Learn how to make an adorable Tooth Fairy Garden with Dollar Tree and found items.
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 project 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
- Floral moss
- Small plants (or faux plants) – Succulents work well too
- Potting Soil
- Regular clothespins and mini clothespins
- Fabric scraps
- A small spool of thread
- Pine cones pieces
- Rocks (we bought a bag from Dollar Tree in the floral section)
- Small satin flowers
- A thimble
- A Dollar Tree plastic motor oil pan (spray painted and used as the planter)
How to Make a Tooth Fairy Garden
To make your own Tooth Fairy garden, you’ll need to start by scavenging up small items that you can use as DIY decor in your garden. And, you’ll need 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 by making a house. It took a little bit of cutting and reworking to get the house the right size so we made a template for you!
If you’re interested in making your own miniature stone fairy garden house, you can get the free template and check out all of the details here –> How to Make a Fairy Garden House – Free Template.
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Next, we made a wishing well out of cardboard. My kids glued shells and pine cone pieces onto the wishing well with Dollar Tree tacky glue but you could use any decorations you like. I thought about using sticks or even little buttons.
After we had the house, wishing well and plants in place, we added a DIY miniature clothesline, mailbox, stepping stones, and small details like the thread spool with flowers.
This was such a fun project. We worked on it a little at a time so it took about two weeks to complete. If you’d like to more unique fairy garden ideas and DIYs, check out my post…Inspiring Fairy Garden Ideas and Easy DIYs.
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- Paper Plate Mummies
- Cardboard Box Car Wash
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