How about a travelling fairy garden? This mini fairy garden is created in a vintage suitcase and can easily move from patio to garden and even back indoors—wherever you want to display it.
If you are interested in creating your own handmade fairy garden accessories, have a look at How to Make Polymer Clay Charms. They are easy to make and will save you a lot of money as you decorate these tiny worlds.
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A Charming Little World
This idea is simple. Line a vintage suitcase with a waterproof sheet, add soil, and start creating your own little world.
In this one, I added moss from my garden. You could also plant grass, low-lying herbs or other ground covers, or flowers. Choose tiny houseplants including succulents for indoor display.
This post on Choosing Plants for Miniature Gardens lists the best living plants to choose for tiny gardens plus mail order sources.
Caring for Your Suitcase Garden
If you want to keep the fairy garden outdoors, be sure it is kept out of the rain or it may become waterlogged. It’s best to keep it in a sheltered area and water or mist the moss as needed.
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The complete tutorial with more images is on my blog at eBay: How to Make a Suitcase Fairy Garden.
~Melissa the Empress of Dirt ♛