DIY #20: making a miniature garden
Have you ever heard of making a miniature garden or your own fairy garden for your home? I actually didn't know this until I was shopping on AliExpress (and kind of Chinese Bol.com). That site contained many nice little miniature animals, dolls and other elements. I liked it so much that I wanted to make a garden like that too. If you are curious about my garden and how I created such a garden, read on :-).
In my shopping log from Aliexpress I already showed some purchases for my garden. They really have a lot of cute miniatures. I searched for the word Fairy garden. Prices vary per day, my purchases were between €0.05 and €1.91. Grandpa and grandma were the most expensive.
In addition to the miniature elements, I bought many more. I went a little crazy ;-)… Oops.
For the basics I bought one first dish, I bought this at Intratuin and it is 35 cm in diameter. I also bought hydro granules to fill the bottom of the bowl. I wanted to fill the rest of the bowl with floral foam, I needed 2 packs to fill the bowl.
I bought it from Intratuin for decoration small stones, moss and wood chips. I also bought 3 babies plants and 3 jars. Of course, a garden does have real plants :-). I found one at Van Cranenbroek colored gravel. To protect the bowl from leaks I also used one plastic bag.
Get started to create your own mini garden
Step 1: First I placed a plastic bag in the bowl, with hydro granules on top (to catch any moisture). Then I filled the bowl completely with floral foam. I cut this to size with a bread knife. Do this very carefully!
Step 2: Plant a plant in the garden. I cut the shape of the pot out of the floral foam with a bread knife. I took out the floral foam and pressed the pot with the plant into it. I consciously chose to put the plants, pots and all, in my garden. If a plant dies, I can easily replace it :-). I know how things go here with plants in the house :-(.
Step 3: A flat landscape is boring, so I made a hill with the leftover floral foam.
Step 4: Time for some elements, I chose to first look at where I wanted the paths, steps and bridge.
Step 5: When I was satisfied with the layout, I made the river with colored blue gravel. I pressed a groove in the floral foam with my finger and carefully filled it with the gravel with a spoon.
Step 6: Added more plants. I put moss between the pots so that you can no longer see the pots.
Step 7: The foreground near the river is completely finished with gravel and fake grass.
Step 8: Finally, I finished the hill with grass and gravel. I actually found the sides of the hill quite difficult. There are wood chips on the left side of the hill and on the right side I finished the hill with small stones. I placed a house at the top.
The end result
Below you will find photos and a video of what my garden looks like. What do you think of my miniature garden? Would you like to make one too?
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