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!!
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
- We scoured local garage sales until we found the perfectly pretty tea cup.
- We collected a handful of small stones.
- 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.
Kitty 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.
She nestled the moss neatly into the tea cup.
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!
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
Happy Fairy Gardening,
Blessings and magic,
What a magical little garden. Very sweet and dreamy. You have inspired me to create our own little teacup garden. X
Ooooo, I’d LOVE to see your garden when you are done :-)