How to Make a Fairy Garden Shepherd's Hook

Updated on May 31, 2018
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Niina is an artist, illustrator and an art teacher who loves to share her passion for crafting.

Would You Make a Fairy Garden?

Fairy gardens have become increasingly popular within the past few years. Making one that is uniquely your own can be inspirational and spark your creative juices. The best part is that you can make many of the decorations yourself!

My old earrings that have lost their pairs.
My old earrings that have lost their pairs.

What You'll Need

  • Strong metallic wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Broken earrings

1. Make the Hook

Twist the top section of the metallic wire into a circle. Use the wire cutters to cut the bottom to be the length you desire.

2. String the Earring

Remove the broken element of the earrings, such as the earring hooks, and string the earring onto the wire. Then, place it in your garden!

Shepherd's Hook Decoration Ideas

You can make a whole fairy garden filled with shepherd's hooks! Try a few of the ideas below to make yours even more special.

  • Wrap a thinner wire around the hook. Then, string some tiny pearls around it.
  • Attach two hooks against each other. Then, decorate them with similar earrings.
  • If you can't find earrings, you can substitute them with old keys, coins, Christmas bells, or any other tiny objects that fairies are fond of.

How to Attract Fairies With Your Fairy Garden

People have tried to attract fairies to their home and left offerings for them as well as spirits. In my home country, Finland, porridge was left for tonttu (the elf). In many countries, people left out bread, milk, and cookies for fairies. With your garden, you can bring some fairy magic to your home. Decorate it with small objects such as buttons, keys, beds, broken eyeglasses, or whatever comes to your mind. The possibilities are endless. Have fun!

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        Niina Niskanen 2 weeks ago from Wrexham

        Unfortunately I can't wear any heavy earrings anymore.

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        peachy 2 weeks ago from Home Sweet Home

        very clever idea but don't you think your old ear rings still looks fabulous?


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