Introduction: How to Make a Fresta ( Mini Forest )

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A Fresta is a mini-forest. It started out as a zen garden but I changed it. The word Fresta was made by me, derived from the Maltese word ' foresta ' .

This is my first Instructable and I'm very sorry there isn't any pictures of me doing it.

Step 1: Items Needed:

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To make a Fresta you need:

Something to put it in like a container or something ( preferably thick ),


Bags ( optional ),

Plant leaves and tree branches.

Step 2: Preparing the Fresta.

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Fill the container with perlite and if you want to do a pond , leave space for a bag and fill the bag with water. If you do make a pond be careful because it is very tricky.

Step 3: Finishing the Fresta.

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With the leaves and branches make mini trees and if you want scatter some pebbles around.

Once it is finished keep it somewhere nice.

After sometime the leaves and branches will go bad so be prepared to change them.


shooby (author)2009-02-09

Hmm, so these aren't actually growing right? Just stuck some sticks in the perlite?

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