DIY Christmas Fairy Gardens – Fairy Garden Ideas For Christmas

DIY Christmas Fairy Garden With Lights
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Creating small fairy garden containers can be quite magical. Popular with children and adults alike, fairy gardens can offer a sense of whimsy, as well as decorative value. For those who are looking for something a little different and fun to try this holiday season, why not go for a Christmas fairy garden theme?

While many fairy gardens are grown outdoors throughout the summer, smaller potted versions can be easily grown indoors year-round. Since these little green spaces are only limited by your imagination, it is easy to understand how they can be adapted and changed over time.

Learning how to make a Christmas fairy garden is just one example of the potential for festive home décor.

How to Make a Christmas Fairy Garden

Christmas fairy garden ideas can vary widely, but all have the same general composition. First, gardeners will need to choose a theme. Decorative containers suited to the season can add a great amount of appeal to home décor.

Containers should be filled with high-quality, well-draining potting soil and a selection of small plants. These may include succulents, evergreens, or even small tropical specimens. Some may consider using only artificial plants in the creation of Christmas fairy gardens.

When planting, make certain to leave room for decorative elements which will help set the scene of the fairy garden. An essential aspect of Christmas fairy gardens relates directly to the selection of ornamental pieces. This will include various structures made from glass, wood, and/or ceramic. Buildings, such as cottages, help to set the scene of the fairy garden.

Fairy garden ideas for Christmas may also include elements such as artificial snow, plastic candy canes, or even full-sized ornaments. The addition of small strand lights can further brighten Christmas fairy gardens.

Filling miniature fairy gardens with the essence of the Christmas season is sure to bring holiday cheer and harmony to even the smallest of home spaces. 

Tonya Barnett

Tonya Barnett has been gardening for 13 years. Flowers are her passion. She has trasformed her backyard into a cut flower garden, which she regularly chronicles on her YouTube channel