Ever dreamed of having a micro garden? Then fairy gardens would be great for you.
Fairy gardens might be inspired by mythical, magical and tiny creatures, but you obviously don’t have to believe in fairytales to build one. All you need is creative imagination, small items that you can easily find in your house or the dollar store, patience and attention to details.
Fairy gardens are quite basically micro gardens, so you can easily build your own with little space and a creative mind. Check out these awesome DIY fairy garden ideas & tutorials. Create a perfect place to invite your tiny friends to lay their magic dust or just add a different touch to your gardening projects right now!
DIY Teacup Fairy Garden
You can build a tiny world in a big teacup or in this case plant a really small garden. The China cup is a great setting with its watercolor painting and unique shape, and the little doll chair on top adds the ultimate whimsical touch. via lifeisaparty.
Potted Fairy Garden
This stacked, potted garden is a great craft. In fact, the tower garden actually looks more like a fairy town with its little huts, ladders going up the side and even a little fake pond in the lower level.
DIY Fairy House Planter
This actually isn’t a fairy garden at all, but rather a terracotta planter which was decorated with painted pebbles and straw to look like the front door of a little house. It looks really sweet and magical though. via consumercrafts.
DIY Fairy Garden
This DIY Fairy garden isn’t quite as miniature size as some others we’ve looked at. It could almost look like a colorful, yet regular garden. When you look at little details like the twig ladder off to the side, the magic really comes to life here. via craftsbyamanda.
DIY Fairy House Using Pinecones
This colorful, pointy shaped and extremely detailed pinecone house is 100% reminiscent of fairy and gnome movies with its detailed, textured roof, rose embellished archway door and pastel colors. It is the perfect centerpiece for a fairy garden. via alittlefurinthepaint.
Mini Emerald City Fairy House Made With Green Glassware
It doesn’t get any more whimsical than The Wizard of Oz, so it makes all good sense to create a miniature of the Emerald City as your fairy garden, if you’re a fan. The little creation full of detail was made using green glassware and beautiful, multicolored pebble road. via source.
DIY Fairy Garden in a Bucket
A bucket might not seem like a very magical location for a fairy garden, but this one proves that it is what’s inside that matters. The lilac blooms are truly beautiful and the little red house is absolutely precious. via theburghbaby.
DIY Fairy Garden From Broken Clay Pot
This little DIY project proves that broken clay pots can still be useful, as the broken pieces helped create a little fairy setting inside the semi-circular pot. via dreamgarden101.
DIY Fairy Garden From Repurposed Fountain
This repurposed metallic fountain is a great base for a fairy garden, as its shape and color help add a touch of magic to the setting. The garden itself is brought to life with colorful blooms, miniature figures and even the garden fairy herself. via poetryinapotoftea.
DIY Fairy Garden In An Old Basket
This basket garden is not only precious, but also portable to boot, which means you can move it and show it to your friends, for instance. Details like the miniature tree house and the DIY mushroom decorations are so lovely. via elowezil.
DIY Beach Themed Fairy Garden
This little creation looks a lot more like a beach scene, with its blue stone ocean, white sand and beach umbrella than a real garden. It is really cute and perfectly crafted inside the clay pot though, and it’s beautiful and inspiring to look at. via hometalk.
Peekaboo Fairy Terrarium
Terrariums are another perfect setting for a magical micro-garden. This stacked example has a mini village peeking through below the actual garden on top, which gives it a really unique look. via source.
DIY Fairy Garden Table
This open cream table is the perfect home for a small fairy garden village, complete with the quintessential white picket fence and little arch entryway with a welcome sign. via innerchildfun.
DIY Terrarium Fairy Garden
This little fairy is right at home sitting on a little bench inside the domed terrarium and surrounded by whimsical fairy glitter and fun, mushrooms. The small, sparse plants in the back complete the enchanted forest look. via two-daloo.
DIY Wheelbarrow Fairy Garden
This is another great example of a beautiful, portable miniature garden. The wheel barrow is a great, spacious setting, and the rustic, small village is amazing with its tall house and white picket fence, among several other details. via redshedvintage.
DIY Mushroom Roof Fairy House
This little mushroom house has all the rustic, fun charm of a DIY project combined with something that could belong in a Mario videogame. Other details like the paper butterfly as well as the garden chair really complete the cartoon-like mini garden. via creamerchronicles.
DIY Fairy Garden
This little DIY project installed in a larger and shallower clay pot is more of a little garden than most others, but also has that whimsical, handmade charm because of the simple, brightly colored houses and improvised pond. via 1pureheart.
DIY Fairy Garden With A Soda Bottle Fairy Garden House
This foiled soda bottle house is a great idea to create the fairy garden with the beautiful flowers and the pebble base. via mypinterventures.
Vintage Green Glass Fairy Garden
This mini garden is a perfect forest scene, paired with the green pebble road and houses.
DIY Fairy Garden In Your Backyard
This little backyard fairy garden is as detailed as you can imagine. It is set on the ground, where the flowers and furnishings like the gnome realty stand out and shine through, and it has a lot of room for changing and improving over time. via black-flowers.
DIY Fairy Garden In A Birdbath
This birdbath makes for a beautiful fairy garden setting. As for the garden itself, the rustic house is clearly the main piece, but the little colorful pebble trail is also a really cute touch. via curlycraftymom.
DIY Flower Pot Miniature Fairy Garden
This stacked flower pot fairy garden is very impressive, both because it manages to have a lot of the garden aspect – the top tier almost looks like a miniature tree – as well the decorative one. The ladder in the second tier is really cute, while the pipe-like structure off to the side is really unique. via bystephanielynne.
DIY Fairy Garden
This fairy garden is really cute because of how well it was blended in with the plants. The miniature palm and pine trees are really precious, as is the small sparkling pond. The tree house is a nice little touch as well. via mommymoment.
Fairy Garden in a Lantern
The lantern fairy garden is a really cute idea. The garden itself is quite simple, but the lantern setting is really unique, as is the little fairy suspended inside the lamp above the garden. via source.
DIY Fairy Garden Inside A Small Grapevine Sphere
This little fairy garden almost looks like a scene from a snow globe, when set up inside the grapevine sphere as it is. The sphere itself is really beautiful and delicate, and it blends in quite nicely with the garden’s base. The decorations inside are quite neutral, but they stand out beautifully. via miniature-gardening.
Upcycled Tire Fairy Garden
This fairy garden is really beautiful with its bright, colorful flowers. The rustic windmill in the middle is gorgeous and unique, as are the petals around the rim, which make the garden look like it was planted at the center of a flower. via pinkhsc.
Water Fairy Garden
This little fairy garden looks like a forest pool party or a day at the pond. It is surrounded by beautiful plants, but the main focus is in the blue water, where you can see fairies, a boat and even a small island.
DIY Fairy Garden In A Solid Ceramic Pot
A solid, big white ceramic pot is the perfect setting for this miniature garden with its rustic little house, lounging chairs and pebbled patio area. The fairies clearly love it, as you can see. via laughingkidslearn.
DIY Whimsical Fairy Garden With A Tree Fairy House And An Adorable Staircase
This whimsical garden is a great wood craftsmanship project. The garden itself is set inside a wooden bucket at the foot of the tree and is connected to a beautifully crafted treehouse by a long set of winding wooden stairs that only a fairy could climb. via featheredneststudio.
DIY Colorful Tree Stump Fairy Garden With Glass Marbles
The little fairy garden set on the shade of a tree stump is full of little soft and colorful details such as the glass marbles winding up the path as well as up the trunk itself. via mygardendiaries.
DIY Broken Pots Fairy Garden
These broken pots make for a really uniquely shaped miniature garden, with the multicolored sunflowers tumbling down the side. The little carved pumpkin house is also a really cute, unexpected touch. Via explosion.
DIY Fairy Garden Using Old Windows
This little window display is a really cute and practical way to set up a fairy garden. The garden itself is really beautiful and colorful but the coolest touch is the little cone roof installed right on top. via unskinnyboppy.
DIY Fairy Garden in a Jar
It’s really incredible to see what you can fit in a jar. There isn’t room for a lot of decoration here, but you can still see a lot of colorful pebbles, a sign and even a little mushroom along with the plants in there.
DIY Amazing Colorful Fairy Garden
The level of detail of this little fairy garden is stunning, from the little pond in the corner to the two-level, white and red detached house, to its colorful and full front yard area. A truly inspiring project. via source.
Fairy Garden In Your Backyard Pots
This colorful, potted fairy garden is really precious, if simple. The little rainbow button roof of the open structure is really unique and stands out among the more natural earthy tones.