When I was little, my bestie and I would spend hours in the garden creating little homes for the fairies we longed to exist. We’d fashion roofs out of leaves, garden paths from pebbles and use bark to create secret doors.
If you build it they will come!
Fairy gardens are now something of a trend on Instagram and Pinterest, much to my adult heart’s delight! Now I’m going to share this magical childhood fantasy with my own sons by creating a fairy garden with them.
You can too
You can use anything and everything to create a fairy garden. Marbles, little toys, broken garden pots, moss, leaves, shells and pebbles – your child’s imagination is the limit!
Here are 11 enchanting miniature gardens you can use as inspiration to create some fairy magic with your own little one.
2. Enchanted suitcase
If your child has an old toy suitcase, or even a lunch box, she has the makings of a portable fairy garden! Simply fill it with soil, a scattering of moss and place a fairy house and some other bits and bobs in the garden.