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Destroying a plot of plants is not the best way to start your garden transformation, but there is no need to worry as it does not need to go to waste.
Some would look at broken pottery and see their dreams of a beautiful garden shattered before them, but you can also turn it into something magical.
Making a fairy garden may seem like a long and arduous task, but transforming your tableware is easier than it seems.
Since there’s no hard and fast rule about what your fairy enclosure should look like, it’s also a fun activity the whole family can try.
If you want to spread a little magic in your backyard, here are four steps to transform your broken flower pot into a whimsically beautiful decoration.
A broken pot doesn’t have to be a waste – it’s an opportunity to create a magical fairy garden.
US-based nursery Lily Paradise Flowers shared an example on social media, adorning their work with foliage and adorable woodland figures in Tik Tok.
And if you’re looking for inspiration, the video, which has over 2,000 views, also includes a quick tutorial on its process.
And elsewhere, experts from Better houses and gardening revealed her tips for making the most of your DIY project.
1. PLACE THE BROKEN POT
The first step in building your fairy garden is to fix the broken pot, so you can establish exactly how you want it to be built.
This part of the process is crucial as here you will establish how many levels and steps you want for your new fairy paradise.
It’s also a great way to imagine any changes you’d like to make to your broken pot before making a final decision on its final look.
When you’ve finally decided on the architecture of your fairy kingdom, it’s important to secure all the pieces in place so that it doesn’t instantly fall apart.
A key part of building a safe and stable fairy pot is to pour potting soil and pat it gently every few inches.
You can fix the broken pieces in place using clear silicone adhesive or you can even sculpt clay around the broken pieces to keep them in place.
Be sure to let the clay or adhesive dry before moving on to the next step.
2. PACK WITH LAND
With all the broken pieces secured in place, your fairy pot is slowly bearing fruit.
Now is the time to fill all the empty spaces with potting soil so that all the pieces are enclosed and ensure that your blooming fairy garden has a foundation.
It is important to use potting soil, also known as potting mix, because it is made up of several ingredients that will allow the plants in your fairy kingdom to survive.
But you should avoid dumping all the soil into the pot at once, as this could be disastrous.
You want to pat the soil slowly but surely and water it every few inches to keep the pieces from moving out of place.
3. CREATE A LADDER
A staircase creates levels and dimensions to make your fairy garden even more magical.
And there are countless ways to develop them.
You could save a piece of your terracotta pot, break it into even smaller pieces, and scatter them over the soil to the top of the pot.
But before you start hammering, place a piece of cardboard under the pot so you can protect your surfaces from any potential damage.
Alternatively, if you don’t like using a hammer, you can use pebbles as stepping stones.
4. ADD FOLIAGE AND ACCESSORIES
Now it’s time to take the most exciting step of all: decorating your magical fairy kingdom.
You can customize your pot with different succulents and foliage.
It may even be an idea to add several flowers to give your fairy garden a little color.
The key part is not to leave large spaces of dull brown soil showing; Using moss can help prevent this.
Feel free to decorate your fairy garden with any other miniature accessories you wish.