This post is a partnership with Plaid. All opinions are my own. ;)
Have you gotten caught up in the Fairy Garden craze? I have been dying to make one for quite a while. There are so many cute ideas out there but I just knew I had to use some vintage things in mine! I can’t resist finding new ways to use pretty little teacups. :) This Vintage Style Fairy Garden was super easy to put together and I had so much fun personalizing all the tiny little details!
Plaid has come out with a brand new line of fairy garden materials including all these tiny little wood doors and windows, and adorable tiny little stencils to use with them! I might have squealed when I saw them all.
They let you turn anything you want into a little fairy house – so of course I hit up my favorite antique store to find some little vintage style “houses”.
I had to add in a few other things too – like this little table all set up for a teaparty!
And of course the garden needed a little lawn flamingo – no yard is complete without one!
Are you ready to dive in? Here’s what you’ll need:
- Fairy Garden Surfaces – Plaid makes doors, windows, fences, little signs and more!
- FolkArt 3″ x 3″ Stencils
- FolkArt Craft paint
- Containers for the houses – I used an Ironstone Bowl and two teacups
- Moss – sheet and little moss clumps
- Assorted mini decor items
- Hot glue
Begin by painting all your wood surfaces. For most of these I just painted the fronts since I’d be gluing them to the houses. You can decorate the doors or little signs with the Mini stencils.
I love this little trellis gate – it comes with the little oval on top that is perfect for stenciling a word on!
The doors for the large house were lots of fun to do too! I painted them white then added color to the details. The flowers are stenciled on from the Mini Stencil pack. It’s so hard to tell in the photos but these are only about 3″ tall. Soooo cute!
To create the houses, fill the bowl or cup with a surface of cardboard so you have something to glue everything to. Make sure it’s nice and tight in the bowl.
Cut an oval of sheet moss and glue it in place over the cardboard.
Glue the little doors and windows directly on to the sheet moss. So easy and cute right?
For the teacups, I turned them on their sides and glued them to the saucer. (Don’t worry – these were inexpensive little cups). I added in a moss cover just like the bowl and glued the little shutter doors to the front.
Start building your design on the base. Add cardboard to your large planter or bowl and cover with sheet moss. Add your largest element first, then fill in with your small details. To hold items like the fences in place, glue toothpicks to the back of the fence and then push the toothpicks through the cardboard.
You can really personalize your fairy garden by changing up doors and windows, and finding small miniatures to add fun details. I can’t wait to make another garden!
Have you made one before? I’d love to hear about it!
Here are some more fun Fairy Garden ideas – plus some bonus new Coastal project ideas! Plaid has a fabulous new paint product that is perfect for doing weathered, coastal inspired projects!