Hiya, creative friends! At my house, we are the proud owners of FIVE handmade fairy gardens. Ha! To say we have jumped on the trend is an understatement. My kids and I just love making them and coming up with new homemade fairy garden ideas. Our yard looks so fun with them all over! As a lover of all things old and antique, I think this vintage soda crate fairy garden is my new favorite. It was so easy to make too! Just a few supplies from Darice, some craft paint, and a vintage soda crate that I found at a local flea market are needed.
- Darice Fairy Garden Pond, Mini Patio, Miniature Garden Fence, Garden Gazebo, Miniature Adirondack Chair
- Darice Smooth White River Rocks
- Craft Paint
- Darice Paint Brush
- Darice Wood Skewer Sticks
- White Cardstock
- Darice Scissors
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Garden Soil and Plants
Let’s get started with some homemade fairy garden ideas! First, line your vintage soda crate with parchment paper or plastic wrap. This will help the wood not warp in case it gets wet from watering. It will also prevent dirt from falling through any cracks in the wood. I used fake plants in my fairy garden, but you may want to protect your vintage crate if you intend to water your soil.
Next, start painting! Colors like mint green and salmon are great for vintage inspired projects, but pick whatever colors best match your yard decor!
Paint two wood skewer sticks, and your gazebo. Be sure to put a protective varnish on top of your painted projects if your garden will be displayed outdoors.
Using your craft paint and white cardstock, create a mini pennant banner. Glue the pieces on string using your hot glue gun.
Add soil to your crate, and insert your white fence. Continue adding your decor pieces, and don’t forget to add a few plants (real or fake)!
You can re-create my fairy garden, or make your own. Vintage crates are the perfect size for creating a fun fairy scene!
That’s it! Aren’t homemade fairy garden ideas so easy?!
I see vintage soda crates all the time at antique antique stores, so you could easily make several different versions.
My kids and I whipped this up together in an afternoon. I love easy projects that turn out so pretty!
I put our new fairy garden on my front porch, and we get so many compliments from visitors.
This fairy garden is such a nice size, it would make a great gift. You could easily help your kids make one for a friend or teacher.
Be sure to check out the Darice website for more homemade fairy garden ideas and inspiration like this children’s fairy garden. I have a feeling this fairy garden won’t be our last!
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Natalie is a wife and mom to four fabulous children. Well, except the last one. She’s a bit of a stinker. Natalie is a full time crafter, thrifter, blogger, photographer and creator of Natalme.com. She has a studio in her home where she likes to hide from her children and watch Netflix on her iPad. I have done everything from being a power seller on eBay, to selling handmade goods and upcycled furniture at local boutiques and art fairs. In her free time, she volunteers for the Circle of Love Foundation and the Special Needs Youth Athletic Foundation, all in hopes of one day being forgiven for her constant use of profanity.