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DIY Whimsical Paper Fairy Garden Craft

Creating a whimsical homemade fairy garden wreath craft using paper, decorative moss and some sweet woodland themed accessories all placed inside a heart-shaped wicker basket.

Whimsical paper fairy garden craft inside a heart shaped basket.

Homemade Fairy Garden Wreath Craft

Looking back through all our crafts here on the blog, I was surprised to see we haven’t yet done a homemade fairy garden craft! While on the other hand, we have plenty of DIY terrarium, such as our 3D paper cactus terrarium, upcycled pickle jar Christmas terrarium, a mini terrarium for Halloween and my favorite, this beachy air garden terrarium.

So there’s no better time than the present to create an adorable fairy garden craft using supplies I have around the house. Starting with this heart shaped wicker basket for the base and using an assortment of green colored craft paper, I assembled this earthy wall decor on a recent FB Live video.

Whimsical paper fairy garden craft inside a heart shaped basket.

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Materials Needed

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Materials needed to make a whimsical paper fairy garden craft including a heart shaped basket, paper, moss and wood cutouts.

How to Make a DIY Whimsical Paper Fairy Garden Craft

As I mentioned above, here you’ll find the step-by-step video of the paper fairy garden craft I made on our Facebook page. If you want the step by step instructions, continue reading below.

Preparing the Supplies

Cut some cardboard strips to fit into the wicker heart to create a ‘platform’ and glue it into place. Alternatively, you could use some floral foam for this step. It woul hold the paper trees in place better and make it easier to assemble.

Apply some glue to the cardboard platform and place the moss onto the cardboard to cover completely.

Take the decorative paper and cut out a cone shape. Then add some glue to one edge and overlap the sides to form a 3D cone. Repeat this step to form additional trees.

Using a wooden stick just a bit longer than the height of th epaper cone, glue the wood stick to the inside of the paper cone to form the tree.

Apply some glue to the base of the cardboard tree and apply it to the cardboard platform. Using a sharp narrow tipped knife or pen, poke a hole into the cardboard platform and glue the ‘stump’ of the tree into the hole. This is where a piece of floral foam would make this craft easier to assemble.

Finishing Touches

Paint the woodland creatures in any color of your choosing and let them dry.

Take the twinkle lights and wrap them in the wicker behind the trees and glue them into place.

Lastly, glue the woodland creatures and mushrooms around the garden and add some additional moss to cover any visible cardboard.

Close up of paper trees with woodland cutouts and fairy lights.

More Paper Crafts to Try

There are so many wonderful crafts to make with paper! In addition to this sweet paper DIY fairy garden, you can make all of these creative ideas:

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DIY Whimsical Paper Fairy Garden Craft

Jane and Sonja
Creating a whimsical homemade fairy garden wreath craft using paper, decorative moss and some woodland themed accessories.
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Materials
  

  • Wicker Basket/Wreath Form Heart
  • Wooden Cut-outs
  • Decorative Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Decorative Moss
  • Wooden stick
  • Paint
  • Paint brush
  • Small twinkle lights
  • Glue Gun

Instructions
 

  • Cut some cardboard strips to fit into the wicker heart to create a ‘platform’ and glue it into place.
  • Apply some glue to the cardboard platform and place the moss onto the cardboard and cover completely.
  • Take the decorative paper and cut out a cone shape and add some glue to one edge and glue to create a cone.
  • Repeat this step to form additional trees.
  • Using a small piece of wood and glue the wood to the inside of the paper tree.
  • Apply some glue to the base of the cardboard tree and apply it to the cardboard platform.
  • Using a sharp narrow tipped knife or pen, poke a hole into the cardboard platform and glue the ‘stump’ of the tree into the hole.
  • Paint the woodland creatures and let them dry.
  • Take the twinkle lights and wrap them in the wicker behind the trees and glue them into place.
  • Glue the woodland creatures into the craft.
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