Here’s how to make a simple fairy garden using a planter and a small garden bed. Such a fun way to combine the outdoors with imaginative play!
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How to Make a Fairy Garden
Although we started a bit later than usual, we’ve finally got this year’s fairy garden underway! We bought all kinds of plants from our local nursery and added some homemade fairy garden additions to make an imaginative fairy land for the kids!
Since we hadn’t really planted anything in our little garden area in the backyard, we decided to make our garden bed part of the fairy garden! We replenished the soil in the garden bed and also the soil in our little wooden planter. We added a few plants we had found at our local nursery: some succulents, strawberry plants, lettuce and some ground cover.
Lucy made some sparkling pools of glass beads and stones. Sometimes she fills the pools with water so the fairies can swim.
We had an old fairy lamp left over from last year (similar to this one) that we placed up on a rock. Maybe it will help the fairies once the sun sets and provide some warmth on our cool, misty nights.
Next we needed to create a way for the fairies to be able to get up to the garden in the wooden planter should it rain and their wings get wet. (Many fairies cannot fly with wet wings.) We decided a ladder would be perfect!
This was super easy to make. We used some mini craft sticks and some string. We simply tied the craft sticks together to form a rope ladder.
We also decided to add our letter stones to the garden. Now we can leave messages for the fairies, and they can leave messages for us!
Lucy felt the garden wouldn’t be complete without adding a decorative nature wreath. She added some flowers and long blades of grass to our outdoor weaving loom and left it right where the fairies would be sure to see it.
We’ve been trying our best to keep the garden looking extra nice for all our fairy visitors. We often find little clues that they’ve been visiting. Hopefully, soon, one may come to stay with us for a while!