Awesome Autumn Fairy Garden Ideas

Got Pinterest? We are LOVING Pinterest lately (and by the way, if you're Following us, thank you!), but what caught our eye just recently was this cool idea: autumn fairy gardens.

Fairy gardens are fun. Pretty much anything goes. You can "fairy garden" a playground, an elf's treehouse, a log full of ladybugs all sipping tea - whatever captures your fancy, if it's green, it's in! When you make a fairy garden, you're using your creativity to repurpose items (a plus in our book) into something truly special.

Most often, we enjoy spring or summer fairy gardens. But how about a sweet little garden of delight for fall? Here are some amazing finds from Pinterest. Enjoy - and if you have a fairy garden of your own, let us know. Remember to submit a pic!

1. Mini Pumpkin Patch

This adorable idea is so easy. Pick up some sphagnum moss and a disc at Michael's, JoAnn Fabrics or any crafts store. They should also have pumpkin and gourd miniatures. Glue the moss to the disk (you can paint the disk brown or green first if you'd like), glue the pumpkins randomly on top, and add a tiny bark sign. Dried grape wreath curls complete this garden mini. (Elizabeth Quintan Designs, Pinterest)

2. Haunted Halloween Tree

A branch from your yard starts this adorable centerpiece. (The more random its twigs the better.) Paint bells orange and hang from the "branches." Add a park bench mini and miniature chairs and pumpkins. Grow some real greenery at the sides for a very natural look. (The Garden Junkie, Pinterest)

3. Pumpkin Fairy House

Could this be any more adorable? Take a round pumpkin and glue twigs to its outside for doors and windows (place yellow construction paper behind each window for a "glowing light" effect). Top with moss for the roof; add a flower or two for detail. Surround with flowers, raffia gathered in a bunch for a hay stalk and three overlapping wood discs for steps. (Sharon Hensley, Pinterest)

4. A Little Witch's Haven

A foam craft pumpkin is best for this, as it doesn't need to be preserved and won't rot. Cut a large hole in the front of the pumpkin and carve the insides. Cut the hole larger and shaped the way you want it to look. Add moss, mini pumpkins and a tiny witch figurine. (Brenda Davenport, Pinterest)

5. Glowing Pumpkin Garden

Here's another sweet enclave nestled in a pumpkin. As with the garden above, use a carvable foam pumpkin. Carve the gourd as shown or in your own design as long as you leave plenty of space/"windows" so the garden can be seen. Place moss, a little table and chairs, pumpkins and random real or faux greenery inside. Use a battery tea light in the center for a safe, soft glow. (The Mini Garden Guru, Pinterest)

6. Tiny Tea Set

This couldn't be easier - or more sweet. Make tiny dishes out of acorn tops with twigs bent and glued for handles. Bend and glue a handle to an acorn with its top still on for the tea kettle; glue a snapped-off twig for the spout. Place on a miniature table or a pretty leaf as shown. (Christie@childhood101, Pinterest)

7. Fallen Leaves Fairy Door

Make or buy a fairy door; apply to a tree - be careful not to injure the tree when applying. Place fallen leaves at the top, then top the entire entryway with moss. What fall sprite wouldn't want to live in such a lovely locale? (kidstons cottage, Pinterest)

 

 

 




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