Evangeline and I have been having a blast creating little fairy gardens this season. It has been such a fun project, finding elements in the yard or on walks, and then figuring out how to use them in our design. It’s fun because really anything goes! Maybe it’s my utter fascination with the world of Peter Pan, or maybe it’s just my addiction to reusing and reimagining things. Regardless, this can get addictive. But, at least it’s an addiction that will add whimsy to your patio/garden and excite the twinkle of magic in your little one’s eyes! Get ready for a little bit of fairy dust! Original Blog Post Photo Cred: Anya McInroy

Time: 1Minutes Cost: $20.00 Difficulty: Easy

The first step is to gently smash the clay pot and then bury the large half in the larger pot with the potting soil.

Next, take a larger piece of your smash-up-job and place it at an angle to your buried pot.

Fill with soil, and then use any remaining pieces of clay pot to create a spiral staircase for your fairies…cuz they may not want to always use their wings 😉 .

Use succulents or moss to fill in space between each stair step. I had plenty of clay shards left, so I used them to make a walkway in this garden. Too cute!

Time to get planting. Little chamomile flowers, moss, succulents, creeping thyme, mint, the possibilities are limitless!



Next up, we created a fence using some found twigs and some garden string.

For this particular garden, we used some scrap wood to create a little bench. The longer piece of wood I just jammed down into the dirt for the backrest, and then I let the smaller piece rest on the soil surface for the seat. Super easy! No hardware required.

Precious, with a few river rocks to balance the little plantings.

Evangeline takes care of her little fairy gardens with a gentle spray from a spray bottle.  It’s easy and I love how it is starting her off as a little gardener!  A win-win in my book!


Now, clap if you believe in fairies!




Materials I used for this project:

  • 1 clay pot (got mine at the 99C Store)
  • One larger pot that is much wider
  • Potting soil