Fairy Gardens are tiny homes you create outside for creatures of your imagination. They require more invention than they do space.
Let’s Get Started
You can create a miniature imaginary world of any scale — in a flower pot, on a patio, in a quiet corner of the backyard or common area, or any place outdoors– under a tree, inside or on a hollow log, in a planter. A low bench can become the surface for a fairy, elf, dragon, or any imaginary creature’s habitat with a few small materials and lots of imagination.
Here are 4 tips to get started:
Document Your Discoveries
- Sketch and describe the creatures who might visit your fairy village or garden in your Nature Notebook.
- Draw or photograph your village or garden and share them on social media with #GreenHour.
Bonus: Take your village or garden to the next level by giving it a seasonal theme, and create a mini “Certified Wildlife Habitat” sign to show your commitment to wildlife. For more examples and ideas check out Crafting for Critters: Holiday Habitat.