Create a Fairy Garden with BC Playthings

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Pretend play can extend conversations, create empathy for others, and allow a child or adult to create a magical place. For others it can be a safe place to work through stress or difficult emotions, to try out new ideas, or to express dreams and wishes. Fairy gardens are pretend play on a miniature scale. Tiny expressions of hope and fantasy!

Become a Fairy Detective this summer and win the ultimate Magic Playmobil from BC Playthings.


What you need:

  • Stones, twigs, pinecones, moss
  • Soil
  • Decorations – animals, flowers, leaves, teacups, stones, gems etc.
  • Small door (can be made of paper, wood, bark, or old lego)
  • Planter
  • Paint
  • Small terracotta pot for house – painted if you like

Arrange the soil in the planter, then position the larger items & stones where you want them. If you have a small terracotta pot, you can turn it upside down to use it as a base for your fairy house. If you are going to paint the fairy house, do it before putting it in the garden . When it’s dry, glue on a door made of paper, wood, bark or even old lego!

Then add your stones, twigs, pinecones, moss and other decorations – go to town decorating your new fairy garden with everything you can dream of. Remember that fairies are not perfectionists. They love freeform design because life is supposed to be free! And fairies also love it when you leave them letters to share your feelings. Give it a try!

If you don’t have a pot, don’t worry – use a wonderful tree near your home, in a park or any special place to make a fairy home. Fairies love tree stumps or flower pots either inside or outside, and truly any lovely spot will do. Add a homemade table for your fairy friend made from paper, leaves and flowers.  BC Playthings in Edgemont Village, North Vancouver, carries gorgeous little fairy treats to decorate and make your fairy home or perfect fairy Airbnb.


Starting June 24th, 2019 and running through July,  you can become a fairy detective! Solve the clues found on the BC Playthings Facebook Page (or in store)  and collect 2 different decorations for your fairy garden each Tuesday & Saturday in July from participating locations throughout Edgemont Village in North Vancouver.

Here is how it works :

  1. Come to BC Playthings during the last week of June to get your stylish and fantastical “Fairy Fun Passport.”  
  2. Watch the BC Playthings Facebook Page for the “Riddle Posts of the Day” (or come into the store for clues). 
  3. Solve the riddle and head over to the mystery store to ask the lovely staff for a stamp on your passport and some special fairy supplies!
  4. Once your passport is full, return it to BC Playthings to enter their draw for a Magic Playmobil set, and another draw for a very large gift basket generously donated by the Edgemont Village merchants highlighted below!

Looking for more free & low cost summer activities in Metro Vancouver? Check these out!

BC Playthings

Nestled into the old growth forest of the North Shore Mountains in beautiful Edgemont Village, you will find award-winning BC Playthings, a unique & charming toy store that brings so much to the community. In their new & expanded location, they offer a wide array of quality, wholesome toys, fidgets and educational tools, and they’re a trusted resource for parents, educators, therapists and medical professionals. The BC Playthings team hand-picks specific products to nurture and encourage active, wholesome play for children of all ages  and their caregivers. Available in store and online at

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Comments 22

  1. I have never built a fairy garden in our yard before. I would definitely use lots of little doors and glitter steps. It would be so cute for neighborhood kids to see.

  2. I would decorate my fairy home on a tree stump with leaves, branches, rocks and fairies of course! This would be a fun project to do with my kids during Summer! So magical!

  3. I’ve been meaning to make my daughter a fairy garden for ages, enjoy his would be a perfect push! I’d love to make it natural with plants and natural elements but add a house and pool

  4. I’ve seen fairy gardens but not built one. My kids are probably around a perfect age now. Ours will have lots of pretty rocks as dad and I are both geologists with bad rock collecting habits 🤣

  5. I would decorate with little doors and fairy figurines and some twigs/sticks. My daughter would LOVE this!!

  6. I would love a Fairy Door on a tree, it just seems so inviting. I don’t have any good sized trees in my yard though.

  7. I have wanted to do a fairy garden in my backyard. I saved a broken pot that has a perfect piece missing for a door when it is flipped upside down. My dad wanted to throw it out but I told him not to.

    I can’t wait for the kids to make pathways to the house and add leaves, moss, rocks, twigs to decorate it.

  8. What a great idea! I had never heard of fairy gardens! Our zucchini plants are doing very well this year: I think we could try for a mini garden with LEGO under the leaves 😊

  9. I would decorate the fairy garden with twigs, soil, moss, rocks and anything else my little onr sees fit to add.

  10. With lots of twigs, bark and our favourite so far is making sparkle stepping stones with hot glue and glitter.

  11. I’d build my fairy garden with my baby girl using dinosaurs, paw patrol, flowers, painted rocks and potted plants! Thanks for the contest. My baby girl loves toys! 🙂

  12. We liked to decorate ours with natural forest items. Like rocks, moss, twigs, leaves. Build a working pond. Then add home made houses from small sticks.

  13. I would love to create a fairy garden for my daughter. I’d place sea creatures in a moat and little people in the greenery. This way it’s an interactive play area for her as she grows up 🤩

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