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How to Create Your Own “Fairy Gardens” to Add a Little Magic to Your Home

Fairy Garden Design Ideas

There are many ways to build a fairy garden. How you do so will depend on the style you are trying to achieve as well as the materials you're using—down to the planter the fairy garden is in.

YouTube features many instructional DIY videos that show you how to create fairy gardens of all kinds. And if you're looking for inspiration, they are sure to give you plenty of ideas!


Fairy Garden with Succulents


Broken Pot Fairy Garden…


… and another tutorial


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22 Cute Fairy Garden Ideas


Spring Fairy Garden with a “Babbling” Brook


Multi-Pot Fairy Garden


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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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