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Upcycle Those Old, Broken Flower Pots Into A Beautiful DIY Fairy Garden

Amber is the Branded Content Editor at LittleThings. She currently resides in Manhattan.

Fairy gardens are an adorable and inventive way to decorate any backyard. The magical trend has been circulating among gardeners for years, and they look exactly as you’d expect: delicate blossoms and plants, potted beautifully and interspersed with tiny mystical knickknacks.

If you’re looking for a kid-friendly gardening project this summer, consider this one. It’s an easy project to take on (with the help of an adult) that encourages kids to be creative and learn about plant care.

Whether you fill the pots with succulents or get creative with the natural elements found in your own yard, there’s something totally enchanting about these miniature gardens.

You can also consider supplementing your garden with little treasures to make a miniature scene that’s truly unique! Find mushroom houses, tiny windmills, and miniature trees to create your own minuscule fairyland. You can just modify the materials depending on the ages and skills of your children.

This family gardening project can come together in just an afternoon, and it’s relatively inexpensive to build. (By the way, fairy gardens are not just for kids — we certainly won’t judge if you’re building one for yourself!)

There’s just something totally enchanting about these whimsical gardens. With a little bit of imagination, you can make one out of nearly any base material.

Scroll down to find out how to make one of these magical fairy gardens by simply upcycling a broken flowerpot!

1. Arrange Your Broken Flowerpots As Shown

1. Arrange Your Broken Flowerpots As Shown
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2. Add Soil

2. Add Soil
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3. Create The Illusion Of Stairs, Packing Broken Pieces Into The Soil

3. Create The Illusion Of Stairs, Packing Broken Pieces Into The Soil
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4. Add Succulents, Moss, And Other Greenery

4. Add Succulents, Moss, And Other Greenery
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5. Decorate With Colorful Rocks, Or Fairy Furniture And Accessories

5. Decorate With Colorful Rocks, Or Fairy Furniture And Accessories
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6. Place It Prominently In Your Garden, And Enjoy!

6. Place It Prominently In Your Garden, And Enjoy!
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