Do you or your kids love Fairy Gardens but don’t want the mess of dirt and keeping plants alive? Here’s a fun project you can do with your kids while keeping your hands free from mud and dirt! I love getting my hands in the dirt to plant flowers but not everyone does. This craft might be more for kids that are a little older or for younger ones with lots of supervision because of using a hot glue gun. I have been slowly collecting Fairy Garden pieces as I have seen them on sale because they can be a bit pricey in the stores. Some stores are having sales now so keep your eyes open for good deals!
Let’s look at what you might need…a container of some kind. This is a wooden box but you can use almost any type of container.
I got all my supplies out so I could pick which pieces I wanted to use. These are artificial succulents. Any small artificial plants will work. I cut these into smaller pieces so they would fit.
Some butterflies and flowers…
I used this sheet moss for the bottom of my container. You will need something similar.
And, of course, Fairy Garden figures…fairy prince, fairy princess, fairies, gnome, animals, etc.
I used some birds and a bird nest and a little straw hat to put the bird nest in.
These are the figurines I decided to go with for this project.
Let’s begin! 🙂 The first thing to do is to line your container with the sheet moss or whatever similar product you are using. Trim it to fit your container. Lift each corner and put some hot glue underneath it and then push it back into place.
Place your items in the container without gluing them down so you can move things around until you have them just the way you want them.
Once you decide where each item will go, you are ready to glue them in place.
As I mentioned earlier, I used a hot glue gun to glue the bottom of each item in place.
Here’s my finished Indoor Fairy Garden! No watering needed! 😉 The view from above…
A front view…
Once you have all the items collected, putting the garden together goes fairly quickly. It’s so much fun! Now you and the kids can dream of stories about what is happening in your Fairy Garden!