Fairy Gardens at first blush don't seem to have enough of a purpose to inspire me to give it a go. But I assure you, they have a purpose and it is a pretty magical one. (Pun cheesy and totally intended) Fairy Gardens provide endless imaginative play opportunities. They are simple to make and you can make them with both purchased materials and found objects.
First, we found a pot with a wide mouth and some pretty magical plants at our local nursery. Then we grabbed a few pieces of fairy furniture. Finally we found some accent stones to make pathways and patios. We searched long and hard for the perfect fairy house for our garden. I was so delighted when we found it on amazon. It was the last piece that we put in.
It has been absolutely wonderful continue to grow our little fairy village. It's like a building an outdoor doll house. We have had countless hours of fun imagining, playing, and creating spaces that a fairy might find delightful as a home. I highly recommend it and you can sneak in a few edibles.