I found this rustic little garden path made from rounds of wood last year and vowed to make one myself. As you might have guessed, that project got put on the back burner and is waiting for me again this year. I have the perfect place for it around three small raised beds at the back of my lawn. Not only is it attractive, it also eliminates the need to cut the grass around the beds.
As you can see from the photo, it is made entirely of slices of wood (about 2 inches thick) set into the soil. The Domesticated Nomad blog gives more details about making this garden path.
This idea could easily be adapted to create a walkway through the yard or to create an area for growing flowers and herbs in big pots. With a little time and energy you could even create a circular area for that specimen plant or a tiny path through your fairy garden.