An ornament for a fairy garden can refer to many different items; the important thing is to make the ornament a miniature and more enchanted version of something you might normally find in a garden. A fairy garden is a small section of the garden filled with small-scale and delicate plants that have a fairy-like appeal. Plants such as Irish moss, baby tears, wooly thyme and miniature roses are a few of the plants that just might tempt the fey folk to visit your garden and increase its beauty with their charms.
To enhance the magical look of a fairy garden you might choose to embellish it with bells – fairies love them -- a miniature path for frolicking on and bench where the wee ones can rest when they’re weary. But the most valuable ornament you can put in a fairy garden is a house for them to live in. A birdhouse works perfectly for this purpose.
Choose a birdhouse with a whimsical shape; one that’s the right size for a fairy or two to live in. Paint the house in a color that attracts the kind of fairies you want in your garden. All fairies like white and would be happy to live in a white house. A purple house might lure fairy royalty into your garden, and a pink one is perfect for gentle, friendship fairies. Playful (and sometimes mischievous) fairies would appreciate an orange home and if you want the kinds of fairies that will bring serenity to your garden, paint the house blue.
Glue bits of dried moss onto the roof and nestle the ornament near a larger plant such as rosemary or lavender. Sprinkle the house with a bit of glitter, because everyone knows fairies love glitter, and you’ll have a unique ornament where your garden fairies can make themselves at home.