So you're planning to build a miniature landscape or fairy garden - what do you need?
Most of the items are easy to find, like a large flat planter and some rocks.
Some not so easy if you're in an urban area - like moss, tiny plants and some other accessories.
I always start with the container and use that to base my design on; a rugged hypertufa or pottery bonsai pot gives a different feel to your fairy garden than a sleek china or plastic dish.
Other things you can use are found items like a small suitcase, a flat wooden tray that old time nurseries used to sell plants in, or even a slab of wood.
Then, if you're going to plant some tiny ground covers or miniature trees, you'll need some soil - don't cheap out on this and use some garden soil, because the weeds will sprout, full size.
I recommend a pasteurized potting soil, which is weed and pathogen free.
There are more and more great ideas all the time for a little scene for our tiny friends - your fairy garden can be fanciful or whimsical, or mysterious.