I’ve always been fascinated by fairies, ever since I was a young girl and even though the adults around me thought that it’s a phase that will eventually go away, it never really did.
Now, that I got to adulthood and I can pay for my own hobbies, I decided to make my dreams come true and work on crafting all sorts of fairy-related projects. Although I still have a lot to learn, I am happy to see my progress and even happier to be able to share it with you, as it is the case of today’s fairy garden: my first one.
It’s not perfect and I already know what can be done to make it better, but it’s still cute and nice and although minimalist, I actually love it. Check it out below to see it for yourself:
Yes, I know that practice makes perfect and I am sure that my future ones will look a lot better… but I’d still consider it a fairly (no pun intended) good start! And I am here to share with you some thoughts and ideas on how to make your fairy garden using simple methods and items that you most likely already have at home.
Before making this fairy garden, I actually started by making a few fairy-related objects here and there and couldn’t wait any longer to put something together. In case you don’t remember, I started with a fairy well, followed by a super fairy bike and finally a fairy door for a project that I’m still working on.
I had my plants arrive through the mail a few days ago, in perfect condition, and when I saw they were thriving in my living room already, and getting greener, I knew I should get started my fairy garden.
So I made a tiny table and chair, and a lil’ flower vase and planned the way I was gonna put everything in place. And I was very happy with the results.
I already had the ladder, the mushroom, and the snail made weeks ago, so I just put everything near my pot and started working.
I added some dirt and put my live plant, which is a Sempervivum arachnoideum, an evergreen succulent that’s easy to be taken care of and pretty hardy as well in case my kid makes me forget about watering it on time.
A fun fact about these plants is that they will live much longer if carelessly thrown on concrete and forgotten than if planted in rich, organic soil and well watered.
But back to the fairy garden itself, you can see that I also added some regular land moss. It’s actually regular land moss that I collected from the park a few days ago and I hope that it will spread out and cover the entire area nicely, making it green and lush.
It just needs damp ground and the same environment it had before I took it away from the wild life. And the succulent plant needs little care as it can easily grow in the wild on its own without intervention. I am not sure if the dampness required by the moss and the succulent’s requirements will match, but I hope it will all go well in the end.
Here’s another look of my fairy garden:
I apologize for the quality of the photos (they’re made with my old phone). But I am still pretty satisfied with how everything turned out, even though I can see that there’s room for improvement… and I actually need a fairy to server tea on my yellow-button table. Excellent!
In order to make your own beginner’s fairy garden like mine, all you need to do is get a nice recipient and some organic soil for the plants themselves, then place some small plants inside and use your imagination for the rest. That’s really the best way to approach it.
But if you need more ideas and suggestions on things to create or use to make that perfect fairy garden that fits your personality perfectly, don’t forget to check back often here as I will surely have a lot more fairy-related crafts published soon.