Did you know that you can make a fairy garden with a pool? This cute DIY project is perfect for your deck or patio. Grab a pot and get started on your own fairy garden today! So what are you waiting for? Y’all know that every fairy needs an in ground pool!
Supplies needed to make a fairy garden pool:
- EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy
- Self releasing polypropylene molds (MC3 Circle Mold)
- Blue craft paint
- Stir sticks
- Measuring Cups
- Mixing Cups
- Miniature circle float
- also add in other miniatures if desired
Start by mixing the resin according to the package directions. Mix equal parts of each component in enough quantity to create a thick layer in the bottom of your mold. Add a few drops of paint to the mixture and stir well before pouring. Pour into your mold.
Watch carefully and remove any bubbles. Once the mixture has hardened slightly and has the consistency of gelatin you can add your float to the top. It will sink slightly but look just like a float in a pool. TIP: Leave a little bit of mixed resin in your mixing cup when pouring. You can easily check the consistency of this small amount without bothering your mold. Allow to cure overnight before trying to release from the mold.
Then, once cured, you can pop out your little pool and it is ready for your fairy garden!
While making the pool and waiting for it to cure, you can start on the fairy garden itself.
Fairy Garden Supplies:
- Broken pot
- Potting soil
- Wood pieces
- also add any miniatures that you want!
First, I had this broken pot on hand already so I just used a screwdriver and a hammer to remove a large chunk from the side.
Then just set that chunk back into the pot and start filling with dirt.
I also used wood pieces up the side so the dirt would stay in the pot.
I also added small wood slices to look like steps as shown below.
Then I started adding in plants and a fairy house. My fairy house is just a large piece of wood with a door that I purchased online. You can use your imagination here and use everything from a birdhouse to just a door. Get the kids involved as well! I am sure they will have some ideas.
I then added a white picket fence all the way around my fairy garden as well. Bonus points if you can spot the gnome!
I ended up using the wood slices like a walkway to the door as well. I loved the look of the natural wood in this case.
Finally, after curing, I dug a hole and inserted my little pool with a few wood slices as a deck.
This miniature fairy garden is ready for display!
These look great around your deck, patio, or even a garden in the summer months. Water like any other potted plant and enjoy the adorable touch of whimsy.
You might even be able to imagine a fairy coming out of that door and jumping in the pool.
Your kids will love this little garden as well! Be sure to get them in on the fun of creating this summer by making your own garden for fairies together.
Don’t you love the idea of a pool? Add a miniature turtle with the head sticking up for a pond instead. Let your imagination run wild! They make tons of miniatures that would work great as well with this same technique.
So be sure to let us know if you make your own fairy garden pool! We would love to see it!
Angie has been blogging for over seven years at The Country Chic Cottage where she does a variety of crafts and home decor projects. You can even find a weekly recipe! She lives on a farm in rural Tennessee with her husband and three children. Painting is a favorite of Angie’s because it is a quick and easy way to make a big impact for very little money.