Who says that fairy gardens have to be expensive? While the stores have many fairy garden accessories available to you, the truth is there are many fairy garden accessories you can make yourself. If you have a fairy garden you need to furnish this summer season, take a look at these 7 fairy garden decorations you can craft yourself.
7 Fairy Garden Decorations You Can Craft Yourself
Use blue sand from the dollar store or blue glass stones to make little ponds. Just group the sand or stones together into a circle and you have the perfect pond for fairies to take a dip in. If you want, you can even create streams using these same materials and method.
Fairies love to roast marshmallows, so give them a campfire to do so. Just use sticks and stones from your backyard. Place the stones in a circle; add a pile of small twigs, and toss some red, yellow, and orange paper scraps in to look like fire. Perfect!
3. Bunting banners.
Take some scrapbook paper and cut out tiny triangles. Glue them to ribbon or string then hang the bunting banner between two straws. It makes the perfect little décor piece for your fairy garden.
Little mushrooms scattered all over your fairy garden makes it look so sweet and whimsical. You can make your own little mushrooms using clay or play dough for so much less. Just make a small log shaped piece for the stem, then make a ball of dough and cut it in half to make the top. Press the two pieces together and presto! Using two contrasting colors such as white and red really makes the mushrooms look more realistic and whimsical.
5. Fairy tents.
Take a few sticks and make a teepee base out of them, gluing or tying them together at the top if you wish. Then, wrap the base in some fabric or paper to create the outside of the tent. Decorate as you wish. It is the perfect little resting place for your fairies.
6. Picket fencing.
Use popsicle sticks or twigs and a glue gun to make your own fairy garden fencing. Break or cut the pieces down to any size you wish, and paint any color you wish before gluing into place. Place your fencing around the exterior of the fairy garden.
7. Mini flower bushes.
Take scraps from silk flowers and bunch them together to create bushes or flower beds. Or even just scatter them over the fairy garden to look like wildflowers growing. You can also make floral chains or add them to painted toothpicks (green) to poke in the ground and look like flowers rising up.
See how simple it can be to create your own fairy garden accessories? Before you buy items new, see if you can create any of these items for less. It is a great way to furnish your fairy garden without going broke and while enjoying some craft time at the same time.
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