Creating Your Very Own Fairy Garden
With the rollout of our new miniature foliage collection, we have felt inspired! These tiny, colorful, intricately textured plants are the perfect choice when creating terrariums and fairy gardens! Not only are these plants too cute to handle, but they also will thrive in the humid, enclosed environment that terrarium containers provide. We’re going to walk you through creating your very own fairy garden using a variety of these beautiful (and tiny!) foliage plants!
- Terrarium Container
- Potting Soil
- Dried Moss
- Larger rocks
- Assorted Foliage
- Decorative Elements (colored rocks/crystals, mini houses/bridges, etc.)
Add Pebbles at the Bottom
Once you’ve gathered all of your materials, the first step is to fill the bottom of your container with pebbles. This not only adds a cool layered effect to your terrarium, but it will also help your plants to maintain proper drainage by giving the excess water a place to settle instead of over-saturating the soil.
Add Large Rocks
Next, add your large rocks. For our design, we want to create a multi-level “landscape” so these rocks will act as the barrier between the ‘land’ and ‘water’, as well as add some different textures to the terrarium.
Add the Soil
When your rocks are arranged how you want them, it’s time to add the soil. Using your spoon, spread the soil around the terrarium over the pebbles (about 2” deep), but do not cover your larger rocks; we want these to appear as if they are coming out of the soil. Also, leave the space between the rocks bare, this is where the ‘water feature’ will go.
Add your Plants
Now you can add your plants! Carefully arrange the foliage in the terrarium and pack the soil around them. You don’t need to cover every inch of the soil with plants since we’ll be adding more elements, so be sure to leave space.
When you’re done planting, tuck the dried moss around the plants and rocks, covering the remainder of the soil. Feel free to mix up the types of moss you use to add depth and color!
Now let’s go back to that bare spot in between your large rocks; using your spoon again, fill in that space with blue pebbles to make it look like water. Once this is done, it’s time to decorate with your fairy garden elements! We’re adding a bridge between the two rocks, a miniature house made of twigs, and mushrooms sprouting from the moss--- and we’re done!
These lovely fairy gardens are so fun to create, a joy to have in your home, and are so easy to care for. Just keep your terrarium out of direct sunlight, mist inside the container weekly, and gently water once every 7-10 days.
We would love to see what designs you come up with, so be sure to check out our miniature foliage here and tag us in your creations on Instagram!