Hi creative friends! Abby here from Sew Much Ado, and today I’m sharing a project that is fun for all ages! With Spring in full swing, it’s time for gardening and beautifying our outdoor living spaces, and fairy gardens are a great way to do that!
Create a fairy garden with your little ones or on your own, either way it is guaranteed to be magical for everyone involved!
Read through to learn how to create your own fairy house and fairy garden, and then use your imagination to create your own – the possibilities are endless!
Let’s get started!
• wood crate or other container to hold fairy garden
• unfinished bird house
• jig saw or small hand saw
• decorative stones (the flatter the better – available in floral section of your local JOANN
Fabric and Craft Store)
• brown acrylic paint
• sponge paint brush
• e-6000 glue or other weatherproof glue
• wood slices
• moss mat
• small artificial flowers (available in-store)
• hagnaya bundles or other decorative sticks
• moss spheres
• fairy garden accessories as desired (fairies, chair, table, etc)
• soil for garden base
To create the fairy house:
Begin by using scissors to remove rope hanger from top of birdhouse.
To create the house door, draw lines downward from one window on front of house. Use jig saw or small handsaw to cut down each line.
Paint exterior of house with acrylic paint. Paint as much of interior as possible, especially areas that will be seen through window and door openings.
Use e-6000 glue to adhere stones to front of house. Be sure to do this step outdoors where there is good ventilation! Let glue dry completely.
Measure roof and cut moss mat to fit, adding ¼” extra on each side. Use e-6000 glue to adhere moss mat to roof. Allow glue to dry completely and trim excess moss from edges as needed.
To create trees:
Carefully twist tip of one hagnaya stick into one moss sphere, creating hole to center of stick. Remove stick and place e-6000 glue on tip, then place back into hole in sphere. Repeat to create more trees and allow glue to dry completely.
To assemble fairy garden:
It’s time to use your imagination! Fill wood crate with soil, stopping 1” below top of crate.
Place fairy house as desired, and use small wood slices to create pathway.
To create flower garden, cut moss mat to fill desired area of crate. Cut small flowers just below base, and use scissors to create holes in moss mat. Place e-6000 glue on base of flowers, and place into each hole in moss mat.
Add in other accessories as desired, and don’t forget the fairies!
There you have it, your very own fairy house and fairy garden! Have fun adding in seasonal accessories, and enjoy your fairy garden through the summer and beyond!