Creating a fairy garden in a little red wagon is a perfect summertime project for the kid in all of us!
Hi there friends! I have a fun summer project for you today. It is, after all, still summertime. It’s a fairy garden that fits in a little red wagon complete with a camping theme, and you’ll find all the directions and resources to make your own in this post.
I mean, who didn’t pull around a red wagon when they were young?
And I couldn’t resist going with a cute camping theme.
This is a great summer project to make yourself or with the kids before they have to head back to school.
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Steps in Making a Fairy Garden in a Toy Red Wagon
When thinking about what kind of container I wanted to use for my fairy garden, I knew I wanted something small, portable, and would fit on our front porch. I found my little red wagon on Amazon and the link to it is listed below in the supply list.
Of course, if you have a REAL red wagon, that would be perfect. But I didn’t have one of those so I went with this toy red wagon. It really is small since it is about a foot long and is almost 6 inches high.
A fairy garden that has soil and plants needs proper drainage, but I didn’t want to drill holes in my new wagon. And because I wanted to be able to water it on the porch without worrying about leaking water, I used another way to get good drainage.
I made the charcoal layer about 1 inch deep.
The next step was to add some potting soil. I only used about half of this small bag.
I had found this small bonsai tree at Walmart and I though it was just about perfect for my fairy garden. The exact name was not on the label but it did say that it required bright light. It had the right height and shape for parking a miniature camper under it!
I tucked in a little fence to separate the pebbles from the grassy areas and then parked the camper under the tree.
As I said, these fairy gardens bring out the kid in all of us!
Supplies Used to Create a Fairy Garden in a Red Wagon
- toy red wagon
- river rock stones
- horticultural charcoal
- potting mix
- dcorative soil cover pebbles
- preserved moss
- miniature camper
- bonsai tree and other assorted plants
Several online resources for additional fairy garden supplies are Amazon, Etsy, and My Fairy Gardens. Are you surprised to learn that I’m already looking at fall decorations for my miniature garden?
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