If you are looking for a new hobby that is fun and easy, making a fairy garden will not disappoint. There are no special skills to learn, no expensive items to purchase, and it's a fun hobby to do with your kids. Fairy gardens allow you to express your creativity, and if creativity is not your thing, you can buy ready-made fairy gardens.

What is a fairy garden?

A fairy garden is simply a miniature garden created using miniature accents and plants. Whimsical and charming, fairy gardens are fun and easy to make with just a few accessories. Miniature rocks, furniture, animals, flowers, pine cones, and plants are all fun accent pieces you can use when designing your garden, but anything you find intriguing will work well.

Where to make a fairy garden

You can create a fairy garden either outdoors or indoors in a container. Most people enjoy the container method because it allows you to create a fun garden any time of the year and for any season. You can change the accent pieces in your fairy garden to match seasons and when decorating for the holidays.

Shopping for accessories

You can find miniature accents for fairy gardens at any craft store or department store. Hardware stores often carry miniatures to use in crafting, and there are plenty of places online to shop for fairy garden supplies. Purchase a variety of miniature items to keep on hand and you will always have what you need to make a new fairy garden at a moment's notice.

Choosing a container

Baskets, flower pots, old tea kettles, rustic tins, etc., can all be used as a home for an indoor fairy garden. For an outdoor garden, you can use an old wheelbarrow, tire, sandbox, or any large container you have on hand. Fill your container with potting soil if using live plants and sand if you are using faux plants.

If your container does not have drainage holes and you plan to use real plants, you should add a layer of gravel to the bottom to keep plant roots from becoming waterlogged. You can also choose to drill holes in the bottom of a metal or wooden container if desired for proper drainage.

Making a fairy garden is a great way to relieve stress and have fun. You do not have to worry about making a mistake because there is no right or wrong way to make a fairy garden. You will feel as carefree as a child as you watch your fairy garden take shape and come to life.