Scary Halloween Fairy Gardens
Who says that Fairy Gardens have to be delicate and sweet? Our Scary Halloween Fairy Gardens are easy, fun, and spooky enough that boys as well as girls will enjoy this activity! When Tee and I sat down to create these pots, we didn’t realize that we would draw a crowd. The kids and the MEN gathered around to help. The guys were dying to get in touch with their creative side, and it ended up being more of a “family activity than a girls activity!
Don’t be “spooked” about making even the store bought decorations reflect your style. Tee painted the casket in her pot to make it pop. I glued some skulls to the steps in front of my fairy garden because that staircase was looking way too tame.
As always, we offer tips for keeping this activity low budget, because even fairies like to spend wisely!
1. Tee and I found some of the figurines for our pots at Menards for about half of the price that they sell for in the craft stores.
2. Clay pots are clearance priced in the fall. You may find them at garden centers and elsewhere heavily discounted. We got these at a grocery store for a STEAL.
3. A little bit of “moss” goes a LONG way. You can easily make 3-4 fairy gardens with only one bag of moss.
We give this activity an A+ for fun and finished product, and we hope that YOU are inspired to make something “BOO-tiful!”
Medium sized clay pot
small clay pot
1 bag of moss
1 larger focal piece figurine
Fairy garden fencing
Small bag potting soil or dirt
glue gun and glue sticks
- Fill clay pot 3/4 of the way full of dirt or potting soil.
- Sink smaller pot into the dirt inside the larger pot.
- Insert larger focal piece figurine into the smaller pot and press down into the dirt just until figure stays in place.
- Place smaller figurines as you like, moving them until you have the look you want, then press them into the dirt lightly.
- Place moss over bare spots in the soil.