How to Make a Fairy Garden From a Broken Clay Pot

Updated on April 16, 2020
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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. | Source

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.

Step 2

Remove the old soil and scrub it clean.

Step 3

Leave it to dry out thoroughly.

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.

Step 5

Fill the remaining pot with fresh, clean potting soil.

Step 6

Get your plants ready to plant. I used succulents.

I also used blue lobelia.

Step 7

Arrange the plants and pieces of the broken clay pot.

Step 8

Don’t forget to add some steps.

Step 9

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

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    • rebeccamealey profile imageAUTHOR

      Rebecca Mealey 

      2 months ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      I like the stairs too. Thanks, Peggy!

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      Peggy Woods 

      2 months ago from Houston, Texas

      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!

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      Rebecca Mealey 

      2 months ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      You too, Heidi. Thanks!

    • rebeccamealey profile imageAUTHOR

      Rebecca Mealey 

      2 months ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      I'm glad! Thank you!

    • rebeccamealey profile imageAUTHOR

      Rebecca Mealey 

      2 months ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      They are fun to make. Thanks, Pamela!

    • rebeccamealey profile imageAUTHOR

      Rebecca Mealey 

      2 months ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Thanks! What a nice compliment!

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      Heidi Thorne 

      2 months ago from Chicago Area

      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 profile image

      Lora Hollings 

      2 months ago

      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.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      2 months ago from Sunny Florida

      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.

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      Dora Weithers 

      2 months ago from The Caribbean

      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!

    • rebeccamealey profile imageAUTHOR

      Rebecca Mealey 

      2 months ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Thanks so much!!

    • rebeccamealey profile imageAUTHOR

      Rebecca Mealey 

      2 months ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Glad to be of help! HAve fun!

    • rebeccamealey profile imageAUTHOR

      Rebecca Mealey 

      2 months ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Thanks so much! It was fun!

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      FlourishAnyway 

      2 months ago from USA

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

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      Linda Chechar 

      2 months ago from Arizona

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

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      Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

      2 months ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

      Novel idea. Beauty from the broken pieces.

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      MG Singh 

      2 months ago from Singapore

      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.

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