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Woodland Fairy Garden in a Jar | Pretty Handy Girl

Have you been following Stacy Risenmay’s Styled x3 series? It’s addictive y’all! It’s kind of like the “who wore it best” in the home decorating world, but there’s no shaming. The way it works is Stacy buys three of one item and ships two of them to selected bloggers and keeps the third for herself. Then it’s time for all three recipients to get creative and use it or transform it. It’s so fun to see how each blogger uses the item. Wait until you see how I transformed my item into a Woodland Fairy Garden in a Jar!

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This is what arrived on my doorstep:

Woodland Fairy Garden in a Jar | Pretty Handy Girl

A big ole empty glass container. But, it had so much potential! I could fill it with anything. Part of me wanted to turn it on its side and build a little miniature ship inside. But, then I wised up and decided to create a Woodland Fairy Garden in a Jar. I’ve been dying to create a fairy garden. There’s a fun coffee shop near us that also sells fairy garden supplies. The boys and I love seeing all the fairy gardens there and longed to make one of our own.

Woodland Fairy Garden in a Jar | Pretty Handy Girl

It was a lot fun picking out decorations and creating this fairy garden. Want to make your own? Let’s get to it!

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Materials:

Woodland Fairy Garden in a Jar | Pretty Handy Girl

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Instructions:

If you want, paint the lid for your glass container using chalk paint. Set it aside to dry.

Woodland Fairy Garden in a Jar | Pretty Handy Girl

Add pebbles to the bottom of your jar for drainage.

Woodland Fairy Garden in a Jar | Pretty Handy Girl

Add a layer of potting soil on top of the pebbles.

Woodland Fairy Garden in a Jar | Pretty Handy Girl

Place succulent plants into the soil.

Woodland Fairy Garden in a Jar | Pretty Handy Girl

Place moss on top of the dirt and around the plants. Leave room for a water feature if you want one.

Woodland Fairy Garden in a Jar | Pretty Handy Girl

Pour blue beads or crushed glass for your water feature.

Woodland Fairy Garden in a Jar | Pretty Handy Girl

Place the bench and any other large pieces in the container first.

Woodland Fairy Garden in a Jar | Pretty Handy Girl

Create a walking path with wood slices, bottle caps, or other flat objects. Add the smaller decorations. Am I forgetting anything? Oh “deer”! For a woodland fairy garden, you should have at least one animal. Add a deer. 😉

Woodland Fairy Garden in a Jar | Pretty Handy Girl

I placed our garden on a candle holder. You don’t need to add the lid unless you are worried about little fingers getting into the garden. Succulents actually don’t need a ton of moisture.

Woodland Fairy Garden in a Jar | Pretty Handy Girl

Woodland Fairy Garden in a Jar | Pretty Handy Girl

It’s fun to move the deer around from time-to-time.

Woodland Fairy Garden in a Jar | Pretty Handy Girl

Woodland Fairy Garden in a Jar | Pretty Handy Girl

I added some battery powered fairy lights to our garden.

Woodland Fairy Garden in a Jar | Pretty Handy Girl

If you place the fairy garden in a child’s room it would make a whimsical night light.

Woodland Fairy Garden in a Jar | Pretty Handy Girl

Woodland Fairy Garden in a Jar | Pretty Handy Girl

Aren’t you curious to see the other Styled x3 transformations with the same glass container? Go visit Not Just a Housewife and Uncommon Designs.

Hope you enjoy making your own fairy garden. Jillian and her crew made this fun Ghostly Fairy Garden for Halloween.

Ghostly Fairy Garden Planter

Have a great rest of your week!

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9 replies
  1. Galveston Steve
    Galveston Steve says:

    I never thought of doing this in a jar! We meant to make a fairy garden outside this summer. . .but it has not happened yet. We could do so in the jar this fall/winter to get us ready for a larger summer project then. Thanks for the ideas!

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  2. Arlene
    Arlene says:

    Any problems with mold? I just replanted my terrarium (a huge vintage jar handed down from my aunt which I was mesmerized with as a child when I visited – she had it planted up too, many many years ago) and everything molded! I replaced the plants again, left the lid off and it molded again. Right now it’s sitting outside on the porch cause I don’t know what to do with it. The plants I had in it previously outgrew it and never had mold problems.

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  3. Linda L. Jones
    Linda L. Jones says:

    You should probably try to disinfect the jar with hot water and bleach and then let it sit for a few days and clean it again with hot soapy water. That should kill all of the stuff that may be leading to the mold. Lysol works also, but again you should let it sit out a few days outside preferably with a coffee filter over it to keep out bugs or dirt.

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