Want to breathe new life into your abode without spending thousands of dollars on a home makeover or decorative materials? Why not add an indoor fairy garden? Made of miniature landscapes peppered with cute fairy houses, miniature plants, mini-figurines, pathways, and everything dramatically whimsical in small proportions, fairy gardens offer a glimpse to a world filled with wonder and awe.
To give you a head start, these indoor fairy garden container ideas will definitely give your home a boost in the right direction. You will be amazed to learn what wide range of “things” you can use for building your dream fairy garden. Surprisingly you might already have many of those fairy garden containers at home or laying ideal in your garage.
1. Indoor Fairy Garden Container: Using an Elevated Planter
How about combining the awe-inspiring charm of a fairy garden with healthy and nutritious elements of nature? With the help of a 23-gallon soil capacity The Keter Elevated Urban Bloomer, this self-watering container system can be turned into a vegetable garden where fairies and gnomes watch over rows of leafy greens or herbs. Add up some aquarium pebbles, mini toys and small fences to make it more fun for the kids.
Involve your kids in designing this veggie patch fairy garden to make it even more rewarding. Check out this tutorial to learn more.
2. Indoor Fairy Garden Container: Use the space around Bonsai
Do you have a bonsai tree? or perhaps, have always wanted to have one? Turn such fascination into a delightful visual by creating a fairy garden with a bonsai tree as a focal point.
Instead of wasting free low-ground space, turn it into a mini-fairy garden complete with handcrafted figurines, footpaths, a swing, a cottage house and maybe a few farm animals!
You may also want to get a Indoorbonsaiexotics Dwarf Pomegranate Beginner Bonsai Tree for a starter or check out other bonsai tree varieties here and this tutorial to start creating one on your own.
3. Indoor Fairy Garden Container: Tiered Terracotta Pots
One of the classic designs in container fairy gardens, a gnome village never fails to impress. Think about ruby red mushrooms, a tiny house perched on a hill, gnomes in a variety of fun actions, cobblestone steps, and pathways, and so on.
You can start designing with the LA JOLIE MUSE Fairy Garden Accessories Kit which comes with a fairy garden house, miniature fairy, vine twig bench, a garden gnome, and an arched bridge. And you can get tiered terracotta pots from Amazon like this one or this one here. Next, you can get some potting soil and pebbles to start assembling your beautiful fairy garden.
4. Indoor Fairy Garden Container: Willow Basket Garden
Convert an old picnic basket or tray into a playful container fairy garden. Or you can get the Vintiquewise Oval Willow Basket then, line it up with a sheet of moss and aquarium gravel, fairies and gnomes, birdhouse, mini-bench, swing, house-in-the-woods, some sea shells and your imagination is the limit! Sprinkle floral gems and add miniature fairy rose, faux cherry blossom trees and anything to make it your own.
5. Indoor Fairy Garden Container: Broken Pot Garden
Don’t throw away a broken pot or planter and convert it into something wonder-riffic like this indoor fairy garden. Creative and practical, it can unleash your creative mindset and turn trash into treasure in a flash.
Or you may buy this 2 Tier Fairy Garden House Planter with a unique rustic look which will make it a piece that your friends will talk about. It has 3 tiers with a staircase running all the way up to the little village home at the top level. Add a couple of mini chickens & goats figurines, some hay, little gravel here and there, plant some grass near the staircase road, you can make it into a home on the top of a mountain scenario. Lovely isn’t it?
6. Indoor Fairy Garden Container: Terrarium Fairytale
One of the most popular choice in indoor fairy garden container ideas are glass terrariums like this one. A glass terrarium converted into a fascinating fairy garden adds a more dramatic and stylish flair into your interior decorative element while helping improve indoor air quality. Simply buy a glass terrarium and follow this tutorial on how to make your own terrarium fairy garden.
7. Indoor Fairy Garden Container: Wine Barrel
Got an old bucket, keg or barrel lying around? Turn it into a jaw-breaking container fairy garden. This one is more of an outdoor fairy garden design to be honest, you can place it on your deck or terrace, and make space really stand out.
This half Wine Barrel Planter is a great option to go with if you want to build a big stand out price, or you can get this smaller set of 3 Rustic Barrel planter set if you want something smaller. Simply sprinkle miniature details to your imagination to make your own or follow this tutorial to learn more about how to build a fairy garden in a barrel.
8. Indoor Fairy Garden Container: Mason Jar Garden
Yes, you can turn a mason jar to a cute little fairy garden in fifteen minutes. It can be a fabulous gift item too! To start with you will need a glass jar lying around or get a mason jar like this one, some moss, rock, fairy garden gnome door like this and assorted fairy garden. Check the tutorial here.
9. Indoor Fairy Garden Container: The Old Tea Cup
Got chipped teacups? Don’t throw them away. They can make cute indoor miniature or fairy garden because of their shape and design. Besides being easy to make, these cute fairy garden does not take maintenance other than a few drops of water twice or thrice a month.
10. Indoor Fairy Garden Container: Vintage Lantern
Who would have thought an old plain metallic lantern or a decorative vintage lantern can be converted to a beautiful fairy garden! Don’t worry if your lamp is too worn off, just clean it up and it will add a more cool rustic to the piece.
11. Indoor Fairy Garden Container: Old Suitcase
This one is a bit of a crazy idea but nothing is too crazy when it comes to art! A vintage suitcase with a waterproof sheet was used for the project as a base container. You can use any miniature decorations and change them from time to time.
I would actually take the lid off completely which will make it more easy to place & display. But it’s matter of preference and depends on where you can to place. If you are placing it somewhere against the wall you can have the lid open and leaned against the wall.
However, do choose a metal case or hard-shell suitcase, otherwise water can seep through typical fabric material suitcases. For a step by step process on how to create this usual “suitcase fairy garden”, check this article here
12. Indoor Fairy Garden Container: Discarded Bird Cage
Personally, I don’t have any birdcages at home, I think birds are meant to be forever free 🙂 But if you have one, don’t throw away the old birdcage yet. Convert it into a beautiful miniature fairy garden with mosses, tiny chairs, a cute fence, few rocks, an air plant and some mini flower plants. The fairy garden idea in the image is beautiful but I would say let your imagination flow.
13. Indoor Fairy Garden Container: Old Shoe
Have an old shoe with too high heels or scuff? Turn it into an amazing fairy garden. Another very cool fairy garden gift idea! I would recommend using succulents for this approach, they are very low maintenance and requires little water to survive.
A good idea would be to make a water draining hole near the bottom of frontend of the shoe, this will help any excess water stream down and drain out easily. You can also place the “shoe fairy garden” on a stylish saucer or an elegant restaurant plate like this to collect seeping water. And yes you can use the other of the shoe to make another fairy garden.
14. Indoor Fairy Garden Container: Round Table
Here is another witty fairy garden idea, have a cracked round table lying in the store or garage? Covert it into a beautiful fairy garden with cute little fence and mix model trees like this. You can actually use real plants in small pots, like kitchen herbs or small flower plants. Maybe dig a small hole and place a small filled water bowl in, cover the sides with grass or moss to make it look like a real pond. The outside of the table can be painted to give it more character.
15. Indoor Mini Garden Container: Old Clock
This is amazing! This fairy garden project needs a little creativity and some elbow grease as you need to cut out the clock glass to use the clock as the container. Rest is easy. Add a few types of succulents, and a beautiful swing or a tea table in the middle or some fairies emerging from behind the trees.
16. Indoor Mini Garden Container: Discarded fish tank
An abandoned fish tank or aquarium can be a great platform to design & build your fairy garden on. Plus, if you already have some fish tank gravel, that can help you to create a beautiful uneven landscape.
This can be a big space to design, it would be a good idea to think & decide on what scenario you want to build in this space.
It can be a small farming village with some farming animals, chickens, lambs, ducks; a riverway in the middle designed with some blue pebbles, different types of trees represented by various air plants and succulents and so on. It can or be a gnome village with lots of fairies, gnomes, chubby mushrooms, flowers and all kinds of magical bits and pieces.
Or make a lighthouse at the middle of the sea scenario, push most of the gravels towards the middle to make to high and like a mountain, place a toy lighthouse piece on the mountain, you can add some water to make look like a real lighthouse in the middle of the ocean. You can get some real seashells, water plants and other pieces to decorate your unique showpiece.
Or you can just let your imagination fly wherever it takes you! Add whatever you like and see how to looks, keep tweaking and even better, never stop tweaking.
For plants use succulents and tillandsias (air plants). These plants require minimum maintenance. And all kinds of fairy garden miniatures can be found on Amazon and you are good to go.
17. Indoor Fairy Garden Container: Window Sill
The final idea I would like to share with you is this window sill fairy garden. It’s unique and absolutely brilliant. And the light present there will help many plants thrive. e.g. Cactus, Succulents, Crotons, Umbrella Plants. You just have to use your imagination to convert one of your window sills to a cute little fairy garden to show off to your guests and friends!
There’s no limit to indoor fairy garden container ideas. You can basically make do with any container you have in mind and convert it into a truly fascinating garden complete with real plants and whimsical pieces of stuff scattered all over the place. Some even make it a hobby for both fun and profit. It’s time to unleash your imagination to truly create a home you will be in awe of.