|Charming container fairy garden featured on Gossamer Creations|
|Hobbit house show entry featured on nothingsnormal.com|
About a year and a half ago, I stumbled upon a charming miniature landscape featuring tiny plants, whimsical buildings, and populated by outlandish little fairy folk. I was instantly hooked, and started searching online for information about fairy gardens, which turned out to be a growing sensation spanning both the crafting and gardening communities.
Not a completely new phenomenon, I'd first seen miniature landscapes featured as part of the miniature train layout at Disneyworld's Epcot. But when gardeners started populating their tiny landscapes with fairies, they captured the imagination of an even broader audience, and Fairy Gardens started popping up everywhere.
|Beautifully detailed set featured on Whittaker's Miniatures|
Many talented artists offer a wide range of houses and other buildings, furniture, characters, and accessories to decorate your fairy garden.
|One of my favorite door tutorials - from Wendie's Mini World|
What has really captured my imagination are the number of bloggers out there who make their own fairy garden accessories and are willing to share their ideas, often in the form of full tutorials.
|Bunny and cart by Moreland Creations|
Indoors or out, naturalized or in a container, populated or not, as natural or as fanciful as you like, fairy gardens can be realized in such a variety of styles. They can be populated by any kinds of creatures you like as well, not only fairies, as suggested by this adorable bunny pulling a cart. I was especially amused by one blogger who created a fairy garden for her son where he played with his plastic dinosaurs among the miniature landscape!
|Gorgeously detailed fairy house - I believe this is by an Etsy artist (it looks like the work of fairyfurnishings, but if I am wrong, would appreciate the artist name so I can give credit where it is so obviously due!|
If fairy gardens or miniatures in general have captured your imagination, visit my Fairy Garden Pinterest page for links to these and many more inspiring images!