Halloween Magic:  A Bewitching Pumpkin Fairy Garden (Green Thumb Not Required!)

Artificial fairy gardens can be just as fun as fairy gardens made with real plants and flowers.  They’re a fun accent for your home all year round.  And during the colder months, you’re limited to indoor fairy gardens or artificial gardens anyway (fauxry gardens?), so that’s the perfect time to try one.  In past years, I’ve enjoyed making fairy gardens for Christmas and Valentine’s Day using artificial snow.

To add some height to the display, I made a banner out of washi tape, letter stickers and baker’s twine, and added a black haunted house with glittery accents to balance out the tree.


This is my first year bringing my Halloween fairy garden indoors.  The last couple of years, I’ve had one outside. As long as they’re set up early enough in September to enjoy throughout the fall, outdoor fairy gardens work well for Halloween unless you live in a particularly cold climate.  Depending on how cold fall in Indiana is, sometimes mine look a little dead by the time Halloween rolls around – but I guess dead works too for a Halloween theme, doesn’t it?

The haunted house changes colors (red, blue, green and purple) and looks spooky at night.


This year mom gave me this adorable pumpkin base from JoAnn’s she bought on sale.  I wanted to start making my Halloween display the moment I got my hands on it.  The surface is 12 x 12 inches, which gives you a lot of real estate to work with for a shaped container.   I found the color-changing haunted house at Michael’s.  It wasn’t in their Halloween fairy garden section, but the size is perfect and I like how it is all black for the background.  I set a ghost by the entrance of the house.  The sweet witch fairy is from JoAnn’s a few years ago and she’s my favorite part of the scene even though she’s a little faded from the sun in years past.  I am also quite fond of the black cat holding the pumpkin who is ready for trick or treating, which I got this year at Michael’s.

Close up of the sweetest little witch and friends


Jack-o-lanterns galore


I made the Halloween banner by folding and cutting pennant shapes from metallic orange crafting tape wrapped around black and white baker’s twine.  I used black letter stickers to spell out Halloween.  I strung up the banner using the tree and a mini shepherd’s hook.   It was the only fussy part of the display as it was tricky to get the spacing just so and the pennants semi-uniform in appearance.  The rest of my design came together in minutes.

I’m loving this spooky scene and won’t want to take it down come November!  Do you decorate for Halloween?  Leave a comment; I’d love to hear about your favorite ways to decorate for Halloween or your favorite Halloween traditions.


  1. Rebecca | 7th Oct 17

    This is adorable! It makes me want to decorate for Halloween. Except I won’t; I’ll just live vicariously through you!

    • Denise Breimeir | 7th Oct 17

      And I will live vicariously through you when it comes to adorable baby and toddler Halloween costumes and photos! 🎃

  2. Marilee | 7th Oct 17

    Too Cute with just the right amount of Spooky! Your banner looks super. Love the light up haunted house and the sweet little witch. Happy Halloween! 🎃

    • Denise Breimeir | 7th Oct 17

      Thank you so much! 👻 Too much scary is not my Halloween style – cute spooky and smiling pumpkins are my favorite!

  3. Wendie | 7th Oct 17

    I love your fairy AND fauxy gardens, Denise! They are so creative and adorable. I think I need to make an indoor fauxy garden for the winter!

    • Denise Breimeir | 8th Oct 17

      Thank you! Let me know if you make one. I’d love to see it!

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