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DIY Fairy Garden Ideas

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I’ve done 3 post-worthy projects prior to my Fairy Garden creation, but this was so much fun I had to share it right away!

Over Memorial Day weekend I went to my sister-in-law’s house. She had made a super cool fairy garden. I was so totally inspired. Then before I left her house, she gave me some slate to crack apart and use for my own garden. Yay!

The photos that I’m sharing today are just the start. I can feel myself adding more as the summer and my upcycling imagination progresses.

Ideas for a DIY Fairy Garden

From Left to Right:

Toad Stool – large head nail glued to a recycled bottle cap then handpainted

Bench – made from popsicle sticks, but would also look really cool made from sticks. TIP: make the legs of the bench extra long so they can stick into the ground

Garden globe – this is a little hard to see but it’s an upside-down thimble painted black with a glass marble glued on top.

The fairy – a wooden chopstick sharpened with a pencil sharpener on both ends. tick a wooden bead on one end for the head, topped with a colorful tri-corner bead. The “dress” is made from a repurposed mesh, drawstring bag.

Hanging basket – The cap to a Reddi-Whip container filled with moss. Thin wire was used to hang the basket from a clipped and twisted coat hanger. (This is my favorite).

Porcelain squirrel – the kind that used to come in the tea boxes!

Tire Swing – I pillaged my son’s Lego collection for a lone wheel then tied it to a branch. My husband said this brings down the “value” of my fair garden. Sorry, keeping it!

Pictured below you can see some flower shaped brads that I repurposed.

repurposed fairy garden ideas

Do you have a fairy garden?

I’m Cristin Frank (AKA Eve). I love all things frugal and crafty. My mindset is always on upcycling, repurposing, reducing waste and saving money – and Eve of Reduction is my roadmap. You might also want to check out my book, "Living Simple, Free & Happy."

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2 Responses to DIY Fairy Garden Ideas

  1. Rebecca Forstadt Olkowski May 28, 2015 at 12:21 pm #

    That’s so cute! I don’t have one but I have a perfect little backyard for one if the bunnies don’t knock it over. Neat idea!

    • Eve May 28, 2015 at 12:40 pm #

      Thank you, Rebecca. I am having so much fun working on it!

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