If you are looking for fairy garden ideas, then you have stumbled across the right page. These gorgeous miniature DIY gardens are limited by only your imagination.
As you may well know, a DIY fairy garden is designed to be a small ornamental garden, albeit made up of living plants. They were traditionally designed as a way to lure fairies into your home, but nowadays they are just used as a decorative piece. On this page, we are going to run you through a plethora of miniature fairy garden ideas.
1. Using a broken pot to create an unique fairy garden container
This is one of the more unique fairy house that you are going to find on this page. This is all down to that gorgeous fairy garden container. As you can see, it is a broken pot which has been carefully been put back together, interlaced with some stunning ornamental plants along the way. It may look like an incredibly complicated DIY fairy garden to put together but, quite honestly, it is a simple design. You just need to use some hardier plants near the base of the container.
If you are looking for fairy garden ideas that you can put together with your children, then this one is going to be simple to do. It is just a simple pot with some soil inside. An upturned plant pot to form the house and some miniature plants to complete the look. We feel as though this design would make an awesome ‘base’ to work from. You can make this one as extravagant as you want!
3. A great place to relax!
If you are going to be luring fairies into your garden, then you are going to need somewhere for them to sit. The stunning ornamental chair which sits at the heart of this fairy garden idea will be perfect for them! Small plants and shells pepper pot the bird bath container to create a stunningly unique garden with very little effort required.
4. A garden within a garden!
We are going to go a touch more extravagant with this one of the fairy garden ideas. Here, you are going to need to have a tree. If you don’t have one of those, then this DIY fairy garden is probably not going to be for you. According to folklore, fairies live in trees. This means you are going to need to have a little door on there. Don’t forget to decorate their garden too! If you design this miniature garden well, then it would easily form the centerpiece of your garden!
Sometimes the simplest of designs are the best. This particular DIY fairy garden makes use of a bonsai-style tree. The ornamental bench helps to complete the look. Yes, it is a very simple design, but it is going to form a wonderful focal point in your garden. The best part is that since there are very limited plants in this particular design, you do not have to worry too much about tending it during the winter months. What has been used will be hardy enough for those purposes!
6. A fairy garden inspired from ‘The Hobbit’’
It is clear that this particular fairy garden idea has taken design advice from the book ‘The Hobbit’ and its sequel ‘The Lord of the Rings’. It is like a little peek into the world of The Shire. While this design may look a little bit complicated, it really is not. You just need a frame for the house, which should be easy to put together, even with very little in the way of design experience, a small bonsai tree and some grass. The exterior of the house just needs to be decorated with small mosaic-tiles. You can pick those up from your local DIY store.
If you want a fun, yet basic, project to put together then this fairy garden miniature may be just what you need. While you can probably buy this furniture ‘readymade’, the whole design is really going to come into its own when you shape the furniture out of wire. You can really come up with your own designs here. You will actually be surprised at how easy it is to create that bench, even with limited design knowledge.
If fairy gardens had a paradise, then this would probably be what it would look like. This fairy garden has been built in a lovely little fairy garden container made from a plant pot. The wonderful thing about this garden is that very few of the plants are living plants, so it requires very little in the way of looking after. Of course, you can always make a ‘living’ design if you so wish. The water in this garden is not real, but you can, once again, easily add a water feature to the DIY fairy garden if you wish.
Extravagence is the idea behind this one of the fairy garden ideas. You are going to need a pretty large fairy garden container to make this one come alive. You can purchase the furniture or you can build it yourself. One of the best parts about this particular DIY fairy garden is the fact that you are going to have a lot of space at your disposal. While the artist behind this fairy garden very much focused on ‘basic’ plants, you can go as extravagant as you want when you are bringing this one to life!
This fairy garden idea is going to be easy to create once you source some decent looking houses. You would need a decent amount of design knowledge to create those from scratch. The houses are not why we have included this on our list of DIY fairy garden ideas. Instead, we want to draw attention to the unique way in which the water feature has been designed. It uses blue stones. Sure, water features made from real water are always going to be appealing, but this is the next best thing, and it looks stunning! The best part is that you won’t really need to put any effort into maintaining it.
When it comes to fairy garden containers, you are going to need a large one for this. You will be packing a lot of plants into it! For us, the real highlight of this miniature garden is the camouflaged look of the house. Look how it blends so well into the surrounding foliage. If you really want to make this garden come alive, then make sure that you pack in some small amounts of furniture. You can build these yourself or you can purchase them. This design is very fall-inspired (notice the pumpkins) but anything should be fine!
This is a Christmas fairy garden. Obviously, you are only going to be pulling it out once a year, unless you are the type of person that likes to celebrate Christmas every day, obviously. This garden, mainly, has been constructed from clay. It is going to be incredibly easy to shape the look of that house. In fact, we can easily see this as a project that you can do with your children. There are no plants in sight here, well, not ones that would not be there already, which means you can pull out that house as soon as Christmas is over and revert it back to ‘normal’ garden use.
Made from gardening accessories has, clearly, been influenced by children’s ideas. Notice the bright colors and the nifty little fairy chap that has been designed for this garden. While it may not be the most complicated idea that you are going to find on this page, it certainly is going to be perfect for those who just want a nice, simple design that they are able to whip up in no time at all.
If fairies were real, then they would certainly be making a beeline for this particular fairy garden! Look how comfortable that little abode appears to be! This is the perfect fairy garden idea for those who are not looking for something that is too complex to put together. It involves a bare minimum amount of plants, which means that you are barely going to need to tend them, as well as some ornamental furniture that you will be able to purchase easily. The size of this container means that you will easily be able to change up the design whenever you see fit.
If you want the cutest of cute gardens, then our fifteen idea may be right for you. The plants that this garden uses are going to be pretty hardy. This means that this garden is going to look great throughout the year. It won’t require much in the way of putting together, either. Once again, you are going to need to get hold of some ornamental mosaic stone, which should not be too difficult. After that, it is just a case of picking and choosing the right plants to use.
This is another simple design. The real highlight of this DIY fairy garden is the furniture. We can’t say that the plants that have been used in this design stand out all that much, although you can put a bit more effort into choosing the plants if you so wish. The whole idea behind this design is to not go overboard. For many people, this is just going to be representation of their normal garden, albeit shrunk down a little. You can make this garden far bigger if you really wish to do so. It will still work just as well!
This design is similar to another one that we covered previously. It is simple, but highly effective. One of the main differences between this DIY fairy garden and the previous one we covered which uses exactly the same ornaments is the fact that this one has less foliage. This really helps the ornaments to just pop out and look stunning. The low number of plants means that this particular one is going to require very little in the way of looking after. If you have a beach nearby, then you will easily be able to pick up the shells needed for this design.
The log cabin in this particular fairy garden is the focus here. You can actually build this log cabin yourself. It doesn’t require much in the way of DIY expertise. You will be able to find plenty of guides online about building a log cabin. In fact, if you want, you can read guides on creating something much larger than this and just shrink the idea down. The principles are the same. The roof of this house has been built with rope, and that is going to be dead simple to get your hands on.
This is another Christmas-themed garden. For this one, the focus is all about the ornaments that you can pick up at your local store as the holidays start to roll in. The brilliant thing about this garden is that you are not really going to need to put much effort into planning the plants that you need. If you have a plant pot with something growing in it already, then you can easily slide those figurines in and it will look just as good. This idea is perfect for decorating the outside of your house.
Last up on our list is another tree-focused fairy garden. You don’t have to cut a hole into your tree, don’t worry! The door should be pretty simple to design, as is the path, you just need to get hold of some broken paving slabs. While this design is great in itself, you could probably make it better by including some fabulous plants around the path design, just to give the whole thing a cozier feel. That nifty little mailbox, which you may not have noticed at first glance, can be picked up for your local miniature store.