fairy garden


Create Your Own Fairy Garden

Jun 10, 2014

We love creating our annual flower garden over here. This year we decided to repurpose an old clementine box and transform it into a fairy garden. Really simple with lovely results.

What You'll Need

  • clementine box
  • potting soil
  • newspaper
  • a backyard or forest to harvest from (or some small plants)
  • moss
  • glue
  • anything else your fairy heart desires (shells, toadstools, stones, a fairy...)

How It's Made

Line your clementine box with newspaper.

Add your potting soil.

Go on a backyard or forest hunt for some sweet fairy garden plants.

We found some lovely little wild violets.

Some sweet baby ferns.

Magical moss.

Miniature fairy flowers.

Take a trowel, dig up the plants you find (as well as some of the soil surrounding it) and transplant them into your clementine box of soil.

Arrange all your fairy treasures in amongst your little garden and if you wish, glue some dried moss onto the outside edges of the box.

Await the fairies!

Happy fairy gardening!

Article Author Shanti Nordholt-McPhee
Shanti Nordholt-McPhee

Read more from Shanti here.

Shanti Nordholt-McPhee is one half of the blog Twig and Toadstool. The blog is primarily a natural based craft blog that she created with the help of her friend Maureen. They create beautiful crafts made out of natural and beautiful materials, things that are inspired by Mother Nature, embellished with glitter, whimsy and imagination! Shanti is a mother of two beautiful girls, ages eight and eleven, and she feels fortunate enough to live in a part of Eastern Ontario where she is surrounded by the beauty of the natural world and part of a community of parents who encourage creativity and JOY!

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