Fairy gardens are super popular and add a lovely touch of whimsy that many people crave. Follow this tutorial to make a Christmas fairy garden for your home.
Crafting with glitter often gets a bad rap because, if it’s not done properly, you can end up with a huge mess that takes tons of time to clean up. And NO one wants to be finding glitter around their house for the next several weeks!
I wanted to use this Christmas fairy garden to show you that crafting with glitter doesn’t have to be messy. You see, the miniatures I am using in this case already have glitter on them. I can just add them to a fun pail for a Christmas fairy village scene, and I don’t have to clean up any mess.
Sound appealing to you? Then keep reading to see how to make this fairy garden for Christmas.
How To Make A Christmas Fairy Garden
Here’s everything you need to know to make your own custom and lovely fairy village for Christmas.
Here’s what you’ll need for this craft. I’ve even included a few handy links to help you find some items faster and more easily.
- Christmas Miniatures
- Bottle Brush Trees
- Galvanized Container
- Floral Foam
- Hot Glue and a Glue Gun
Christmas Fairy Garden Instructions
Follow this step-by-step guide to create your own mess-free DIY fairy village addition to your Christmas decor!
Start by filling whatever size galvanized container you decide to use with floral foam to support your miniatures. Hot glue the foam into place.
Note: You can cut it easily with a kitchen knife if you have an odd shape, as I do. Fill in gaps with additional pieces, if needed.
Now comes the fun part! Add miniatures of all types to your snow. Have fun with this by including miniature houses with glittery snowy roofs, bottle brush trees, presents, and (of course) Santa!
Arrange your miniatures however you would like and secure each piece into place with some hot glue.
Your Christmas fairy garden is now ready to display with your holiday decor on your mantel or anywhere else around your home this season! Isn’t it fun and colorful?
I told you crafting with glitter didn’t have to be messy! It will just be our little secret.
Here are a couple of questions that I see readers ask about making a fairy village for Christmas. If you have a question, please check to see if I’ve already answered it below. Question not there already? Leave it for me in the comments!
What are Christmas fairies?
As the story goes, Christmas fairies are Santa’s secret (and tiny magical) helpers. By having a fairy village for Christmas in your home, you get to enjoy the scenery all season long AND provide a place for Santa’s fairies to recharge when they visit.
How can I customize this fairy garden for Christmas?
Try changing the size and shape of your galvanized container. Or use fake snow instead of the stuffing (fake snow usually has glitter in it). Add more trees, more signs, or fewer miniature shapes. There are so many ways to make this project beautifully and uniquely yours!
So, grab the supplies to make your own fairy garden for Christmas today. I can’t wait to see what you create.
More Christmas Crafting Inspiration
Do you love this Christmas fairy garden and want more creative ideas? If you feel as jazzed about crafting during the holiday season as I do, check out these other ideas to try!
- Fill your galvanized container with floral foam because you will need it to support your miniatures. Hot glue the foam into place. Use a kitchen knife to shape the foam if you have an odd shape. Cut additional pieces to fill in gaps if needed.
- Then use stuffing to cover your foam completely. Again, you can use a hot glue gun to secure it into place. You can also use scissors to trim away any excess stuffing now or once your miniatures are placed.
- Break out miniatures of all types and start adding them to your snow. This includes miniature houses with glittery snow on the roof, presents, bottle brush trees, and even Santa!
- Just arrange however you would like and secure each piece into place with a bit of hot glue.
- Now your Christmas fairy garden is ready for display on your mantel or anywhere around your home this holiday season.