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DIY Fairy Garden Wreath

By: Angie Holden
May 5, 2017

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DIY Fairy Garden Wreath

Loving the fairy garden trend but worried you don’t have anywhere to put one around your home?  I have a solution!  Try making this DIY fairy garden wreath for your front door.  It adds that little touch of whimsy that we all need in our lives sometimes!

Items needed:

  • Patio Paint 2oz - Fern Green
  • Patio Paint 2oz - Geranium Red
  • Patio Paint 2oz - Cloud White
  • Patio Paint 2oz - Sunshine Yellow
  • Wreath Form
  • Chicken Wire
  • Unfinished Fairy Garden Door
  • Moss
  • Foam Ball
  • Wine Corks
  • Paint Brush
  • Fairy Garden Miniatures
  • Round Foam Brushes
  • Serrated Knife
  • Craft Knife
  • Wire Cutters
  • Hot Glue and Glue Gun

Instructions:

Gather your supplies.

Start by painting your wreath form in green.  Patio paint is perfect for outdoor applications so if your wreath is going to be outdoors I recommend picking up the colors listed above.  Adding the green to the wreath form will ensure that no white shows through your moss.

Add a few coats of yellow or any other cheery color to your unfinished fairy door.  Be sure to allow your paint to dry completely in between coats.  I recommend painting all of the surfaces of the door (even the back) to protect it from the elements.

Now we are going to make some mushrooms.  Cut the foam ball into four pieces (in half once then both of those halves into half).  A serrated knife works best for this.  Cut the wine corks into two pieces (in half lengthwise) with a craft knife.  Paint the foam pieces in red and the cork pieces in white.

Allow to dry completely then add on white dots to the foam pieces with a foam pouncer brush.  Allow to dry.

Once everything is dry, you can begin to assemble your wreath.  Cut chicken wire with wire cutters to fit just inside the wreath with a little overhang.  Add it to the back of the wreath by pushing the ends into the foam to hold it into place.  You can also use a little hot glue to secure.  Remember that the cut edges of the chicken wire will be sharp so wear gloves and use caution.

Cover the entire surface of your wreath with sheet moss.  Use hot glue to secure into place.  All surfaces should be covered when you are finished.

Start adding on your elements along with another type of moss to really make the entire thing stand out.  This is where you can get creative with your mushrooms, door, and some purchased miniatures.  I used some mini clay pots and mossy gnomes but you can pick anything you like to add to your fairy garden wreath.

Keep layering on moss and fairy garden miniatures until you are happy with your wreath.  Secure everything with hot glue.

I love how this DIY fairy garden wreath turned out.  This may be my new favorite wreath!  I will be leaving this one up as long as possible.  Do y’all think it is okay for fall?  Maybe?

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Comments

This is adorable. Wreaths can be so ho hum, but this one is a standout design. I love the idea so much I pinned it to two different boards

Leanna

May 8, 2017

These fairy garden wreaths are so cute!!

Angela

May 9, 2017

This is so adorable, Angie! I have a bird bath that I turned into a fairy garden, but making a fairy garden wreath is so unique! Love it. Thanks for sharing at Brag About It Party!

Beverly

May 9, 2017

What a great variation on the fairy garden! I especially love the teeny tiny flower pots. :) gwingal

Nikki Gwin

May 9, 2017

Omgee....I have to make this fairy garden wreath.

Erlene

May 9, 2017

That is beyond adorable. It could totally transition to Fall. I see a fairy wreath in my near future!

Cecilia

May 10, 2017

This is so fun! I love fairy garden stuff!

Hannah

May 10, 2017

This is so cool! Love this idea. Pinned to share too.

Laurie

May 10, 2017

What a darling wreath!

Pamela-FromMyFrontPorchToYours

May 11, 2017

Very, very cool idea! Pinned. =D

Natasha

May 11, 2017

That's beyond adorable Angie. I love anything to do with fairy gardens

Michelle Leslie

May 12, 2017

It`s so beautiful! I love those red mushrooms!

Cristina

May 13, 2017

I love this!! Pinned it! I'd be honored if you shared on the Pleasures of the NW's DIY party! http://www.pleasuresofthenw.com/diy-crafty-link-57/

Helen at the Pleasures of the NW

May 14, 2017

Now that's the cutest wreath I've ever seen! You are so creative. I never would have thought to do that. Great work!! I would love it if you would share this at the Link Party I co-host every week. https://melclaire.com/family-joy-blog-link-party-67

Melissa

May 15, 2017

This is SO cute! I like that you took a popular trend and interpreted it as a wreath! Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday this week!

Emily

May 15, 2017

Oh how cute!! I love this idea! Thanks for sharing this at the Friday Favorites linky party :) *Maisy

Maisy

May 16, 2017

I love this wreath! It's adorable, and I'm pinning it!

Sew Crafty Crochet

May 16, 2017

Your wreath is super cute! Yes, I think you could transition it to fall by adding in little fall trees you either make or buy pre-made in the background and maybe taking the mushrooms out and putting in other fall things. Make some tiny sweaters out of felt for your gnome friends... It'll be really cute! Happy crafting, Barb :)

Barbara Chapman ~ French Ethereal

May 17, 2017

This is just too cute Angie. I love all the decoart products and how versatile they are.

Mary

May 17, 2017

Congratulations! Your post was my feature pick at the Friday Favorites linky party this week: https://be-alice.blogspot.com/2017/05/friday-favorites-week-373.html Visit me to see your feature and pick up your badge! All hosts choose their own features so be sure to return to my blog :) *Maisy

Maisy

May 19, 2017

The creativity is awesome! I have this post scheduled to share on my Facebook page Sunday afternoon. #merrymonday

Shirley Wood

May 19, 2017

We loved this so much, we are featuring it at this week's Moonlight & Mason Jars party! Thanks for linking up - I hope you'll link up again. http://www.dagmarbleasdale.com/2017/05/unique-diy-ideas-moonlight-mason-jars/

Dagmar ~ Dagmar's Home

May 19, 2017

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