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Making a Fairy Garden

Fairy Garden at Topanga California Hygge House

When I moved into my home this past spring, wild grass had just been planted. Because it’s not a normal green lawn grass, it comes up in patches and almost has a fern-like look to it. It was coming in pretty haphazard with no rhyme or reason except in one little area that looked like a fairy circle.

Now, my garden has been known to feel magical. I felt it the first time I came here which is one of the reasons why I wanted the house so much. I need a lot of nature in my life and this garden, which was created so thoughtfully to the environment and feels natural in that wonderful, scruffy English garden (but SoCal style) way, fits the bill. It’s been a comfort not just to me but to every guest who’s so far come to stay. They all say the same thing: it’s magic.

So I wouldn’t be super surprised if there were indeed fairies somewhere on the acre of land I have. However, all I have as proof is a potential fairy circle and since I have a young guest coming in several weeks to stay who loves fairies, I’m hoping to create some more ‘proof’ for her and bring my garden to its fullest magical potential.

I googled “fairy gardens” and couldn’t really find what I was looking for. I’m thinking of putting some fairy doors on bottom of my tree trunks. Looking to build some miniature furniture out of sticks so it looks like there’s a fairy home. I’ve seen solar fairy houses that I thought would be great to put amongst the big flower bushes so she’d see them at night. But as most of the google’d images I’ve seen of for terrarium type fairy gardens, I’m having a hard time finding natural look, outdoor garden things to buy or create.

I just re-watched the charming movie, “Fairy Tale: a true story” because I’m looking to create that kind of vibe. I want it to be charming and believable – not plastic and obvious. I’ve also started a Fairy Garden Pinterest board to try to capture some ideas.But if you have any DIY Fairy Garden ideas or if you know any place to buy things, I’d love to know! So please leave a comment below. Here’s one image of inspiration from the movie:

My Fairy Garden Update:

I put a few things in and it was a hit with my 6 year old friend. She’s very perceptive so I made sure to get houses that looked real. So when she asked if these houses were real I said of course, touch it. Didn’t it seem like they used the dirt and stone around them to build it? To which she replied, oooh! Yes!”



  1. MimiNo Gravatar
    July 30, 2016 / 4:40 PM

    Be sure to leave some creating to do when your young friend comes. I think she would love to add some special magic as gifts to the fairies, and then maybe they could respond in kind!

  2. September 5, 2016 / 10:07 AM

    such a great idea.
    i’m dreaming of my own garden one day. one day….

  3. March 21, 2017 / 10:40 PM

    So pretty! Your whole blog is just lovely 🙂