Fairy gardeners use wide, shallow containers from old wheelbarrows and galvanized buckets to shallow terracotta pots and wicker baskets. Any container that provides enough room for fairy structures and decorations, common fairy garden plants and adequate drainage make good planters for fairy gardens.
In addition to intact containers, BoredPanda.com suggests transforming broken pots into terraced fairy gardens. Designers arrange large pot pieces in an upward spiral starting at the bottom edge of the pot. Circular steps, made with small shards, lead from the bottom to the main level of the fairy garden. Reilly’s Garden Center recommends selecting creeping and dwarf variety plants that match in scale to the fairy garden decorations.