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Fairy Mini Garden Furniture For Container Gardens

Updated on August 5, 2016
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Fairies Need Furniture, Too

The thing about having fairies in your garden is, you never know how big they're going to be. Fairies range in size from just a couple of inches tall all the way up to the size of a full grown man.

For larger fairies it's easy. They can sit comfortably on your patio chairs and drink their dewdrop tea from dainty little cups and saucers while they sit around your patio table. Oh, you won't know the fairies are sitting there because they have the unique ability of being able to make themselves invisible to humans.

For these larger fairies there's nothing to fear when you come out on your patio and want to sit down. They can simply get up and move out of your way.

But for smaller fairies that may be only 2 inches tall, it's difficult to move out of your way fast enough. Even if they could climb up into your chairs, and even if they could reach the tabletop, they risk being squashed every time you come out to sit down!

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And there's nothing worse than a squashed fairy!

A Fairy Wedding

The wedding of the fairy prince and princess, held in a garden setting.
The wedding of the fairy prince and princess, held in a garden setting. | Source

Graphic Credit: Vintage Thumbelina and Prince Wedding in Forest Postcard by YesterdayCafe from Zazzle.

After planting and furnishing your miniature garden, perhaps it will attract fairies like these. Actually, besides fairies, there are wood nymphs, brownies, elves, gnomes and a host of other-worldly miniature folk who might like to visit your garden.

That's why you can use varied sizes of garden furniture. Most gnomes are larger than the fairy folk and appreciate bigger furniture. Not as big as people-sized garden furniture though.

Thanks for bringing fairies to life for me. I didn't even know they really existed. Their invisible nature kept me in the dark, but now I know.

— Donald Wilson

Fairy Mini Garden Furniture Solves All Your Problems

To alleviate the problem of having invisible squashed fairies littering their patio or deck all summer long, considerate gardeners make a point of placing fairy mini garden furniture strategically among their potted plants.

This kind gesture provides safe, comfortable seating for smaller fairies, who might otherwise be tempted to perch precariously on furniture meant for larger beings. And since the furniture is arranged in and among the potted plants the fairies are also afforded much shade and privacy.

It really is a win-win situation for everyone. When you make your patio more inviting and hospitable for the fairies, they'll bless your garden with larger, more fragrant blooms. And they'll invite their friends the butterflies and hummingbirds to join them on your deck, providing endless hours of entertainment for you and your human guests!

My Own Garden with an Inviting Gate

I transplanted some ferns from my woods for my mini-garden. They frame this metal gate perfectly. It is about 6 inches high. At any moment, I expect a wood nymph to open the gate and stroll into my ferny garden.
I transplanted some ferns from my woods for my mini-garden. They frame this metal gate perfectly. It is about 6 inches high. At any moment, I expect a wood nymph to open the gate and stroll into my ferny garden. | Source

To Keep the Costs Down on Your Fairy Garden Accessories,

try making your own little furniture. You can sometimes find miniature pieces at yard sales, Goodwill Stores or the toy section of discount stores.

A Heliotrope Fairy - Just Imagine One of These Visiting Your Garden

A sweet heliotrope fairy enjoying the garden. I love these vintage graphics. They help me imagine the flower fairies stopping by to see what I've done lately with my tiny garden.
A sweet heliotrope fairy enjoying the garden. I love these vintage graphics. They help me imagine the flower fairies stopping by to see what I've done lately with my tiny garden. | Source

Graphic Credit:
Heliotrope Fairy Postcards by New_Flower_Fairies from Zazzle

You Can Make Your Own Twig Chair for the Little People

A small chair made of twigs. From my sister's collection of twig whimsies.
A small chair made of twigs. From my sister's collection of twig whimsies. | Source
Echo Valley 6240 Fairy Garden Starter Accessory Kit
Echo Valley 6240 Fairy Garden Starter Accessory Kit

Nestled within the blooms of your garden or perhaps set upon a deck or patio, this set of fairy mini garden furniture is enchanting.

Anyone who stumbles upon it will become curious about the creatures that gather there and what they might be up to.

Captivating by itself or with pieces in the Mini-Garden Village collection, this expertly crafted recreation of metal garden furniture stirs the imagination.

 

Turn Household Items into Fairy Furniture

Obviously, this is the top removed from a bottle of champagne. Use your imagination to recycle something like this into fairy furniture. I've seen these turned into dainty ice cream parlor chairs. Take the wire from the bottom and make a back for it.
Obviously, this is the top removed from a bottle of champagne. Use your imagination to recycle something like this into fairy furniture. I've seen these turned into dainty ice cream parlor chairs. Take the wire from the bottom and make a back for it. | Source

How To Entertain The Fairies

It's really very difficult to entertain fairies because you can't see them - they're invisible to human beings. So you really can't tell if they're smiling and laughing with you or at you.

However, a gracious hostess overcomes these little obstacles and does everything within her power to make sure her guests are comfortable and having a rousing good time.

Fairies are vegetarians so you won't have to worry about lighting the barbecue grill. They do however love a good glass of Sweet Tea or Lemonade - tall and frosty, if you please.

Because they are, by their very nature, elements of nature, it's always safe to assume they'd also enjoy a nice fresh berry compote served with freshly baked scones. If you happen to have some lightly sweetened Devonshire cream, too, you'll certainly move up a notch in their esteem.

A warm loaf of nut bread and pot of fresh honey will top of the meal nicely and make sure you have plenty of lacy napkins to go round because fairies can be quite messy!

Place a Bridge in the Container Garden - for the Fairies

You can create a make-believe stream using blue colored gravel like you put into aquariums. Place the bridge over the stream and create a little path leading to the bridge and then away on the other side.

In the example shown here, they've place two rocks with the bridge reaching across.

Place plants in the remaining space in the planter. Keep the plants small so they won't overwhelm the little scene you've created.

A Bridge for the Fairy Garden

Miniature Fairy Garden Woodland Suspension Bridge
Miniature Fairy Garden Woodland Suspension Bridge

Isn't this a delight! To create the little stream, you can use blue-colored sand. This uses moss along the stream bed.

Once again, if you are crafty, you could try making your own little bridge out of sticks, string and cardboard. I'm not that handy, so I'd rather have immediate gratification and order this from Amazon.

 

More Fairy Mini Garden Furniture - Suitable for Use in Container Gardens

Your favorite smaller fairies will appreciate your hospitality (and who knows what special things they might do to thank you--grant some wishes, maybe?) when you place special furniture for them throughout your garden.

Look at all the delightful pieces available. There are archways, chairs, birdbaths... so many scenes to entice a fairy. The hard part is choosing which one to get.

A Bed for the Miniature Garden

Miniature Fairy Garden Day Bed
Miniature Fairy Garden Day Bed

Depending on how handy you are, you could make your own little bed with a pair of needle-nose pliers and some soft craft wire.

No need for fancy sheets and coverlets. A fairy is quite happy if you provide some plush moss for them. Doesn't this look comfy with some leaves on this delicate and stylish bed? Any fairy would love it. Put a dandelion on it for a big golden cushion for the wee fairy to lay her head on.

 

Sets and Individual Pieces of Furniture - to Delight the Fairies

You can find chairs, a bed, a bistro set and other pieces of miniature furniture that is just right for tiny pixies or elves or fairies.

Miniature Adirondack Chair

1 X Miniature Fairy Garden Adirondack Chair, Natural
1 X Miniature Fairy Garden Adirondack Chair, Natural

This would take some skill to duplicate but you would need some popsicle sticks to start and a sharp blade to cut the rounded corners. A hot glue gun would be useful for this project.

Actually the price of the chair is so inexpensive on Amazon, I'm tempted to just skip the craft session and order one now.

Get some craft paints and decorate this in beachy colors if you want. Spread a little sand and place the chair on it. You could even place a plastic saucer of water to make a tiny lake to go with the sand and the chair.

Obviously, the craft knife and glue gun make this project too complicated for young children.

 

Fairy Gardens get kids interested in planting & are fun for grown ups too.

A Little Garden Bench - Just Fairy Sized

Miniature Fairy Garden Mini Garden Bench, Rustic
Miniature Fairy Garden Mini Garden Bench, Rustic

This would fit in a terrarium with your small plants around it or use it outside in your miniature garden. You could also order a small, sitting fairy to perch on it. If you would like it cushioned, add some moss to the bench.

I like this rustic style.

 

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      Sandy Mertens 21 months ago from Frozen Tundra

      Love to have a fairy garden.

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      I have created mini gardens with characters, but not fairy gardens. Theses are so cute.

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      junkcat 3 years ago

      What a cute idea I always liked fairies as a child and still do.

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      Virginia Allain 4 years ago from Central Florida

      @anonymous: Fairy gardens make a great project to interest the kids in gardening but it's fun for adults too.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Enjoyed learning a little about the fairies in my garden. Charming lens.

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      GardenIdeasHub LM 4 years ago

      Cute fairy mini garden furniture. Thanks for sharing.

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      louiseanne lm 4 years ago

      There are some beautiful things you can get for your fairy garden!

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      WhiteOak50 4 years ago

      I am so impressed! I will be featuring this page also on my Fairy Lenses!

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      grannysage 4 years ago

      That is so kind of you to worry about squashed fairies. It is a concern and you have addressed it so skillfully in this lens. The fairy furniture is adorable.

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      jtay123 4 years ago

      Love this lens! I always have had fascination with the miniature like Bonsai.

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      bossypants 5 years ago from America's Dairyland

      Well, Diane Cass, if you haven't seen a fairy, perhaps it's because you haven't put out furniture for them! :)

      I so want to tuck these adorable miniatures among the plants! What a charming idea.

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      Diane Cass 5 years ago from New York

      Never seen a fairy, but I get a feeling in my garden sometimes that I am not alone. Love the fairy furniture. Very cute idea.

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      Angela F 5 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Love fairy furniture! Adding this to my Beauty of Dish Gardens lens

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      How sweet! Love this idea. I could handle making a fairy garden in a container!

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      Terrie_Schultz 5 years ago

      They hide, but I know they're out there.

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      Brandi 5 years ago from Maryland

      These are so adorable! :)

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 5 years ago from Northern California

      So cute. Haven't seen these. Are the gardens a lot of maintenance?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Yes, we simply must remember the littlest fairy's comforts of home in our gardens! How delightfully done and congratulations on being feature in the 2012 Spring Gardening Showcase....I'm thrilled for you....blessed!

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      Joanie Ruppel 5 years ago from Keller, Texas

      We made our first fairy house on spring break. I think my daughter will remember it forever (that's what she said, anyway!). Your container fairy house is so cute, we'll have to try that next.

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      sousababy 5 years ago

      Oh, I love this and I know my daughter will too. Thank you for this lens . . we'll give this a go. Congrats on making the monsterboard!

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