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How To Make Miniature Fairy Garden Houses With Your Kids

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Fairy Gardens are miniature gardens usually filled with small plants and other accessories designed to delight and lure fairies. Designed to be enjoyable for kids, making miniature fairy garden houses will make your kids – and you – smile. You all will enjoy setting them up and adding to them over time!

Fairy Gardens are beautiful, not too hard to make and add a special uniqueness to any yard or current garden. You can also add them to your windowsill, dining table or any other inside nook with sun.

Making Fairy Gardens with your children is actually a fun way to introduce them to the art of gardening, along with basic garden care. Fairy Gardens can be creative outlets, sensory play options for kids or beautiful decorative pieces to add to your current landscape design. And they also make excellent gifts!

four fairy garden houses and fairy house examples

How to Make a Fairy Garden Houses

If you’re ready to make your own Fairy Garden, the first thing you need is your imagination.

However, if you want a little more guidance, simply follow this step by step tutorial that will guide you forward in creating a magical Fairy Garden for your yard or table…today!

First, pick a good location for your Fairy Garden Houses so you can figure out what type and size container you’ll want to have to start this process.

You’ll need to know if you’re going to make a working Fairy Garden or a decorative Fairy Garden before proceeding to pick out plants and accessories.

Now that you’ve figured out what type of Fairy Garden you’ll create, next it’s time to go shopping! Pick out some plants that will work for your region and fit well with the container, with your fairy figurines and accessories.

Depending on the type of plants you use, add potting soil (or succulent soil or peat moss) to your Fairy Garden container, so you’re able to have nutrients for the plants that you’ll be putting inside your miniature garden.

Now that the soil is ready in your Fairy Garden container, you can start envisioning what a Fairy Garden should look like (isn’t this fun already?!).

four simple fairy garden houses ideas in flower pots, perfect for the outside garden or a tabletop

Place your fairy garden items in different spots to get a feel for the look you want to make for this magical garden.

Fairy Garden Ideas For Kids

This is where your kids will really let their creative loose! This is the perfect time to let your kids play with the items you got! They will use their imagination to create a beautiful Fairy Garden display.

Now that you know how you want to set up the fairy garden items in your Fairy Garden, it’s time to get the plants placed in the container! We’ll put them in the appropriate locations to add some living color.

You’ll need to add water and use your finger to gently create holes to put seeds in the soil. Move moss and any other plants similar to moss around so that they work well with your Fairy Garden accessories.

Your fairy garden houses are ready to grow once all the seeds have been planted according to the directions on the seed packets, and the items have been placed in their areas within the container!

toddler making her own fairy garden houses

What Should Be In Your Fairy Garden Houses? (Fairy Garden Items)

There are many Fairy Garden items you could get for this project, but the most important items that Fairy Garden houses need are in the list below. These will help you get you started with your very own miniature magical garden for fairies.

  • Container or Outdoor Location
  • Soil
  • Small plants and plants’ seeds
  • Gardening Trowel
  • Stones or pebbles
  • Moss
  • Sand

For the container, you can use different options based on the area that you’ll be putting the container or what you already have on hand (repurposing is always the best first step!).

In the small locations, you may opt to use stacking planters, a plant pot, or maybe a birdbath. For larger locations, you may opt to use a wheelbarrow, a raised planter, a patio garden bed or a half wine barrel. Other ideas are old pots, broken flower pottery bowls, rusty pails, or even old wooden crates.

steps to make a little potted garden for your fairy garden houses
Making potted plants to sit outside your fairy house is simple and fun!

Fairy Garden Items For Your Fairy Garden Houses!

The list of Fairy Garden items could get rather long, so I’m going to stick to some basic accessories for use in your first Fairy Garden.

  • Fairy Garden Houses
  • Gnomes
  • Fairy Figurines
  • Wood Slices
  • Mini Houses
  • Fairy Garden Walkway stones (or small shells)
  • Fairy Garden Welcome or Home Sweet Home signs
  • Mini Fairy Garden Trellis
  • Mini Hanging Birdhouses
  • Even Fairy Garden flower pots


There are so many ways you can use these Fairy Garden items to create your own magical spaces. We love to use small things we already have (like thimbles) to fill up our fairy gardens and make our fairy garden houses cozy.

close up of homemade fairy planters outside of DIY fairy garden houses in a fairy garden
DIY flower planter for homemade fairy garden and fairy house

How To Make Miniature Fairy Garden Houses With Your Kids

Building your own Fairy Garden houses certainly takes you back to childhood, where your imagination was strong and will to pretend play was large. This Fairy Garden project is the perfect way to bond with a child while enjoying a bit of each other’s imagination to create a magical space in your yard for fairies to visit.




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