20Jun
2015
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Tips and Tricks for an Affordable Fairy Garden

Even mini hobbies can get expensive. Here are 5 tips and tricks to fairy garden on a budget.

Keep it small.

REAL Planters H-1 Horizontal Log Planter

REAL Planters H-1 Horizontal Log Planter

Creating a not-so-big fairy garden means lesser accessories and fewer plants, which means that you won’t have to spend that much. Small fairy gardens are also ideal for those who are just starting out and of course, those who plan to create them with kids.

Decorative Country Rustic Design Small Brown Wood Succulent Planter Box

Decorative Country Rustic Design Small Brown Wood Succulent Planter Box

Choose a small planter or fairy garden container so you won’t be tempted to go all out in terms of size.

DIY

Rowan Felted Tweed DK Yarn

Rowan Felted Tweed DK Yarn

Here’s a secret to creating inexpensive fairy gardens: doing it yourself. Create fairy furniture from twigs, fairy hammocks from nets that are no longer in use, even your very own fairy with pieces of cloth and cotton stuffing!

Ateco 14 Piece Mini Sculpturing Tool Set

Ateco 14 Piece Mini Sculpturing Tool Set

DIY fairy garden accessories also entice kids so it’s perfect if you plan to get them involved. Check out Craftsy for great DIY supplies.

Use plants that are already in your garden.

Miniature Fairy Garden Eleocharis radicans, Toe Tickling Grass

Miniature Fairy Garden Eleocharis radicans, Toe Tickling Grass

There’s no need to buy dwarf plants and mini creeping plants if you don’t have the budget. What you can do is use plants that are already in your garden and trim them regularly. Ideally, choose ones that are quite young and those that are slow-growing.

Miniature African Violet

Miniature African Violet

Re-use mini accessories

Rosso's International Farm Garden Starter Kit

Rosso's International Farm Garden Starter Kit

Toys like dollhouse accessories and other miniature figurines are welcome in your fairy garden and we’re sure the fairies won’t mind! You can also modify them as you see fit, to come up with a partly new fairy garden accessory for little to no cost.

Look out for sales and deals.

Miniature Fairy Garden Tiny Mossy Stone Wall and Stairs

Miniature Fairy Garden Tiny Mossy Stone Wall and Stairs

If you have to buy fairy garden items like plants, accessories and fairies, wait for sales and deals. It’ll give you enough time to create a shopping list after figuring out how you really want your fairy garden to look like. Plus, saving your budget for a fairy garden mega sale will also indulge you on a once-in-a-lifetime fairy garden haul!

Don’t forget to check out our Amazon A-store for fairy garden items!

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