Fairy Houses for the Garden

by CorreenK

Fairy houses in your garden will leave visitors with forever memories. Design them in containers all the way up to larger outdoor garden areas...let your imagination be the guide!

Creating a space that focuses on fairy houses for the garden can add a bit of fun, mystery, and magic...thrilling to the adventurous spirit and those young-at-heart.

Fairies have long piqued our curiosity and wonder, and have captured the imagination of millions. Now anyone can entice these mystical creatures to a garden created just for them.

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We Are Building Ideas for Your Fairy House

Inside this special garden will be the fairies own house, where they can relax, as well as escape being seen or captured by humans.

Perhaps by creating a garden and home just for them, you may on occasion catch the slightest glimpse of a fairy dancing and flying around the garden.

If not, there is always the fun of creating or choosing fairy houses for the garden to nurture the whimsy and hope that dwells in us all.

Fairy Houses for the Garden
Fairy Houses for the Garden


Building Your Fairy-Invitation Space

How To Create a Fairy Garden

For container-sized displays...

Fairy houses can be put into individual containers, in which thriving plants known to lure fairies exist.

These containers should have a fairly large surface area so the house, plants, garden paths, and whatever other pleasantries the fairies may enjoy can fit into it.

These containers can then grace an indoor area or porch, which could use some color and creativity. It is sure to gain attention and will be the source of many conversations.

The pot or container can also be decorated, but the attention should naturally be directed toward the fairy garden.

For smaller outdoor gardens...

Use nature to create a focal point for the fairy houses in your garden. Small hills or rock formations are perfect places to create the fairy garden, and perfect places for the fairies to hide. 

Next to or in the hollow of a tree is another wonderful place. Piles of rocks can also be strategically placed around the fairy house to make it look more natural, because nature is what draws the fairies to the garden.

Plant some dwarf or low growing plants around the place where the fairy house will be placed. Ivies are a good choice for some gardens as well.

Try to add some color to the garden to entice the fairies and to add dimension and interest to the area. Even the smallest of gardens can be used to create a magical place filled with beauty and wonder.

Larger outdoor garden areas...

Are perfect settings for any fairy house to create one or several focal points.

Open your imagination to building a fairy neighborhood or even a fairy city, the possibilities are endless.

Even if just one fairy house is placed, it can be a creative focal point for the entire area. If more than one house will be placed, create paths that can lead from one to the other. (Fairies like to visit each other.)

Create a natural or man-made waterfall or small pond along the paths. There are so many ways to creatively design them, but don’t forget...fairy houses for the garden just may call sprites, elves and gnomes too!

The fairy house structure can be made from nature or can be purchased ready-made.

If creating one from natural material, use items such as pine cones, sticks, leaves, and rocks. They can be painted or left as is.

Kids often come up with the best houses for fairies, so get them in on the action, if possible. They also may want to maintain the gardens as well.

Choosing to purchase a fairy house for your garden opens the opportunity to place the house and build upon its surroundings.

Either way, fairy houses for the garden are a way to explore fantasy, be creative, and they make beautiful garden decorations. Let the playful fun begin!

What You Need to Make Homemade Glow Jars

Place them all around your fairy garden
  1. Paper to line your work space.
  2. A medium to large sized jar with a lid...re-purpose a spaghetti sauce or pickle jar, just wash and remove the labels.
  3. Glow sticks and or glow in the dark paint.
  4. Rubber gloves...or your hands will be glowing in the dark for days :)
  5. Scissors and a paint brush.

Watch the video, on the left, to make your DIY Glow Jar.

Totally Cool Fairy Houses for the Garden Project...

Kids to adults are gonna get into this DIY

In Closing...

CorreenKIt fills me with joy to share the different ideas I'm whipping up in my head. Besides the articles here, I'm also growing my online presence and passion for cooking over at FoodLoversWeb.com.

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Updated: 08/05/2014, CorreenK
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CorreenK on 11/22/2014

A thank you to all for stopping in and leaving your sweet comments.

Guest on 11/21/2014

CorreenK, These houses are simply adorable. They can be as elaborate or as simple as we want, and the fairies will like them either way.
The video shows how easy it is to build a fairy house from found items in nature. It's charming that she placed small stones as a pathway to the house.

Guest on 01/28/2013

very nice article

dustytoes on 01/16/2013

These little house ideas are so fun because you can create one out of any outdoor material. And toads do like to get inside - so watch out little fairies! Makes me want to be Thumbelina size.

katiem2 on 01/07/2013

These wonderful fairy houses are the perfect addition to my landscaping, my daughters love fairies and so this is on the list of spring activities. Thanks ")K

nightbear on 12/14/2012

Such a lovely page. Somehow it seems so peaceful. Beautiful ideas.

Sheri_Oz on 12/14/2012

What a great idea! I'm designing my garden now and I will see if I can incorporate any of these ideas.

kajohu on 12/14/2012

This is delightful :-) Our city of Ann Arbor actually has a small "community" of rustic fairy and troll houses in Fairy Woods and Troll Hollow in our arboretum. There are also some city fairies that have nicely decorated doors along some of the downtown buildings :-)

2uesday on 12/14/2012

I would have loved to have one of these in the garden when I was a child. I think the tiny house in the forest would make a lovely writing den if it could be scaled up to full size.

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