One idea for a fairy garden cottage is to make a fairy home out of a mushroom. Another idea is to add miniature landscape designs, such as fences, dwarf trees, flowers and stones.
Instead of on the ground, a fairy cottage may also reside in a decorative planter. In addition to the house, miniature landscape designs work well in a planter cottage or any other garden fairy home. Flat stones work to create a pathway to the cottage door. Tiny succulents such as spiderweb hens work well as small plants and bushes around a fairy cottage.
Although pre-made models exist in home and garden stores, fairy cottages work as a do-it-yourself afternoon activity. The fairy cottages may consist of seasonal elements or with traditional items that work year round. One way to construct a fairy house at home is to use items personally gathered from a forest or garden. This gives the cottage a more authentic look. Examples of usable items include twigs, dried flowers, driftwood, tree bark and moss.
Other foraged materials useful for fairy garden cottages include acorns, pine cones and pebbles. It is important to make sure all materials are dry before gluing them in place to prevent mold or mildew growth.