DIY Halloween Fairy Garden

September 20, 2017

Add some creepy touches to your fairy garden this Halloween with a DIY Halloween Fairy Garden fit for witches, ghouls, and goblins!

I was provided product samples free of charge from Oriental Trading in exchange for my honest opinion. No other compensation was provided for this post.

I love having a garden, but I have to admit that by the end of the summer I’m kind of “over it.”  At the beginning of the season, I can’t wait to watch our garden grow.  I’ll make a morning routine out of picking berries off our bushes and gathering vegetables in our garden.  But by this time of year, I’m no longer rushing outside in the morning.  In fact, if a squirrel or rabbit ends up in the garden, I’m not as eager to go chase them out.

Then, it always happens.  We make the decision to rip out the garden for another year and I begin to miss my morning routine.  The disappointment really sets in when I have to buy a tomato from the store.  It’s just not the same as picking one right from the backyard!

The only thing that’s left to grow in the garden is winter grass that we’ll plant and turn over in the spring.  So I’ll just have to wait another year for my gardening excitement to return once again.

Or will I?

Outdoor gardening season might be over, but it doesn’t mean you need to put your gardening tools away just yet!  Not when we can do some indoor gardening! I love making fairy gardens and terrariums. They’re a great way to add color to your home and get creative with different objects and plants.

With Halloween up ahead, I decided to make a creepy fairy garden and work it into my Halloween decor this year.  What better way to make a Halloween fairy garden than in a pumpkin?!  This project was so easy to make with supplies from Oriental Trading!


  • Diorama craft pumpkin
  • Hot glue gun
  • Natural moss
  • Halloween figurines
  • Moss foam rocks
  • Stretchable spider webs
  • Creepy ants
  • LED string lights


  1. Heat up your hot glue gun.  Then, begin gluing moss onto the bottom of the pumpkin.
  2. Position the Halloween figurines inside of the pumpkin.  Then, glue them into place.
  3. Cover a couple of moss foam rocks with stretchable spider web.  Glue them inside of the pumpkin, as well.
  4. Add an extra creepy touch to the moss rocks by gluing a couple of ants on top.
  5. Next, carefully cut or drill a small hole into the back of the pumpkin, towards the bottom.  This hole will be used to string the lights through.
  6. String the end of the lights through the hole.  Twist and turn them around the inside of the pumpkin.
  7. For a fun touch, glue the lights around the outside of the pumpkin’s opening.  Hide the glued spots by adding an ant on top.
  8. Turn on the lights and display your Halloween fairy garden!

Even though this fairy garden has a few creepy touches inside of it, you have to admit that it’s kind of cute! You can make your own Halloween fairy garden as creepy or as cute as you like!

Gather the supplies you need to make this fairy garden on Oriental Trading and get started on this spooktacular Halloween garden idea!


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  • Reply kissmytulle September 20, 2017 at 6:49 PM

    I love the little lights around the opening! So, so cute!

    • Reply Jessica September 21, 2017 at 7:48 AM

      Thank you! We thought it added a nice touch to this little Halloween scene!

  • Reply sayhellonature September 20, 2017 at 9:21 PM

    This is such a clever idea! I need to make one of these for our home

    • Reply Jessica September 21, 2017 at 7:58 AM

      Thanks so much! Hope you enjoy putting a spooky twist on your fairy garden!

  • Reply Miranda September 20, 2017 at 10:32 PM

    This is so cute! I Love fairy gardens!

    • Reply Jessica September 21, 2017 at 7:59 AM

      Thank you! 🙂

  • Reply Kendra September 20, 2017 at 11:19 PM

    I love the all the little lights!

    • Reply Jessica September 21, 2017 at 8:00 AM

      They were a fun, little touch! Thanks!

  • Reply Deb Clem-Buckert (@debclembuckert) September 21, 2017 at 10:39 AM

    This is absolutely adorable!!

    • Reply Jessica September 21, 2017 at 4:02 PM

      Thanks so much! Glad you like it! 🙂

  • Reply swood97 September 29, 2017 at 11:06 AM

    Love that craft pumpkin. Fairy gardens are so much fun so this fall pumpkin fairy garden is double fun! We love shopping at Oriental Trading too! They have such a huge variety of everything! #merrymonday

    • Reply Jessica September 29, 2017 at 11:33 AM

      Thanks so much! Yes! Oriental Trading is great for projects like this and more! I’m so glad you like this fairy garden project!

  • Reply Hil D (@Raisingfairies) September 30, 2017 at 10:40 PM

    What a fun Fairy Garden!! I love how you can make it seasonal!

    Thanks for sharing at #bloggerspotlight

    • Reply Jessica October 1, 2017 at 8:01 PM

      Thank you! Yes! You can make fairy gardens fit every season with a little creativity!

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  • Reply Oh My Heartsie Girl October 5, 2017 at 10:34 PM

    I love your fairy garden and the little lights really add the perfect touch!
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    • Reply Jessica October 6, 2017 at 8:43 AM

      Thanks so much! 🙂

  • Reply April J Harris October 6, 2017 at 7:31 AM

    I love this idea! What a fun fall/Halloween decoration! Love all the cute details, especially the little lights and figurines. I’d love it if you’d share this post with the Hearth and Soul Link Party live on my site now- I’m thinking about featuring Halloween ideas next week and this would be perfect! Hope to ‘see’ you there!

  • Reply Erlene October 8, 2017 at 7:43 PM

    I love this idea and I have small Halloween figurines I could do this with. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday. Will be including this in a pumpkin roundup.

    • Reply Jessica October 8, 2017 at 9:00 PM

      Thanks so much! I hope you enjoy making your own Halloween fairy garden with your Halloween figurines!

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  • Reply Jamie H October 9, 2017 at 4:33 PM

    Oh, that’s so cute. What a great idea. I’m bringing back my Monday link party @ DIY Home Sweet Home (first one will be Oct. 16th) and I would love for you to stop by and link up your fairy garden!

    • Reply Jessica October 9, 2017 at 6:43 PM

      Thanks so much! 🙂

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