Hey everyone! It’s Jillian from I Am a Homemaker here today to share a little twist on the typical fairy garden with my Halloween Ghostly Fairy Garden Planter.
Fairy gardens are so fun and they add a little something special to your flower bed or planter.
I chose to add this one to a planter by my front door. It will be the perfect decoration to greet all my trick or treaters on Halloween.
Let’s get started.
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- Patio Planter
- Flowers of your choice in various heights
- Fairy garden haunted house
- Fairy garden ghosts
- Other fairy garden accessories
- Dried corn cob decorations
- Floral Wire
- Potting soil
In the fall, you will typically find mums, cabbages and kale to add to your garden. These are great choices and can add perfect fall color to your porch or flower bed.
Choose flowers in a variety of coordinating colors and varying heights.
You can find fun fairy garden decorations for your planter online or in a craft or hobby shop.
I found some corn cobs and adorable ghost decorations but you could use tiny scarecrows and plastic vegetables to make a scarecrow garden or get a little more into the Halloween spirit with skulls and witches. The possibilities are endless!
You will want a fairly large planter so you can accommodate the plants and the decorations. I made this one from some pallets and scrap wood.
Once your planter is filled with dirt, dry fit your plants to see how they will fit with the decorations.
Be sure to plant taller plants in the back, taking into consideration their size when full grown (not just the size they are now.)
Nestle the plants into the dirt. Water the plants at this point to may make it easier for you to settle the dirt and place your decorations.
Place your corn cobs on the front of the planter with some floral wire. You can add a little nail on the inside of the planter to help attach the wire.
Place the large decorations first. These are your anchor pieces that will stand out the most and keep things from looking busy and cluttered.
Add your accent pieces. I used gravestones, a jack-o-lantern and a “Keep Out” fence.
Don’t forget to include some residents! My house came with two cute ghosts sticking out, but having another in the “front yard” is fun too.
If you are using a house, a path is a great addition. For a planter like this you can use sand, glitter, rocks, fish bowl rocks or pre-made decorations. I found giant bottle caps on clearance last year turned them into a cute path. You could upcycle bottle caps of your own with spray paint and glitter.
Now all you have to do is remember to water your planter! I’m not so good at that. But the best part is, if all the plants die you can just say it’s part of your Halloween theme :).
What’s next on your Halloween list? Is the candy bought? If you dress up, I would love to hear what you are going to be!