Furniture and Accessories for Rustic Fairy Gardens

Miniature mouse in his reading chair with a reading lamp on the table beside him.
Miniature felt mouse poses in his reading chair with an electrified LED lamp beside him. Photo © 2011 Lesley Shepherd

Rustic-style fairy gardens call for a particular style in furniture and accessories. Rustic furniture made with tree branches is extremely popular for full-scale garden decor, and you can achieve the same look for your fairy gardens with these cute and clever projects that use tiny twigs and other natural materials, such as grasses and acorns. 

The projects will integrate nicely with just about any fairy garden you make, as the rustic garden style is made for this miniature art form. 

 

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    Ordinary acorns picked off the ground were used to create this miniature tea/coffee set.  Other small nuts, such as hazelnuts, could also be used. 

     

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    Miniature mouse in his reading chair with a reading lamp on the table beside him.
    Miniature felt mouse poses in his reading chair with an electrified LED lamp beside him. Photo © 2011 Lesley Shepherd

    It isn't twig furniture, but it does look cute in a fairy garden. This reading chair made from walnut shells can be "upholstered" with a range of fabrics, or planted with moss for a natural seat effect in a miniature garden.

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    The rustic twig table shown here is made in dolls house (1:12 scale) and is a great project for a fairy garden. If you have access to hazelnuts (filberts) or acorns, you can make an acorn tea or coffee set, or some wine glasses to set on your tiny table. The table is made from twigs, with a top of craft wood covered with dried grass stems.

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    Rustic Twig Bed

    Woven mattress support in a miniature bed made from twigs
    A simple mattress support is woven around the side bars and cross bars inside the head and footboard of a miniature twig bed. Photo © 2011 Lesley Shepherd

    I suspect fairies sleep in hammocks woven by spiders, but if you would rather make a rustic twig bed for your fairy world, this one lends itself to twisting stems and twigs. Look for twigs covered with lichens or moss to add character. You can make a mattress from moss laid over a woven thread or yarn base, or pile your bed frame high with dried grasses or leaf skeletons for a "nest" effect.

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    This miniature arbor will work in any style fairy garden. In rustic scenes, it adds a civilized touch that contrasts nicely. For a more homey effect, it could be made with burlap rather than needlepoint fabric. 

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    Gazing balls might not seem like an expected accessory for a rustic fairy garden, but these ornaments date back to the late middle ages and thus are completely suited for the medieval feel found in many fairy gardens.