Fairy Gardening

I am a benevolent landlord.

My lessees have free electricity, free WiFi and free rent.

Very benevolent.

Of course, I really have no choice.

I rent to Fairies.

While I believe in Fairies, they evidently don’t believe in paying rent…

…and they are messy.

Look at the mess they made tracking dirt through the house.

After all, they have wings.  Why the tracks?

I had to find out more.

I peeked through the window to see what was going on.

Ahh.  It appears as though my little Fairy friends are getting ready to garden.

Still, they could have wiped their little feet.

If you have some little friends living in your walls, you might want to give them this template for seed packets.

Go ahead, it will make you feel good.

Click here to download a pdf of Miniature Garden Seed Packets.

Fairy Garden Seeds pdf

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(18) Comments and (20) Replies

  1. Miranda Souder | May 7, 2012 at 6:05 pm | Reply

    That is so cute! their footprints are so small.

    • jill | May 7, 2012 at 7:02 pm | Reply

      Yes, but look at the mess they made with their tiny, little, muddy feet!!!

  2. SydneyJoTo | May 8, 2012 at 9:45 am | Reply

    I LOVE this! I’ve always been in love with petite fairytales 🙂

    • jill | May 8, 2012 at 10:10 am | Reply

      Just imagine what would happen if we planted one of the beans…..

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  4. Kathy S | May 10, 2012 at 3:15 am | Reply

    Thank you for these cute little envelopes – I am going to print them out for my granddaughters to use

    • jill | May 10, 2012 at 6:50 am | Reply

      You are more than welcome. Our Fairies are very busy little characters, so you will find some more Fairy helps in the next week!! Thanks for stopping by and have fun!! I’ll be sure to tell our Fairies hello from you!!

  5. The Sparkly Fairy (Emma) | May 10, 2012 at 5:02 am | Reply

    Thank you so much for the seed packets!

  6. Ann | May 10, 2012 at 11:27 am | Reply

    What a cute little idea, fairies living in the walls, maybe fairies will move into my walls!

    • jill | May 10, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Reply

      Oh, I do hope the fairies move into your walls. They make a bit of a racket, but they are very entertaining!! Thanks for popping by. More on the fairies next week I think…

  7. MarciaG | May 12, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Reply

    Love these little packets! Maybe having these around will encourage some renters ( or freeloaders) to move in here! Besides providing them a place to live, they will provide me an excuse for not being able to find things.

    • jill | May 12, 2012 at 10:44 pm | Reply

      I hope you do get some little …. er…..renters. You are right, they are the perfect foil!!

  8. alexa | August 6, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Reply

    wowwww that is sooooooooo cute:)

    • jill | August 6, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Reply

      Thanks. I’ll pass your response on to the fairies. They will be tickled (they tickle easily)

  9. Veronica | December 29, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Reply

    The doors are so cute. Where do I buy one?

    • jill | December 29, 2012 at 6:12 pm | Reply

      My sister, Karen, introduced us to our first door….but if you don’t know my sister, Karen you can find the doors at any store that sells miniatures. Here are a couple of links (I have no vested interest in any of these links). Good luck!! I can’t wait to hear about your fairies!!!

      This door was pretty. Sort of like our door, but a little fancier:

      link to mountainminiatures.com

      This site had a lot of unfinished doors. I suspect this is where I would have purchased one if I didn’t have my sister in the wings…

      link to the-doll-house-cafe.com

      This site had a lot of doors as well. Seemed to have a few more models to choose from….so maybe I would have purchased from here…..

      link to manhattandollhouse.com

  10. elowezil | July 28, 2013 at 10:21 pm | Reply

    These are just amazing! Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas. I did my very first craft market last week and sell fairy gardens and kits of my handmade accessories. Would I be able to use your seed packets in my kits? They would be perfect. Check my blog if you’d like to see what I make. Thank you from New Zealand.

    • jill | July 29, 2013 at 7:54 am | Reply

      You are more than welcome. Of course, you know, the fairies really came up with the ideas….. Please do use the seed packets. I’m happy to share and so glad they are traveling the globe!! I did stop by your site and am madly in love!! You truly do live in paradise, and I love, love, love your fairy gardens! I suspect fairies love it there!! Good luck with your kits. I just know you will be wildly successful

      Have a great day!! (although it might be night in New Zealand…I’m not sure…)

      • elowezil | July 29, 2013 at 7:01 pm | Reply

        Thanks so much Jill. I’m glad you like my fairy gardens too. Today I’m trying to make bicycles out of buttons and wire! Hmmmm … a lot of practice is obviously required still! (See my blog for pic.) Thanks again from a beautiful sunny midwinter day here in New Zealand.

  11. Susie | February 4, 2014 at 12:30 pm | Reply

    SO CUTE!

    We have a couple of fairy gardens in our yard. And I will have to add these, once the snow melts.

    I have a question about your door. Is there actually a room behind it? I am confused with the picture in the window? Do you change it around? Do you have more details. I love the idea.


    • jill | February 5, 2014 at 12:37 pm | Reply

      Hi Susie! I’m so glad the fairies have set up home in your yard. You must be very nice for them to want to live there. Yes, behind the door in our front hallway, the fairies have taken up residence. It turns out our fairies tend to mimic what we do, so there is always something different behind the fairy door. Here are a couple of posts with more info on our fairies…. You can also type in Fairy in the Search bar on the site and see more of what our fairies are up to. Our fairies are mimic fairies, so tend to mimic what the humans are doing….

      link to whatwillwedotoday.com
      link to whatwillwedotoday.com
      link to whatwillwedotoday.com

      Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!!

      Have a great day


      • Susie | February 6, 2014 at 9:52 am | Reply


        So just so I am clear. Does the door open and you built a room between the studs that that you decorate? WOW. That is wonderful. I don’t think I could talk my husband into cutting into the wall.

        Do the kids try to ope the door? Or is it just for peeking?

        • jill | February 10, 2014 at 7:02 pm | Reply

          Susie, sorry for the delay in responding. So….the Fairy Doors. Well, the door does not open, and the kids know better than to tap on it or try to open the door as it scares our timid little faerie folk (although someone did try to push some chicken bits through the transom – oops) I will send more complete detail to your email…since….the fairies don’t want their secrets broadcast!!! We do love having them in our home. Much entertainment for everyone!! (You’ll hear from me via email in a bit….)

          Have a Great Day


  12. Susie | February 10, 2014 at 8:04 pm | Reply

    Great! Thank you. And yes we don’t want the secrets getting out!

  13. Carolyn | April 6, 2014 at 12:52 am | Reply

    I love this fairy idea. I have just been getting started with fairy in my home or school classroom. Been thinking I want to do this for my grand kids and then thought my preschoolers would enjoy it also. Please send me the information as well that you send to Susie. I would love the help getting started. Thank you in advance. Any other fairy info would be appreciated also.

    • jill | April 6, 2014 at 8:29 pm | Reply

      Oh, I will be so happy to help. I’m in a big muddle at the moment, so will send to you as soon as I unwind!! (Packing…ugh)….. I’m so happy you are going to have fairy tenants!!

      Have a great day!!


  14. Tilly | May 1, 2014 at 12:55 am | Reply

    Hi Jill
    At last I’ve made your seed packets for my fairy gardens, and would love you to take a look at my FB page to see the end results.
    link to facebook.com
    I LOVE THEM! I have posted a link to your site in the post accompanying the photos.
    Once again, I am very grateful to you for being allowed to use your free printable. You’re a star.
    Waves from New Zealand . . .

    • jill | May 1, 2014 at 5:52 am | Reply

      Oh my goodness! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your gardens and your fairies and your FB page! What a fun site and what fun gardens you have made. You are more than welcome. I feel honored to be part of such a wonderful, magical world. For all my fairy friends, I heartily recommend that you visit Tilly’s FB page!! It tickles me beyond description that New Zealand and Wisconsin are now bound by a slender, golden, magical thread…..Jilly (really, truly what my family calls me)

  15. Jeanine | July 17, 2014 at 5:01 pm | Reply

    Dear Jill,

    you made me fall in love with the fairy doors and all its stories around it.
    I knew the idea and already planned to create a door in our flat, … but since I know your idea, with “the little tiny world” behind the door which will be seen when the lights turn on, I have sleepless nights! ;DDD. … Maybe you can tell me, how I can (or how you) make a world behind the door. Did you make a whole insinde? Or did you use a box?!?! It would be so nice to get some tips. …

    I will follow your posts and I wish you still a lot of fun with your fairys ;).

    All the best wishes from Germany ;).

    • jill | July 19, 2014 at 5:12 pm | Reply

      Jeanine, thank you for your nice comments. Of course fairies abound in Germany so you should have no problem attracting them! I’ll happily send our fairy door views. It may take a couple of days. My daughter is having her fifth child in two days and her family moved this week. I’m pulling grandma duty as well as master drawer liner duty so do not have easy access to my computer. Rest assured I’ll send across some “tricks if the trade”. Have a great day. Can’t wait to hear about your fairies!

      • Jeanine | July 20, 2014 at 8:01 am | Reply

        Dear Jill, ohh so nice to hear that you will be have a new grandchild in a few days! I wish you and your family all the best!!!!!

        Yes, within the last weeks my daughter and me were looking for the fairies and well, we saw a few in the flowers and trees 🙂 … and one in the clouds but we were not sure if it was the gurdian angel or a weather fairy :DDD.

        Of course I will send you some news about our fairy flat. At the moment the parts of our fairy home is waitng for the moments when my daughter sleeps :). The the silent feets will be busy 😉

        Have a great day, too. And I am really lokking forward for your tricks 🙂

        All the best! Jeanine 😉

  16. Tammy | October 24, 2015 at 11:14 pm | Reply

    Oh, please tell me you still check on here once in a while. This Grandma recently installed a fairy door in her house. Now I discover I could have made a room behind it! In another spot perhaps? Would you share the directions with me too?

    • jill | October 25, 2015 at 12:05 am | Reply

      No problem. I really do check in almost every day. I will begin posting again soon as well. Just went through a move (the fairies moved as well) and only recently feel like I’ve cleared the decks enough to begin blogging again. So much to say, so little time! Now, for your fairy dilemma (did you know that the real spelling…and only spelling…is dilemma? I ALWAYS spelled it dilemna and only recently found out about the correct spelling Evidently it was mis-spelled in 1551 and just kept on being miss-spelled…) Oh, back to the fairies. The good news is that you have the door. More good news. The fairies don’t much care if you have a few extra random doors, they will happily take up residence in other places…so….how about a lamp shade? or bird house? or even a hollowed out book? Our first fairies built a home behind our front door. I will send some rather sketchy sketches to give you an idea. When we moved, the fairies made a home on the landing of our stairs. Again, I will let you in on a couple of little tips from the landing….. In the meantime, I’m so glad you stopped by. I’ve been quiet for a year, but it’s really gratifying to know there are people out there who are still interested! Have a great day, and look for an email!

  17. Tammy | October 24, 2015 at 11:17 pm | Reply

    oh, please tell me you still check on here once in a while. This Grandma recently installed a fairy door in her house. Now I discover I could have made a room behind it! In another spot perhaps? Would you share the directions with me too?

    • jill | November 4, 2015 at 10:55 am | Reply

      I absolutely do check in (and will be posting on a regular basis very soon) I am going to work with my husband to come up with some (clear) directions on how to construct, so keep checking in (although I will reach out to you personally so you have the plans when they are done!!)

      Good for you for installing the door!!! That’s a great start!! Keeps the kids guessing!

  18. Barbara B | October 29, 2015 at 9:48 pm | Reply

    I love your little fairy door, sorry, I love *their* door! The stories and adventures they have make me want to have some adventures of my own. I am renovating my main floor and I have an idea that if I put a little door in my landing, that I might be lucky enough to have a fairy family move in. However, I am unsure as to go about doing it properly and with a light. Any help would be appreciated. I think your grandchildren are SO lucky to have a grandmother who loves them so much that she wants to pass on something this wonderful and magical and all of this is on top of the other wonderful things you do with them. A Queen among Grandmothers!!

    • jill | November 4, 2015 at 10:54 am | Reply

      Thank you so much! I have had a couple of requests for fairy door construction, so I am working with my husband to come up with a (hopefully) clear idea as to how to construct. Keep checking in (although I will reach out to you when it is done)

      Thanks too for the kind words. It’s a hoot being a grandma…all my inner 5 year old comes out!! Have a great day!

  19. Priscilla Couch | January 4, 2016 at 5:09 am | Reply

    Oh please tell me you still respond to this post. I have been secretly creating the door for my three girls but to be able to peek in is WAY more magical. How did you do this? I’m so intrigued and if you would r mind sharing so we can bring these little renters to our house, it would be oh SO greatly appreciated!!! I live for this stuff!!

    • jill | January 12, 2016 at 9:52 am | Reply

      I am so sorry I am late in responding. I am working on putting diagrams of how to do the fairy houses on line in the next week! My next project! Hopefully that will give you some great ideas! I’m sure the fairy folk are packed and ready to move in!!! Have a great day!

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