Craft and Garden Tutorial: How to Make a Fairy Garden Beach

Craft and Garden Tutorial: How to make a miniature beach themed fairy garden. Surf's up!A few years ago I re-purposed a large piece of clay pottery that  was cracked on one side. I dug a slight hole, tipped the pot on it's side and filled it with some desert plants. Sadly, my plants pretty much died out last summer and I haven't had a chance to do anything with the area.

I also recently noticed that the plant located by the shell fairy house I created last year had pretty much swallowed up my previous beach scene.

So, I decided to create a miniature seashore inside of my tipped clay container.


  • large clay pot
  • blue paint
  • paintbrush
  • beach inspired fairy house
  • glass marbles
  • plastic wrap (optional)
  • crushed shells
  • dirt or sand
  • lupinus hybrids


First, you will need to partially submerge a large piece of clay pottery on it's side. I used an old pot that had a crack on one side. The cracked section is buried so you don't even see it.
Since this piece has been in our yard for years, I needed to move the dirt out of the pot before I could paint the inside.
Next, paint the inside of the pot. I like to use materials that I already have available when I can. Instead of purchasing new paint, I used leftover latex paint to coat the inside of the pot. Interestingly, the name of the color was Azure Sky. It seemed like a perfect match for this project.
Once the inside of the pot was painted, I pushed the dirt back in and leveled it out.
Next, you’ll create the ocean with flattened blue, glass marbles.
I placed a piece of plastic wrap under the marbles. It made them easier to spread out and they won't get lost in the dirt.

Once the marbles are spread out the way you like, you can trim the plastic wrap.
Next, place your fairy house. I made this one with a small clay pot, grout and crushed shells. Here's how.

If you don't want to make a fairy house, look at the pet store in the aquarium section. You're sure to find some beach themed decor.
Next, create the beach with some dirt or sand.

Now it's time for the finishing touches. I planted a hybrid variety of lupine because they look like tiny palm trees. Eventually they will make purple flowers that have a kind of tropical look so they will still fit in with the beach theme. I also sprinkled some crushed shells around my miniature seashore and added a larger shell, a few rocks and a couple pieces of bark to look like driftwood. Be creative!

Craft and Garden Tutorial: How to make a miniature beach themed fairy garden. Surf's up!

I have my own miniature beach landscape right here in the desert. Surf's up!



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Craft and Garden Tutorial: How to Make a Fairy Garden Beach
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