What little girl, or big girl, wouldn’t love their very own magical fairy garden?
When I got the idea to make a fairy garden for my daughters upcoming birthday, I gasped when I realized how costly they could be.
I wanted to make a fairy garden on a budget.
With a little bit of creativity and some fantastic finds, I present to you our DIY fairy garden.
HOW TO MAKE A FAIRY GARDEN
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Once you have spent some time looking at fairy garden ideas online or at greenhouses and have an idea of what you want, you are ready to start.
My first tip when making a fairy garden or fairy house is to first consider things you may have around your home or yard.
WHAT DO YOU NEED FOR A FAIRY GARDEN?
A tree trunk would make a great container, as would a wooden box or even old, broken flower pots would do.
Bark, stones, old pieces of wood, string, golf tees, marbles, popsicle sticks, and miniature toys would all offer a great start.
Next, go to a dollar store.
You would be surprised how much you can find there.
WHAT ARE THE BEST PLANTS TO USE IN A FAIRY GARDEN?
Greenhouses are great for finding miniature plants, but sometimes they come with a high price tag.
Consider getting herbs like creeping thyme and consider looking at supermarket garden centers to compare prices.
There are many great plants for your fairy garden.
If you plant perennials, they come up from the ground the following year, and you can replant it in the fairy garden and save yourself a few dollars the next year.
Once you have all the basics, if your budget allows, get yourself a few special items to give it the final touch.
I also decided to splurge on the container since I did not have anything on hand that would work.
I found this metal container on clearance because it had a broken handle.
In total our Fairy Garden cost:
- fairy house – $1.25
- dry moss – $1.25
- blue rocks – $1.00
- ceramic mushroom – $1.00
- plants – $11.47
- tiny bird house – $0.25
- birdbath – $4.00
- chairs – $4.98
- container – $13.00
- tree trunk, popsicle sticks, rocks, wire etc all found at home – free
- Total cost: $38.20
So if I would have found an old container, this fairy garden would have all been possible for about $25.
I think that is very reasonable.
Here are some other fairy gardens I saw at local greenhouses when I was looking for inspiration for mine.
This first one was taken at Oakridge Greenhouse.
And this one was taken at Sunshine Greenhouse.
My daughter has about 2 months until her birthday arrives, but it was a lot of fun making a fairy garden together.
You never know, a fairy or two may decide to make this fairy garden home when the birthday is finally here.
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