Our Fairy Garden

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!


close up pot


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.


rocks and beads


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!


fairy stones


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!



How to Make a Fairy Garden- with plants, craft stick ladder, nature weavings, letter stones, and more! Fun outdoor activity for spring and summer that encourages imaginative play! ~ BuggyandBuddy.com


  1. Lovely. Maybe just the inspiration I need to get a fairy garden going.

  2. so pretty. I should build on in our corner of our garden that isn’t being used. I hope you come by and share this on our #kidsinthekitchen linky http://lookwhatmomfound.com/2013/06/blueberries-right-from-the-garden-kidsinthekitchen.html

  3. So whimsical, I love it!

  4. I love how magical and enchanting this looks! And your letter stones are such a sweet touch!

  5. What a sweet fairy garden! I have plans to make one with my girls someday – pinning this for later inspiration!

  6. We have just finished creating a faerie garden for DD’s faerie pet shops and a dinosaur garden for the DS. I look forward to doing one of these every year with the kids. I also try to make ours semi edible so that it adds to the fun of the garden 😀

    • I love those ideas, especially the dinosaur garden! Isn’t the edible part of the garden so much fun? Those strawberries get picked and eaten quickly! I’m hoping our lettuce does well enough that we can make a few salads soon!

  7. Found your blog through the Tot School link up. Your Fairy Garden is so cute! I think miniatures are fabulous 🙂

  8. It’s so cute! We’d love that around here…my daughter is really into fairies right now!

  9. So beautiful! I just need to find a place to have one. 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing it at Stress-Free Sunday!


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