If you’ve been reading here for any amount of time, you know we love our fairy gardens! And since the weather is nice out, the kids have been spending more time outdoors, cleaning out the fairies’ habitats and getting them ready for summer. We introduce new things each year, but we do have a core list of must-have fairy garden supplies we come back to every time.
Our rule is that I buy one new fairy garden accessory (or fairy) each summer, and the kids have to supply the rest. By now, they have some other things left over from summers past, but if they want any new furniture or other decorations in the gardens, they need to make those things themselves.
Like leaf blankets. Is it sad that I never would have even thought of leaf blankets? Of course fairies need leaf blankets.
Kids can also make benches or fences out of sticks, chairs and couches out of rocks, and all manner of other decorative things with acorns, seeds, pods, and pebbles they find. We sat down and made up a list of things to help you get started on your own garden. It is by no means comprehensive — the beauty of fairy gardens is that you can keep adding things as your imagination prompts you. But as a jumping-off point, here’s our list of fairy garden supplies.
You can click here to print your list of fairy garden supplies and get started!
And although I always want to take over and make everything just so in these tiny little gardens, I’ve found they work best if you just give the kids the supplies, sit back, and watch what they come up with. It won’t be the way you’d do things. It may be completely mystifying and odd to you. But it’s pretty fun to observe how they think.
If you’d like some more fairy garden ideas, check out these fun projects:
I’d love to hear about your fairy gardens! You can share pictures on our facebook page, or send me an email and I might round them all up for a future post.