Guest Picks: Fairy-Friendly Home and Garden Decor
Fairies are curious beings. Magical, yes, but sly and a little sneaky. (Though I don’t admit my distrust of the fairy lot to my daughter, lest she develop odd dreams.) And there are a few ground rules for making your space appealing to fairies, so should they flitter by, they are more likely to stop and stay awhile. Fairies need homes, preferably charming homes to suit their size, nestled in gardens, with plenty of pathways and entrances and secret hiding spots. Fragrant flowers and herbs are a must, and you should demonstrate your care of the natural world by growing as many of these as possible. Bells ringing and chimes chiming are a draw, as is trickling water. Then you should probably leave them a treat, or two, and perhaps something sparkly.
Here are a few ideas to help decorate your home and garden in the most fairy-attracting way. — Meaghan from The Decorated Cookie
This couldn't be more inviting. I'd want to climb up those steps and go right into that tree myself.
Fragrant flowers are a must. I love this set of seeds for year-round window sill gardening. This would make such a great gift.
Fairies need to be sure you're earth friendly and growing plenty of plants. This Etsy shop offers rooted and ready-to-hang wall gardens made to fit your needs. Now that is conversation-piece wall art that fairies will appreciate.
Are you kidding me with the cuteness? Every fairy garden needs these customized sign posts — unless the fairies would be intimidated by the cleverness.
Inviting music and soft sounds draw a fairy's ear. This lovely wind chime is sure to attract those with a keen eye for pretty things.
This beaded wire wind chime, filled with tiny bells, is a more affordable choice of music to lure the fairies from hiding.
Bells are a fairy favorite. These meditation bells promise serenity — sounds good to the non-magical me.
I'm intrigued by these hanging globe terrarium kits. I never envisioned how many places you can grow things beyond the typical ones.
My only debate about this set of outdoor fairy houses is whether to put it on my daughter's Christmas list or mine. Because I want this. And all the fairies. And the glow-in-the-dark pathway.
Or perhaps fairies would prefer more rustic homes that integrate with the natural surroundings.
This Etsy shop also has plenty of blend-right-into-nature homes for fairies.
In case there is any confusion, this rustic fairy garden kit comes with a "Welcome Fairies" sign.
Are gnomes friend or foe to fairies? This Etsy shop has plenty of charming gnome statues — and gnome statues in, um, more interesting poses.
Draw in the fairies with the soothing sound of trickling water. Fairies love fountains.
Herbs are a fairy favorite. If you need a little help coloring your thumb green, this site has plenty of starter kits.
Here is a good basic starter kit for those most likely to believe in fairies: kids.
Don't forget to put some fairies (or fairy decoys?) in the little homes and about the garden.
You'll need to light the way so that the fairies see you from high above the earth. This cute string of lights is solar powered.
Also solar powered, these hummingbird, dragonfly and butterfly stake lights are right up a fairy's alley — or magical stone pathway.
Lastly, don't forget the tooth fairy! This door and ladder mount right to the wall for easy access. Come on, now: Doesn't this make you wonder how the tooth fairy ever got anywhere before?Next: 4 Hobbit Houses Bring Charm to the Landscape