27 Enchanting Fairy Gardens We Want to Live In

We're head-over-heels for these magical, mini landscapes.

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Cozy Cottages

Create a community for fairy families by building a picturesque compound of tiny cottages in your outdoor garden.

Colored Pencil Garden Fence

You can create a fence for your garden by gluing together a variety of objects found around the house. We used colored pencils and skewers to create our fence, but you can use popsicle sticks, toothpicks, chopsticks, crayons, twigs, plastic forks or spoons, cotton swabs or any other items.

Fireside Fairy Tales

This petite, printed tent is the perfect spot for a fairy camp-out. Glue cut skewer pieces together to create a tent frame and secure with twine binding. Trim scrap fabric to lay evenly over the frame and secure with hot glue as needed.

Friendly Front Door

First impressions are everything — yes, even in fairy gardens. This sweet, stone-lined front door is ready to greet guests in style. The best part, though? The pretty white posies, potted in acorn-cap planters.

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Fairy Notes

Even fairies get mail. A tiny vessel serves as a hub for all those important fairy notes and makes for a colorful decoration as well.

Petite Pricklies

These miniature clay succulents make perfect additions to a boho-chic fairy garden. Bonus? When you run out of space in the fairy garden, these little plants also add a fun pop of color on a shelf in your home, too! Click the link below to learn how to make your own.

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Fairy Estate

Fairy gardener Ronna Moore channeled her inner Jane Austen by modeling this picturesque garden after an English country estate.

A Fairy Mailbox

Once you have a home for your fairies, you may want to add a mailbox so they can get letters from all their friends! Recreate this at home by making a tube of out of bark, and attach it to a twig with hot glue. Make the mailbox flag out of felt and use our fairies' favorite colors to paint a greeting.

Gnome Neighbors

The friendly gnomes-next-door are serving up some serious curb appeal from this red plaid lunch box. Just look at the lush landscaping, a funky camper and working string lights!

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Sweet Succulents

Miniature succulents make for great full-size plants in a fairy garden display. Place them in tiny pots and group them together for a lively addition.

Hydrangea Garden

At just 30 to 36 inches tall, dwarf hydrangeas like 'Bobo' are a great choice for fairy gardens. Grow them in a secluded nook, so visitors will feel as if they've discovered an enchanted spot. Add low-growing plants and ground covers, or let moss make a natural carpet in a wooded garden.

Whimsical Squash

This fun, whimsical project can be done by older kids without much supervision, but is also great for parents and little kids to enjoy together. Simply hollow out a gourd, then get creative with polymer clay.

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Shark-Tastic Garden

Add some beachy bliss to your home no matter where you live with this seaside-themed garden. Combine a shark's head (that's actually a painted rock), an Adirondack chair made of popsicle sticks and an ocean made of blue aquarium rocks in a galvanized bucket for a breezy display.

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Leprechaun Garden

According to Irish folklore, leprechauns enjoy living in seclusion and are attracted to areas where they can bury their many treasures away from prying eyes. To create the ideal leprechaun retreat, surround a miniature fairy cottage with lush green plants, different types of moss, river rocks and, of course, a pot of gold.

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Adorable Acorn Abode

Create a pathway from one fairy home to another with pieces of stone or rock. Here, tiny planters surround an adorable acorn abode to create a sweet resting place for magical creatures.

Picnic for Two

A large terra cotta saucer filled will moss sets the grassy scene for a fairy picnic. Recreate this garden at home and use a hot glue gun to attach the bright red blanket and sleek stepping stones to your display.

Fairy Fiesta

There are fairy gardens, and then there are fairy fiestas. This sweet, saturated display is fashioned from rainbow jelly beans and festive, fun accessories. Yes, the llama is a non-negotiable for those recreating this party at home. Click the link below to make your own.

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It's All in the Details

A tiny windmill and vibrant succulents make this fairy garden full of life for its magical occupant.

A Place to Relax

Just imagine your fairy friends curled up beneath this twiggy pavilion, poring over their favorite fairy tales.

Nestled in Greenery

Surrounded by greenery, this magical mushroom house is made extra cozy with the addition of freshly potted planters out front.

Movin' On Up

Think vertical! An easy-to-make stick ladder allows you to create multiple tiers of fun for your fairy friends. Make the ladder even more enticing to by installing a wishing well at the bottom. We made this one out of a bottle cap, river rocks and coffee stir sticks.

Tree Trunk Hotel

An old hollow log makes a cozy home for outdoor fairies. Attach sun-loving succulents to the top to create a roof and a pathway of stones to let the fairy folk know their new hotel is open for business.

Have a Seat

Fairies get tired, too. This cool hangout spot features all the must-haves for total relaxation — two lawn chairs, a shade tree and even a white picket fence.

Pumpkin Village

This fall, forget the boring old jack-o-lanterns and create a fairy pumpkin village instead! Recruit the kiddos for endless hours of creative fun.

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A Magical Community

A village of whimsical houses, stone pathways and an abundance of magical accessories live at the bottom of a large tree for a fairy-tastic display.


Make use of your prized potted orchid or bonsai branch and create a sweet swing set for your fairy friends. Pro tip: be sure to keep the swing out of reach of curious kittens and select a stem that’s sturdy enough for a set of wings!

Hang-Out Spot

The best place to unwind after a long, magical day? This cool, cross-printed hammock in the succulent fairy forest, of course. All you need to start this project is a classic terra cotta pot.

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Spooky Spot

Get creative this Halloween with a spooky graveyard diorama made from twigs, moss and a faux pumpkin.

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