Fairy gardens have been around for years, but this year they are taking off in popularity. Created in pots, planters, wheelbarrows and wagons, the fairy garden is a whimsical miniature garden that caters to the magical nature of the fairy. If you love fairies, you’re not alone! Many people are whipping up fabulous-looking gardens, complete with houses, bridges and gorgeous greenery. We’ve rounded up a bunch of fairy gardens to spark your creativity and will undoubtedly make you want to start your own.
1. Colorful Fairy Garden
I flock to anything that’s bright and cheery and that’s why I love this first fairy design. This simple potted garden is perfect for either in or outdoors and has a beautiful assortment of succulents and a few whimsical fairy accessories. The colored rocks really steal the show and draw your attention to the heart of this garden.
You’ll find 79 more fairy garden designs over at DecoraPatio.com!
2. In Ground Fairy Garden
You don’t need a separate pot or space to make a fairy sanctuary, especially if you have room in your own garden! The best part about this type of garden is all the room you have to do larger pieces, like the wood slices and larger plants seen in the fairy garden above. It’s beautiful!
CraftsByAmanda.com crated this gorgeous design, so head over to get a better peek!
3. Wagon Theme Garden
I love this vintage and mobile garden, built inside an old wagon! From the handmade tree swing to the adorable table setting complete with plates and cake, this is a a luscious and more than livable garden for a fairy!
You HAVE to check out StyleBluePrint.com to see all the details of this amazing fairy garden!
4. Tree Stump Garden
Sometimes you don’t even need to buy an extra pot for your mini garden, especially if you have natural elements like this tree stump in your yard. I love some of the personal touches, like the “Fairies Welcome” and the pom pom garland. It really makes it feel like a fairy lives there, right?
Head over to HomeDecort.com for 54 MORE ideas for making your own.
5. Kitchen Herb Garden
Put your fairies to work, cultivating herbs for your kitchen in this cute garden! Pick your most used herbs that you like to cook with, and then plan your theme to create a fun but useful garden. I particularly love this version because it’s small enough to stay inside and serve as a great piece of kitchen decor.
LivingLocurto.com has this idea and other amazing DIY, cooking and crafty ideas.
6. Beach Fairy Garden
How AMAZING is this garden! I didn’t realize until just now that most fairy gardens are set in the forest, until I saw this amazing beach setting. This is so easy to create, using sand, some glass beads, sea shells and a few wooden accessories for the chair and fence. This California native has this garden on my list of DIY projects!
Head over to Hometalk.com for this design idea and tons of other DIY crafts!
7. Broken Pottery Garden
There is an entire niche dedicated to broken pot fairy gardens so we had to include one here. Instead of tossing your broken clay pots, reuse them to create a whimsical garden! I will say, that if you have young children, keeping shards of terra cotta pots at a low level may not be a good idea because they can be sharp! Otherwise, this adorable garden is such a fun way to make a fairy haven.
You can find 21 more ideas for cute fairy gardens over at MeCraftsman.com!
8. Bird Bath Fairy Sanctuary
I feel like I see more abandoned bird bath’s then working ones, so this idea to convert one into a fairy garden is genius! And although it may be small, this little garden packs a lot of punch! There’s more fairy decor than actual live plants, but it’s still super sweet and adorable.
Check out 99Architecture.com for 98 more ideas for making your own!
9. Mini Succulent Fairy Garden
I live in California and we don’t keep plants alive very well here because of our hot weather. That’s why you’ll see succulents wherever you go and that’s why I love this mini fairy garden. It uses one larger clay pot that acts like a tray, and then three small pedestals to give the garden some dimension. I also really love that the garden is very simple and not overloaded with fairy furniture!
10. Tri-Level Garden
Just because they’re small, doesn’t mean that fairies don’t need space to stretch out! This adorable tri-level garden is a great way to add height to a corner or front porch area, without putting in bulky bushes. I love how this version also uses some pops of color amidst the normal greenery and fairy decor.