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3-Tier DIY Indoor Fairy Garden

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3-Tier DIY Indoor Fairy Garden
3-Tier DIY Indoor Fairy Garden
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Make an indoor fairy garden that will be the envy of all your guests. This stunning tiered fairy garden will make a stunning decoration for your sun room. Learn how to make a tiered plant and paint your planters with vivid colors. Collect your favorite fairy figurines and choose your plants. Once you put it all together, it will stand tall and really be a conversation piece at parties! The fairy garden trend is one most of us can get on board with. Those mini figurines and furniture are just too cute!

Estimated Cost$11-$20

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Primary TechniquePainting


Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Testors Fluorescent Sprays
  • Testors Chalkboard Sprays
  • Testors Enamel Markers
  • Testors Universal Bonding Primer
  • 3 Terra Cotta Pots Of Different Sizes
  • Painter's tape
  • Kraft Paper
  • Lint-Free Cloth
  • Chalk or Chalk Marker
  • Gloves For Painting And Gardening
  • Potting Soil
  • Plants and Fairy Garden Pieces
  • Trowel
  • Stones


  1. Always work in a well-ventilated area, such as outside or in an open garage. Prime pots using Rust-Oleum’s Universal Bonding Primer to all 3 pots inside & outside. Let dry. 

  2. Add the painters tape and paper to prep all three pots for adding the fluorescent paints.

  3. For the small pot, spray the Fluorescent Yellow Paint to the top area inside and outside of the pot. Let dry.

  4. For the medium pot, spray the Fluorescent Pink Paint to the top area inside and outside of the pot. Let dry.

  5. For the large pot, spray the Fluorescent Green Paint to the top area inside and outside of the pot. Let dry.

  6. Take off the painters tape & paper from all three pots.

  7. Add the painters tape and paper to prep all three pots for adding the chalkboard paint.

  8. Add the Chalkboard paint to the lower area of all three pots. Let dry. Then remove the painter's tape and paper.

  9. Using the White Enamel marker, paint a line where the fluorescent color and the chalkboard color meet on all three pots.

  10. Prep the medium pot for chalk writing by using the side of a piece of chalk, rubbing it in the area where the wording will be written, and then rubbing the area with a lint free cloth.

  11. Write "Fairies Welcome!" on the middle pot using a piece of chalk or a chalk marker.

  12. Add a small amount of large stones to each pot for drainage.

  13. Add potting soil to all three pots.

  14. Stack each pot carefully so it is positioned toward the back of each pot below it.

  15. Add your plants and Fairy items to the display and find a sunny spot in your home to enjoy your creation!

Contest Rules:
  • There is a maximum of one extra entry per person. The extra entry will be based upon a comment left on this post. Duplicate comments are not tallied.
  • The winner will be selected at random from the comments on this page and the entries on the contest page.
  • The winner will be contacted on the morning of March 19, 2018.
  • Email Address provided in their account (please do NOT leave your email address in the comments--you already provided it when you created your account)
  • You have until March 18 at 11:59pm EST to leave your comment on this post. Comments posted after that will not be counted.
  • Contest open to anyone 18+ in US and/or Canada. Excludes Quebec and Puerto Rico.

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would be wonderful to add a toad house, or frog pond, or a butterfly watering hole, or even a humming bird feeder , might have make it bigger need more animals too.

I was planning on making a fairy garden this year and never thought to do it tiered. This is an awesome idea.

Just imagining all the things I could do with these!

What a perfect fairy garden this is. Just what I was looking for. I want to pet small flowers and herbs in mine with a few succlents and faries, a house, steps and a few accessories. I guess I will have to make mine extra large and a great big one for outside in cornor for patio. Thanks for the inspiration.

This is too cute. I've never seen a fairy garden this big. Would look great in the empty corner space in my home. Thanks!

What fun to make and use!

This will be a great project for the children to make for our church garden! Am so exited!

Hope I can find the fancy pots, I like them. I want to make this for sure for my patio.

I am going to make this in the summer, whether I win or not. I have a fairy succulent garden outside, so it might not have faries. I'm going to make it anyway.

I've got to make one of these. Looks like such fun. And who doesn't believe in faries.

My granddaughter loves fairy gardens. Would love to plan herbs in it so we could use it year around.

I am going to repurpose my grandchildren's happy meal toys and we are all going to plant seeds together this spring. Thanx for the idea.

I love fairy gardens have yet to make one. I think though I'm going to try this it looks awesome but I would use gnomes instead.

I would have to research, not sure what plants to use. I adore anything with faeries so would have lots of faerie items!

Very cute, I have my fairy garden in a big wicker basket I turned into a pot in my craft room,

This is really pretty, I have wanted to make something like this, with chalk paint for a while, just haven't done it, thanks , looks like a fun thing to do.

I like to use small succulents and verbena to have something to trail


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