If you’re looking for the best fairy garden accessories, you’re in luck. I’ve created the perfect guide to help you. Ever since I first discovered the concept of fairy gardens, I have been obsessed with them. They are so cute and so much fun to design and make.
If you’re intrigued by the idea but asking yourself what you need to make a fairy garden, then you’ve come to the right place.
A fairy garden is basically just a miniature garden or garden space that is fit for the fairies. You don’t have to believe that fairies are real to have fun with a fairy garden. It’s really just a small garden. Some people call them miniature gardens instead of fairy gardens.
You can make them indoors or outdoors, big or small, and with whatever types of decorations inside that you choose. The popularity of fairy gardens has also led to spin-off concepts like the beach fairy garden that uses sand and beach themes or the winter/North Pole fairy garden that uses pretend snow and winter themes.
Whatever kind of miniature fairy garden you create, you’re going to need some great accessories to really bring it to life. I’ve spent years building these gardens and also researching the different accessories you can buy, build, or repurpose. Let’s take a look!
What Accessories Does a Fairy Garden Need?
Here are some things you may need for a fairy garden. Keep in mind, the fun of building a fairy garden is that you can make it whatever you want. Don’t be afraid to go outside the box or do something different and unique. Part of the fun of making the gardens is putting your own spin on them. I find that most people when they are new will copy designs that they like. But after you’ve made a few of them on your own, you begin to get more creative with it and even find your own style.
Here are some accessories you may want to add to your garden:
- Small houses or doors
- Animals / pets
- Garden signs or arbors
- Miniature furniture
- Fairy ponds
- A duck pond with ducks
- Other water features
- Gates and bridges
- Gardening tools
- Mini pots and urns
- Roads or pathways
Remember, there are no rules when it comes to your mini garden. If something sounds good to you, then go ahead and use it. If there’s something on this list you don’t particularly like, there’s no pressure for you to use it.
What do I need to make a fairy garden?
What do you need besides accessories to make your garden? Consider these items:
- Potting mix
- A container (or multiple containers)
- Plants, twigs, and flowers
- Outdoor rocks, pea gravel, glass marbles, or pebbles
- Mini garden decorations (these figurines are really cute)
Some people build their fairy gardens outdoors, others make them in pots inside, and some make them in terrariums, jars, or other unique structures. When considering which items you need, it’s important to think about where you’re building the garden, too. Here are some things to make your fairy display the best around.
Your fairy garden may want to have small animals in it such as cats and dogs or other domestic animals, birds, and more. You can have farm animals, nature animals, or even pets for your fairies. Here are some fun examples of miniature animals for your fairy garden.
Woodland animal miniature figurines made of resin for fairy gardens
These little animals are so cute!
Mini animals set for DIY fairy gardens: elephants, rabbits, hedgehogs, hens, bunnies, cubs, chicks, bees, cows, frogs, snails, turtles, puppies, pigs, and sheep
This set has a whopping 45 pieces to get you started!
Miniature fairy garden accessories
Here’s a 70-piece set you can actually split up and use in more than one fairy garden. It would be perfect for families making them together.
Miniature fairy houses
And of course, your little houses are going to need little doors. A fairy house door is a great addition to your setup and it doesn’t have to open or be functional, although some are. Sometimes you will also see people put fairy doors in their garden that seem to go nowhere. But the fairies know where they go!
Here are some fun fairy homes and fairy doors:
Outdoor fairy garden kit for kids & adults, with doors that open
The fairies will be so welcomed in this cute little cottage, wooden bench, and bird bath.
Miniature fairy garden stone house
I love that these have a rustic feel to them and also would look good in a more realistic mini garden.
Mini fairy cottage house for your patio outdoor décor
Toad houses, windmills, and more! This set has lots of great houses to choose from.
Fairy door with windows for tree (includes a fairy lantern)
This is such a classic set that just screams “fairy garden” to me!
Micro landscape accessories with LED string light
Similar to the one above but this one has more pieces, including fencing and little mushrooms. It also comes with lights.
Small fences, trees, plants, and more
You’ll also want accessories like trees, little flowers or plants, a tree stump, a stone wall, fences, bridges, gazebos, and more. You can also use some natural items for this purpose and add them to your store-bought accessories. Here are some examples you might like:
Mixed model trees
These whimsical, colorful trees are so pretty.
Model trees for DIY crafts
These are very similar to the trees above but they also have beautiful colors.
Miniature fairy garden gazebo
This gazebo is so cute and inviting.
Magical tree with a matching fairy bench
This is a larger piece at 9 inches tall for the tree itself. It would be great for a large fairy garden or an outdoor fairy garden where you build other elements around it.
Fairy garden lights
You might also choose to put lights in your fairy garden to add a little extra sparkle. If it’s outdoors, make sure the lights are approved for outdoor use. There are some solar-powered ones that are made for outside.
If using inside, you can find fairy string lights that are both electric and battery-powered. Here are some examples of fairy lights:
LED fairy string lights
Classic white string lights that are perfect for a fairy garden.
Color changing fairy lights
This is 33 feet of colored fairy lights that also change modes with the included remote.
Solar fairy lantern in a glass jar with stake
I just love these fairy lanterns and you can display them next to or as part of your fairy garden.
Decorative mushroom string lights
Adorable mushroom string lights with a fairy garden vibe!
Fairy Garden Accessories on a Budget
If you’ve spent any time shopping around for fairy garden items, you may have noticed that they can get a bit expensive. Because the act of building a garden for fairies has become so popular, you can now find these accessories at more locations than you ever could in the past. In fact, my local Dollar Tree often has little sets of fairy accessories and if you look on their website, you can order fairy kits to your home or local store for pickup.
Local craft stores, Walmart, Target, and many other common places you probably shop already will carry things like this. But when you know exactly what you want, the easiest place to get it is often Amazon. You can order fairy garden kits to save money, or specifically themed pieces. For example, you might order a wildlife kit that has squirrels, birds, raccoons, trees or tree logs, and similar items.
Here are some inexpensive fairy garden supplies and accessories that you might consider that won’t bust your budget:
104 pcs miniature fairy garden accessories
This kit has everything for one low price. It’s a must!
Miniature garden bridge, lighthouse, water, well, and pond
I love these beautiful accessories for a very affordable price.
Chic fairies with wings
These lovely fairies are looking to hang out in your garden.
Micro landscape accessories
Another affordable kit with a TON of pieces, this one makes a great buy even if you are on a budget.
Fairy Garden Accessories You Can Make Yourself
If you love DIY or you’re just looking to save some money, you might decide to make some of your accessories yourself. This is a lot easier than you might think, and it all starts with some basic items you may already have in your home. Here are some easy DIY tips for your indoor fairy gardens or outdoor gardens, too.
You can make fairy cottages out of popsicle sticks and paint them whatever colors you choose. Hot glue guns are great for holding these sticks together. You can also use real stone to make cobblestone roads or pathways. And you can use real sticks and use twigs to make little trees for your fairy garden.
Some people even go so far as to make their own fairy figurines and accessories. Unless you’re already into making your own mini-figures, this might be a bit “too much” for the average person, but if you’re up for a challenge, it could be a lot of fun.
Fairy garden kits
If you want another take on the DIY fairy garden, you could purchase an entire fairy garden kit. These usually have more than just accessories. They will have the container or pot, and everything you need to go inside of it, all for one price and with instructions on how to put it all together.
A lot of people who are new to building fairy gardens really like the idea of starting with a kit since it’s all planned out for you already. You get everything you need in one place and all you have to do is build it, like Legos!
Here are some examples of magical fairy garden kits you might like:
Glow in the dark fairy garden accessories set
This all-in-one-kit will have everything you need and also makes a great gift.
My fairy garden unicorn paradise
This one is perfect for the child or child-at-heart in your life. You could get it for a child to make alongside you while you make your own.
Miniature flower gnome garden kit
I just love these classic pieces. You can just add the earthy elements and some plants and you’re good to go!
Outdoor fairy garden
If you decide to make an outdoor fairy garden, you want to consider the elements it will be exposed to. An outdoor garden will get rained on, will have the sun shining hard on it, and more if it is left outside all the time.
If you build your garden inside of something that can be covered, or that can be brought inside for bad weather, this will give it some protection from the elements. You could also keep your outdoor fairy garden under a porch for protection.
Mason Jar Fairy Garden and Accessories
Another popular trend in the fairy garden world is Mason jar fairy gardens. These came about around the same time that Mason jars were growing in popularity for nearly everything. You’d see Mason jar overnight oats, Mason jar DIY body scrub, kids’ crafts, and more. And of course, also Mason jar fairy gardens.
When building your garden in a Mason jar, or any jar of similar size and style, there will be some additional considerations that impact your accessories. The first and most obvious is the space constraints. You will be working with a smaller size, and you won’t be able to put as many things inside, and you may need to use smaller accessories.
Another thing to consider is the shape of the jar. It will be taller than it is wide so will build up in layers of soil, rocks, and then accessories on top. This can also impact the accessories you choose.
Fairy Garden Accessories – Conclusion
As you can see, there are many accessories available for building your fairy gardens. Whether you go with a specific theme or keep it simple, you can enjoy making the garden just as much as you will enjoy looking at it for a long time after.
Fairy gardening is a full-blown hobby of its own and once you dive into it, you will see there is so much to learn and to know and to do. You probably won’t want to stop at just one garden. If you love it as much as I do, you’ll keep at it, perfecting your strategies along the way.
I hope these great ideas got you excited about making your own. What are your favorite accessories from our list? Have you built a fairy garden of your own? We’d love to hear about it!
Lisa Clark is a freelance writer who grew up on farmland, then moved to the city, and has now retired back to her rural roots. She's having fun teaching her kids about gardening, planting flowers, and collecting houseplants.