Transform Your Garden Into a Fairytale with Glass


Fairytales, folklore and fantasy provide endless inspiration for garden art. With a little imagination and a few enchanting elements, you can turn your back yard into a magical playground for kids (and grown ups too!)

In researching fairy tale garden art for this blog, I ran across many inspiring images and stories. One artist created a magical garden where stone mermaids rested near a cool stream and pixies perched on trees. Another artist added tiny wooden doors and windows to the base of the trees in her garden, much to the delight of the "wee folk."

Besides wood and stone, glass is also a wonderful medium for creating magical details like toadstools, bird baths, wind chimes and more.

Create a slumped fairy house to tuck in a shady spot, or a table-top fountain to sit under the sun. Fused flowers in brilliant colors provide year-round cheer to pots and planters.

Here are some of our favorite glass Fairytale projects:

Blooming Bird Bath

Dragonfly Garden Stakes

Slumped Fairy House

Fused Flowers

Fairy Wind Chimes

For all garden project guides, click here.

To see what other glass artists are making, visit our Artist Trend Gallery.

View a listing of Delphi Artists' favorite supplies for creating whimsical garden art.

Photo Credit for Wooden Doors and Toadstools:

Water Fountain with Boro Fairy by Delphi Artist: Val Oswalt - De Waard; Slumped Fairy House and Fused Flower Pot by Delphi Artist Julie Haan.

Secret Garden image top left:

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Mary S.  •  November 07, 2011
What a wonderful place to go and just sit and let the world be gone. Thanks for sharing.
Julie Bedford

Julie Bedford

Julie graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Communications. She worked as a marketing director and graphic designer before coming to work for Delphi as social media manager. Her mother is an artist and inspired Julie's love for art and creativity at a young age. Her hobbies include writing, crafting and social networking.