Make Your Own Fairy Tale
When you think fairytale, you’re taken back to childhood. The stories you were read and the characters that become familiar friends. At MyFairyGardens.com we have plenty of the familiar storybook themes such as Alice In Wonderland, Wizard of Oz, Bambi and Snow White. But what if you wanted to create your own yellow brick road? How do you get started?
Setting the Scene
Believe it or not, some people can get quite overwhelmed when starting a fairy garden. With thousands of items and sets to choose from, all of the charismatic choices alone can make even the most decisive person second guess themselves. So, we suggest the following:
- Indoors or Out – Determine where your fairy garden is going to be placed. Natural surrounds of an outdoor green space. Or, cracked pot, basin plantings inside.
- Lush, Rocky, or Sand? – What kind of fairy tale do you want to tell? Is it in an enchanted forest or by the seashore? Narrow down the options by selecting a general backdrop for the scene.
A Focal Point – Select a house, dwelling, or door to be the focal point of your fairytale garden. Choose from cottage or castle, solar lit or transient chic.
Bring on the Character – The personality of a fairy garden is also driven by the types of fairies and friends you choose. Pixies, sprites, trolls, gnomes, and even a variety of expressive fairies from babies to floral will help shape your story. Start with one or two, and build from there.
Landscape – As your garden develops, consider using moss, succulents, and stones to further enhance the environment. Whether you’re going for living greenery or a faux floral feature, supplement with eco-friendly sceneries.
Now that you have a solid foundation for your fairy garden, consider the story you want to tell. The beauty of these miniature worlds is that you make it your own. Get creative. Inject some of your own personality into the garden. The way this is done is through accents and accessories.
From stepping stones to signage, you can direct the eye to different focal points to tell your story. Tea for two? Or a picnic lunch? Add a strand of lights or a string of flags. Are your fairies at a carnival with rides, or down on the farm with barnyard animals?
For a subtle, more natural scene consider a zen garden with frogs doing yoga by a nearby pond, wild mushrooms growing in the woods, or even picks of fireflies fluttering around the fairies. Take a more literal approach to fairy tales with enchantments and mythical creatures including unicorns and dragons for an inspired narrative. It’s the little details like a well placed sword in stone or expressive statue that brings the story to life.
Mini-gardening is taking the vision of a fanciful scene and making it a reality. Start with the basics and build from there. The possibilities are endless, and so is the imagination.
MyFairyGardens.com exists to make the imaginative come alive. We are dedicated to bringing your miniature ideas to life in a huge way. From the moment you add one of our unique fairy doors to your home, you welcome a bond that unites you with the magical and fulfilling universe that is fairy gardening.
Join our community and visit us online to experience the charm and intrigue of small-scale characters with larger than life expressions, and delight in all the little extras that take your micro-gardening to new heights (and depths).