How to Make a Christmas Fairy Garden

No room for a Christmas tree in your small space? Plant a miniature Christmas garden with ease!

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Nothing says happy holidays like a Christmas tabletop fairy garden, complete with a miniature evergreen tree. Decorate the scene with tiny Christmas lights and faux snow for lots of holiday cheer. With our step-by-step instructions, you can easily have a Christmas tabletop fairy garden to enjoy!

See more homemade Christmas decor.

What You Need

  • Planting container
  • Potting soil
  • Miniature plants
  • Moss
  • Dwarf evergreen tree
  • Tiny candy canes
  • Miniature faux Christmas lights
  • Faux snow
  • Miniature gravel
  • Garden accessories (optional)

Step 1: Add Soil

Before beginning, make sure your container has drainage holes. If not, drill holes into the bottom. Fill container with potting soil to about three-fourths of the way to the top of the container.

See our guide to homemade potting soil.

Step 2: Plant Evergreens

Plant a dwarf evergreen tree so it is featured in the back half of the container. Fill in the container with other plants around tree. Add moss to fill any bare spots, and mist the newly planted greens.

Step 3: Insert Candy Cane Fence

Insert tiny candy canes to create a fence around the Christmas tree and surrounding plants. You can space the candy canes as far apart or close together as desired. This creates a cute little barrier between your garden and the snow-covered ground.

Speaking of candy canes, check out these irresistible candy cane recipes!

Step 4: Add in Faux Snow

Place the faux snow in front of the candy cane fence. Fill in all gaps, covering the soil completely. Also sprinkle some faux snow on the mini plants, if you'd like!

Step 5: Add Accessories

Plant accessories of your choice into garden. We included a table with a plate of Christmas cookies, a sled, and a few more goodies for extra Christmas spirit. Decorate your mini tree with twinkle lights and garland to top off your new Christmas garden.

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