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How to Make a Fairy Garden From a Broken Clay Pot

Rebecca is a retired special education teacher, a freelance writer, and an avid recycler.

This article will show you how to make your own fairy garden out of a broken pot.

This article will show you how to make your own fairy garden out of a broken pot.

Fairy Garden Tutorial

It is easy to make a fairy garden! Just start with that old broken clay pot you found while getting the porch ready for spring.

This article will break down how to do it.

Step 1

Save your broken clay pots and turn all you find into a charming fairy garden.

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Step 2

Remove the old soil and scrub it clean.

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Step 3

Leave it to dry out thoroughly.

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Step 4

Use a hammer to break one or two or more of the larger pieces into smaller pieces. It will depend on the size of your clay pot and how it is broken.

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Step 5

Fill the remaining pot with fresh, clean potting soil.

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Step 6

Get your plants ready to plant. I used succulents.

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I also used blue lobelia.

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Step 7

Arrange the plants and pieces of the broken clay pot.

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Step 8

Don’t forget to add some steps.

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Step 9

Now magical beings can climb up to live in your fairy garden.

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More Fairy Garden Ideas for Recycling Broken Planters

Comments

Rebecca Mealey (author) from Northeastern Georgia, USA on April 14, 2020:

I like the stairs too. Thanks, Peggy!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 14, 2020:

That is such a cute idea for using broken clay pots. I particularly liked seeing what looks like steps or a stairway. Thanks for the idea!

Rebecca Mealey (author) from Northeastern Georgia, USA on April 14, 2020:

You too, Heidi. Thanks!

Rebecca Mealey (author) from Northeastern Georgia, USA on April 14, 2020:

I'm glad! Thank you!

Rebecca Mealey (author) from Northeastern Georgia, USA on April 14, 2020:

They are fun to make. Thanks, Pamela!

Rebecca Mealey (author) from Northeastern Georgia, USA on April 14, 2020:

Thanks! What a nice compliment!

Heidi Thorne from Chicago Area on April 13, 2020:

What a great way to repurpose a broken pot! Thanks for sharing this cute project with us. Hope you're staying safe and well!

Lora Hollings on April 13, 2020:

What a wonderful and creative idea to do with these broken pots! I've always wanted to make a fairy garden and your article has such detailed instructions that I now can make one! This is a wonderful article with great pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on April 13, 2020:

I have always thrown away by brokern pots. I never thought about being creastive with them and I like what you have done. They are very pretty.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on April 13, 2020:

What a beautiful creation! Inspirational too, when you think how many people and objects have been literally discarded by others who despised them for not being whole; when all that was needed was some creativity! Thanks for sharing!

Rebecca Mealey (author) from Northeastern Georgia, USA on April 12, 2020:

Thanks, Linda!

Rebecca Mealey (author) from Northeastern Georgia, USA on April 12, 2020:

Thanks so much!!

Rebecca Mealey (author) from Northeastern Georgia, USA on April 12, 2020:

Glad to be of help! HAve fun!

Rebecca Mealey (author) from Northeastern Georgia, USA on April 12, 2020:

Thanks so much! It was fun!

FlourishAnyway from USA on April 12, 2020:

How creative! I’ve never seen anything like this! Very cute.

Linda Chechar from Arizona on April 12, 2020:

This is a great use for broken clay planters. It's such an adorable fairy garden!

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on April 12, 2020:

Novel idea. Beauty from the broken pieces.

MG Singh emge from Singapore on April 12, 2020:

This is an excellent idea Rebecca. I have a large garden and I have been throwing away lots of pots. After reading your article I thought I would have been better off in using them for something exotic as brought out by you.