A garden with no plants? why would I want that???

Some of us plant obsessed people may not get it. BUT, there’s a ton of reasons this little project can come in handy!

Maybe you know that perfect someone to give an enchanting gift, but they don’t have such a green thumb. Maybe you need light-weight, mess-free centerpieces that last. Maybe you just don’t have room in your windowsill for a single plant.

I’m in love with fairy gardens.

So, fairy gardens, even without plants are still so charming and magical. I’ll show you how to make a fairy garden that requires absolutely no care

Here’s the simple concept. I don’t know why i must sketch everything first.

how to make a fairy garden

How to Make A Fairy Garden Without Plants

Project Time: 12 minutes

how to make a fairy garden

#1 Gather Supplies

For this fairy garden you will need:

how to make a fairy garden

#2 Find a Container

This bonsai dish has been just waiting for me to think of something to do with it.

how to make a fairy garden

#3 Cut and Size the Foam

Fill the dish with foam. Here’s a piece of floral foam that I bought at the dollar store. It didn’t cover the dish so I cut pieces to size. If you plan to add plants later, you CAN use potting soil. If you do, remember to water it every couple of weeks because soil drys airy, after a while it won’t hold the wire supports.

how to make a fairy garden

#4 Flatten and Place Decorative Moss

Cover the foam with decorative moss. I grabbed this bag from Menards for 3 bucks. I really wish it were GREEN, like the bag says. Never fear, Dollar Tree has green moss. It looks pretty real too. If you need to glue the moss down to keep it put, use styrofoam instead of floral foam. Hot glue won’t stick to floral foam.

You can alternatively wet the moss before you place it, so that it shapes nicely to the foam.

Some other ideas for the ‘green carpet’ could be a fuzzy blanket. A green crochet winter scarf. Shredded coconut dyed with green food coloring. Fake grass from a hobby shop (by the train modeling section).

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#5 Add Fairy Magic

Final step, this is the fun part. Add your fairy garden magic! Arrange your pieces however you’d like to create your magical fairy world. I made this out of oven bake Sculpy Clay.

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Final Product

There you go! Now you know how to make a fairy garden without plants. If you know someone that would love to know how to make a fairy garden with no plants, share this post!  If you have made fairy gardens, Id love to see photos of your work! Add them to the comments below!