STOP! Don't throw away that old, unused gardening pot or the terra cotta planter that got cracked during the last big storm. Instead, you can transform it into the most magical DIY of your Pinterest-loving life, all with minimal effort. If your garden, porch, or fire escape could use a little bit of enchantment, then what it's missing is a fairy garden.
Made with small plants like succulents, dirt, unused bits of pottery, and miniature dwellings or furniture for fairies, these creations are basically outdoor dollhouses for people of any age. Whether you work on building a fairy garden with the kids in your life or choose to create a more complex version by yourself using weatherproof string lights and even water features, you're sure to feel the magic of inviting fairies into your outdoor living space.
If you're considering building a fairy garden of your own, get inspired by these real-life examples from creative Instagram users. Remember, the design of each fairy garden is totally up to the builder's discretion, so you can get as detailed as you want! Just don't be surprised if you wake up to find traces of pixie dust in the dirt.