Knock, knock! This collection of fairy garden door ideas provides tutorials, recommended materials, and ready-made doors for your miniature garden.
For more, also see, How to Make Fairy Garden Accessories with Polymer Clay.
Magical Miniature Door Ideas
Whether you want to make a fairy door from scratch, buy a kit and decorate it, or get something ready-made, there are a few things to consider first.
I’ll walk you through some tips, and idea galleries for tutorials, supplies, as well as ready-made doors.
Fairy Door Tips
- Size matters. Keep all your fairy garden accessories in proportion to each other, otherwise they will look odd. This post on choosing plants for a miniature garden has more tips about scale.
- Materials matter. If you want a long-lasting fairy door in your garden all year-round, choose strong materials. Popsicle sticks and balsa wood are good for indoor crafts only.
- Do you want a door that really opens? Most fairy doors do not actually open, so you’ll either need a ready-made door or a tutorial for one with a door frame and hinges.
Fairy Door Tutorials
Visit Make a Magical Mini Fairy Garden Door for the tutorial
Visit Our Fairfield Home & Garden for the tutorial
Visit Dream a Little Bigger for the tutorial
Visit Messy Little Monster for the tutorial
Visit Green Owl Art for the tutorial
Fairy Door-Making Supplies
Some of these wooden doors come in multi-packs so you can make several.
See this mini door with heart cut-out and handle on Amazon
See this slotted mini door on Amazon
Mini Door Hardware
Make sure any hardware you choose is in proper scale or proportion to the door.
See this mini door handle, lock, and key on Amazon
See this mini gold door handle and lockset on Amazon
You could also go for the rustic look, which I love, and just tack some twigs across the doorway:
Ready-Made Fairy Doors
See it at LaurelsFairyDoors on Etsy
See it at TheFairyHQ on Etsy
See it at TheLittleHedgerow on Etsy
See it at LisaGloverCraft on Etsy
~Melissa the Empress of Dirt ♛