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How To Create A Secret Fairy Garden And Attract Real Fairies This Summer

Updated on January 31, 2015

Fairies Do Exist

I couldn't believe my eyes. For weeks, each night a small hole in one of the trees in the yard would glow. At first I thought it was a nest of fireflies. I never knew where they lived and I like taking pictures of bugs so I got out my camera and waited. For what seemed an eternity I hid behind the tree and was as quiet as I could be. Eventually the tree lit up and I snapped a picture quickly.

I nearly fell over when I saw what was on the screen. It was a real life Fairy and she was living in my tree. How lucky could I be.

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If You Want To Attract A Secret Fairy You Must Give her A Place To Live - Fairy Cottages

Fairies love a nice place to live and if you want to attract a Fairy to come live in your garden you must provide a safe place to live. They love cute cottages and beautiful flowers. They are very shy so make sure it is in a spot that is quiet and private.

The Fairy Spoke For The First Time

The day after I gave her the blanket I peeked into the hole and she walked right up to the door. She smiled at me and I smiled at her. That's when she spoke for the first time. She said "Thank you" and backed up into the tree. She didn't know I had bought her a new house to live in.

I told her to come out and see what else I had for her. She was very shy, but came back to the opening.

I place a very cute cottage by the tree and told her it was for her. She lit up very brightly. She flew down to the house and walked inside. I could tell she was very excited. The next thing I knew she was flying back and forth between the hole in the tree and the new house. She didn't own very much so it didn't take long for her to move in. She told me her name was Madeline.

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Next I Bought Her Furniture

Madeline loved all the new things I bought for her. She told me that Fairies live all over and she wasn't the only one. She said that they are very shy and usually live in tree holes. She was the only Fairy she knew that had her own house. The other Fairies were very jealous so I bought a few more houses and hoped to attract more.

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Fairy Furniture

Once you buy your Fairy a house you must get her lots of furniture. The cuter the furniture the faster a Fairy will choose your garden to live in

My Indoor Fairy Garden

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Fairy Babies Love Driftwood

Fairies love driftwood so it's no surprise that they would leave their babies sleeping peacefully on top of it or next to it. They love things that sparkle so if you really want to attract Mama Fairies with their little ones then you will love this.

I like to make the drift wood I put in my yard comfortable and keep it from drying out in the sun. I also don't like bugs eating it so I get new piece I will sand it down, remove much of the loose bark, stain the wood with a soft cloth and some wood stain and then spray seal it. This will keep the wood from absorbing water from rain.

Once I am finished I add a drop of Rub N Buff to bring out the color. I love dark wood with a brass finish as in this photo.

Create your own fairy baby here

New Cottages

These charming cottages are perfect for indoor or outdoor Fairy gardens. They are realistic and work well with any of the Primrose Fairy figures.

Blackthorn Fairy House - 7 1/2" Tall
Blackthorn Fairy House - 7 1/2" Tall

Resin Blackthorn Fairy House is 6" x 7 1/2" It is weatherproof so it's great for both inside and out.

Great fairy house for seasonal fairy gardens.....Halloween, Christmas or anytime!

This also great for indoor container gardens or placed next to a Bonsi tree.

Mustardseed Cottage
Mustardseed Cottage

This beautiful cottage is made from a mixture of granite and resin. It's perfect for container or indoor gardens as well as outside.

22" Long x 16" Wide x 17" High

scale is 1:12


Fairy Garden Accessories

Fairies love their gardens and you will need to provide them with everything they need to grow a beautiful one.

Fairy Number 3, Glenda

A month later Glenda moved in. She grew up with Tina and were friends since they were babies. Of course she had a house right next to Tina. Glenda is very out going. She loves to tease my dog and when he gets barking at her she giggles and throws cheese at him. I think my dog secretly likes the teasing because he gets very excited when he sees her.

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Miniature Fairy Garden Ideas - Wee Gardens

You will find lots of ideas for your own Secret Fairy Garden in this relaxing video

Fairies Love To Garden

If you attract Fairies into your yard you can expect it to have a beautiful garden because it what Fairies do best. The love to make the garden grow. With Valentine's Day on the way why not attract a bunch of Fairies for that someone special in your life.

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This Little Fairy Looks Sad

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This Fairy Is Only 1 Inch And Has All The Details Of Her Bigger Sisters

Do you believe in Fairies. Are they living in your garden. Let me know what you have done to attract them.

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      Korneliya Yonkova 

      4 years ago from Cork, Ireland

      Great post, thanks a lot for sharing. I hope we'll buy a house soon and will use your tips for our fairy with magical garden :)

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      jada carrasquillo 

      4 years ago

      it was good and I wish I could talk and see them so what I am trying to say is that your lucky

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      5 years ago

      good good

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      5 years ago

      Oh, is it true that fairies are really here? If it's true i'll try!

    • Angelina Gherna profile image


      5 years ago from California

      Very cute idea...I have been wanting to do this in my backyard.

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      Loraine Brummer 

      5 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      This article is so what I need to show my little granddaughters. We've been talking about making a fairy garden this summer, I have a,sort of hidden, corner in the back yard that will be perfect. I've added this article to my Tiny Fairy Dolls and Village craft lens. Love this!! And thanks for all the ideas, and the video, that I'll share with the girls when we get started.

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      Lori Green 

      5 years ago from Las Vegas

      @Jenniejen: Drift wood does have bark, but sometimes you get it when the bark has already fallen off. It depends on how long it was in the water.

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      5 years ago

      I'm said you 'remove the loose bark from the driftwood and sand it down'....driftwood doesn't have bark, and it's petrified. Also, because of it's condidtion, you don't need to worry about driftwood 'drying out in the sun'. Are you sure you didn't mean a tree stump, or maybe a log? At any rate, whatever you did, it looked beautiful.

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      5 years ago

      I really want to have a fairy friend thank you so much

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 

      5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      This is so cute! When I was a little girl, I believed in fairies, but as you know, sometimes when you grow up, you know longer believe. Your lens has given me back my faith! Lovely, lovely lens.

    • karMALZEKE profile image


      5 years ago

      I am a believer! Love those cottages

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      5 years ago


      you really make me believe in fairies!!! ;)

    • mel-kav profile image


      6 years ago

      Cool, fun lens.

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      John Dyhouse 

      6 years ago from UK

      I don't believe a word, ROFL. Great read and cool lens. Thanks for making me smile

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      6 years ago from Maryland, USA

      I can't say that i "love" fairies. Many of my friends love fairies very much. But, i can honestly say that i like fairies even more after reading this lens. Fun.

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      Ellen Gregory 

      6 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      So cute. Beautiful indoor fairy garden.

    • blueciel profile image


      6 years ago

      Such a lovely lens! When I was young, my grandmother would often tell me stories about fairies. This brought all the stories back :)

    • maryseena profile image


      6 years ago

      Absolutely enchanting!

    • katespetcorner1 profile image


      6 years ago

      I would love it if fairies existed!

    • VspaBotanicals profile image


      6 years ago

      Very very beautiful and fantasy filled lens.

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      6 years ago

      When I was a kid, I find stones that resembles to dwarf and fairies. I like to think fairies exist, i believe fairies visit our flowers in the garden. Making a place for the fairies to stay is a good idea.

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      mamakat lm 

      6 years ago

      What a delightful story, and lovely photographs!!!!! Thank you!

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      6 years ago

      Cute! What a fun idea!

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      missamyliz lm 

      6 years ago

      This is so cute. I think I want to start a fairy garden with my girls.

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      Birthday Wishes 

      6 years ago from Here

      I love fairies! They are so wonderful... Just like this wonderful lens!!! Thanks a lot for sharing!

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      6 years ago

      Imaginations aren't lost when you are no longer a child, they just get stifled. So why not have a fairy garden just for fun! Mine is in a hollow log beside my fish pond and it even has a fairy solar light and tiny firefly solar lights. I love it!

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      6 years ago

      What a funny story. cool

    • wercreative profile image


      6 years ago

      I LOVE Fairies. I have a fairies calendar I get every year for my wall. This is a beautiful (and creative use) of this lens. Thank you so much for sharing.

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      Rhonda Lytle 

      6 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      That blue gourd house is so very adorable. Who doesn't love fairies?

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      6 years ago

      Simply Magic and I just purchased the faerie village and I'm going to make a magic cement tree and put the village in it.

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      Two Crafty Paws 

      6 years ago

      Of course they are in my garden =). I also have a few fairy figurines (one of them is Scleich's Feya - the detail on her is amazing).

      As a kid I would make small fairy houses from pretty much everything I could find in nature so I guess that's what attracted them and they are still sticking around =). But as I fear they might be leaving soon I will probably be doing some fairy garden projects this year.

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      Fridayonmymind LM 

      6 years ago

      What fun! I love this idea.

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      6 years ago

      For some reason that defies all understanding, I have done nothing to attract fairies to my garden - not yet, anyway. This is an absolutely charming idea, and I know at least two little girls who would love to help me with this project... :)

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      6 years ago

      Oh my, what a lens. Love it.

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      June Campbell 

      6 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      Such a great idea to make a fairy garden. YOu have some great items here.

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      6 years ago

      My daughter adores fairies! Well and I like them too, but no so much as she does ;-))

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      Rosanna Grace 

      6 years ago

      Thanks for making me smile, more than once! So gorgeous. My daughter loves fairies and she is away from home for the weekend but I've bookmarked this and will show her when she returns.

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      6 years ago

      This is such a delightful lens. If there were still openings, I would bless it. Since I can't, I'm pinning it. I love fairies.

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      6 years ago

      I like fairies and these ones are so cute!

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      6 years ago

      Such a sweet lens, tell the fairies I say hi

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      chi kung 

      6 years ago

      I loved reading your story with the fairies - say hello to them from me :)

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      Darcie French 

      6 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      How sweet, I love the story and the cute fairy houses. Say hi to your family of fairies for me :D

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      i Dia1 

      6 years ago


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      6 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      What a sweet story

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      6 years ago

      Not your usual fairy tale ~ quite enjoyable!

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      sarasentor lm 

      6 years ago

      This lens is amazing.

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      sarasentor lm 

      6 years ago

      This lens is amazing.

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      6 years ago

      Nice story. Good job.

    • AmbitiousSquid profile image


      6 years ago

      This is just awesome... very creative thinking :)

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      Kerry Voronoff 

      6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

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      6 years ago

      You can see them too!!

    • Spiderlily321 profile image


      6 years ago

      I love this lens. What a great story. Fairies are awesome. Thank you for sharing this lens. Blessed*

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      6 years ago from Gold Coast, Australia

      When my daughter was young, each morning she used to tell us all these amazing stories of her adventures in Fairy Land during the night. Fairies would come into her room and whisk her away for lots of fun times and adventure. :-)

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      Fran Tollett 

      6 years ago

      Very nice lens! Enjoyed it. :-)

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      6 years ago

      The products are very well-made! Very creative and dreamy!

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      6 years ago

      This lens was magically adorable! I'm inspired to get some of those cute little homes and décor so I can have my own fairy village in the backyard. Thanks for sharing :o)

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      TCG master 

      6 years ago

      Nice job. This is a good project for my sister to try.

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      Nancy Johnson 

      6 years ago from Mesa, Arizona

      I hope to build a fairy garden this spring and you gave me so many ideas with lots of choices! Thank you.

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      6 years ago

      Pretty and girly! Nice lens

    • WinniedePoeh profile image


      6 years ago

      I didn't knew there were so much fairies around ;-)

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      Pat Goltz 

      6 years ago

      I like the way you told an interesting story to go with the things you are selling. You have some nice selections!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Very creative. I enjoyed my visit and meeting your fairies

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      SecondHandJoe LM 

      6 years ago

      Fairy good job on this lens! (corny, I know) LOL. It's a creative page and a great way to get kids interested in gardening. The fairies on this page are beautiful!

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      6 years ago

      Wonderful! :)

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      6 years ago from Canada

      I am pretty sure that I saw a wee fairy in my garden last summer. In fact I am pretty sure it was but I will watch a little closer this year. I would sure love to have fairies living there.

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      6 years ago

      I do believe in fairies, I do, I do, I do, I do, I do. What a great site! I love how you've done it, very creative.

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      Elyn MacInnis 

      6 years ago from Shanghai, China

      I have garden gnomes in my garden and love them. Fairies are lovely too - what a delightful lens you have.

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      6 years ago

      A very cute lens and some gorgeous fairies here.

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      6 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Very clever idea and nicely presented. Every garden needs it's own special Fairy. Well done, and Happy "Tell a Fairy Tale Day" to you!

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      6 years ago

      Fantastic ideas here! thank you

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      Jackie Jackson 

      6 years ago from Fort Lauderdale


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      6 years ago

      You have a wonderful imagination. Loved reading this lens! Blessed it too.

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      6 years ago

      Fairy Gardens are adorable

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      6 years ago

      I would love a fairy garden! At the moment we don't have a garden at all, but I can still daydream, right? :)

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      Netlexis LM 

      6 years ago

      I've created a few fairy gardens, but finding the right things to put in them is always a problem. I didn't realize there were so many accessories to buy... and so easy. Thanks for the great lens.

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      Itaya Lightbourne 

      6 years ago from Topeka, KS

      So beautiful! I love faeries! Wonderful article and love the fairy items you featured. :)

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      6 years ago

      Back again to let you know I FB liked and pinned this delight...:)

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      6 years ago

      Oops....that's a "lovely" soft strobe light effect from the fireflies.....

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      6 years ago

      How precious is this!!! Oh my, you had me at hello and kept me hanging on and it was almost as though I could see your life with your fairies unfolding. I've heard of fireflies and fairies being mistaken for each other and know from experience that fairies like to put up little twigs around their tree holes and fairy houses for those lucky enough to have them. When the party is at night, their firefly friends gather on the twigs for a love soft strobe light effect that is both calming and festive. I'm so glad that Madeline and Tina are able to live close together, sister relationships are so special and I'm guessing that Glenda and Madeline have now become good friends as well. Precious!

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      6 years ago

      Great job done! : )

      Thanks for sharing!

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      Judith Nazarewicz 

      6 years ago from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

      What a wonderful lens! Loved the fairy story. :-)

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      6 years ago

      Loved the fairy story! Great lens!

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      6 years ago

      This is such a sweet, magical lens! I loved reading all the fairy stories, and the fairy houses are adorable. Thanks for inviting us into your enchanted fairy garden. Have a great Valentine's day :)

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      6 years ago

      i BELIEVE!!!!!

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      6 years ago from Iowa

      I have a friend who has a fary garden with a large pine tree in it where she hangs all sorts of delightful objects for the fairy's pleasure. :) Fun lens.

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      Corrinna Johnson 

      6 years ago from BC, Canada

      I would LOVE to have a fairy or two living in my garden! Great lens and very creative :)

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      6 years ago

      Super clever! The fairies are lucky to have you around!

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      6 years ago

      Very Cute, I enjoyed reading :)

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      6 years ago

      Very creative! Loved reading your article. Blessed!

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      RadaFrancis LM 

      6 years ago

      These are very cute! :) *Blessed*


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