|Elfin Garden Set Custom Order by Pandora Jane on Etsy.|
|Fairy Door - Round Elf Style by Casualee on Etsy.|
|Made To Order Custom Fairy Doors by Muddy Muse Pottery on Etsy.|
|Oak Path [Goes With A Fairy Door] by Casualee on Etsy.|
|Gnome Home by Shanas Woodland Whimsy on Etsy.|
|Fairy Tale Toad House by Clay Soul on Etsy.|
|3 Mushroom Garden Stakes - Ceramic Fairy Purple Amanita Muscari Fly Toadstools by Enchanted Mushroom Land on Etsy.|
|Garden Fairy Door Curlycue with Acorn Porch Light by Enchanted Pumpkin Art on Etsy.|
|Little Nook City Fairy Door by Sunny Side Up Studio on Etsy.|
|Hobgoblin Portal by Faekeepers Fairy Doors on Etsy.|
|Miniature Gnome/Faerie/Fairy/Elf/Hobbit Rustic Garden Arbor Archway by Nothin' But Wood on Etsy.|
|Wooden Fairy Door, Daisy Magic Gnome Door or Portal, Maroon, 10 inch Tall Wood Door by Lovinglee Crafted on Etsy.|
|Miniature Garden Fence Pair - Goes With A Fairy Door by Casualee on Etsy.|
|Green Man Faerie Door by Faekeepers Fairy Doors on Etsy.|
|Miniature Garden Stove Pipe - Goes With A Fairy Door by Casualee on Etsy.|
|Miniature Garden Small Rock Bridge - Goes With A Fairy Door by Casualee on Etsy.|
|Mushroom Garden Stake by Hollyrocks on Etsy.|
There are many wonderful creators on Etsy, the home of the most lovely and accessible hand-made and vintage items for your home or garden, and some of them have a magical connection to fairies. They have an exclusive license to build and share the portals, landscaping items, and decorations for a perfect [and perfectly easy] fairy garden. Some of these items are meant for garden fairies, others are for the city dwelling wee folk, because let's remember, fairies can live anywhere.
|Miniature Garden Fairy Door, 7" Tall Sunshine Door Garden Kit [Window, Door, Bench] by Casualee on Etsy.|
|Tree Stump Pond Miniature Hand Made Dollhouse Garden Decor - For Fairy Gardens by Enchanted Mushroom Land on Etsy.|
|Pre-Order Very Cute Small Fairy Door - 3.25"x2.25" - Die Stone Cast by Nirkin on Etsy.|
|Miniature Sign Wood Burned Dragonfly Rides Mixed Media Art Original by Walk Softly 13 on Etsy.|
|Leaf Green Round Wooden Fairy Door with Blue Morpho Butterfly (4 1/2 Inches) by Entrance2Enchantment on Etsy.|
|Gnome Doors, Fairy Doors, Faerie/Elf - 9 Inch by Nothin' But Wood on Etsy.|
|Fairy Door - Hobbit Purple by Enchanted Pumpkin Art on Etsy.|
|Fairies Live Here - Little Sign Marker Stake for Garden, Plant Pot, or Terrarium - Custom Made To Order by Sunshine Ceramics on Etsy.|
|Toad Abode and Patio Stone Miniature Folk Art by Walk Softly 13 on Etsy.|
|Miniature Garden, Fairy Door 7" Tall Kit [Includes Door, Window, Foot Bridge] by Casualee on Etsy.|
|Gnome Home Kit [Door, Window, Mailbox Stake, Welcome Mat] by The Gnome Shack on Etsy.|
|Fairy Garden Fence - Rusty Fence - Miniature White Picket Wooden Fence 2" x 18" Long by Teresa's Plants & More Store on Etsy.|
|Fairy Travelers Caravan Custom Order by Pandora Jane on Etsy.|
|Gnome/Fairy/Faerie Door, 12 Inch Rounded With Lion Knocker by Nothin' But Wood on Etsy.|
|Miniature Garden Fence by Seeded Eucalyptus on Etsy.|
|A Fairy Light Catcher|
In my Mother's backyard, the most magical feature of her "fairy garden" is created by the most unbelievably simple process. In my first pass on Etsy, I didn't come across any of these Fairy Light Catchers, but I can tell you how to make them in a snap. And give you a link to a supplier than can provide the raw materials you will need.
Items Required: Small mirror pieces (Clear or Colored), any shape, approximately the size of a quarter or smaller and one or more reflective glass beads or clear/plastic bead from your stash. Fishing line or other clear string, if you prefer to use a natural thin rope that is weather proof, you can still achieve a similar effect. A paper clip or ornament hanging hook. Hot glue gun or strong permanent weather-proof adhesive.
How To: Take two pieces of mirror (or a reflective glass bead) and place the two pieces so that the non-reflective sides are together. Create 5-8 pairs of mirrored pieces. Take a long piece of fishing line, approximately 2 meters (2 yards) in length. Place a bead (any sort) on the string and fold the entire string in half. Knot the string, or tie it, so the bead is secure. Open one set of mirrors and add glue to both back (dull) sides of the mirror. place the string over one of the mirrors, just a few inches (8cm) from the bead, then place the paired mirror over the string so both reflective sides are facing out. Continue this pattern, adding mirror pairs up the length of the fishing line string. Finish the strand by placing the ornament hook or paper clip at the top end of the string, tie it firmly in place.
You now have a strand of reflective garden fairies or Fairy Light Catchers. Hang from a planter hook, branch, or other object in the garden so that the strand can move gently in the breeze and catch sunlight. Light reflected from the mirrors will appear to "dance" over your garden, fence, and trees, and plants. It gives the appearance of small moving "fairies" over the surfaces in your garden. You can experiment with length of strands, beaded accents, and size and number of mirrors to achieve the effects you desire. These Fairy Light Catchers hard to detect from a distance, as they blend in with the leaves and trees around them, and that is why they appear to be so magical.
If you are big on the Upcycling, and we all should be, try using broken shards of old DVDs or CDs, or any other reflective do-dads instead of mirrors. You can also create really long strands, several feet in length, that you can drape over a long tree branch or fence post or wall. It really depends on what you have to work with in your area. Enjoy!
- Fishing Line - Nylon Clear Mono-filament Thread at The Artists Closet on Etsy.
- Mirrors - Mosaic Mirror Tile Squares (50 for $0.99 USD) at Lizzy's on Etsy.
- Glue - E-6000 Permanent Jewelry and Crafting Glue at Everything Ribbons on Etsy.
- Beads - Alexandrite - Vitrail Half Coated - Bell Flowed Czech Pressed Glass Beads 25 by Silver Sense on Etsy.
- Ornament Hooks - 20 Large Ornament Hooks at Cathy's Unique Creations on Etsy.