Tooth Fairy Garden – Free Fairy Garden House Template

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Square feature image and closeup of a tooth fairy garden with clothes line, house, wishing well and mailbox.

Learn how to make an adorable Tooth Fairy Garden for under $20.

We made this Tooth Fairy Garden when my son was six and about to lose his first tooth.


I had no intention of turning an upcoming visit from the tooth fairy into a craft but my son had such a cute idea that we had to do it. He asked me if we could make a house for the Tooth Fairy. This conversation turned into a garden complete with a wishing well, clothesline and mailbox!

Here’s a List of the Supplies We Used

  • Craft/tacky glue
  • Acrylic paint
  • Twine
  • Floral moss
  • Small plants (or faux plants) – Succulents work well
  • Potting Soil
  • Cardboard
  • Regular clothespins and mini clothespins
  • Fabric scraps
  • A small spool of thread
  • Buttons
  • Shells
  • Pine cones pieces
  • Sticks
  • Rocks (we bought a bag from Dollar Tree in the floral section)
  • Small satin flowers
  • A thimble
  • Decorative wood piece (for the window)
  • A Dollar Tree plastic motor oil pan (spray painted and used as the planter)

How to Make a Tooth Fairy Garden

Feature image of a tooth fairy garden with DIY house, mailbox, wishing well and clothes line.

To get started, you’ll want to scavenge around for elements you can use in your garden and a good-sized container to plant it in.

We used a plastic oil pan from Dollar Tree. I have to give my son credit for this inexpensive find. At first, I thought it might not work, but for a dollar, we decided to give it a try. I spray-painted it brown and drilled a few holes in the bottom for drainage. It was the perfect size and depth!


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With our supplies in hand, we started to make the house. It took a little bit of cutting and reworking to get the house the right size. If you’re interested in making your own Miniature Fairy House attached is the template we used.

Tape the template to the cardboard then cut out and assemble with more tape. Don’t worry about how it looks at this point because you’re going to cover it. If you plan to use stones on the outside of your house I recommend using a very thick layer of craft glue. We let the glue sit on the cardboard to get slightly tacky before putting the stones in place.

The craft glue we used came from the dollar store but any tacky craft glue will work.

The wishing well base was made from cardboard too. My kids glued shells and pine cone pieces onto the wishing well but you could use anything. I thought about using sticks or even little buttons.


Assembling the Wishing Well.

This was such a fun project. The kids and I worked on it a little at a time so it took about two weeks to complete.

If you love this fun DIY, Pin the image above to come back to later!

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