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In a day and age where you can easily buy everything you need to make your very own professional-grade fairy garden, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by how expensive Fairy Gardens can be to create.
But it doesn’t have to be!
When in doubt, just think about the most famous fairy of all…Tinkerbell!
What would Tinkerbell do?
She’d gather up any Lost Thing should could find, add some creativity, imagination, love and of course Pixie Dust, and….
Voila! She’d have the perfect Fairy Garden.
In the past, I’ll admit I might have gotten a little over-exuberant in my quest for the perfect fairy garden and gone a little overboard only to sadly see the pieces break apart over the cold rain and ice during the winter. So this year, I’m on a quest to create the perfect “budget-friendly” fairy garden that won’t break the bank.
I’ve been busy researching lots of creative ideas and today, I’m sharing my findings with you.
Stay tuned in the coming weeks for my big Budget-Friendly Fairy Garden Reveal. But until then…here are some great ideas that I found inspiring and I hope they’ll help you as well.
15 Magical Upcycled Fairy Garden Ideas Your Kids Will Love
Fairy Garden Idea #1: Take broken tea cups and turn them sideways
Nothing says upcycled fairy garden more than giving new life to broken tea cups. I love these ideas from Go DIY Go.
Fairy Garden Idea #2: Make a teepee with branches.
Do you remember that scene in Saving Mr. Banks, where P.L. Travers has a flash back to playing in her yard as a child where she would spend hours making magical little leaf and twig structures? Well, this next idea reminded me of that. It’s so important to get away from screen time, get outside, play in the mud, and be an old fashioned kid. And I love how making a teepee out of twigs/branches encourages that. PLUS, according to Angie from Real Life at Home, it’s very strong and lasts a long time!
Fairy Garden Idea #3: Use bowls for Toadstool Tops!
Take an old bowl (or buy one at a yard sale), paint it red with white spots and then stick on top of a branch! Super clever!
Fairy Garden Idea #4: Wine Corks and Bottle Caps make awesome toadstools!
I love crafts that make use of my many wine corks. And what could be cuter than a wine cork toadstool for your fairy garden?!
Fairy Garden Idea #5: Use Craft Sticks to Make Doors
It seems like craft sticks are definitely the way to go when making Fairy Doors. This article from HomeTalk contains a great tutorial as well as lots of different styles and decorating ideas.
Fairy Garden Idea #6: Use Craft Sticks to Make Structures like this Hobbit House
Note-This link takes you to a picture but it’s not a tutorial. It looks like all you need to do is cover a bottle with brown craft sticks, decorate some windows and a door, and voila! You’ve got a cute craft stick hobbit house.
Fairy Garden Idea #7: Use an Inexpensive Wood Craft birdhouse for a Fairy House Base!
Decorate an inexpensive wooden craft birdhouse with moss and river rocks for an instant Fairy House (This is great idea for those cute birdhouses you can find in the dollar section of Target or Michaels).
Fairy Idea #8: Create a Fairy Art Shack.
This super fun idea is colorful enough to rival Andi Mack’s Andi Shack and perfect for all the budding artists or crafty fairy connoisseurs.
Cover a plastic bottle with rainbow colored straws and rainbow colored popsicle (or craft sticks) for a Fairy Art Shack. OMG! Can’t wait to make one myself!
Fairy Idea #9: Use recycled milk containers for fairy houses
Here’s a great tutorial from Disney Family on how to make Tinker Bell’s actual house out of …what else…Lost Things like milk jugs.
Fairy Idea #10: Use recycled bottles for fairy castles or toad homes.
This article shows you how to make REALLY REALISTIC looking stone buildings out of recycled plastic bottles!!!! I think the trick is using actual grout.
Fairy Idea #11: Use pine cones to for roof shingles!
Fairy Idea #12: Create a Glamping Fairy Tent
Fairy Idea #13: Make a Fairy Waterfall out of ….hot glue!
Fairy Idea #14: Make a Fairy House Stairwell out of broken terra cotta pots.
I had been wondering how you do it, and this article reveals the magic! It also includes a collection of super cute fairy ideas, so there’s lots of inspiration, in addition to the Brilliant fairy stairwell reveal.
Fairy Idea #15: Use clothespins to make Directional Signs
To see all of these great fairy garden ideas and many more, follow my Fairy Garden Board on Pinterest, and stay up to date as I add more.
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HI! I’m a Shana, self-proclaimed Media Mixologist, wife, and mom to two little girls. I love to mix up cocktails of crafts, recipes, wellness, family and business with just the right amount of sparkle to help you shine everyday. So, grab a glass, and let’s celebrate the cocktail of life!