Looking for fairy garden ideas? You will love this DIY fairy garden using DIY fairy garden accessories. Learn how to make this beautiful beach fairy garden with ease. With it’s touches of nature, miniature furniture and sprinkling of magic, making a fairy garden has to be one of the most satisfying craft ideas around!
Hello! This is Jane and Sonja from Sustain My Craft Habit, a DIY, craft and home decor blog where we share creative nature-inspired projects each week. Thank you so much to Maria for inviting us to share some DIY ideas here on Pastels and Macarons with you each month. Making a fairy garden DIY has been on our craft to-try list for a long while, so this month we wanted to show you how to make an adorable low maintenance miniature fairy garden using air plants. Be sure to check out the how-to video below!
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HOW TO MAKE A FAIRY GARDEN – BEACH STYLE
Creating a fairy garden doesn’t have to be complicated. Below we share with you all of the materials and steps to help you make your own fairy garden. It also doesn’t have to be expensive. We really did not spend too much at all, so you can certainly make a cheap fairy garden by thinking up clever ways to make the tiny (but at times very costly) accessories! Let’s get started!
Supplies Needed for this DIY Fairy Garden
8-10 pieces of light teal sea glass
driftwood “log” piece
DIY Adirondack / Muskoka chair
DIY driftwood fence and buoy
3-4 small-sized air plants
DIY beach sign
3 smooth black stones (boulders)
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Making the DIY Fairy Garden Accessories
DIY Adirondack / Muskoka chair
What respectable beach-loving fairy would lounge beside the lake without her Adirondack chair (or what we call Muskoka chairs here in Canada)? We made this little chair using Popsicle sticks and will be sharing the full how-to tutorial at Sustain My Craft Habit soon. Click here to be notified of our latest posts and to receive other goodies we have for our community, such as a free guide with simple DIY ideas to create your own rustic tablescape.
DIY Driftwood Fence and Buoy
A rustic little driftwood fence provides that much needed bit of privacy (and a place to hang the buoy – safety first!).
To make the fence, we cut thin pieces of driftwood to 3″ long posts (about 12 of them) and then glued them together along both sides with two more driftwood pieces.
The buoy was simply made by gluing together the ends of a piece of cotton rope and then wrapping the glued segment with some twine.
DIY Beach Sign
Finally, we made a little beach sign to help the fairies find their way! We cut a Popsicle stick into two pieces and created a point. We then painted the pieces with one of our favourite beachy colours. Once dried, we hand-lettered BEACH across the two pieces then glued it all onto a wooden dowel (painted white) to hold it all together.
How to Assemble a DIY Fairy Garden
Assembling the beach-themed fairy garden is the best part! There’s no real right or wrong here. We used some turquoise sea glass as our shoreline and arranged all the other pieces accordingly. This reminds of the beautiful Lake Huron beach where we’re fortunate to have our family cottage. We’re happy to share with you this little video. If you enjoy the video be sure to subscribe for more.
This little DIY beach fairy garden turned out perfectly! The hardest part now is keeping the kids out of it.
Just a little note about air plant care: these little plants are amazing in that they don’t need any soil to be planted in. They do however need to be watered regularly. The key is to soak them for at least 30 minutes every week (more or less depending on the humidity of the room they’re being kept in). You can learn more about air plant care here.
We hope today’s tutorial has helped to inspire you to build your own fairy garden. It really is so much fun.
We’d love for you to come by Sustain My Craft Habit for more beachy craft and home decor ideas such as how to make a blanket ladder with driftwood and to follow along with the renovation of our family cottage, the Graystone Beach. We recently shared a complete beach themed makeover of the cottage’s small bathroom!
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