Easy printable list of all our fairy garden ideas
We are SUCH do-it-yourselfers! Here are all our ‘tiny’ garden ideas in one place!
This easy printable LIST of DIY fairy and miniature garden ideas was compiled with the help of many creative people at Flea Market Gardening. Ideas, materials to watch for and tools to use. Thanks to all who contributed! See the before and after of my first four fairy gardens! ~ Sue
Plants for miniature gardens
Sedum, tiny scale succulents
Sedum ‘Blue Spruce’
Oregano ‘Aureum Gold,’ lime green
Polka-dot Plant, pink and green
White star creeper
Violas, the tiny ones
Any small Bonsai tree
Ideas for Fairy Garden miniatures
Sculpey clay to make mushrooms or anything!
Twig furniture, ladders or arbors
Acorns, dried leaves and flowers
Popsicle stick fences, wired
Sign on a smooth stone with sharpie
Arbor of hardware cloth
Toadstools made from sticks and acorn caps
Small birdhouses covered in stones or sticks
Pine cone scale roofs
Mini terracotta pots
Wooden drawer knobs, painted red with white dots
Add a fairy door to the base of a tree
Make an arbor from willow branches Trim it and wire it into a “U” shape
For boys, make a dinosaur, animal or gnome garden.
With a broken ceramic pot, make a patio for your miniature garden.
Make a gazing ball with a marble glued on a golf tee!
Cut up small twigs and branches and stack them together in a small ‘wood’ pile. They will be ready for making a campfire.
Turn a bird house into a fairy home. Cut a door where the hole is, Add moss to the roof and gravel ‘stones’ to the walls.
Create little ‘crops’ made from bits of Sedum and lined up like cabbages.
An arch made of a scrap of hardware cloth (wire screening) and painted white
A tiny trellis also made of the wire screening
Tiny wooden birdhouses from scrap wood
Pebbles with inspirational words
Small ceramic mushrooms
Use sheets of tiny glass tiles to make walkways.
Paint rounded upholstery tacks red with tiny white dots for ‘toadstools.’
Copper wire tuteur (In front of the blue chair)
Tire swing from a toy car hung from a branch
Pebble plastered house
Materials to watch for
Flat marbles or ‘gems’ for ‘water’ or stepping stones
Golf tees and marbles for tiny gazing balls
Small sticks and pine needles for a broom
Wire, steel or copper, shepherd’s hooks or joining twigs
Popsicle sticks for fences or furniture
Stones for paths
Clay for bricks
Willow sticks for chairs and arbors
Balsam wood for doors, benches and tables
Christmas decor for houses, vehicles and fairies
Tiny gravel for patios
Larger gravel for stone walls or tiny house facades
Moss, lichen for bushes and trees
Especially for a Beach theme
Handmade chairs from Popsicle sticks
Wooden bead beach ball
Flip-flops from buttons
Tiny terry cloth towel
Popsicle stick fencing
Beach glass ‘water’
Small dracena reflexa (houseplant)
Tiny sago palm
Our best glue
GEII Silicone for Exterior in clear, also called Momentive perform.