Fall Fairy Garden

Fall Fairy Garden: How to make a sweet little Fall themed Fairy Garden with an easy to make fairy house, mushrooms, pumpkins, and miniature fall leaves tutorial.

I love this time of year, it’s cooler outside, the leaves are turning, and it’s time for warm drinks and pumpkin everything.  I also love fairy gardens, so I thought it might be fun to make one for fall this year.

Fall Fairy Garden: How to make a sweet little Fall themed Fairy Garden with an easy to make fairy house, mushrooms, pumpkins, and miniature fall leaves tutorial.

The first thing I did was make a little fall themed fairy house for the garden.  I used a tiny bird house from the dollar store as my base.

Fall Fairy Garden: How to make a sweet little Fall themed Fairy Garden with an easy to make fairy house, mushrooms, pumpkins, and miniature fall leaves tutorial.

I removed the bird peg from the bird house, and the screw from the top.  Then I gave the bird house a quick coat of orange/peach paint.  I printed out a bunch of vintage seed package images -like this free pumpkin seed one, and this sunflower one.  Then I cut the seed packages to fit the house and mod podged them onto the house.  I used images that made me think of the fall.

Fall Fairy Garden: How to make a sweet little Fall themed Fairy Garden with an easy to make fairy house, mushrooms, pumpkins, and miniature fall leaves tutorial.

For the door, I used a few little pieces of wood and a bead as a door handle and hot glued them on. For the roof, I used some preserved oak leaves -find them here, and mod podged them onto the roof.

Fall Fairy Garden: How to make a sweet little Fall themed Fairy Garden with an easy to make fairy house, mushrooms, pumpkins, and miniature fall leaves tutorial.

I also made the little fairy toadstools.  And they were really easy.

Fall Fairy Garden: How to make a sweet little Fall themed Fairy Garden with an easy to make fairy house, mushrooms, pumpkins, and miniature fall leaves tutorial.

 

I stared out with some corks from sparkling wine, and their shape inspired me, since they kind of look like a little mushroom.

Fall Fairy Garden: How to make a sweet little Fall themed Fairy Garden with an easy to make fairy house, mushrooms, pumpkins, and miniature fall leaves tutorial.

I painted the tops with some reddish-orange craft paint.  When it was dry, I added some white spots.  Then, I sealed it all with a coat of mod podge.

Fall Fairy Garden: How to make a sweet little Fall themed Fairy Garden with an easy to make fairy house, mushrooms, pumpkins, and miniature fall leaves tutorial.

Aren’t they the cutest?  Fairy gardens are all about the little details.  So next I made some little pumpkins out of polymer clay.  I have found the clay weathers really well in outdoor fairy gardens.

Fall Fairy Garden: How to make a sweet little Fall themed Fairy Garden with an easy to make fairy house, mushrooms, pumpkins, and miniature fall leaves tutorial.

I added some of the pumpkins to the doorway, and filled up a little miniature wagon I found at the craft store.

Fall Fairy Garden: How to make a sweet little Fall themed Fairy Garden with an easy to make fairy house, mushrooms, pumpkins, and miniature fall leaves tutorial.

To make the pumpkins, just make a ball of orange polymer clay, and then add some ridges with a blunt edge, and add a tiny brown clay stem.  Bake according to the manufactures instructions on the package.

Fall Fairy Garden: How to make a sweet little Fall themed Fairy Garden with an easy to make fairy house, mushrooms, pumpkins, and miniature fall leaves tutorial.

My favourite little detail in this garden is the fall leaves.  They’re real leaves!

Fall Fairy Garden: How to make a sweet little Fall themed Fairy Garden with an easy to make fairy house, mushrooms, pumpkins, and miniature fall leaves tutorial.

I used a 1.5 cm leaf punch, from the craft store to make them from real fall leaves.

Fall Fairy Garden: How to make a sweet little Fall themed Fairy Garden with an easy to make fairy house, mushrooms, pumpkins, and miniature fall leaves tutorial.

You just punch them out of real leaves.  They will dry, and the edges may curl up a little, but they just look like real fallen leaves.

Fall Fairy Garden: How to make a sweet little Fall themed Fairy Garden with an easy to make fairy house, mushrooms, pumpkins, and miniature fall leaves tutorial.

If there is a predominant vein in your leaf, you can punch it out so that it’s running up and down on the miniature leaf, and it will look even more realistic.

Fall Fairy Garden: How to make a sweet little Fall themed Fairy Garden with an easy to make fairy house, mushrooms, pumpkins, and miniature fall leaves tutorial.

I set my little garden up at my front door on a wood stump so visitors could see it.  I love how it turned out, and my daughters had fun helping me make it.

Fall Fairy Garden: How to make a sweet little Fall themed Fairy Garden with an easy to make fairy house, mushrooms, pumpkins, and miniature fall leaves tutorial.

With a Miniature Fall Fairy Garden, life really is a party!

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Comments

  1. What a great idea! I love this idea so much and want to make one. I really love the idea of using the pumpkin as a vessel and I wonder if the one you created was with a real pumpkin or a craft one? Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Hi Kerri,
    I actually did a guest post over at Tatertots and Jello today on the pumpkin garden, you can read all about it here http://tatertotsandjello.com/2016/10/make-fall-fairy-garden.html#more-82848 and…to answer your question, it’s a craft pumpkin. I just cut the top off and used it as a planter. Best of luck with your fall fairy garden.
    Dannyelle

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