13 Tips to Create a Fairy Garden Your Kids Will Love

At some point in a child’s life, after they’ve been introduced to stories like Peter Pan and Sleeping Beauty, they wonder about fairies. Are the mischief makers real? Are they watching? Imaginations create fluttering friends in their playtime and conjure up little beings who come to take their lost tooth away while they’re sleeping. If you’re the kind of parent who encourages these fluttering daydreams, you can’t go wrong by creating a fairy garden. Having a little home somewhere inside your house or in your backyard will only convince your children that fairies do exist. Here are 13 tips to create a fairy garden your kids will love and encourage the fun little game until they stop believing in Santa Clause too.

Planter fairy garden

One of the easiest mediums for fairy garden creations is the planter. A large pot in your kitchen can provide a space for all those plants and other little fairy things. This makes it easy for you to change things around after the kids are in bed so when they wake up, they can see that some little thing was out and about in their tiny garden. (via Vitamin-Ha)

Bird bath fairy garden

An old birdbath is another great spot for a fairy garden. Since they are elevated on a pedestal, you can put them in whatever flower bed you want and you’ll still be able to view the tiny house and furniture. (via Curly Crafty Mom)

Succulent fairy garden

If you’re a plant lover, you probably already have a pot of succulents. Just add some tiny furniture and accents and you have an instant fairy garden. It couldn’t be easier. (via Succulents and Sunshine)

Box fairy house

Feel free to let your kids help you create this mini fairy paradise. Give them a cardboard box that they can turn into a fairy scene or a house for the garden. (via Little Monster)


Sometimes the best fairy gardens are nestled into landscaping you already have. Place a door at the base of a tree and suddenly that shady spot becomes a veritable doll house. Just be sure it has a border so the lawn mower doesn’t chew up all your fairy accents. (via The Magic Onions)

Herb fairy garden

When your patio is small, sometimes you have do double time in your decor. Use your herb garden as a fairy garden as well! The herbs will make for lovely fairy landscaping and the fairy house and accessories will beautify your herbs. It’s a win win situation. (via Inner Child Fun)

Fantasy location fairy garden

Do your children have a favorite book? Steal the fantasy location and recreate it in miniature form in your fairy garden. Whether it’s the Shire or Neverland’s Mermaid Lagoon or Narnia’s Lamppost, your kids will go bonkers at the favorite place come to life. (via Bonsai Empire)

Backyard fairy garden

I also love the idea of modeling your fairy garden after your own backyard. Find mini versions of your landscaping, add a pool and lay a fairy patio for your kids to watch for fairy wings. (via Miniature Garden Shoppe)

Fairy garden terrarium

Fairy terrarium? Why not? Load up on moss and stones and you’ll have a green fairy paradise all year round. This idea is especially good for apartment dwellers who don’t have a backyard to play in. (via The Cheekiest Monkey of All)

Seasonal fairy garden

Don’t forget that fairy seasons change just like human seasons. Add some flowers in the springtime, a green bush in the summer, maybe a red tree in autumn and in winter, let the snow cover the little fairy roof. (via Crafts By Amanda)

Tree fairy garden

Okay so maybe you’re a child-less grownup and you love fairy gardens as much as the next kid. Make a tree into a fairy house by adding a door and some windows. The slight touch will pay homage to your fairy love without making you seem overzealous. (via Eryn With A Y)

String lights fairy garden

Your patio has string lights so why shouldn’t your fairy garden? Add a strand of those mini sparklers on a wire and your fairy garden will seem magical at every time of day and night. (via My Frugal Adventures)

Playground fairy garden

Since you’re probably making your fairy garden for your kids anyway, go ahead and make one in lieu of a sandbox. Instead of a decoration, let them play to their hearts content amidst the fairy sized furniture and mini plants. They won’t be able to thank you enough. (via Frugal Fun For Boys)