Fairy Garden Teepee and Fence

An enchanting fairy teepee tent, lined by a mini wooden fence, makes the perfect outdoor scene for your fairy garden.

DIY mini tent, teepee, mini fence

Step up your fairy garden landscape with a petite teepee and fence. Both elements are made of wooden matchsticks and other basic materials that can be found at a crafts store. We used a strawberry-print fabric in our fairy teepee for added charm.

What You Need


  • Wooden matchsticks (2.6 inch x 0.1 inch x 0.1 inch)
  • Twine
  • Fabric
  • Wire


  • Hot glue
  • Scissors
  • Precision pencil compass

Step 1: Make Base

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Cross two matchsticks so there is about 1/4-inch crossing point at the top and they are making an "X" shape. Hot glue them together at crossing point and let dry.

Step 2: Add Third Stick

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Add a third matchstick with hot glue to make a tripod.

Step 3: Cut Fabric

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Cut a 5-inch half-circle out of the fabric of your choice.

Step 4: Wrap Fabric

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Wrap fabric around tripod. Secure by applying hot glue to front legs and attaching fabric opening.

Step 5: Add Twine

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Cut a 3-inch piece of twine and wrap around the tops of the matchsticks. Trim the tail of the twine.

Step 6: Cut Matchsticks

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Now we'll make the fence. Cut matchsticks into 1/2-inch pieces.

Step 7: Wrap Wire

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Wrap wire around single matchstick several times. Continue wrapping wire around matchsticks until desired length is attained. Trim tail end of wire.


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