I like saving money, and I’m guessing you probably do too! I hate to use the word “cheap” but I know what you mean when you don’t want to spend a fortune on all of those accessories and miniature garden supplies. Fortunately, you don’t have to spend hardly any money at all and still create something that is elegant and beautiful! In this post I’ll share how to make a cheap fairy garden with some tips for saving money on your fairy garden.
Here are some things you can do to save money on your fairy garden:
Use What You Already Have: Chances are you already have many of the supplies you already need at home. By using what you have already it can really save you on spending too much. See our list of Common Household Items to Use in Your Fairy Garden for some ideas on things to look for at home to use. B
Build Your Own Furniture, Accessories, and House: A glue gun and some sticks and twigs is all you really need to construct your very own garden accessories. You can also use Popsicle sticks.
Hit Flea Markets, Thrift Shops, and Craigslist: You might be able to find an inexpensive container, some unique dishes, or a number of neat things at the flea market or thrift shop for only a few dollars.
Try the Dollar Store: Dollar stores sometimes have some unique things – check out the toy aisles and you can often pick up decorative stones and other little accessories as well.
Buy Accessory Sets Instead of Individual Pieces: You can get a nice set of accessories for much less than what it would cost to purchase and ship individual pieces. For example, you can buy a kit that comes with fencing, a fairy statue, an arbor, a welcome sign, a watering can, a bird bath, and a bench for a very reasonable price compared to purchasing all these things individually.
Save on Plants: Every home and garden center usually has a clearance rack of plants that just need a little TLC. Check these racks to see if there are any low/slow growing plants that will work. Also, try purchasing small plants that are only $2-$3 each or buy the seeds online to save money.
You don’t have to spend a fortune to have a beautiful fairy garden! In fact, you can build quite an elaborate and elegant cheap fairy garden if you use a little creativity!
If you’ve made an inexpensive fairy garden, I want to see it! Tell us about your project (and include a link to a photo of it!) in the comments section below! And if you have any other tips on how to save money on creating a fairy garden, please do share your thoughts and ideas below as well!