Teacup Fairy Villiage Gardens -use teacups and teapots to create these whimiscal miniature fairy gardens with polymere clay houses and mushrooms.
These Teacup Fairy Village Gardens couldn’t be cuter. They’re an update of the original Teacup Fairy Gardens I made a few years ago. They’re very simple to make, and a really fun DIY.
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I was inspired by some cute little pottery mini houses I saw, and decided to try and make my own version with oven bake clay. They worked out really great and they were quite easy to put together.
How To Make Miniature Fairy Houses and Mushrooms:
- Oven Bake Clay
- Match Stick and Lollipop Stick
- Parchment Paper
To Make the Miniature Fairy Houses:
Use a small piece of oven bake clay and work it in your hands until it’s soft. Working on a piece of parchment paper, shape the clay into a cube with your fingers, and using the flat surface of the table and your fingers, create the pointed roof on one end.
To create the windows and doors, use the end of a match stick to make small squares, the long side to create long doors, and the circle end of a lollipop stick for round windows.
Insert a wooden toothpick into the house.
Bake according to package directions, taking care not to burn them.
When they’re cool, they’re ready to insert into plants.
To Make the Miniature Fairy Mushrooms:
Roll a small amount of soft clay around the toothpick. Leave a gap at the pointed end to insert into the mushroom cap.
Create a mushroom cap using your fingers to mold it, and then insert the tip of the toothpick into it to attach it to its stem.
Back according to the package directions, again taking care not to burn them because they’ll discolour.
When cooled, add them in your plant arrangements.
I thought it would be fun and playful to make my little fairy villages in a teapot and some teacups. I went to the thrift store to find mine and they were really inexpensive.
Because teapots and teacups have no drainage hole, it’s a good idea to add some stones to the bottom of your container, since succulents don’t like to be too wet.
Next add in your succulent plants. I found some of my plants from the nursery were too big for my small containers, so I just divided them. To divide them look for natural separations and just pull them apart, leaving as much soil around the roots as you can. This part can be a little nerve wracking, but just carefully go for it. I did mine a few weeks ago and they look amazing, so I know it didn’t damage them at all to divide them up.
When you’re placing your plants, be sure to leave a small place for your village. Start by adding some fine pea gravel to the exposed soil. Then, I added two or three houses to each one, and two or three of the mushrooms.
I love how whimsical and fun they are.
I also really like how you don’t necessarily notice the houses and mushrooms at first, until you take a closer look -just how I imagine the fairies like it. 😉
Once these are done, enjoy them indoors or outdoors, watering them regularly just like you would any succulent. I’ve used the oven baked clay outside in fairy gardens many, many times and it weathers great. So I’m sure these little houses and mushrooms will last and last outside.
With Teacup Fairy Village Gardens, life really is a party!
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