How to Make Fairy Gardens & Great Family Memories

How to Make Fairy Gardens & Great Family Memories

Hi Ya’ll, I’m Beth Moore and I love Fairy Gardens because as a Sandtray Therapist, creating a world with miniatures can be a fun and easy way to express yourself & boost mental health! So why not create Fairy Gardens with your family for Mother’s Day? My mom and I both love Fairy Gardens so this is a win-win for both of us! Our kids and grandkids all love it, both boys and girls! Just give it a try. Create gifts & memories as a family!

In this Article:

  • Boost Mental & Relational Wellness
  • Fairy Garden Ideas
  • How to Make Fairy Gardens (with YouTube video)
  • Fairy Garden Ideas
  • Fairy Garden DIY Party
  • Miniature Fairy Gardens

Boost Mental & Relational Wellness

Building family memories and expressing yourself creatively can help boost your mental and relational wellness! Thanks to Suzi @ StartaMomBlog.com for teaching me the tools to create a blog to share my creativity and passion boosting wellness!

Relational wellness includes building and maintaining relationships with family and friends. Every moment you choose to be present with your family and friends, and invest in time creating special memories, you are choosing the value and importance of relationships & friendships.

Good close relationships help people live longer, live happier, and live with more purpose. Invest in your relationships, create together!

Fairy Garden Ideas

So the idea came around through my cousin who created the cutest fairy garden. She sent us the cutest picture and we all oohed and ahh-ed.

MooreWellness.Life shares how to make fun fairy gardens, ideas with DIY miniatures, and gifts for family memories.

Then her mom (who is my aunt) made an outside fairy garden, with a beautiful water garden. Don’t you just love the water features?

MooreWellness.Life shares how to make fun fairy gardens, ideas with DIY miniatures, and gifts for family memories.

Wait, it didn’t stop there! Another aunt got excited about making a fairy garden and made one celebrating Easter for her church! How creative!

MooreWellness.Life shares how to make spring fairy gardens & even ideas for celebrating Easter for families of all ages with miniatures.

That’s when my mom and I got so excited about our idea… why not have a Fairy Garden Party!

MooreWellness.Life shares how to make fun fairy gardens, ideas with DIY miniatures, and gifts for family memories.

How to Make Fairy Gardens

Okay, now to the fun part… making your own fairy garden!! The good news is you can make a Fairy Gardens that are affordable & easy, as well as amazing and unique!

That’s what this article is about: Fun & DIY Fairy Gardens for families! The ideas as limitless, woohoo!

How to Make Fairy Gardens with the Entire Family

There are so many fun ways to make fairy gardens with the entire family for holidays, 4th of July, birthdays, and any family gathering!

All ages can create fairy gardens, let the fun begin!!

YouTube Fairy & Mini Garden by Garden Answer

Wow, thanks to my aunt for sharing this video with me from Garden Answer, who makes amazing YouTube videos about how to garden.

The video shown here is the cutest Fairy & Mini Garden by Garden Answer. Check out that amazing water feature, now that’s one I’d like to add to my fairy garden!!

Green Thumbs & Fairy Gardens

Those with green thumbs can choose beautiful plants with such variety! I’ll show you some more pictures soon.

The options seem limitless for fairy gardens when you have a green thumb. It’s amazing what people can create!

MooreWellness.Life shares how to make fun fairy gardens, ideas with DIY miniatures, and gifts for family memories.

Plant Materials for Fairy Gardens (by Better Home & Garden):

  1. Silver Sprinkles
  2. Spikemoss
  3. Weeping Fig
  4. Polka-Dot Plant
  5. Gray Lavender Cotton
  6. Mexican Heather
  7. Golden Japanese Stonecrop
  8. Wood Sorrel
  9. Fuschia Begonia
  10. Elfin Thyme

Fairy Garden Ideas for Non-Gardeners

It’s totally okay if you are a non-gardener and still like the idea of creating a fairy garden. I have good news, there’s plenty of ideas about gardens created with alternatives, so you don’t have to use plants

†Materials (non-plants) for Fairy Garden:

  • Artificial plants 🙂
  • Floral foam
  • Pebbles, Marbles
  • Fabric
  • Fairy Garden Decor (have fun:)

Fairy Garden DIY Party

Who’s coming?

Consider how many people will be creating fairy gardens, just you or your whole family or a few friends? This will determine how many supplies you’ll need to gather and buy, or ask everyone to bring certain items.

What type of miniatures?

Choose miniatures based on your age group (breakable/older, plastic/younger) & the type of gathering space (small, large, indoors, outdoors). Have fun 🙂

DIY Fairy Gardens

Creatives (people who love to create) can have a fantastic time at creating their on Do-It-Yourself fairy gardens & accessories!

There are so many DIY fairy gardens, the ideas are really limitless.

Want more ideas? Browse through 200+ pins about Fairy Gardens on my Pinterest Board:

Fairy Gardens

Keep reading for the HOW TO STEPS & DIY FAIRY GARDENS …

Shopping for Miniatures & Fairy Gardens 

Miniatures and Fairy Garden supplies/accessories can be bought almost anywhere! Here’s a few places I love to shop for miniatures and fairy garden supplies:

  • Amazon (fast shipping and so many items to choose)
  • Dollar General
  • Dollar Tree
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Michael’s
  • Big Lots

Some of the best customer reviews on Amazon were given to these top 4 miniatures for fairy gardens:

Joykick Fairy Garden House Kit – with Opening Doors

This is one of the cutest houses & fairy kits. It has over 200 reviews with 5 starts, unbelievable!!

Buy Now!

Joykick Fairy Garden Ancient Tree Kit

I just love big trees, and this one’s features are adorable. Look at the climbing trees for fairies and animal creatures.

Get it here!

Joykick Fairy Garden Caravan Kit 

Glamping, RV’ing, and Tiny Houses are all popular right now! Create your own miniature caravan with this kit!

Get it now!

Mood Lab Fairy Garden Fish Pond Kit 

Beautiful pond with fish, 3 fairies, plus a swan & bridge!

Yes, I want it!

How to Steps & DIY Fairy Gardens

Now we are getting exciting!!

Your whole family can make fairy gardens together! Seriously!!

How to make a Fairy Garden in 4 easy steps:

  1. Choose indoor, outdoor, miniature, gardening or non-gardening. There is no wrong choice, you can decide whatever fits your wishes.
  2. †Gather fairy garden supplies & accessories. You can get supplies from many stores, around your house, and even in your yard.
  3. Get your soil and plants. You can keep it simple or go a little (or a lot) crazy on the plants and flower selection(s).
  4. Create your fairy garden & have fun 🙂

Gather supplies & put them in all in cute containers, like my mom did here in planter trays; creative & functional.

  • Fairy Houses & Huts
  • Animals, Birds, Snails, Dogs, Horses
  • Fairies, Gnomes, Angels
  • Unicorns, Pegasus
  • Pebbles, Stones, Gemstones, Sticks
  • Signs, Decor, Furniture, Swings, Chairs
  • Trees, Water, Creeks, Ponds, Mountains

Ok, so now you get an idea of all the different kinds of fairy gardens you can make.

Let kids & all ages have fun!

This is the perfect opportunity to create fun lasting memories with all ages in your family, from little kids 2 years old to aging adults, all ages can enjoy creating fairy gardens.

Even my two-year old grandson had a blast creating his own fairy garden out of wild animal miniatures. Look how cute his fairy garden turned out.

MooreWellness.Life shares how to make fun fairy gardens, ideas with DIY miniatures, and gifts for family memories for all ages.

You can create a fairy garden out of so many materials for any age. Young children can play for a long time with dirt and miniatures, let them have fun. They are building life-long memories with their family, how beautiful is that!

Variety of gardens to create Small Worlds:

  • Dinosaur World
  • Mystery Island
  • I Spy My World
  • Miniature Memories
  • My Family
  • My Favorite

Here are more pictures of fairy gardens our family created from 2 years old to aging adulthood, we all loved it!!

MooreWellness.Life shares how to make fun fairy gardens, ideas with DIY miniatures, and gifts for family memories.

What’s Your Favorite Fairy Garden?

Have you created a fair garden? I’d love to see it, send me a picture on my FaceBook page.

Do you have another favorite fairy garden? Is it one you saw on this blog?

Did you make a fairy garden? Post below and share it with us, we’d love to see it! Share your Fairy Garden with me:

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SUMMARY OF THIS ARTICLE:

  • Boost Mental & Relational Wellness
  • Fairy Garden Ideas
  • How to Make Fairy Gardens (with YouTube video)
  • Fairy Garden Ideas
  • Fairy Garden DIY Party
  • Miniature Fairy Gardens

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Fall Family Activities for All Ages

Fall Family Activities for All Ages

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What family activities brings your family together this fall?  I love finding Fall family activities for all ages and across generations.  This blog post lists favorite Fall family activities for all ages.  Read more to see what family Fall activities can toddlers, teens, adults, and grandparents enjoy?

There’s something about planning fun for all ages of our family that gets me excited & improves my overall wellness!  I love planning fun activities for our family all year long, especially during the season of Autumn!  

Family Activities Improve Wellness

Want to know how fall family activities improves wellness in mind, body, and spirit?

When my family is having fun, it fills my soul with a warm and deep happiness.  We have a lot of ages in our family, including my grandchildren and my grandmother. So, there can be up to 5 generations together sometimes.  Seeing so many smiles and hearing laughter is so healing.

Would you like to:

  • Make memories?
  • Grow Closer?
  • Build happiness?

Jump right into fall with one of these fun fall activities for your family!

Fall Family Activities for All Ages

We are planning a few fun activities for our family this fall, let’s see which activities we actually do and what activities are just for planning joy.

I’d love to hear what you’re family does for fun, please send me pictures or ideas on FacebookPinterest, or Instagram.

Fall Fun for Generations

Just recently, my mom was sharing fun ideas that we could do this fall. These are also ideas that have stood the test of time, she enjoyed them as a little girl and my grandchildren will get to enjoy them, too!  Do these sound familiar?

  • Prizes for costumes
  • Bobbing apples
  • Jumping in leaves
  • Caramel apples
  • Popcorn balls – a recipe from my great-grandmother

Here are more fun activities for your family of all ages this fall.

Pumpkin painting

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Yes, carving pumpkins is super fun and really messy. So, why not get out the paint and have some fun!  Any age can paint pumpkins, for young children I give them a clean paint brush and a water to brush on their pumpkin.  Even toddlers can paint with supervision and they have so much fun!

We try to paint outside whenever possible, or in the kitchen if it’s too cold or raining. (We’re in the south, we don’t get snow except on rare occasions.)  If inside, cover the floor with a drop-cloth or shower curtain, old towel, something to cover the floor from dropped paint.

What paint do you use on pumpkins?

From experience, make sure to use craft paint or acrylic paint so that it sticks and dries on the pumpkin.  We have high humidity and our pumpkins paint didn’t hold the year we used tempera paint.

For young ages, you can use tempera paint because it washes off the kids’ skin easily.  It will stay on the pumpkins long enough for a picture, and then fade away after it dries.  If you want the tempera paint to stay longer, put 50% glue and it will stick on the pumpkin but wash off your kids’ skin.  It’s a win-win.

Need ideas for painting pumpkins?  Check out these really creative and fun ideas from Country Living, pictures and instructions included.

Face Painting

All ages can dress up and have fun at parties with friends, family gatherings, school contests, and even work celebrations. What better way to go all out than to paint your face?  Todays Parents has 11 easy Halloween face painting tutorials to try at home before you go to the party.  Be sure and send me any pictures of your face painting, I’d love to see your creativity.

Make Delicious Hot Chocolate or All-Natural Pumpkin Spice

Something about fall and cold weather just makes me want a special flavored fall drink, like hot chocolate or chai tea or pumpkin flavored anything.  For an all-natural pumpkin spice creamer recipe, I’d like to try the one at www.fivehearthome.com by Samantha.  There’s also a maple hot chocolate recipe listed on Todays Parent.

Make a Pot of Chili or Gumbo

My awesome husband made me the best pot of chili when our weather first turned cool.  It was so good and for me, I can’t have tomatoes since I’m allergic to them. So, he made me tomato –free chili, and boy was it good.

He also makes the best gluten-free gumbo!  Down here in south Louisiana, gumbo is our special soup-like stew that is so good and such a comfort-food.  Haha, I know some of you are thinking we put weird things in our gumbo.  Nope, in our family, we just put normal food like chicken and beef sausage with a chicken stock.  Ooh, I’m getting hungry just thinking about it!

Homemade Gumbo

Leaf Peeping in Autumn

Leaf Peeping is a new term for some of us, and now I’ve added it to my bucket list.

What is Leaf Peeping?  It’s traveling the U.S. to see and take pictures of beautiful changing colors of fall leaves particularly in the upper Midwest and in northern New England.

Nature Walk or Scavenger Hunt

There’s something invigorating about walking outside in the cool air.  Here’s some ideas while you’re outside this fall:

  • Take your family on a nature walk and collect leaves.
  • Go on a scavenger hunt and find as many nature items as possible. Pair up 2-3 people and write down all the nature items you see: different leaves, flowers, pine cones, seeds, nuts, trees, animals, water features (creeks, ponds, lakes), clouds.
  • Boost your vitamin D with sunshine and breathe the air outside to refresh your body!
  • Take family photos

Family Camping

Maybe when you went on a nature walk, you wanted to stay outside for longer than a day.  This can be a great time of year to make plans to go camping with your family. Before you say this is out of your league, be willing to listen to a few alternative ideas to camping.

  • Glamping: glamorous camping is where camping meets luxury
  • Backyard camping: put up a tent in your own backyard, enjoy the comfort of home nearby, and it’s a great way to practice camping with little ones
  • Cabin camping: for those who need a good bed, bathroom close by, and even a kitchen to cook may want to choose a cabin
  • Rent a RV: ever want to go RV’ing?Some may even be considering buying a RV one day, this would be a great way to try it and see how you like it.
  • State Parks: beautiful nature, secure with nature park rangers, and learn all about the animals and nature you’re staying near just by talking to a park ranger
Family Activities in Fall

Family Photos

The fall is a great time to take your family photos!!  Taking pictures this fall will give you time to get your photos back in time for holidays and gift giving!  Outdoor photos with nature as the background make some of the most beautiful photos!  Have fun with choosing your outfits, the nature scenery, and some fun ideas for family photos.

Family photos make great gifts:

  • Christmas cards
  • Christmas gifts
  • Gifts anytime of year for parents and grandparents!

Fun Fall Food Ideas

I love fall food, from baking pumpkin cookies to smelling apple cider.  Here’s some great fall ideas for your family to create together.

More Fall Family Activities

If you want more fun activities for your family of all ages, check out these great links.  They’ve mentioned some great ideas and I’ve shared some of them in this article.

Thank you for joining me on your journey to improve your wellness.  Writing each blog article helps me feel happier, more connected, and thankful to be helping others improve their wellness.

I hope your fall is full of fun with your family that improves your wellness.  Join Moore Wellness Tribe to be able to receive wellness ideas, connect with other people who love wellness, and encourage holistic wellness in mind, body, and spirit.

I’d love to hear what you’re family does for fun, please send me pictures or ideason FacebookPinterest, or Instagram.

Blessings,
Beth

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