We made a fairy garden last year that was so fun and actually turned into one of my most popular posts of the year.
Now that Spring is inching closer, I thought it would be fun to do another twist on a fairy garden. These are simple to make, fairly inexpensive and look so charming as an accent to your garden or front porch. Plus children really love them.
This particular fairy garden is quite different from others I have seen as I created a cute little farmyard. I used plastic farm animals and some fairy garden accessories from Michael’s and I am really happy with the end result.
You can do a different twist on this with a terra cotta pot, an old whiskey or wine barrel or I think a tire filled with soil would look amazing as a fairy garden. I used a galvanized bucket (also from Michael’s) and did a second version using a darling little toy red wagon.
Here is how to get started with your Farm Fresh fairy garden:
Many craft stores will have all sorts of fairy garden miniatures to choose from for your garden. I will include links to everything I used below. You might also look for a separate miniature section- Michael’s and I believe Hobby Lobby have one with adorable little things like this watering can.
I did find little animals in the fairy garden section but decided to grab a sleeve of farm animals instead of buying them individually.
You can purchase plants if you like to add greenery, herbs or there are mini terrarium plants in gardening stores that work really nicely. Succulents can also be a great idea if you have a container without drainage.
I simply drilled holes in the bottom of my galvanized bucket for drainage on my plant, filled it with soil (I learned a trick to cut a milk jug in half and place that in your container and then fill with soil. You won’t need nearly as much soil to fill your container and it won’t be as heavy to carry around.) Next I planted my little plant and started filling in my fairy garden accessories and animals. I trimmed down a little mini fence and found some straw at the craft store.
Customize this any way you like- a few details my daughter added – a little chalkboard gift tag that reads “Farm Fresh”, a rocky path up to the barn and I glued a weather vane to the back of the barn.
And we tried this in a really cute little toy wagon that we have in the backyard.
I lined the wagon with landscape fabric, filled with soil and then placed all the items right inside. I think this is really cute and different.
If you decide to give this project a whirl, come back and let me know how it goes for you!
Here are the supplies I used for this post:
And here are a few other ideas you might enjoy: