How to Make a Fairy Garden Fire Pit

Create an adorable fire pit for a camping-themed fairy garden. This easy project will take an hour or less to make, and it adds the perfect amount of detail for your miniature design.

Make this tiny accessory for a fairy garden in just an afternoon. The pebbles and twigs imitate a fire pit, and yarn pieces create bright flames. Form a simple bench out of corks and craft wood, or use wood rounds as stump seating around the campfire.

Make a fairy garden tent to finish the campsite look.

What You Need:

  • Cardboard
  • Battery-operated tea light
  • Scissors
  • Double-sided tape
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Pebbles
  • Twigs
  • Orange and yellow yarn scraps
  • 20-gauge wire
  • Air-dry clay
  • Thin paintbrush 
  • Brown craft paint

Step 1: Create a Base

Cut a 2-inch diameter circle out of cardboard. Place the tea light in the middle of the cardboard circle. Adhere the tea light to the cardboard with a piece of double-sided tape.

Step 2: Glue Pebbles

Hot-glue pebbles to the cardboard in a circle around the tea light. Depending on the size of the pebbles, add layers of pebbles until they reach the same height as the light.

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Step 3: Add Logs and Flames

To create the illusion of a fire, cut twigs into pieces and place on top of the tea light. Cut a 1/2-inch piece of both the yellow and orange yarn. Fray out the yarn and place over the tea light bulb to imitate flames.

Step 4: Assemble Marshmallow Sticks

Cut two 1-1/2-inch pieces of wire. Use small pieces of air-dry clay to make marshmallows and place one at the end of each wire piece. Wrap a slightly-larger piece of clay around each opposite end of the wires to create a wood handle for the marshmallow stick. Let the clay dry for 24 hours, then paint the handles with brown craft paint.

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