Mini Gardening DIY

Off to the (mini) vegetable patch!

Design a miniature garden. Who doesn’t like going out in the garden? Anyone who has one, that is, because sometimes the space is lacking, or the weather, or both. Liska from Dekotopia has come up with a great crafting tip for all hobby (miniature) gardeners so that you can create a small mini garden as a decoration at home and nurture your plants there!

Step-by-step instruction

Instructions from Liska from dekotopia.net

atom/icons/craft Medium
atom/icons/time 45 min.

You need that

  • Bowl, soil, stones as drainage
  • Small plants (e.g. ivy & baby rubber plant)
  • Decorative Moss
  • Tree with Treehouse
  • Temporary Glue
  • Decoration for your mini garden
  • Yarn, glue, Stanley knife, etc.

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1. Rose arches, greenhouses and beanpoles in miniature!

It’s best to start with assembling the little Rose Arch, Beanpoles and Greenhouse kits. Follow the steps in the instructions enclosed with each one. The Dispensing & Laser-Cut Adhesive is ideal for sticking it together. Then set the finished models aside to dry.
Now let’s start gardening! I procured a beautiful bowl that colour-matches my flat from the DIY store. Since the bowl doesn’t have a hole, it’s best to put a few stones as drainage inside to prevent water from accumulating at the roots of the plants later when watering.

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2. Plant plants!

Once the stones were lying in the bottom of the bowl, I put soil on top. A little plant from the garden department at the DIY store can then be planted in it. I chose ivy, baby rubber and a mini tree with a sign that just said ‘green plant’ on it. It’s best to just stroll through the garden centre and see what’s available and what you like!
Now it’s the Treehouse’s turn: carefully detach it from the model tree with the Stanley knife and glue it onto your real tree. "Temporary Glue" is ideal for this, as you can remove it again later if you want to transplant the tree. Simply put a dot of glue on the treehouse and leave it to dry. The dried glue dot then adheres well to your real plant.

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3. Decorate your mini garden with mini accessories!

Now comes the mini decoration for the little garden. Firstly, I scattered fine Ballast on the paths, laid a path to the treehouse of small Decorative Stones and created bushes out of Decorative Moss in the miniature world. The little world in the flowerpot can also be prettified with bark mulch.
Finally, distribute a few little Grass Tufts on the soil with tweezers. Figures, mini greenhouses, beanpoles and a heap of mini decorations can now be distributed. Take care when doing this to leave enough room between the figures so that you can reach the real plants to water them.

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4. Design the last details in the mini garden!

I found a sitting person in a Figures Set and immediately got the idea to make a swing in the tree for him. To do this, simply take a piece of balsa wood and cut out a small swing with the Stanley knife. Now tie yarn on the right and left and simply attach it to a small branch at the top of the plant and the tree swing is done!
What’s definitely also cool is a small, real herb garden in which, for example, parsley, thyme and basil are tended to by the minis.

Your crafted results

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Have fun gardening and crafting!

Very best wishes!
Liska

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