How to Create a Fairy Garden in a Container

What fairy could resist resting her wings on a cozy bench beneath a tree, with moss at her feet and dainty flowers to admire? Create a miniature container garden that the fairies are sure to call home.

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Add Stones, Furniture and Decor

Dribble small pebbles onto the soil to make a path (Image 1).

Create furniture out of natural materials, such as a piece of bark, four sticks and a leaf for a bench (Image 2). Use a mini "bird's nest" (crafting supply) and sticks to create a papasan chair (Image 3). You can also construct a little bench by stacking a larger rock on top of two smaller rocks. Your kids will love imagining and creating the various furnishings and decor.

Note: If you want to include a fairy house in your fairy garden, consider making each wall from different materials. Vertical twigs placed closely together can be used for one side, with small stacked rocks for another. Three walls are better than four, since leaving the fairy house open allows you to decorate the inside. Twigs or bark work nicely for a roof.

Inside the house you can add stone "tiles," a leaf "carpet" or a bark "hardwood" floor. Flower petals or scraps of fabric can be placed on top of flat rock "beds." You can even build a play area out back for fairy children — make a swing using twigs, string and a bit of fabric.

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