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5 Tips for an Enchanted Fairy Garden - Empress of Dirt

5 Tips for an Enchanted Fairy Garden - Empress of Dirt
5 Tips for an Enchanted Fairy Garden - Empress of Dirt

If you love fairy gardens and all the magic of miniature decor and wee folk, these 5 tips will help get you started. Discover how to select a theme, choose the right plants, create accessories (and save money), and set up a little world of your own.
If you love fairy gardens and all the magic of miniature decor and wee folk, these 5 tips will help get you started. Discover how to select a theme, choose the right plants, create accessories (and save money), and set up a little world of your own.

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The Magic of Moss and Imagination


There’s so many wonderful fairy gardens online but it can be daunting to get started. It looks simple but there’s so many decisions to be made and you obviously want it to turn out just right.


These 5 tips will lead you right down that tiny garden path and open the door to creativity.


Fairy gardens are about storytelling. You set up a scene and the imagination takes it from there. This first tip makes things so much easier! Instead of assembling a bunch of supplies and hoping they somehow work well together, start with a theme.
1 Choose a Theme

Fairy gardens are about storytelling. You set up a scene and the imagination takes it from there.


This first tip makes things so much easier! Instead of assembling a bunch of supplies and hoping they somehow work well together, start with a theme.


Once you have decided this common thread, it makes it really easy to pick supplies and accessories that all work together.


Choosing a scale and sticking with it will ensure your fairy garden is pleasing to the eye. Without this step, things may look mismatched and odd.
2 Choose a Scale

This means choosing accessories that look right in proportion to one another. You don’t want a giant chair and a tiny table. Or massive plants and teeny houses. Choosing a scale and sticking with it will ensure your fairy garden is pleasing to the eye. Without this step, things may look mismatched and odd.



If you want living plants in your fairy garden, there's a few decisions to be made. Will this garden be indoors or outdoors? And what style do you prefer? Miniature garden expert Janit Calvo walks us through the options and names her top picks here (including mail order sources).
3 Choose the Right Plants

If you want living plants in your fairy garden, there’s a few decisions to be made. Will this garden be indoors or outdoors? And what style do you prefer? Miniature garden expert Janit Calvo walks us through the options and names her top picks here (including mail order sources).


Learn how to make your own fairy garden accessories using polymer clay. It's a frugal way to have lots of wonderful details in your mini garden.
4 Get Accessories

Here’s where it gets fun. Once you know your theme, and you’ve figured out the scale and plants, it’s time to start decorating. If you’re like me, you may find that these tiny fairy garden decor items can get fairly pricey. This is why I started making a lot of my own or DIY Polymer Clay Charms 101: Getting Started shows everything you need to know to get started with polymer clay miniature making.

  • 5 DIY Fairy Pond Charms with Polymer Clay will get you a sweet, homemade pond (with accessories) in an afternoon.

  • Fairy Garden 101: Create your first fairy garden! A helpful walk through of the assembly and setup of a mini fairy garden in a container.
    5 Create Your Fairy Garden

    So now you’ve got everything ready. It’s time to put it all together and create your fairy garden. This next post shows an example of how to assemble everything and bring it to life.


    Ready!


    Let’s recap. Pick a theme, decide the scale, choose your plants, make some accessories, and you’re ready to create a fairy garden.


    Enjoy!


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