Tea Cup Fairy Garden : Tutorail

A few years ago, Kitty made the most delightful Fairy Garden. She made it in a tea cup! It sat as the centerpiece on our dining room table for months and was at the center of many dinnertime imaginings. Isn’t it the sweetest!!


Fairy Garden in a tea cup : www.theMagicOnions.com


I have received so many emails over the years, asking for a tutorial showing how we made it… At last, here is the tutorial.

Tutorial : A Fairy Garden in a Tea Cup

Materials :

  1. We scoured local garage sales until we found the perfectly pretty tea cup.
  2. We collected a handful of small stones.
  3. And, we purchased a pot of moss from our local garden shop.

We began by putting a handful of small, clean stones into the tea cup, filling it to about half way up. These stones are needed to ensure the moss drains well when we water it later.

Fairy Garden in a tea cup : www.theMagicOnions.comKitty carefully prized the moss from it’s pot. The soil and roots were too long to fit into the tea cup, so she used a sharp steak knife to cut the soil to the right length. Don’t worry, cutting the roots will not harm the moss.

Fairy Garden in a tea cup : www.theMagicOnions.comShe nestled the moss neatly into the tea cup.

Fairy Garden in a tea cup : www.theMagicOnions.com

Her little garden in a tea cup needed all the cute little things that make a Fairy Garden really special. We made a stick chair and planted a little succulent in a thimble. We made a paper bunting and added a magic crystal ball (marble) and a tiny shovel and it was done… the most adorable Fairy Garden ever!
Fairy Garden in a tea cup : www.theMagicOnions.com
Fairy Garden in a tea cup : www.theMagicOnions.com

Fairy Garden in a tea cup : www.theMagicOnions.com
Fairy Garden in a tea cup : www.theMagicOnions.comFairy Garden in a tea cup : www.theMagicOnions.com
Here’s a link to see how we made the stick chair.
Here’s a link to see how we made the thimble succulent Fairy pot plant.
Super easy, hugely creative for your little ones and something to bring magic into your home.

I hope you are planning to make a Fairy Garden this season. Please enter it into our Annual 2014 Fairy Garden Contest (link below).

Important Fairy Garden Links :

Fairy Garden Page with lots of photos, links and ideas.

2014 Fairy Garden Contest Rules and Entry Form

Detailed Tutorial on How To Make A Fairy Garden


Fairy Gardens : Pinterest : The Magic Onions


Happy Fairy Gardening,

Blessings and magic,


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Donni Webber is the mom behind the popular natural living Waldorf website and blog, The Magic Onions - where the magic of nature and the wonder of childhood collide to make each moment a precious gift. She is a photographer, writer, crafter, wife and mother of two inspiring young children. Her work has been featured in many popular publications, including HGTV, Better Homes and Gardens, Disney and Apartment Therapy.

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  1. What a magical little garden. Very sweet and dreamy. You have inspired me to create our own little teacup garden. X
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