I saw these fun diorama pumpkins at Michaels and immediately thought they would make a super fun Fairy Garden pumpkin or in this case Gnome Garden Pumpkin using a few new items and a few things I had on hand I created a little Fall themed wonderland for any mischievous nymphs who might want to visit. There is something about arranging and rearranging little miniature scenes that is so relaxing to me! I encourage you to use what you have and splurge a bit on a new piece or two for your garden.
Fairy Garden Pumpkin or Gnome Garden Pumpkin
You will need:
Silk fall leaves
Assorted miniature furniture
Hot glue gun/glue sticks
I started with the empty diorama pumpkin and sprinkled a bit of loose moss on the floor ( Dollar Tree) to create a natural soft carpet.
Next, I grabbed this simple little dollhouse bed at my local dollar tree, but I couldn’t just leave it as it was, it really needed a Fall makeover, right? I ripped off the red and white blanket, spray painted it gold and used hot glue to create a pretty fall “quilt”.
When shopping for items for fairy gardens don’t forget to shop the dollhouse miniatures section in your local craft stores, they are a treasure trove of sweet little items that work perfectly. Also, as I stated above you can pick up some great basic dollhouse pieces at Dollar Tree in the toy section.
Simply folding a couple silk leaves into squares and securing with hot glue made these darling little pillows for tiny visitors to rest their heads.
One of the simplest items to make for a fairy garden that packs a big decorative punch is a bunting. The bunting is easily made by folding a few fall colored pieces of washi tape over twine, snip off the tips of the tape to create a pennant shape, hang your bunting to welcome little visitors. Hang it outside your pumpkin for a splash of fun colors and texture.
I love these moss mats for use with my fairy gardens they really give a feeling of an enchanted forest floor. Add miniature pumpkins, more silk leaves, and other fall items you have on hand like sticks, leaves, acorns, and wheat to complete your Fall scene.
If you love Fairy Gardens as much as I do check out these other Fairy Garden posts…
2016 Pinterest Party Fall Blog Hop
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