Create Your Own Fairy Garden with Plow & Hearth

Get Out and PLAY Event – Day 20

Everyone that knows me understands my deep love of everything miniature.  While I was hoping my daughter would take an interest in miniatures as well, I was thrilled when I realized that she might love them even more than I do.  Because of our shared love {and my apparent need for yet another hobby}, we decided we were going to create a miniature fairy garden in our backyard this spring. 

62766e Because, really, what kid doesn't want to create a miniature world in their own backyard?

I didn’t search long to find our inspiration for the fairy garden, because Plow & Hearth, one of my favorite stores ever, had the perfect starting point.  Sold in either a "fairy town" or "fairy village" set or in individual pieces, Plow & Hearth has the cutest little fairy village accessories ever.  From windmills to cottages to official fairy mail, the collection has everything you could possibly want for creating a fairy haven. 

52106e While it didn’t take me long to find the fairy accessories, what did take long was deciding which of their collection I loved the most.  I finally decided on getting our town in pieces instead of a set because of the great prices as well as the fact that I fell in love with some of the individual buildings which were too adorable to pass up.  And, when our collection of goodies arrived, it was even cuter in person. 

Unfortunately, our plans for a garden in early spring were shattered when the words “frost” and “snow” and then “rain” made it into every weather report for months.  Luckily, my daughter enjoyed playing with the fairy village in the comfort of home so much that she forgot they were actually supposed to go outside.  So, when the weather cleared and we were finally able to bring the accessories out to dig and create, the look on her face was simply priceless.
Finished Fairy Garden
From the ground work all the way to the finishing touches, the fairy garden we have created has been a fun project for the whole family.  Whether we are dreaming up new additions to the design or are outside digging in the soil and learning about nature together, the memories we have created together are truly incredible. 

Now that the project is complete, I love watching our daughter play in “her” garden for hours, finding bugs and worms as well as playing with the little accessories we’ve added throughout.  Even though we are incredibly happy with the way it turned out, we are always on the hunt for more additions to the town and have found that the creative process is just as fun as actually playing with it once it’s built.    

Are you interested in creating your own mini village?  Of course you are! 

Aerial View of Fairy Village from P&H Here are some tips to get you started:

  1. Start with a shady part of your yard.  We chose a spot right under a tall tree, so she could play out there for hours without being out in the direct sun.  Added bonus: the tree just makes the garden feel even more magical and like it’s her private “world”.
  2. Prepare the ground by removing large stones, sharp objects, or large plants that would look out of place in a miniature garden.  We dug up all the grass out of that portion of the yard and then brought in transplanted moss to act as fairy “grass” and then planted some great ground covers that will eventually spread and become a lush fairy landscape.  If you would like to grow your own moss, you can even buy a great “moss milkshake” from HearthSong
  3. Add some height to your design.  We used rock planters and turned them upside down to act as hills for the houses to sit upon.  You could use large stones, mounds of dirt, or simply build your fairy village on a slanted surface. 
  4. Place the houses, buildings, and accessories from Plow & Hearth in town formation.  We put the wishing well and fairy mail station in the center of our design, the working windmill on the highest point, the two cottages around the well, and the mill house along the “river bank” to add to the village feel, but part of the fun of creating your own town is that there is no wrong way to design it!
  5. Close Up of GnomesAdd in extra botanical accents like small-leaf herbs and plants, or small budding flowers.  For our garden we chose the blue star creeper, thyme, and some cute little succulents, as well as some green ground covers that were all sized appropriately for our village scale.  Note: If you have young kids, you can get some great edible options for these and, as a huge bonus, you can actually eat what your kids grow!
  6. Have fun building and creating little accessories on your own.  For our design, we added hand painted pinch pots, fused glass stepping stones, a twig trellis, some mama-made polymer clay gnomes and mushrooms, handmade garden markers, and some $1 store mini animals and plastic fence, all of which make the garden simply enchanting as well as fun for hours of play.
  7. Sit back and adore. 

Fairy Garden Plow and Hearth If you have a small child, have a love of miniatures, or simply have a lackluster yard, a fairy village from Plow & Hearth is a great way to add interest.  Whether you are sprucing up an under-utilized portion of your yard or are giving the kids their own place to play and dig, you are sure to create what is quite possibly the coolest garden hideaway ever. 

Find the whole miniature fairy garden set at Plow & Hearth as well as hundreds of other decor, furniture, and accessories for making your home and yard a haven.  http://www.plowhearth.com/

And Now For the Giveaway! 
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This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all who entered and congratulations to:

#458 GeorgiaMist said…

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A big thank you to Plow & Hearth for providing the garden accessories for review as well as offering a giveaway to our fabulous readers.  All opinions are 100% ours and no form of monetary compensation was received in exchange for this very Rave Review.  Pictured: Miniature Fairy Village Working Windmill, Miniature Fairy Village Alpine Cottage, Miniature Fairy Village Woods Cottage, Miniature Fairy Village Wishing Well, Miniature Fairy Village Mill, and Miniature Fairy Mailbox from Plow & Hearth

673 thoughts on “Create Your Own Fairy Garden with Plow & Hearth”

  1. I love your fairy garden- you know I hadnt thought of that and I have some minature houses and such!
    I am a gardener and would love a pair of their garden boots and also the liners.(in purple so no on else wears them!)

  2. Oh my perfect for my daughter who I just started a fairy garden with this year! She would want to put it towards the fairy garden village set and/or perhaps the house or cottage planter!
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  3. At the Plow and Hearth website, I would put the gift certificate toward the purchase of the Autumn Splendor print by Helen Rundell, Item #82849.
    Thanks for the great giveaway. ~Pauline

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  5. If I won, I would probably buy the Celtic Lattice Mat and a Blue False Indigo plant.
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  6. so many cute things… but I need the Folding Bath Bench… 🙁 Gotta luv the people who decide that shower seats are disposable equipment for the permanently disabled… lol

  7. I would love to get the VertiGarden. I was thinking of putting a trellis in front of our house and getting some sort of vines to grow up it, but this looks way cooler!
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  9. I like The Original Acorn® Slipper Socks with Suede Outsoles. Thanks for the chance to win!
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  17. I would pick the Dankso Volley Canvas Clogs in Navy if I win (I think) there is so much great stuff.

  18. I would use it towards the ‘Out Of The Park’ Framed Print by Ron Schmidt. So cute! Thanks.

  19. If I were lucky enough to win, from the Plow and Hearth website, I would put the gift certificate towards the purhase of the Helen Rundell print Autumn Glory, #82848.
    Thanks for the great giveaway. ~Pauline
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  20. Hello, how cute the fairy garden! I would get the Ruby Etched Hummingbird Feeder because I have 5 hummingbirds this year and they are fighting over the feeder. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  21. Too much to choose from!! I’d probably get fat wood and the bear fatwood holder for my Dad or the gorgeous glass hummingbird feeder for my mom or mother in law. So many cool things.
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  29. Acorn® Women’s Tex Moc Indoor/ Outdoor Slippers with Moisture-Wick Lining is what I would get.
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  30. If I won, I would get a few Stainless Steel Solar Ground Spotlights with Rechargeable Batteries for the yard

  31. I am looking for lawn aerators, our lawn could have used it last early spring! I plan on getting two pairs so my hubby and I can play around the yard!
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  32. I would buy a songbird feeder. We have a lot of song birds in our back yard, and I’d like to attract more with this nice feeder.

  33. Thanks for the giveaway…we would like to try out the “Rolling Self-Watering Tomato Planter With Tower”.
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