A fairy garden is just the right size for tiny elves, gnomes, pixies and other magical creatures. It usually includes a rustic cottage-style dwelling, plants, outdoor furnishings and other interesting items of the appropriate size. Miniature decorative gardens are ideal for those with a limited amount of outdoor living space because they do not take up much room. It can be created in an empty corner of the yard or in a flowerpot on a deck, porch, patio or balcony. Use these ideas for creative DIY accessories for a fairy garden. No matter where it is placed, it will become a unique and decorative part of your outdoor living area.
Make a Faux Stream with Flat Glass Pebbles
Water is not required to make a DIY stream for a fairy garden. All that it takes is a little imagination, creativity and a handful of flat glass marbles. Before adding plants and other furnishings, create a faux stream with beautiful blue glass pebbles. Make a winding brook through the center of a soil-filled container or along a designated area of the ground. The glass will glisten and shine when touched by sunlight or moonlight, and it will look amazing without real water.
Use Thimbles as Mini Planters
When coming up with DIY accessories for your fairy garden, search through your sewing box for thimbles. Metal and plastic varieties make fantastic miniature planters that can be used to hold live plants and artificial flowers and foliage. They are just the right size for a pixie’s outdoor abode.
Begin by adding a few tiny stones for drainage. Fill the thimbles with dirt, and push them into the soil to prevent them from tipping over or blowing away. Add grass seed for a miniature green display that can be clipped with a pair of scissors. For something more colorful, add a few dried statice flowers that have been trimmed to the appropriate length. The faux blooms will last for weeks on end before needing to be replaced.
Make a Pond with a Large Scallop Shell
If you would love a real water feature for your fairy garden, forget about buying a costly cast resin fountain or pool. You can easily make a natural pond with a large scallop shell. Simply scoop out enough soil to make the edge of the shell even with the surface. Surround it with small stones of your choice to add realism to the display. For something even more unique and eye-catching, cover the bottom of the pond with clear cut crystals that look like diamonds. They will add a magical touch to your DIY fairy garden, and for far less than the cost of ready-made furnishings and accessories.
Source: Advanced Crafting Education and Professional Design Experience