How to make a tree stump fairy house
How to Transform Yard Scraps into a Magical Fairy Garden Tree Stump
Fairy gardens are all the rage and local garden centers and online stores are certainly profiting from the craze. But creating a whimsical fairy garden doesn’t have to break the bank. In fact, creating a fairy garden tree stump using natural and upcycled materials is a fun DIY project you can do in an afternoon to delight your children (and yourself!).
Get Children Involved
Fairies love children, and children love the magical world of fairies. Between children and adults, who has the best innate imagination? Children, of course! Therefore, the best partners to help with this project are little ones. Ask them how they would build a garden for fairies from the tree stump and incorporate their ideas into a design.
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Every house must have a foundation. Do you have an eyesore in your garden? Like an old tree stump sticking out of the ground? Before you start raising pigs in order to remove it, an easier solution could be to transform it into a lovely, inexpensive little fairy garden to delight the eye.
Before setting to work building the house and decorating it, first decide how you want it to look. Think about the color scheme (fairies love brightly colored and shimmery things), or if there is a theme you want to build off, like a woodland theme, or Baba Yaga’s house. You can also base the design on a child’s favorite fairy tale or book.
Look online to find inspiration: Pinterest is always a great place to start.
Since this is a small-scale venture, it’s important to remember to think small. Miniature flowers and foliage work best here. Maybe you’d like the stump to be covered in moss to give it an ancient forest effect.
It’s important to decide on the scale for your fairy garden tree stump. If you have a particular item that has inspired the project, then make sure the other items you gather are also on the same scale.
Doodle or sketch your plan on paper (get the kids to make their own sketches, too) before you get to work building the fairy house and garden. This makes it easy to then make a list of supplies you will need for the project.
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Fairies, elves, and gnomes love the natural world, so building and decorating a home for them out of old or broken materials is what makes them the happiest.
Ask your children to go on a treasure hunt in their toy box and find small items that they no longer play with to add to the fairy garden. Dollhouse furniture works great in fairy homes, too.
Broken tiles or flower pots can be used to create stepping stones to the home, and old children’s shoes or broken teacups make great flower pots to decorate the grounds.
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Go on a nature scavenger hunt to find materials to decorate your fairy garden tree stump. Look for unusual rocks, acorns, and other nuts; special twigs and sticks can also add a nice touch. You can easily make your fairy house from entirely natural materials.
Use the Right Tools
The most important tool you need to create a fairy garden tree stump is your imagination. Have fun plotting the design and unleash your creativity. Yes, it’s handy to have a mini tool set for gardening but hardly necessary. Little fingers work just as well.
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It’s said that this latest trend in miniature gardens, the fairy garden, began in the US when “fairy doors” were produced a few years ago. These doors were placed on the bottoms of tree trunks to spark imagination and whimsy. Children loved the fairy doors so much that they would leave presents at the doors, or talk to the fairies that lived within the trees. People began creating fairy homes and gardens to accompany the doors.
Fairy gardens have become so popular that local garden centers have entire displays dedicated to fairy gardens, so finding supplies from miniature plants to already built fairy homes is very easy to do. All of this can cost a pretty penny, however, so there are many ways to make a beautiful fairy garden tree stump without emptying your wallet.
The best fairy houses are made by natural materials like sticks, twigs, bark, leaves, pine cones, acorns, and rocks. You can also make the house using leftover popsicle sticks and some glue. Then paint it to look the way you want.
Make windows and doors by painting them on or using hand tools to carve them into the stump. This, that and everything in between is a wonderful resource for how to use natural materials to create fairy homes.
The Gnome’s Home shows how to transform an old tree stump into a beautiful home for a gnome. It includes instructions on how to make doors and windows for the fairy home as well.
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The best part is decorating the fairy home’s house and gardens. This is where you can really let your imagination shine.
Some of the most popular decorations for a fairy house are mini mushrooms, cute bugs, like ladybugs, butterflies, and dragonflies. You can make your own with polymer clay, salt dough or natural materials. You can also find inexpensive decorations at craft stores like Michael’s.
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Potting mix is the best soil to use for planting as it allows for good drainage, and you don’t want your fairy garden to turn into a bog.Since the scale is small in a fairy garden you need to keep your plants in check too, so they don’t run rampant. There are several ways to do this.
For one, you can keep your plants in their original pots, and then plant the pots in the ground. This will stunt the plants’ growth by restricting their roots. Another way to manage it is by tending the garden often and pruning plants back.
You can also use a small decorative pot, and plant annuals in it. This way you can switch out the plants when one is no longer blooming, or if you want to change things up to celebrate various holidays throughout the year.
Many common plants for fairy gardens are miniature juniper or cypress trees, miniature daisy, miniature ivy, stonecrop, Scotch moss and Irish moss. Here are some thematic planting ideas that are budget-friendly and two-fold so you get the bang for your buck.
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Fairies love herbs, so you can focus your plantings on herbs that fit well with a fairy garden and its small scale. The best part about it is that you can eat these plants too, so they serve as double duty. Here are some plants to consider:
Corsican mint makes a soft carpet for your fairy inhabitants. It also produces little purple flowers in the spring.
Woolly or creeping thyme will blanket the grounds of your fairy garden. You will need to prune them back so they don’t overgrow the garden.
Rosemary can be shaped into a lovely topiary in the shape of a tree.
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Flowers are beautiful in a fairy garden. You can also cut them to decorate your home, or use them in recipes. All these flowers are edible and can be candied to decorate pastries and cakes, can be dried and brewed as tea, or frozen in ice cubes for a fairy tea party.
Miniature roses are edible and they come in all different colors, which makes them a must-have for your fairy garden.
Primroses don’t have a lot of flavor, but they look beautiful in salads. Try them in a traditional fruit salad to brighten it up.
Violets or Johnny Jump Ups are purple in color and look beautiful adorning drinks and soft cheeses.
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Succulents can grow almost anywhere, and they tend to stay small. They provide a lot of texture and color to the greenery in your garden. Sedum varieties are the most popular and are varied.
Anacampseros rufescens is a beautiful miniature succulent variety that looks like small green and pink rosebuds. You can even order miniature succulents specifically selected for fairy gardens. Like this collection from Mountain Crest Gardens, for example.
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Creating a berry border is a nice way to “fence in” your fairy garden. Fairies have long been associated with the elder plant. It’s said if you make wine from the berries and drink it, it enables you to see fairies.
The most auspicious time to encounter fairies was under an elder bush on Midsummer’s Eve, when the King and Queen of Fairy and their train could be seen passing.
In mythology, it is a plant of transformation, so it makes a wonderful, edible and whimsical border between our realm and the fairy world you have created.
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An easy way to keep decor at scale is to use bonsai plants to decorate your fairy garden tree stump. That said, not only are true bonsai plants expensive (a single bonsai plant can cost up to $30 and as high as $3,00), but they also require a lot of care and specialized pruning.
Lil Blue Boo demonstrates how to take a small holly bush and create your own bonsai-like tree for a fairy garden.
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Now once your fairy garden tree stump is built, outfitted and decorated it is time to invite the fair folk to reside there. Place figurines of fairies, elves, or gnomes in and around the house and garden can encourage others to come and live there.
If your kids are really into fairies and the magic that comes with them, you might invite them to leave small presents for the fairies who are said to enjoy cream, butter and honey, as well as anything the glimmers and shines.
30 FAIRY GARDEN HOUSES – DIY Tree Stump Fairy House
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Bringing a mythical element into your home or garden will create a magical effect! If this is what you would like to achieve and channel, here is an idea meant for you! This is no other than fairy garden houses! By creating a few of these small yet enchanted ornaments, you will bring a different and unique ambience into your environment. So, make sure to check out this collection of DIY tree stump fairy houses to find some very special inspiration!
1. The More the Merrier – A Set of Houses
You can always create a whole set of fairy houses for your garden. After all, the more the merrier, right? Whether you buy the fairy houses or build them yourself, make sure to give each one a unique look. Paint them in all sorts of happy colours. To really bring an enchanted look to the houses, why not add small jewels to the front doors, framing them in a beautiful manner? Naturally, we’re not talking about actual jewels but plastic ones.
2. Transforming a Whole Tree – Natural and Earthy
Another idea would be to transform a tree in your garden and turn it into a fairy home! How do you accomplish this? Firstly, you will have to create small windows and a door out of wood. Then attach these small parts to a tree, as if it were a several story home. You can place yellow plastic or cellophane in the window frames, serving as the glass. It will look as if the lights are turned on inside and the fairies are at home!
3. Perfect in Purple – Fairy Garden Houses
While you may have already decided that you want to create some lovely fairy houses for your garden, you might still be in search of the perfect colour. After all, not only is the design of your ornament important, but the colour is as well! For a fairy house, you will definitely want to coat it in a colour which exudes magic and mystical essence. The best colour option you can choose is purple! This will suit any fairy garden house perfectly!
4. Overgrown with Nature – Cute and Splendid
If you have decided on using the base of a tree or a tree stump for your fairy house, why not allow it to be one with nature? You can have all sorts of flowers and herbs growing around your fairy house, as well as allowing vines to crawl up on the sides. For an extra touch, you can add some small clay or ceramic mushrooms in front of the door of the house, to create a super cute look.
5. Adding Some Stairs – DIY Tree Stump Fairy House
Maybe you are designing a fairy house, which is made from a tree stump. This is an awesome way of turning a tree stump into something magical! How about you create a whole flight of stairs leading up to the front door of the fairy home. You make this out of wooden building blocks or carving out the stairs out of a larger piece of wood. Embrace the feeling of fairies by placing a few fairy statues or figurines around the home!
6. Getting Creative – Fairy Garden Houses
When creating your own fairy house, remember that fairies are all about magic! Keeping this in mind, you will want to create a house which oozes magic and myth! A fantastic idea would be to build your main fairy house and attach a smaller one to its chimney. This will look as if it had just stepped out of a fairy tale!
7. A Miniature Scene – Constructed with Care
Perhaps you like to put together small scenes or landscapes. For example, if you already have a fairy home in your garden, why not include a few fairy things? This can come in the form of placing some fairy shoes on the front doorstep, a tiny broom leaning against the wall of the home and even creating a small pavement.
8. A Wonderful Welcome – DIY Tree Stump Fairy House
As we have mentioned before, you can use a tree stump as the base of a fairy home. If it is a stump, then you can place a roof on it for a more cosy and homely look. Then for a warm welcome, you can also attach a miniature welcome sign to the door of the house.
9. Carving Out the Inside – A Comfortable Look
A great idea is to carve out the inside of the tree stump. This way you will be able to actually add furniture to the home, giving it a real and comfortable appearance. You might also decide on adding some sort of lighting to the small home, which will be perfect for illuminating it at night.
10. Crazy About Red – Unique and Different
There are so many ways you can channel a different and unique vibe to your fairy home! This might be a simple way of adding small red elements to your fairy house. For example, a red front door, baskets of red flowers in front of the door, small red mushrooms and a red windowpane. Simple but stylish!
11. Fantastic and Easy – Try It Out
Now here is a super cute was of decorating a tree stump and turning it into a fairy home! Besides adding a roof to the stump, there are numerous tidbits you can add to make it look amazing! For example, add tiny pots of flowers everywhere! One on the doorstep and miniature flowers in the windows. We will guarantee that your fairy garden home looks fantastic!
12. A Home of Flowers – Fairy Garden Houses
Fairies are known to adore flowers. Keeping this in mind, it would only make sense to use a flowerbed as the house of fairies. For example, right in front of a flowerbed insert a front door. You can also place a pathway in front of the door. This will create the appearance that the door opens into a floral environment.
13. On the Tree – A Magical Atmosphere
Maybe your garden fairies live inside a tree! If so, attach a small platform to the trunk of your tree, as well as the shape of a front door. Then, attach a ladder to the platform, creating it yourself out of yarn and short twigs.
14. An Enchanted Castle – Built from Stone
If you like the look of medieval castles or cottages, why not construct some of the same sorts of shape and form for your fairies? Use small stones and pebbles to build your fairy house. We’re sure that fairies who love the middle ages will want to occupy this tower and make it their home!
15. A Yellow Rainboot – All About Shoes
When it comes to creating your own fairy house for your garden, there are so many things you can build it out of! A fantastic idea would be to use one yellow rainboot! All you need to do is cut out a hole in the top of the boot and attach a ladder to it, allowing your fairies to climb in and out of it. Naturally, you can also put a small roof on the top of the boot!
16. A Hole in the Tree – A Small Hideaway
Do you have any trees in your garden? If one of them has a small, hollow hole on it, then use that as a hideaway for your fairies! Place a ladder leading up towards the hole of this natural fairy hideaway. You might also consider adding a tiny lantern right in front of the tree hole, which can glow at night, showing the fairies the way.
17. Refurbished in a Lovely Way – Fairy Garden Houses
Perhaps you have decided to carve out the insides of a tree stump, to create a few rooms. You can refurbish and design the rooms, by adding miniature furniture to the rooms. Another thing to consider is adding some sort of lights to the environment!
18. Creeping Vines – DIY Tree Stump Fairy House
No matter whether you use a tree stump or a small house for your fairy home, you can incorporate Mother Nature into it. Achieve this by allowing vines to climb upwards on the tree stump for a stunning look.
19. Build a Mushroom House – Cute and Groovy
When you read fairy tales or children’s stories, you might notice that a lot of fairies tend to live in toadstools! So why not use them as inspiration for creating a house? You can create a toadstool with the help of clay!
20. Pretty Pots – An Amazing Idea
The fairies in your garden may also love to live in flower pots! Taking this into consideration, transform clay flower pots into small houses! Add small doors and windows to the flower pots, giving them a homely vibe.
21. Constructing a Gate – And a Fence
One thing you might consider adding to your fairy house is a fence and a gate! Surrounding the house with a fence is a fantastic idea! You can even put it together by yourself, by attaching twigs to each other to form it.
22. A Sweet Swing – Great for Fairy Garden Houses
Make sure that your fairies have a perfect garden as well. This might mean including a miniature swing which you put together out of twigs and yarn. Use a glue gun in order to fixate everything. The fairies in your garden will be able to relax during the afternoons in their newly made swinging chair.
23. Easy and Fantastic – Keeping It Simple
Here is another way of creating a small swing for your fairies! Keep it simple by creating a swing out of a forked tree branch. All you need to do is attach yarn to both sides of the branch. Then place a small slice of wood in the middle for the seat of the swing.
24. Making the Front Door – Trying Polymer Clay
Do you love doing all sorts of arts and crafts projects? Then why not create the front door of your fairy house out of polymer clay? It’s easily moldable and you can buy different colour polymer clay. This means you can create different looking parts for the front door, such as moulding wood or stones.
25. Popsicle Stick Door – For a DIY Tree Stump Fairy House
Reimagine and recycle popsicle sticks if you have any used ones! Attach the popsicle sticks to each other with the assistance of a glue gun, creating the shape of a door or window! Coat it in paint and then attach it to your fairy house for the perfect door!
26. Additional Ornaments – Special Fairy Garden Houses
Are you trying to add some cute ornaments to your fairy house? Why not create a few wishing wells? You can create this by lining a mason jar with wooden sticks. Fixate them to the jars with a glue gun as well as yarn!
27. Constructing a Front Door – Made from Wood
There are a number of ways you can create a door for your fairy house. For example, you can use thin slices of wood to construct the front door. Fixate everything with a glue gun before coating it in colourful paint!
28. A Cute Curved Door – Using Popsicles
If you want to create a curved front door as the entrance to your fairy house, just check out the tutorial above! It’s super easy and effortless to make, not to mention cheap, as it is made from popsicle sticks!
29. Recreate Wooden Skewers – Benches and Ladders
It’s time to use wooden skewers in a different sort of way, to create furniture for your fairy garden houses! You can put together all sorts of furniture from wooden skewers. This might include a ladder or a small bench.
30. A Rope Tree Swing – For a DIY Tree Stump Fairy House
How about adding a rope tree swing to your fairy garden house? Thread a piece of yarn through the middle of a miniature wooden seat. It’s really as simple as that!
We trust, that this pick of fairy garden houses helped you find inspiration for some amazing decorations. These inspiration ideas will help you create a perfect Layout for Survival Garden in your home. If you are in search of other garden ideas, such as cleaning your backyard or easy-to-grow flowers, visit our website!
How to make a fairy house in the garden. Houses for fairies, elves and gnomes in the country garden (20 photos) Miniature fairy garden for fairies
Fairy gardens are miniature compositions with small houses, tiny plants, trees and paths. Looking at this splendor, one gets the impression that fairy-tale characters live there. Create your own beautiful garden. This detail will enhance the landscape around your home, although this composition can be used anywhere.
It will be more fun if children are included in the home park project. They love to invent new things.
Children can use the garden to organize fairy parties. They can play with small representatives of the flora.
The fairy garden is like a miniature courtyard with a tiny house and moss on the roof, small tools and a hedgehog.
In a fairy tale palisade, everything should be miniature and made of natural materials. So if you want to make a table use a mini stump and a piece of wood.
A colorful banner will be a great addition. Mushrooms are very cute. Look at the wooden walkways! It is a simple design but very well planned.
This is the house of the fairies, so feel free to add a few little aunts who relax on the porch or in the yard. Great decorations for the garden.
Use any old container to create the thumbnail. It can be small or large. The more objects in which you are going to place the composition, the wider the scope for your imagination.
An old metal container would be fine. Make a small fairy house and surround it with small flowers. The fairies will love it and fly there every night.
Place the container on its side. Fill it with mini things like tables, pots and ferns. Take whatever you need.
Create a cozy atmosphere in the fairy house. If you are serious about this project, add electricity to the fairy house.
Paint your house, fence and outdoor furniture with bold colors. Fairies are attracted to bright flowers. So pick a palette and get going!
Here's an interesting idea: using an old book to create a mini complex. Cut out the circle to make room for the tiny house. Use moss and plants to close the hole.
Use a variety of colorful plants to brighten up your magical garden. Plant them in tiny pots. A palisade is a nice way to welcome spring, but it's also a good way to freshen up a space during winter.
You can equip the composition with different things, such as benches, rocking chairs, fountains, swings. You can create all this with the help of a tree and branches.
Don't forget to bring your mini-garden home with the onset of cold weather. Snow will look interesting on the roofs of houses, but the plants will die.
Take an old wooden barrel or large garden planter. They don't even need to be painted. The dilapidated look makes them more interesting.
Make a tree house. That would be great and fun. Maybe if you design it right, birds or squirrels will settle there.
If you want an indoor fairytale park, there is no point in making it big. How do you like this cute cup? It is filled with soil, moss and a few tufts of grass. It all looks very cute and intriguing.
Decorate a large stump for the composition. Cut a hole in the center, fill it with soil, and start adding all the pieces: the tiny house, the plants, and the decorations.
This artwork is made with herbs and edible flowers. Such a pot will perfectly fit in the kitchen.
Create a huge composition in the baby bath. Place it on the site, decorate with whatever you want. The house is required, then improvise.
If you're inspired by the Hobbit movies, turn one of the trees into a fairy house. Add a door, some windows and a path.
Are you an inventor? Make miniature elements - mini stairs, furniture, a bridge over a river, and all sorts of fun things.
Buy small furniture in the store or order online. The decoration will take on a professional look. Furniture set looks like real.
An old pot is suitable for creating various compositions depending on the season. This is a simple project that doesn't cost much.
Make a mini birdhouse, paint and decorate it.
Design for a fabulous palisade around a tree that acts as a house. Plant a small garden for tiny crops, set up a hammock, swings and other cute things.
Use old pots for fairy houses. It's a great idea to let the kids create this project themselves. Set the clay pot on its side and fill everything inside.
Use broken pots too. Arrange a winter garden in them, which leads to a fairy-tale castle.
Try to make a ladder by taking the pieces, decorate it with plants and moss to put everything together. Don't forget to add color!
If you take two or three pots, you get a big fairy garden. You place a smaller container in the upper part in the form of a house on a rock surrounded by vegetation.
There are different ways to combine shards. This is truly a majestic view. Beautiful flowers form a path to the pumpkin, which is a haven for tiny figurines.
Ferns look like a coniferous mini-forest and it seems that the pumpkin is in the middle of the taiga.
An original design technique that can amaze visitors and arouse sincere admiration, especially among children, is to create a fabulous mini garden with your own hands. It allows you to create not only a beautiful original composition in a limited space, but also create your own little inner world.
Another name for a mini garden is a fairy garden. Indeed, the fabulous landscape allows you to bring a little magic to everyday life.
The basis of this technique is a combination of small plants, small houses and other elements (paths, bridges, figurines of people and animals, etc.), which together tell a story and form a certain mood.
You can create such a miniature garden yourself. Its content is determined by the author's imagination and the available materials, but there are certain rules.
First of all, prepare a container or container in which the plants will grow. For this, an old stump, a cart, a tree trunk, a small delimited space (for example, near the wall of a house) or, as in the photo, a broken pot can be used.
The container must be filled with fertile soil and a drainage system should be considered. Think about how you will water and care for the plants. A lot depends on the decorative elements. It is desirable that miniature compositions be of the same scale and worked out in detail.
Products made from natural materials look good. Mini flower arrangements can be very interesting. Miniature lighting gives them a special charm, especially in the evening, as if the fairy tale itself comes to visit you.
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Gardens for fabulous elves in the country
They say that if elves settle in the garden, it will bring good luck and success to the owner of the garden in all his affairs. It is only necessary not to forget to leave a saucer of milk on the porch of the house every evening. You can plunge into a fairy tale by building a small garden and a house for elves in their summer cottage.
What you can make an elf house out of
In fact, an elf house can be made out of almost anything you can imagine. For these purposes, almost any material at hand will fit: cardboard, chipboard or fiberboard, plastic bottles, drywall, branches, boards, cement, foam plastic, iron sheets, cones, acorns, chestnuts, etc. It is necessary to think over to the smallest detail what shape and size the house will be, as well as whether it will be hollow from the inside or filled.
An excellent house for garden elves can be made from drywall. All parts of the house box must be glued together; for reliability, they can be fixed with furniture brackets or small nails. Then cut openings for windows and doors and cover the house with a cement mortar. If small pebbles or crushed stone are added to the cement, it will seem that the facade of the house is made of stone. For the roof, you can take a large sheet of the most ordinary cardboard, fold it in half, thereby shaping the future roof and cover it with a cement solution. The effect of tiles on the roof can be done using tree bark.
A finished house for elves will look harmoniously among the greenery. Such a house can be placed in the center or at the edge of a large flower bed. The house for elves can be surrounded by climbing plants or flowerpots. It will look quite organic and look near a small soda fountain.
Another simple elf dwelling in the garden is the treehouse. To do this, it is only necessary to make a small door and a few windows and glue or fasten with nails at the roots of one of the trees in the garden. In order for such a house to be more visible in the garden, it can be made oval or round in shape and painted with paint of some bright color.
Walkways and steps
Several decorative elements can be added to the finished house. You can complement the composition by laying out a narrow path of pebbles to the dwelling of the elves or by making steps from pebbles. Steps can also be made around the tree, then the door of the house can be attached not at the roots, but a little higher. This will make the composition more noticeable, and the house itself will take on a more fabulous appearance.
Garden for elves
The creation of a small garden for fairy-tale characters will help complete the composition. A small area near the house for elves can be fenced with a small wicker fence, set up a gate, plant flowers, or lay out a fenced area with moss. You can also add various benches and swings to the house, and if you add a few more small houses with tiled roofs, you get a whole elven village. So at the summer cottage there will be a small fairy-tale country that will appeal not only to children, but also to adults.
Small figurines of elves, gnomes and various animals can give a unique flavor to any garden. Unfortunately, these figures do not always look organic in the garden. If the figurines are installed on an emerald flower bed or lawn, they will rather spoil the appearance of the site than serve as a full-fledged decor element. In everything you need to know the measure, a large number of garden figurines will also look ridiculous. The basic principle of creating a complete composition in the garden is stylistic unity. All garden toys and buildings should be made of the same materials.
Figurines in the garden should not look apart. They are designed to complete the garden composition. Figurines of fabulous elves, fairies and gnomes can be installed near fairy houses. Such figures should fit neatly into the composition. With the help of small ceramic figurines, you can create an entire elven village in which each of its "inhabitants" will do their own thing. Fortunately, there are a large number of such figures, so making such a design will not be very difficult. And figurines of birds and animals should be in those places in the garden that resemble their natural habitat. When choosing animal figurines, it should be remembered that, today, the quality of products is quite high, and these figurines are made with photographic accuracy. Not everyone will calmly react to a snake or toads crawling out from under a bush.
You might be wondering what a fairy garden is. This is a miniature garden with tiny houses, plants, trees, paths and other details.
People of all ages enjoy this hobby because it's a great way to get creative and create a real fairy tale world in a tiny space. Let's take a look at 20 of the most amazing examples of such gardening.
20. Oz Fairy Garden
This arrangement of green glass bottles looks like the Emerald City, like a small land of Oz in its own garden. And the sign "Magic of the House" gives a feeling of real magic.
19. USA Independence Day Picnic
This garden is notable for the fact that it is far from mythology and is dedicated to the 4th of July holiday. We see with you a typical picture of this holiday: relaxing in the courtyard of the house, burgers and sausages on the grill, a garland with the American flag.
18. Bilbo Baggins' house
If you're a Lord of the Rings fan, you'll love this Hobbit house replica. The bonsai, the house on the hill and the fence are all incredibly accurately recreated, but such work requires a lot of effort and skill.
17. Dwarf's house
Most often fairy gardens are made in large pots, tubs, barrels, but the creator of this house decided to use a tree trunk. He carved windows and doors in it, decorated it with all kinds of forest riches. This house definitely belongs to a dwarf.
16. Fairy house in stump
This fabulous house was carved out of hemp in the backyard. Stairs leading to the door, windows and a small pond, this work is not as richly decorated as the previous one, but a little girl also worked on its creation.
15. Fairy garden in a garden wheelbarrow
A miniature garden can be created anywhere and anywhere, and this is a big plus. For example, this rather spacious garden in a wheelbarrow: a house, branched paths, a pond and a lot of vegetation.
14. Fairy garden in a book
The garden can even be placed in an unnecessary book. Many of us learned about fairies from books like Peter Pan, so a garden in a book is the perfect way to attract fairies.
13. Fairy garden in cinder block
Another interesting idea is a patio with a cinder block garden. Cinder blocks, as a rule, personify the noisy modern world, immediately there is an association with a new skyscraper under construction. But this garden with moss and plants has a calming atmosphere
12. Coffee table garden
All the previous gardens are located in nature, even somewhat merge with it, but it is almost impossible to bring them home while maintaining the integrity of the details. Another thing is this coffee table. Just a stunning example of the existence of nature within the walls of the house. Such a garden fills the space with life and attracts attention.
11. Hanging garden
Inspired by the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, this garden is housed in a hanging basket. The design and decor of such a garden is rustic, but the placement makes it stand out from all others.
10. Fairy garden in a cup
If your house doesn't have room for a garden in a wheelbarrow, you can even create one in a cup! The simplicity of this fairy garden makes it all the more charming.
9. Fireplace in the fairy garden
The fireplace enlivens the miniature garden even more, which no longer resembles a work of art, but a real little world of fairies, into which we can look. The fairies will be so enchanted by the fire that they won't notice your presence.
8. Wishing Well
One has only to throw a coin into the well and your wish will come true! Another wonderful decoration for your miniature garden will be a wishing well. They say that from such a well you can even hear the laughter of fairies.
7. Snowy fairy garden
Many people love snow and find winter to be an absolutely fabulous season. If you are one of those people, then give your miniature garden a winter vibe. True, the Tinker Bell fairy in her light dress will no longer be able to live here, but much less capricious elves from the North Pole will settle down. When you get tired of the "snow", just remove the fluff and cotton wool and plant more greenery.
6. Fairy village
For some people, a garden for fairies is not enough, they create entire streets, parks and even municipalities. But if you have free time, patience and funds, then why not fulfill your dream? This large fairy garden was created by Lyn Rejabec from Buffalo.
5. Tree houses
This house has two main differences from the other house, which has already been described earlier. Firstly, the windows and doors are not cut through, and secondly, this is a living tree. The amount of detail is simply amazing, we can see how life flows in the small streets of Paris
4. Fairy garden in a suitcase
A garden in a suitcase looks mysterious and intriguing. This combination of a soft, even silk lining of a suitcase and earth with wild vegetation impresses the viewer. For such a garden, it is best to take an old vintage suitcase.
3. Wooden lock
This castle, though not a copy, is somewhat similar to Hogwarts. Nothing sparks the imagination like J.K. Rowling's novels, and they've raised a generation of kids who love to wave their wands and whisper "Wingardium Leviosa."
2. Shoe house
There is a fairy tale about an old woman who lives in a shoe. And in this garden, it was possible to recreate the same house in a shabby shoe, surrounded by flowers and trees. Such magical gardens can bring us back to the world of childhood and fairy tales.
1. Japanese style fairy garden
The best examples of gardens are those that can take the viewer into a fantasy world. Some people imagine Japan as foggy weird with low houses, paper walls and screen doors. This garden, with a house on a hill near the pond, takes us to the Land of the Rising Sun and enchants with its beauty and serenity. If you want to interest your guests, then recreate such a garden.
How to create a house for a fairy in the garden with your own hands
The image of a fairy is associated with a fairy-tale character. Fairy fairy has a small stature, endowed with superpowers and has wings.
Good and bad fairies, both male and female, existed in Celtic and Germanic folklore.
The image of an attractive beautiful fairy girl was formed during the Romantic era, as well as in the Victorian era. One of the roles attributed to them is that they are the spirits of nature. There is a belief that if you build a fairy house in your garden, then she will settle in this house and will have a beneficial effect on plants. In addition, such a house can be a great addition to your garden. If you have small children, they can be involved in the process of creating a house for a fairy fairy. After all, building a fairy house is a creative process. Based on the style of the garden, you can choose materials, figure out how it will look fairy house and start building it. Such a process will be interesting for both adults and children, especially if you think over the details of construction: material, style, location, then it can perfectly merge with the design of the garden, besides, you can have fun with your children.
Let's take a look at some creative ideas for creating a fairy house in your garden.
The easiest way to build a fairy house is to use a plastic, clay or wood flower pot.
Plastic version. We take a small pot, turn it upside down and mark the location of future windows and doors, do not forget about the shape too. Usually the doors are cut in an inverted pot at the bottom in a semicircle, arched. Windows can be cut round, square or oval. Now you need to come up with an exterior wall finish: you can use natural stones, for example, take a pellet, a stone rounded from rock fragments. Its popular name is “Pebble”. It comes in different sizes, shapes and colors. With the help of it and a glue gun, you can overlay the walls. The roof can be made gable by attaching two boards to the top of the pot and perpendicular to each other, in this case you can also use a glue gun. Imitation of tiles on the roof can be done using decorative chips, which are used to mulch the near-stem circle of bushes or trees.
You can pick up pine needles in the forest if you live nearby and put them on the roof. Also, with the help of forest moss, you can make an imitation of an old roof, which is overgrown with moss due to dampness, if you insert it between the chips on the roof.
The same moss can be used to decorate the clearing around the house, for example, if you decide to put the house on a stand. The door can be made from bark or other material, and shutters can also be placed on the windows from small sticks or chips. Toothpicks can be used as lattices, when ready, paint them in the desired color. From the same stones that lined the walls of the house, you can lay paths in a clearing lined with moss. Do not forget about the flora around the future fairy house : with the help of chestnut acorns, you can make mushrooms, attach cones in a clearing like trees.
When you create your masterpiece, install it in the garden in a place prepared in advance for it, where it will merge with nature and become a cozy corner in your garden.
If you have a clay pot somewhere with a partly broken piece of the wall, do not rush to get rid of it, it can be a good idea for a fairy house. Inside the pot, using a mound of earth, partitions from the same clay fragments or other strong material, we create a castle, which we build in several levels, with the help of steps, we create a spiral staircase around the castle. If you settle such a house in a garden on a small hill, then you can plant, for example, in the same pot a small plant that will imitate a tree near your castle.
As a rule, there are felled trees, fresh or old stumps on the territory of the garden or yard. So that they do not spoil the overall picture of the garden, they can be used to build a fairy house. This is an amazing and half-finished idea. We make windows and a door on the stump, you can stick wooden rectangles on top that will serve as windows, there is an option to draw windows on dense material and attach to the stump. Make doors according to the same principle as windows - put on top of the side vertical wall of the stump or, if there is a small entrance to the middle in the stump, which was formed over time due to nature, then put the door there. This option looks like one with your plants, especially if the stump is partially overgrown with moss.
The roof can be made gable, conical, round or some unusual shape.
Your flight of fancy, both in form and in the choice of material for the future roof - it can be leaves, planks, chips, pine needles; moss laid on the slopes, which will give the appearance of an overgrown roof, which you can find in the UK, in the north of France, where the area is very damp. Of course, you need to decorate the fairy house with various little things to make it look more interesting and more habitable. Attach balconies, make a pipe, put a bench near the house, plant plants and flowers near the stump, make a small swing, put up toy sculptures fairies or gnomes - it is from such trifles that the general view of a residential building is created.
Unlike houses on stands, which can be brought into the house for the winter so that they last longer, the stump house will be constantly on the street. In this case, it is better to use more durable materials to create a house so that it lasts longer.
More Fairy House Ideas
Ideas for building a fairy house can come in many varieties. For the main frame of the house, plastic bottles are also often used, in which windows and doors are cut out, pasted over with stones and, having installed on a stand, create an appearance around the house: a garden, a clearing, a lawn.