20+ Creative DIY Fairy Garden Ideas to enchant your yard and garden! Fairy gardens are a fun do-it-yourself craft & gardening project for all ages!
Fairy gardens are a fun project that the whole family can join in on! Even the littlest members of your family can contribute something to the garden.
If you’re looking for inspiration to create one of your very own, you’re going to love these charming fairy garden ideas. You’ll find loads of inspiration for making fairy houses, for containers to set your garden in, and even for accessories such as mushrooms, wishing wells, and doors to go in your fairy garden.
Fairy gardens aren’t just spring projects, though. We’ve managed to find some really awesome fall and Christmas fairy gardens that should get the wheels turning in your head to update your display throughout every season!
Don’t worry—you don’t have to make a trip to the craft store if you don’t want to. Many of these fairy gardens can be made using items you already have on hand. Get creative! You can make a fairy garden out of just about anything with a little imagination!
Charming DIY Fairy Garden Ideas
Wood Box Fairy Garden from Happiness is Homemade: We made our very own fairy garden in a wooden box made with reclaimed wood from a demolished house. We used a mix of mosses, grass, alyssum, and succulents for the plants. We added a treasure cave, a gravel path, a wishing well, a park bench, and a few other features. The kids had a blast!
Polymer Clay Fairy Garden House from Happiness is Homemade: Using a recycled can as the base of our fairy house, we covered it polymer clay and made lots of decorative features for our new and improved fairy gardens. (P.S. Check out the cool tire swing we made!)
Beach Fairy Garden from Shrimp Salad Circus: When you’re feeling those beach vibes, but vacation is still months away, make a beach fairy garden to remind you of your favorite vacation spot. Every time you look at it, you’ll be reminded of how good it feels to bury your toes in the sand while listening to the ocean waves.
Solar Powered Fairy House from Creative Green Living: Use a solar-powered garden light to make a glow-in-the-dark fairy house for your garden! It will look beautiful as it lights up each evening. If you don’t have any small river rocks nearby, rocks purchased in the craft store will do just fine. It really looks like a fairy house you’d expect to find in the woods, doesn’t it?
Teacup Fairy Garden from See Vanessa Craft: You can nearly always find pretty teacups and saucers at thrift stores or garage sales. The next time you spot one, snatch it up to make a teacup fairy garden! Since it may be difficult to add drainage to a teacup, it’s best to use artificial mosses and plants in your teacup fairy garden.
Mermaid Fairy Garden from The Homespun Hydrangea: Any mermaid fan will adore this fairy garden! For the filler, you can use sand, aquarium rocks, or another filler of your choice. Of course, you’ll need some seashells from your own beach adventures, if you have them.
Easy Fairy Garden Mushrooms from The Homespun Hydrangea: Want to make some mushrooms in a pinch? Use the leftover plastic eggs from Easter, add some dots and a craft stick, and you’re all set!
Soda Bottle Fairy Garden from My Pinterventures: Glam up a soda bottle to add to your fairy garden—really! Gold duct tape completely transformed the recycled bottle into a magical house that any fairy would love.
Craft Stick Fairy House from Living Well Mom: Let the kids build a fairy house using craft sticks! It could double as a fun craft and a STEM project. Hint: using a box as the base for the craft sticks makes this a little easier, but older kids who are helping may want to try it without the box.
Fairy Garden Mushrooms from Acorns and Twigs from Pet Scribbles: Craft with items from nature! Gather acorns when they start falling to the ground, and use the caps to make some adorable mushrooms.
Mason Jar Fairy Garden from Crafts by Amanda: Combine a cute mason jar craft with a fairy garden! This is a super fun project for the kids. They probably have some toy animals or fairies that would look so cute inside the jar.
Suitcase Fairy Garden from Empress of Dirt: Do you have a vintage suitcase that you no longer use for travel? Fill it with all the trappings of a fun fairy garden. Don’t forget to add drainage to the suitcase if you’re using real soil and plants.
Tin Can Fairy Garden House from Dazzle While Frazzled: This craft is definitely for the grown-ups since it involves cutting a tin can! But as you can see, the results are quite adorable, and the project is a super frugal one.
Clay Pot Fairy Garden House from Vicki O’Dell: Repurpose some old clay pots to make a cute little fairy garden. You’ll need a clay pot, some saucers, glue, and paint to complete this project. We love that the fairy house looks like a toadstool!
Gnome Fairy Garden from Paint Yourself a Smile: This gnome garden is absolutely stunning! If you’re looking for a fun weekend project for the whole family, this is it. You’ll start by building the box table from scratch and then choosing all the elements to fill the box with.
Whimsical Fairy Garden from Yesterday on Tuesday: This simple and whimsical fairy garden is beautiful. A couple of woodland animals, a couple of succulents, some flowers, and a fairy are all you need.
Chair Fairy Garden from Our Crafty Mom: Think twice before tossing that old, broken down chair! You can turn it into a charming fairy garden to decorate your porch or somewhere in your house. We love the sweet “Believe” burlap banner hanging above the garden.
Play Dough Fairy Gardens from Mama Papa Bubba: If you’re terrible with plants but still want to let your kids make a fairy garden, set up a playdough station with play dough, faux plants or flowers, stones, rocks, pebbles, sticks, and anything else you’d like to add. The kids will enjoy hours of fun making different variations.
(P.S. Check out our list of 25+ different kinds of homemade play dough you can use!)
Stick Structures for the Fairy Garden from The Magic Onions: Who knew you could do so much with simple sticks? Here, you can see they made a fence, a door, windows, and a garden bed for their fairy garden all out of sticks. Impressive!
Fairy Door from Life Love Liz: Toddlers, preschoolers, and older kids can help with your fairy garden by making some pretty doors. With craft sticks, beads, glue, and paint, you can have some magical doors in no time flat!
Wooden Circle Fairy Door from Fireflies and Mud Pies: This wooden circle door is another cute fairy door variation that will look adorable against a tree on your property. The little curtain is so charming!
Pumpkin Fairy House from Crafts by Amanda: When the wind starts to get chillier and you’re indulging in all things pumpkin spice, try your hand at this pumpkin fairy house! The cornstalk made from raffia and twine is a gorgeous touch.
Festive Christmas Fairy Garden from Fireflies and Mud Pies: Let the fairy garden fun continue through the holidays! This Christmas fairy garden is certainly festive, with greenery, Christmas figurines, bells, berries, and more.
These fun fairy gardens are all so awesome and unique! Which one is your favorite?
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- Wood Box Fairy Garden from Happiness is Homemade
- Polymer Clay Fairy Garden House from Happiness is Homemade
- Beach Fairy Garden from Shrimp Salad Circus
- Solar Powered Fairy House from Creative Green Living
- Teacup Fairy Garden from See Vanessa Craft
- Mermaid Fairy Garden from Homespun Hydrangea
- Easy Fairy Garden Mushrooms from Homespun Hydrangea
- Soda Bottle Fairy Garden from My Pinterventures
- Craft Stick Fairy House from Living Well Mom
- Fairy Garden Mushrooms from Acorns and Twigs from Pet Scribbles
- Mason Jar Fairy Garden from Crafts by Amanda
- Suitcase Fairy Garden from Empress of Dirt
- Tin Can Fairy Garden House from Dazzle While Frazzled
- Clay Pot Fairy Garden House from Vicki O’Dell
- Gnome Fairy Garden from Paint Yourself a Smile
- Whimsical Fairy Garden from Yesterday on Tuesday
- Chair Fairy Garden from Our Crafty Mom
- Play Dough Fairy Gardens from Mama Papa Bubba
- Stick Structures for the Fairy Garden from Magic Onions
- Fairy Door from Life Love Liz
- Wooden Circle Fairy Door from Fireflies and Mud Pies
- Pumpkin Fairy House from Crafts by Amanda
- Festive Christmas Fairy Garden from Fireflies and Mud Pies