DIY Fairy Garden

Create your own miniature fairy garden with the whimsical ideas below as inspiration. This simple craft is a great way to spend a summer afternoon with the kiddies. It also gives non-recyclable containers a second life, something that is very important to us at East West Markets. 


  • Container
  • Fake grass, plants, trees, flowers, lavender
  • Sticks and twigs
  • Small rocks
  • Beach shells
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Stickers
  • Fairy tea lights
  • Miniature dollar store items (ie: plastic mushrooms, gnomes, woodland animals, birdhouse, furniture, garden tools, fence, signs, wooden doors, fairy lights, etc)
  • Hot glue gun


Choose the container you will be recycling for your fairy garden. Sketch the layout of your garden on a piece of paper. If you need inspiration, try searching, “fairy garden ideas” on Pinterest.

Pick a tiny tree or miniature house as the focal point of your garden. Use fake grass, plants, flowers, twigs, and rocks to border the tree. Add your decorations of choice with a hot glue gun. Voila!