Fairy Gardening Ideas

This past spring, I visited Tonkadale Nursery for many weekend workshops.  They have an amazing Fairy Garden setup in their store.  Here are a few inspiring vignettes to consider.

Here’s a little lawn golf for the fairies complete with benches for spectators.


I loved the little hand sewn burlap bags for the fairies to sell their wares in.  Very cute and easy to make.


These little pots are available at Michael’s Craft store and you can fill them with any variety of items.



Tying ribbon around a stick to make a Maypole is a genius idea.  It gives the fairies something to do.  Fairies in action are more interesting to observe.



Paths make your fairy land more interesting.  Here they used some prefab steps to add vertical interest to the path.



I love these little burlap pillows.  So cute!


I have many of these iron items for my fairy garden and they can get lost in the plant material.  Wrapping them with ribbon helps them stand out.  Here’s another idea with the ribbon.


Finally, I love how they used twigs to create a backdrop for their fairyland.  A simple idea to define your fairy area from the rest of your garden.


My friend, Jen, will be joining me this fall to explain the therapeutic value and meanings behind fairy gardening.  In the meantime, have fun creating your own fairy gardens.



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Jennifer Ebeling
Jennifer Ebeling is a proud Minnesotan and U of MN alumni. Gooooooo Gophers! Each week, Jennifer produces and hosts Still Growing - a gardening podcast dedicated to helping you and your garden grow. The show is an in-depth interview format. Guests featured on the show share a passion for gardening and include authors, bloggers, professional gardeners, etc. Listeners and guests of the show can join the Still Growing community on Facebook. It's a place to ask questions, share garden stories, interact with great guests featured on the show, and continue to grow and learn. Jennifer and her husband Philip have four children, a big golden lab named Sonny, and live in lovely Maple Grove, Minnesota. P.S. When she's not teaching her four kids a new card game - or teaching them how to drive a car - Jennifer loves inspiring individuals and groups to maximize and personalize their home & garden.
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