Have you noticed that fairy gardens are starting to pop up everywhere? I'm kind of obsessed with them. I've always loved gnomes and other magical woodland creatures, so fairy gardens appeal to that imaginative side of me. Recently I was in Michaels and noticed the amazing amount of fairy garden accessories they have in their Floral Market. Michaels has over 1,800 blooms & greenery in their new Flower Market, including trendy succulents, real-touch flowers, and fairy garden supplies. You can learn more here.
SO – while I was at Michaels, I spotted a mossy basket, and then it hit me – I needed to make a desktop fairy garden! I live in a condo so I don't have a space outside to place fairy garden houses and accessories . . . but why should I have to miss out on the fun?? This desktop garden is perfect because I don't have to. I can have all the gnomes and fairy houses and little woodland animals I want – and keep it on a shelf or tabletop. This is the perfect addition to your spring decor, and kids will love it too!
You can set up your desktop garden “right out of the box,” but I made a few custom touches with Mod Podge just for fun. Let me show you what I did.
Desktop Fairy Garden
Gather These Supplies
- Fairy garden supplies and accessories – all mine are from Michaels
- Glitter in various colors
- Mod Podge Gloss
- Mod Melter
- Mod Melts – Neons
- Mod Mold – Flowers
- Craft glue
The first thing I did was paint the roof of my flower house. It's really easy to achieve this look – simply mix a little bit of glitter with a small amount of Mod Podge and stir. Then paint directly onto the roof and let dry. Paint more layers as desired!
In addition to glitter on the fairy houses, I wanted to add some additional leaf embellishments with my Mod Melter, Mod Molds, and Mod Melts. Now this is a part of the project you could really go crazy with! I have the Flower Mod Mold and there are leaves and flowers that are perfect for fairy gardens.
I used Green Neon Mod Melt sticks to fill the molds, so I didn't have to paint. If you have the clear or white sticks, just place them in the molds and paint whatever colors you like . . .
Looking for more inspiration? Visit Michaels’ blog, The Glue String, to see the rest of the Michaels Makers’ spring floral project ideas.