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Fall Fairy Garden

Fall Fairy Garden: how to make a fall fairy house, wine cork mushrooms, mini pumpkins, and real miniature 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.

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 my own fairy garden for the fall season this year.

fall themed fairy garden

How To Make A Fall Fairy House

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, look for something similar at dollar tree, or craft stores.

how to make a fall fairy house out of a bird house

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 that I knew would be perfect for an autumn fairy garden.

DIY fall fairy house

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

plants for a fall fairy garden

Fairy Mushrooms

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

To make my fairy mushrooms I started out with some corks from sparkling wine, and their shape inspired me, since they kind of look like a little mushroom.

how to make a mushroom out of a sparkling wine cork

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.  These were such a fun touch to the fall fairy garden display.  But they’d be fun as fall decor too.

miniature polymer pumpkins

Aren’t they the cutest?  Fairy gardens are all about the little details and little fairy accessories.  

Miniature Pumpkins

So next I made some little pumpkins out of polymer clay.  I have found the polymer clay weathers really well in outdoors, so I knew they’d be perfect for new  fairy garden.

miniature fairy garden polymer pumpkins

I added some of the pumpkins to the doorway front porch, and filled up a little miniature wagon I found at the craft store.  Doesn’t it look like the fairies have just come home from the pumpkin patch?

miniature polymer pumpkins in a miniature wagon

To make a faux pumpkin, 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 the mini pumpkins according to the manufactures instructions on the package.  These little pumpkins are so much fun, and such a fun addition to our fall miniature garden.

Miniature Fall Fairy Garden

Real Fairy Sized Fall Leaves

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

how to make miniature fall leaves

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

how to make miniature fall leaves

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 in your little fairy garden.  This is one of my favorite things in this fairy fall garden.

miniature fall leaves

f 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.

how to make a fall fairy garden


I set my little garden up at my front door on a wood stump so visitors could see it.   These are great in a small space.  Placing them by the front door means they’ll be admired by trick-or-treaters on Halloween.

I used an assortment of containers, including some rustic galvanized metal pots.  My favourite container garden though, is a hollowed out faux craft pumpkin turned into a plant container.  Just use a craft knife to cut off the top, and add a few drainage holes, and fill with soil and plants.

Fairy Garden Plants

Fill your fall fairy garden with fall plants.  I used mums, ornamental kale, and pansies.  Look for small plants so that there’s room for your fairy friends.

I love how it turned out, and my daughters had fun helping me make it.

how to make a fall miniature garden

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

More Fairy Garden Inspiration

You might also like our Teacup Fairy Village Gardens here.

Teacup Fairy Village Gardens -use teacups and teapots to create these whimsical miniature fairy gardens with polymer clay houses and mushrooms.

Also check out our Fairy Garden Picnic Food here.

You might also like our Pumpkin Fairy House Jack-o-lanterns here.




  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!

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