Make a little magic in your fairy garden with these fun DIY details. I don’t know if you’ve checked out any of the supplies to make fairy gardens, but once you start adding all the pieces it can really add up! Instead, try making a few pieces yourself. Not only will the details feel extra special, you’ll want to show everyone all the cool fairy worlds you’ve created! Check out some of my favorite DIY fairy garden ideas below!

9 Easy DIY Fairy Garden Ideas On The Cheap

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Fairy Garden Ladder

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Have you ever thought about making a little treehouse in your garden? Or maybe your colorful garden has multiple layers? Either way, you can recreate a beautiful rustic looking ladder with some twigs and some hot glue. Aren’t you clever now? I like to place a fairy near the ladder to make it look like she’s about to go inside!

Start Collecting Glassware

It’s time to head to those garage sales and thrift shops for this next idea. This fairy garden is made all from green glassware and makes a beautiful emerald city from The Wizard of Oz! Amazing right? You could also use clear glassware stacked or hot glued to make a beautiful crystal city.

Fairy Tree


If you are even a smidge handy with crafts you can recreate these little fairy windows out of wood and a hot glue gun. The fairy doors I usually prefer to buy because they and are slightly more complicated to make, but the windows you can totally make. I would attach the windows with some small nails. Make sure to weather proof everything for this magical tree!

Fairy Teepee

I get it; it’s not easy being a fairy. You may just need a little rest, maybe a nap or a place to just curl up with a good book and unwind for a little bit. Make a cozy little retreat with a piece of scrap fabric and some twigs to make a sweet but trendy teepee. Your fairies will thank you as they rest their tired wings!

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Upcycled Fairy Cottage

I love how this project uses almost all natural items and upcycled items. Check out this cool fairy cottage! I would think most somewhat crafty people have everything laying around their house except potpourri. You can totally choose to add potpourri, some flowers from the dollar store, or just use what your find in nature!

Sweet Woodland Creatures

Your fairies will likely love having some friends! Check out these adorable details you can add to your garden. The fun bunnies spoke to me, but any of these ideas add a little extra character to your garden. You can roll these fun creatures out of self-hardening clay. I prefer Fimo clay or Sculpey for a project like this, as they have lots of bright colors and it’s easy to work with. When you are finished making your creations, you simply bake them in the oven to set them.

Use A Suitcase

This is a fun idea that simply takes a little bit of digging. (No pun intended but we are making gardens!)  I’d check our thrift stores and garage sales for a fun suitcase and remember you can always paint it if you want to give it a facelift or find one that already has fun vintage details!

Fairy Garden Popsicle Stick Park Bench

Give your fairies a sweet spot to stop and enjoy the plants and flowers. This park bench looks super easy to make, and a little paint can easily customize it just for your fairy garden!

Add Some Ladybugs

I love these sweet lady bugs! All you need are some rocks and a paintbrush, and your fairy garden will be crawling with these sweet critters.

So have you created a fairy garden? What kinds of DIY details are you adding to your fairy garden? Tell me about it in the comments!

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