DIY Miniature Fairy Garden Swings for Your Fairy Fantasy Trees!

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“If you like it then you’d better put a swing on it.” These trees have me singing Beyonce all week. Lol! We’ve got more Fairy Fantasy Trees in stock.

DIY Miniature Fairy Garden Swings for Your Fairy Fantasy Trees!

I love it when a plan comes together. Check out how cute these fairy swings are floating in the breeze on these perfect miniature fairy garden trees! You can hang a swing from right away – no waiting for the plants to grow up!

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DIY fairy swings are too fun to make! Every one turns out different – just like miniature fairy gardens. 

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I cut a piece of scrap wood and rounded the edges and drilled the holes for the wire. I wasn’t too precise – it’s supposed to look like a fairy made it.

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The heavier wire is softened by tendrils of thinner wire to make it lighter and airier – or more fairy like.

 

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I tried hanging it by two wires but it was too stiff. I found I have better luck with hanging it by one wire, and now it swings in the breeze. 

Find that pretty Cotoneaster tree here. Cotoneasters are great for containers or plant it in the ground. Trim the branches to keep the “S” shape or you can let it revert back to its natural shape that will grow prostrate, or sideways along the ground. Don’t be afraid to prune it, it can handle it.

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Pretty little flowers on the Cotoneaster each spring. They turn to bright red berries (inedible) that last through the winter.

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Keep your fairy gardening real by replicating what nature does. Let the garden ebb and flow, let the trees and the flowers fill in naturally. The one really central “must-have” for a realistic fairy garden is the garden itself. Once you have the naturally slow-growing trees intermixed with the low-growing garden bed of perennials and flowers, add to it slowly so you have a chance to nurture the plants. Try to resist the urge to add a bunch of accessories and houses all at once. Let the idea marinate into what it needs to be, instead of being a display of a collection of miniature fairy accessories.

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An expert view on fairy gardening and how to make them look authentic in your miniature garden.

 

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The Twisty Mugo Pine made the perfect tree for twiggy fairy swing. 

See more photos of the Twisty Mugo Pine here. It is really perfect for any fairy garden. Mugos are drought tolerant, great in containers or in the ground, they love full sun, they can handle the heat and they are hardy to -40F! (Brrrr!) Snip or pinch any new growth along the trunk to maintain its shape.

 

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For the seat of this fairy swing, I found a half-piece of driftwood log. I drilled it on either side for the wires to go through before decorating it.

 

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You can see how I hid the wire with the reindeer moss and another twig. I cheated and used hot-glue for this project because the swing will sit “in the air” it, theoretically, should last.

 

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DIY fairy swings – betcha you can’t make only one of them! Lol! 

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