• Charmed Gardens (a collection of fairy & miniature garden making tips)

    Posted on September 22, 2013 by in Celebrate the creativity of featured artists, DIY home and garden craft projects, Things that inspire me in the garden

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    Creating fairy and miniature gardens is enjoyable and much easier than you might think! These little landscapes are perfect as gifts, special garden accents or small space gardens. They require just a little time and few materials and provide lots of pleasure. And … if you build it, they will come!

    Here are some sweet indoor and outdoor fairy and miniature garden examples complete with directions, all from the Garden Charmers!

    Make a rustic getaway in a terrarium using directions from Our Fairfield Home & Garden, just click through!

    Make a rustic getaway in a terrarium using directions from Our Fairfield Home & Garden. Just click through!

    Fairy gardens can be made in baskets and enjoyed indoors. Click through to see more about these pretty ones from Stephanie at Garden Therapy!

    Fairy gardens can be made in baskets and enjoyed indoors. Click through to see more about these pretty ones from Stephanie at Garden Therapy!

    Fairy gardens can be made as indoor terrariums by Barb of Our Fairfield Home & Garden. Click through and see how easy it is to make!

    Fairy gardens can be made as indoor terrariums like this one by Barb of Our Fairfield Home & Garden. Click through and see how easy it is to make!

     

     

    Fairy and miniature gardens are also fun to make and keep outdoors in your garden. Using a variety of perennial plants that are naturally small in size reduces upkeep. Here are some examples with easy directions for you to try making your own.

     

    Click through for this tiny landscape tutorial from Stephanie at Garden Therapy!

    Click through for this tiny landscape tutorial from Stephanie at Garden Therapy!

    Here's an imaginative kitchen themed fairy garden from Carlene at Organized Clutter! Click through for all the details!

    Here’s an imaginative kitchen themed fairy garden from Carlene at Organized Clutter! Click through for all the details!

    Don't throw those broken pots away! Click here to see how  Jacki of Drought Smart Plants made a fair garden from hers!

    Don’t throw those broken pots away! Click here to see how Jacki of Drought Smart Plants made a fairy garden from hers!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Wooden barrels are excellent for building miniature container gardens. Click to see this one from Sensible Gardening and Living!

    Wooden barrels are excellent for building miniature container gardens. Click to see this one from Lynne at Sensible Gardening and Living!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Fairies can be finicky and you may have a series of tenants before one settles in to stay. Do not be alarmed if a wayward gnome or two shows up. Except for a tendency to do pranks, they are hard workers in the garden!

    Of course, you might have a gnome take up residence in your garden like The Empress of Dirt! Click here to read all about it!

    Of course, you might have a gnome take up residence in your garden like Melissa, The Empress of Dirt! Click here to read all about it!

    Fairies can be quite picky about their gardens. Click here to see what happened in this vintage themed fairy garden!

    Fairies can be quite picky about their gardens. Click here to see what happened in Organized Clutter’s vintage themed fairy garden!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Sometimes the fairies are elusive and you must make your own! Here are some tutorials with easy pictured directions on creating your own fairies from natural materials found around your yard and neighborhood!

    You can make fairies for free, click here for the tutorial!

    You can make fairies for free, click here for the tutorial from Our Fairfield Home and Garden!

    Click on this picture for more fairy making tutorials!

    Click on this picture for more fairy making tutorials from Our Fairfield Home and Garden!

    Fairy and flowerpot home http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/charmed-gardens-a-collection-of-fairy-miniature-garden-making-tips/

    Fairy and Flowerpot Home from Our Fairfield Home and Garden

    See lots more fairy gardening here!

    Click on the picture to see lots more fairy gardening !

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