PUBLISHED: Friday, May 19, 2017 by Heather Benamy

There’s a little magic in every garden! Fairy gardening can be a fun way to bring a bit of whimsy to your home, porch or yard. As the warm weather approaches, here are some charming ideas to create your own fairy gardens.

Blake Leaphart of The Miniature Bazaar made an indoor fairy garden scene with several components. Among them, he used our large glass jar filled with candy, our glass cake stand with a slice of cake and our large glass cake stand with a whole cake along with a variety of plants to make this a beautifully natural scene.

Large Glass Jar
Glass Cake Stand
Large Glass Cake Stand

Miniaturist Nancy Enge from Nancyland created an intriguing scene using many items from including a set of four oak chairs, an oak kitchen table, a fire pit, a tea set, a black wire candelabra, a wheelbarrow, a shovel, and gardening boots. She also used preserved moss, rustic clapboard siding, a door and door knobs, and a round window to make this attention-grabbing fairy garden.

Set of Four Oak Chairs
Oak Kitchen Table
Black Gardening Boots
Forty Rustic Clapboard Siding Strips
Four Panel Traditional Door
1/24 Scale Doorknob

Heavy-Duty Wheel Barrow
Short-Handled Square Shovel
Round Window

Melissa Caughey of Tilly's Nest, created this colorful fairy garden using a white picket fence, a pair of Adirondack chairs, a bird house, a set of garden tools, and terra cotta pots from This beautiful contained fairy garden is the epitome of springtime.

White Mini Adirondack Chair
Russian Cottage Birdhouse
Three Garden Hand Tools

White Picket Fence
6-Pc. Garden Pot Set

Vicki O’Dell, The Creative Goddess, created a vibrant fairy garden using an orange Adirondack chair, green watering can, bird in bath, and gnome with lantern. This four-part fairy garden using lots of plants and flowers, along with a welcome flag, makes a lovely, welcoming scene for your home.

Unfinished Mini Adirondack Chair
Bird in Bath

Green Watering Can
Three Gnomes

Last but not least, our staff miniaturist, Fran Casselman, made a fairy garden using many items including a small crate, a bit of noch grass as ground cover in the crate’s slats, a painted, aged and distressed white porch swing hung with hemp twine, a leafy vine, purple million star flowers, and reindeer moss tucked away into corners and cracks. She also used live plants, artificial plants, natural twigs and vines for the swing frame, rocks, and a fairy to complete the scene. For more details on how to recreate Fran’s Fairy Garden just click Fairy Garden In a Crate

Small Roll of Noch Grass
White Porch Swing
Leafy Vine
Reindeer Moss

Creating a fairy garden is a great activity for the young and old alike. As summer nears, why not start a fairy garden with your kids or grandkids. Use your imagination and help create a story in the garden using miniatures!

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