Looking for something fun to do with your kids while stuck at home? Why not create a whimsical miniature fairy garden to keep you and your kids busy!
We know that spring is supposed to be filled with outdoor activities, unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic makes that impossible. But that shouldn't stop your kids from having fun, because they will surely enjoy this DIY miniature fairy garden project. It can even serve as a great gift to your friends after this calamity!
You'll be delighted to know that the materials needed are readily available in your garden. Yes, that's right you don't have to go outside risking yourself of exposure just to buy the materials. And you can always choose to improvise or use alternatives just in case some of the items for this tutorial are not available.
Whether you're planning to give it away or keep it for yourself, this miniature fairy garden is sure to please. Let's get started!
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How to Make a Fun DIY Miniature Fairy Garden
Materials You Will Need for Your DIY Mini Fairy Garden:
- Small rocks or pebbles
- Potting soil
- Indoor plant or succulents
- Two different kinds of moss
- Willow twigs
- A handmade or purchased mini swing or bench
- A handmade or purchased mini ribbon banner
- Glue gun
Step-By-Step Guide on How to Make a Miniature Fairy Garden
Prepare your planter and potting soil on a working table. You can use an old basin or any other container as long as it's flat.
Fill the planter with potting soil and dig a hole on one side of the planter, then place your indoor plant or succulent. You can pick a potted pink kalanchoe or cyclamen.
Take your handmade or purchased mini swing or bench and place it beside the plant. Positioning your plant and swing to one side of the planter will allow some space for your other accessories.
You can make a simple mini bench or swing with willow twigs or strings.
Now, take your small rocks or pebbles and arrange them below the swing or bench to make a mini patio. Light-colored small rocks or pebbles will be ideal to give a real-life structure to your patio. You can also make a mini patio by lining the pebbles in a curve around the planter.
Step 4: Add the Ribbon Banner to Create a Post
Take a piece of a willow twig and cut it two pieces of equal length about nine inches long. This will serve as your banner posts. Stick the twigs behind the mini bench and then attach your handmade or purchased banner to the sticks with a glue gun.
Step 5: Collect Moss From Your Garden
Moss isn't hard to find if you know where to look. Take a stroll down old wooded areas or old stone structures and you'll find these whimsical green clumps growing. Just make sure environmental restrictions allow you to pick moss.
Lucky for you, if you've got some growing around your yard, but they're also available in flower or garden shops.
Step 6: Tuck the Moss and Do the Finishing Touches
Take one kind of moss and spread some around the soil in gaps. Neatly tuck them in to serve as the garden grass. Roll a different kind of moss and neatly place them in some areas around your planter to serve as mini garden plants.
DIY Miniature Fairy Garden Easy as 1, 2, 3!
There you have it, green thumbs! A super quick and easy DIY garden idea you can make in a couple of hours with minimum expense. You'll love displaying this on top of the patio table or anywhere at home.
Better yet, you can create more and give it out as gifts. Anyone who receives this as a present is sure to love it!
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