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Miniature Garden (For Beginners!)

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I love miniatures! I always had a plan of making a miniature garden and couldn't wait any longer. In this instructable I will show you how to make a cute mini garden in few easy steps. This could be a fun project to do in the weekends and I tried to make it beginner friendly, besides it doesn't matter if you're not an expert (neither am I), miniatures always turn out to be cute. 

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Step 1: Materials needed

This mini garden can be made using easily available materials around us! To make this mini garden you'll need:

1) Flower pot of any size you want (It'll be the size of the mini garden),
2) Vining plant and a stick to support it, (Optional, but I thought it would look cute in the mini garden),
3) Small tree logs (to make the bench, table & fences),
4) Paper (to make tiny planters),
5) Thick paper (to make mini water can and bucket),
6) Scissor & ant-cutter,
7) Glue (white glue, hot glue or super glue),
8) Tiny plants (they grow around the larger ones, look around the garden),
9) Plants for the mini garden (money plants, succulent, preserved moss, dwarf trees etc.)
10) Anything you want to add.
sydneyhauss3 months ago
So cute!! I made one:)
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  sydneyhauss3 months ago
Thanks! miniatures are fun to make :)
kliu85 months ago
If the paper pots have no bottom then the plants can root deeper into the soil.
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  kliu85 months ago
yes, you're right.. I'v already replaced the tiny planters without the bottom :)
Nekolove025 months ago
I LOVE MINIATURES!!!
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  Nekolove025 months ago
Me too! aren't they adorable!
argha halder7 months ago
A miniature garden will soon be in my home .working on it.great project and well made!
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  argha halder5 months ago
Wow, I hope you enjoy making it. post a picture when you're done making the garden :)
poofrabbit7 months ago
Hey congratulations on being a finalist in the weekend projects contest! I love this idea and with the summer sales starting I'm hunting around for things to create my own for my classroom (I will share pics since you are my inspiration) I'm thinking I might be able to make little ceramic pots for the potted plants out of the scrap clay I have laying around the classroom. :) Again well done and good luck!
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  poofrabbit7 months ago
Thank yo poofrabbit! I really enjoyed making this mini garden. Very happy to know you're making one, I'm sure you'll have fun! ceramic pots sound awesome! I can't wait to see your miniature garden, please do share a picture when you're done making it :)
Thanks!
parisusa7 months ago
Never heard of a mini garden. Love it!
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  parisusa7 months ago
Thank you so much!
nadam18 months ago
This is awesome! cool idea!
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  nadam17 months ago
Thanks! glad you like it :)
billbillt9 months ago
great idea
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  billbillt8 months ago
Thanks!
That a cool little garden
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  Icecreamismine8 months ago
Thanks! happy to know :)
nicodatz9 months ago
AWESOME!
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  nicodatz8 months ago
THANKS!
Renegades9 months ago
This is awesome
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  Renegades8 months ago
Thank you!
HelenaTroy9 months ago
Great project!

There's a site called Two Green Thumbs which is all about miniature gardens - they sell mini plants and accessories, from 1/4" to 1" scale - sadly, even those would be too small for my eyesight these days - I only go to the site to wonder at what can be done - and to wish ...
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  HelenaTroy8 months ago
Thanks!
Just visited the site, it's great! I love miniatures, the smaller the cuter! :)
No_Limits8 months ago
Awesome Job!
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  No_Limits8 months ago
Thank you so much!
PaganRaven8 months ago
This has finally inspired me to go make a mini garden! Have always wanted to make one - and you made it so easily!
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  PaganRaven8 months ago
Thanks! you should make one very soon, it's fun and easy to make :)
Craigoryegory8 months ago
You've got a fine garden going! I love it! Consider looking into bonsai techniques to allow your plants to mature and still keep them small, as well as learn more awesome techniques!Truly awesome looking tray garden you've got there!
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  Craigoryegory8 months ago
Thank you so much! I've been thinking about learning the bonsai technique and hoping to do so in my next miniature garden :) thanks again!
elowezil9 months ago
Oh how lovely! Beautifully clean and crisp. If you'd like to see the ones I've made recently, check my blog: http://elowezil.blogspot.com
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  elowezil9 months ago
Thanks! yes, I've seen your garden, they have such a cute whimsical look!
sitearm9 months ago
@Muhaiminah Faiz; Hi! Very cute! I've tweeted it. Cheers! : ) Site
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  sitearm9 months ago
Ohw, thanks! please vote for it if you like it!
I have a few suggestions for this way cute idea:) For the watering can, you can use a small empty thread spool. They come in a foam, so you can make holes in them and attach stuff. And, you can use pop bottle caps for planters or tables and, if it's large enough, you can have a swimming pool:) You can paint a pop bottle cap black and put little orange beads in it for a fire pit. Oh, you have made my head hurt with all the ideas I can come up with. It's like a little zen garden that's a whole lot more fun! Thanks a lot:)
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  BetsyFartBlossom9 months ago
Thank you sooo much for the suggestions! I have a plan of making another miniature garden and I'll definitely keep your suggestions in mind next time. post a picture if you make one. Love sharing ideas! :)
Have a great day!
That's not nice BMR 11100:( It's your opinion and you're entitled to it, but you really shouldn't make unkind comments, especially those that aren't spelled correctly.
jnancy9 months ago
Love this! Need to start this
elowezil9 months ago
Love it. So fresh and simple. You may like to see the ones I made here:
http://www.elowezil.blogspot.co.nz/
the pink and green plants are Coleus. They are easy to grow even in the shade
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coleus
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