Some of my favorite whimsical craft projects are made especially for my garden. There’s just something about plants that allows a certain amount of childlike wonder and play! If you’re into fairy gardens, you’re going to love this magical DIY fairy house planter tutorial. It’s got all the fun of ConsumerCrafts miniatures while still being a working planter. Fun and functional? Total win/win!
- 5 Inch Terra Cotta Planter
- Mini Fairy Garden Door Walkway Set
- Flocked Moss Fairy Garden Stones
- River Rocks
- Preserved Green Sheet Moss
- Mini Welcome Sign
- Miniature Garden Tool Set
- Mini Mushrooms
- Gorilla Glue or Dual Temp Glue Gun
Step One. First things first, let’s talk about supplies. ConsumerCrafts has a ton of miniature fairy garden supplies to choose from so the supply list above is really just suggestions in case you want to make a DIY fairy house pot that’s identical to mine. The only exception to the supply list is that I used smooth river rocks but I think the moss fairy garden stones would look awesome!
Step Three. Once the door and all the rocks are securely attached to the terra cotta pot, begin gluing the moss into all the cracks and the crevices. I’m planning on using this pot indoors with an interior plastic shield so I just used hot glue. You’ll have to use a stronger glue if you’re planning on keeping it in a less stable environment or plan on watering your plants inside of the planter.
Step Four. Finish the DIY fairy house planter by adding the metal garden tools and mushrooms. I attached the “Home Sweet Home” sign to an upside down tool but you could also use a small twig if you’d like.
I only covered the front part of my planter but you could definitely cover the entire surface if you’d like. You could even add a mini outdoor bench or a garden trellis to the back! Seriously, your options are almost endless considering just how many fairy garden supplies there are.
Here’s another great tutorial for how to make a fairy succulent garden in an outdoor planter.
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Vanessa is a self proclaimed sleep deprived mother of two adorable boys and when she has a little time to spare, she makes things and posts about them on her craft blog, Tried & True. If she’s not cooking, sewing, gluing or making, she would probably go crazy. Join her on her crafty adventure at Tried & True.