How To Create A Magical Fairy Garden

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When my oldest daughter and I decided to build a fairy garden, we couldn’t just place a couple fairies in our garden and call it a day. We wanted our fairies to have a beautiful home so with a few flowers, some furniture and a pretty river flowing through it, we created a beautiful and magical fairy garden that any fairy would be proud to call home!

Step up the landscaping a notch and create a beautiful and magical fairy garden that any fairy would love to call home!

If you read my post about How To Create An Amazing Gnome Village, you already know that was just the beginning for me!  While I was searching online for gnome “accessories” (who knew there was even such a thing), I discovered the magical world of fairy gardens.  At that point, I wasn’t even planning on creating a fairy garden but everything was just so cute that I couldn’t help myself!  I HAD to have a fairy garden…for my daughter of course!

We started by picking out the fairies that I wanted we wanted. We looked at a lot of pretty ones but decided on the collection of Cicely Mary Barker Flower Fairies.  We just LOVED them from the start and probably would have bought the entire collection if money were no object.  Ashling decided right away that she had to have the “baby fairy” because it reminded her of little Keira, who was still a baby at the time.  These are the selections we made:

 Sweet Pea Fairy

Forget Me Not Fairy

Snowdrop Fairy

 Windflower Fairy

Pink Fairy

Amazon carries a large selection of the Cicely Mary Barker Garden Fairies so you can pick your own favorites.

Once we picked our favorite fairies, the next step was to buy some fairy furniture and accessories (even fairies have to have someplace to sit back and watch the latest Tinkerbell movie).  Here’s how it turned out…

Fairy 2

 We found just the perfect spot under the trees by the playground.  That way the girls could admire the fairies every time they went to play!

Fairy 1

I planted a little greenery but most of the plants were just silk flowers from Michaels.  I was going to replace them with real flowers but they held up surprisingly well and kept their color so I decided to keep them. It’s funny that the things I thought wouldn’t last were the ones that held up the best.  Some of the things I thought would easily withstand the elements didn’t fare as well.  The “Joy” rock in the lower right corner completely fell apart and the wood piece that I used for the patio became moldy after awhile. However, the fake silk flowers are still in almost perfect condition.

Fairy 3

I loved this little gate that I found online and decorated it with more fake flowers.

Fairy 4

 Fairy 8

My daughter loved the baby Sweet Pea fairy but these two were my favorites!  I made the flowerpots myself (I wasn’t blogging back then or I would have made an easy tutorial).  I bought some tiny flowerpots, mixed some stones together with outdoor Modge Podge and “planted” more of the silk flowers.  These also withstood the elements very well and I’m planning to use them in my next fairy garden.

Fairy 13

This river was another one of my creations and also surprisingly easy.  I took some the pebbles, mixed them with a generous amount of modge podge (for outdoors) and laid them out on a piece of wax paper to create the outline.  After about two days, I took the blue glass material, mixed that with modge podge and filled in the river.  I made sure to push the mixture against the rocks so that it would all stick together.  Once that was completely dry, I turned it over and painted the entire back of the river with more modge podge (maybe modge podge should be sponsoring this post).

Fairy 7

Our little baby fairy (lovingly named Keira) enjoyed hanging out by the river.  Sorry for the poor photography. Back then I had no idea I’d trade in my teaching career for the life of a blogger or I would have taken much better pictures.

Fairy 5

 This fairy was thankful that she had a nice place to relax!

Fairy 11

I loved this little patio set and I made more flowerpots to go around it.  Again, this wood didn’t hold up so next time I’ll use some kind of flat stone.  I might just splurge and get this cute little miniature patio that even comes with a built in fire pit.

Fairy 9

 While the life of this rock was short lived, it sure was pretty while it lasted!

Fairy 12

One last picture from a different angle.  We had SOOO much fun creating this fairy garden and now that we’ve moved into a new house, I can’t wait to create another one that’s even bigger and better!   Since I live in Florida now, my fairies will definitely want to hang out on the beach…how cute are these mini beach scenes, also from Bakers Village?  The fairies are going to LOVE us!!!

and these…

Where would your fairies live? Would you build a beach vacation getaway or a rainforest hideaway?

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  1. I love fairy gardens and have always wanted to create one. I love that little camper and the fencing. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks…I love the camper too! I may need one for my next fairy garden! Thanks so much for visiting!

    1. Thanks! We had so much fun creating it and I’m excited to give someone else the chance to make their own!

  2. My 5 year old granddaughter and I started a fairy garden this summer, and we have had a ball.

    1. That’s awesome…I’m sure she absolutely loved it! What a fun thing to do together and she’ll always remember making that fairy garden with her grandma! I still remember little things like that from when I was younger (and that was a LONG time ago…LOL)

    1. You should definitely do it…you’ll both have so much fun! Don’t forget to enter the contest…it’s even more fun when your fairy garden is free 🙂

  3. Oh my goodness Lisa, this is so cute, I love anything miniature and have wanted to make a fairy garden, looked many times for the items, have even been to the website you have mentioned. I would love to win this giveaway!!! Oh Yeah!!

    I can see your girls would love walking by to see the fairies.

    Thank you for sharing on the Oh My Heartsie Girls WW this week, so glad you stopped by!!

    Hope you have a beautiful day!

    1. Thanks so much Karren! It’s almost just as fun looking at all the cute items online…it’s amazing what they come up with! It would be scary how big our fairy garden would be if I had unlimited funds…LOL!
      Good luck!

  4. That is just adorable! We live in the desert, but whenever we go up north, the kids love looking for fairies in the woods. 🙂

    1. Thanks Dee! I’m so glad you liked it 🙂
      Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. This is one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen! I just love fairies 🙂 My daughter is just 19 months and is already drawn to them in stores/gift shops, what a cool way to bring them into the home!

    1. Thank you so much! You’ll have to put “building a fairy garden” on the list of things to do when she gets a little older 🙂

  6. This is such a cute idea! My daughter loves fairies, she would love this!

    1. Thanks so much! Little girls are fun because you can do these things! I hope you entered to win a free fairy garden for her 🙂

  7. Beautiful! I love fairy gardens. My first one was under a tree (and got ruined by the weather and squirrels, lol). I then made one in a large round planter that I could bring in the house! Thank you for linking up with Thursday Favorite Things. Have a great weekend!

    1. Smart thinking! There are a few things I’ll do different the second time too. I’m learning as I go 🙂

  8. How cute! I love fairies. Love the mini beach items. I would love to set something up like that.

    1. Thanks…I think the beach items are my favorite! Thanks so much for visiting!

  9. totally awesome! we both love fairy gardens and appreciate your sharing the inspiration with us! we are working on a Fairy Merry Christmas blog hop and I hope you would join us! I have set up a g+ board for planning, will send an invite or just send a note and I can share more info.

    1. I would LOVE to be included! Thanks so much for thinking of me 🙂

  10. Melissa French, The More With Less Mom says:

    I love your water element, that is clever. Thanks for posting. Hello from Share the Wealth Sunday.

    1. Thanks…it was a lot of fun to make! Thanks so much for joining us this week!

  11. This is absolutely lovely! I love fairy gardens in all kinds. I’m always
    looking for more pieces to add or change out for
    mine. Thanks for sharing on Snickerdoodle Sunday!

    1. Thanks…it was a lot of fun to create! Thanks so much for hosting. Snickerdoodle Sunday is always an awesome party 🙂

  12. How cute! You must have the cutest yard! Thanks for sharing. #ConfessionsLinkUp

    1. Thanks Amy! We really enjoyed it and I think the tooth fairy even hung out there for awhile when my daughter lost her first tooth 🙂

  13. This is fantastic. It looks like a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday. Please join us again for the party this week:-)

    1. Thanks Sherry! I’ve been so swamped this week that I hardly joined any link parties. I’ll head over to yours right now 🙂

  14. Jennifer Schultz says:

    How cute! This looks like so much fun and is very whimsical for the little girl in all of us! 🙂

    1. Thanks! I’m not sure who had more fun…me or my daughter! Thanks so much for visiting!

  15. If your fairy garden is a family project like this one, create new accessories periodically to replace ones that won’t last for the season.

    1. Great idea…thanks so much for the suggestion!

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