Introduction

I have always had a fascination with miniatures. Every year, I enjoy creating wee fairy and gnome gardens in my backyard. Living in the Northeast, I usually have to wait until May to get digging in the garden. An indoor fairy wreath is just what I needed to get me in the mood for spring.

Step 1

Attach Moss to the Fairy Garden Wreath

Attach Moss to the Fairy Garden Wreath

DIY Network shows you how to begin the wreath by adding sphagnum moss.

Photo by: Melissa Caughey

Melissa Caughey

Create the Forest Floor

Gather your supplies. On a safe working surface, I started out by adhering sphagnum moss to the bottom portion of the wreath with floral wire.

Step 2

Make a Fairy House

Make a Fairy House

DIY Network shows that the fairy house starts off with a miniature bird house and small oval shaped piece of balsa wood. First time the cord from the top of the birdhouse.

Photo by: Melissa Caughey

Melissa Caughey

From Birdhouse to Fairy House

I picked up a small tiny hanging birdhouse along with a balsa wood oval shape. I gently pried the tiny roost from the house. Then, I cut the string off the top. Next, I cut the oval shape to look like a miniature door and hot glued it into place.

Step 3

Make a House for the Fairy Wreath

Make a House for the Fairy Wreath

DIY Network shows you how to make a tiny woodland home for the fairy wreath

Photo by: Melissa Caughey

Melissa Caughey

A Mossy Transformation

Next, I glued on dried lichen for the home's siding. I applied raffia in strips to adorn the door. For the roof, I used pinecone pieces to look like shingles and mosses to cover up the rooftop. An acorn cap and airplant combo completes the look on top.

Pro Tip

A low temperature glue gun is safe to use on air plants and will not cause damage.

Step 4

Attach the Fence to the Fairy Wreath

Attach the Fence to the Fairy Wreath

A small picket fence is attached to this fairy wreath on the DIY Network.

Photo by: Melissa Caughey

Melissa Caughey

The Picket Fence

Next, I cut a length of small fairy-sized white picket fence and glued it along the back just above the moss.

Step 5

Attach the House to the Fairy Wreath

Attach the House to the Fairy Wreath

The house is hot glued into place on the wreath on the DIY Network.

Photo by: Melissa Caughey

Melissa Caughey

Add the House

Then I glued the fairy house in place. I had envisioned what a fairy house would look like hidden among the moss of the forest floor. I didn't necessarily want the fairies to be present in the wreath because I wanted my imagination to ponder just who might reside in such a tiny little home and garden.

Pro Tip

Additional support for the fairy house can be provided by the fence as well as extra strategically-glued moss in nooks and crannies.

Step 6

Plant the Fairy Wreath Garden

Plant the Fairy Wreath Garden

DIY Network shows you how to add airplants and succulents to the fairy wreath.

Add Succulents and Air Plants

To create the fairy garden, I took an assortment of succulent cuttings. With the low temperature hot glue gun I glued them into place. I also glued on assorted air plants as well. A sweet pink butterfly adds a final touch of whimsy.

Pro Tip

Hot glue will not harm the succulents when applied to the stem, but do not cover the cut end of the succulent.

Step 7

Add Final Touches to the Fairy Garden Wreath

Add Final Touches to the Fairy Garden Wreath

DIY Network shows you how to complete the wreath and how to care for it.

Wreath Care

This wreath can be enjoyed outside but should be protected from freezing temperatures and direct weather. It can do well inside in a bright sunny location. Mist the airplants and succulents about once per week.