden! They gave me Β£40 to buy my supplies and get creative. Now to get maximum out of the budget, I decided to use what my parents already had in their garden, seriously they have soooo many pots and plants and pebbles, they wouldn’t notice if I took anything, right?! That meant I could spend the Β£40 on just fairy furniture. Here’s what I got:

How to make a fairy garden

Β£10 went on 2 giant mushrooms made out of tree trunks and sticks, which I bought from a stall at the Slough Canal Festival. Β£30 went on all the cute furniture – a bench, a lamppost, a bridge, 2 planters and a metal fence. They were seriously SO CUTE! I got them from Fairy Gardens UK.

I found the perfect pot in my parents’ garden – a large terracotta one with an avocado plant in it – perfect to create some shade for the fairies!

How to make a fairy garden

The first thing I did was clear up the dead leaves and tidy it up a bit, so it looked like this. I have no idea whether those plants around the edges were weeds or not, but they looked really fairy-like with their little leaves.

How to make a fairy garden

Next I placed my furniture where they would roughly go, so I could work out where I needed to place extra plants and pebbles.

How to make a fairy garden

With this in mind I decided to place white pebbles and wooden bark under the bridge and bench. I rummaged around in the garden for a bushy plant that I could put behind the fence, so it would look like a forest. In the two planters, I needed some sort of tiny plant. Then my mum had a brainwave, and snipped of the edge of two branches from an old artificial Christmas tree. I put some soil in the pots to hold them in.

How to make a fairy garden

I wanted it to look like there was a river under the bridge, so I painted some of the pebbles blue.

How to make a fairy garden

Here’s my favourite piece of fairy furniture – the lamppost! I just love it, gives it an real olde England style.

How to make a fairy garden

I found two real mushrooms growing in a pot behind my dad’s shed, so I transplanted them in behind the bench. And the last thing to add in were the giant mushrooms, which Tyler helped me put in.

How to make a fairy garden

Here is how it looks from above, so you can see where I placed everything.

How to make a fairy garden

And just so you get to see how my mum has already made this a fairy-friendly area, here’s the whole area.

How to make a fairy garden

And there you have it, how I made a fairy garden. I tell you what, this was the most therapeutic morning I had ever had! I really recommend making one, especially if you’ve had a stressful week, it will calm you down.

How to make a fairy garden

Tyler and I couldn’t stop looking at the little garden afterwards, it’s so so cute! Now let’s hope the fairies come visit it πŸ™‚

Sabrina x

The Fairy Homes Challenge forms part of the “Dream Homes” series, brought to you by the homeowner loansΒ team at Ocean Finance.

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40 responses to “How to make a Fairy Garden

  1. This is beautiful and I love it. I think you have just given me a massive idea to make one myself he he. My little man would love this, i am going to show him your pictures to see if he wants to make one. I know he will though. such a fab fab idea. x

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  2. This is brilliant I had no idea you could actually buy fair garden bits and theres a website, will definitely be looking into this. After our trip to Bluestones where we met the fairies and hobbits Monkey would love it. πŸ™‚ xx

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  3. Love love love. I was at a little craft event earlier in the year and there was a lady selling the most gorgeous fairy gardens. I so almost bought one but didn’t have any cash on me! Of course, I could just make my own! This is such a gorgeous creation – well done! #HomeEtc

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  4. Aww, so cute! I loved making fairy gardens as a child, lots of fun! I think I’m going to make one with the boys next year, they’ll love it. The little lamp reminds me of the lamp in Narnia, perfect for winter!
    Thanks so much for linking up to #Whatevertheweather πŸ™‚ x

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    • Thank you! Oh wow, did you make them as a child?! I can’t remember if I did, but I can say it was sooo much fun making it! Oh yes the lamp, very Narnia! xx

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  5. Aaah Sabrina!!! I LOVE it. All jokes about fairy gardens aside β€” I absolutely love it πŸ™‚ I remember making a garden on a plate for our village show, when I was a child. I would have absolutely LOVED this little garden. PS β€” I *still* believe in fairies πŸ˜‰ Thanks so much for linking up with Jess and me for #HomeEtc, we really appreciate it πŸ™‚ xx

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    • Haha, thank you, now do you see?! A literal garden for fairies haha! Ooh that must have been tricky making it on a plate? Glad you’re a fellow fairy-believer too πŸ˜€ xx

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  6. This is so, so beautiful. What a lovely idea to brighten up the garden. It’s so cute. I love that you painted the pebbles blue too and used what was around you. I can see why this would be a calming activity. Thank you so, so much for linking this to #whatevertheweather. xx

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