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For this instructable I thought about coming up with a great gift idea for those of you on a budget!
This miniature moss garden is composed of supplies that require little to no new purchases!
In order to get started you will only need a few things......


-1 new or used teacup and saucer (preferably a saucer with a large rim)
 Note: At every goodwill I've been to, there is always a surplus of cheap teacups!

-1 back or silver permanent marker

-A box of Scotch Moss

- Various pebbles or different sizes and colors

Step 1: Clean Pebbles

Picture of Clean Pebbles
First, place the pebbles in boiling water and this will eliminate any dirt or dust on them, as well as making them easier to write on.
 
prakis2 years ago
Simple and Beautiful. "Tiny Green Zen Garden".
lotuslady (author)  prakis2 years ago
Thank you! (◡﹏◡✿)
jturner381 year ago
I have never used moss does it require any soil?

yes, moss should have soil

starforest7 months ago

Very nice.

sunshiine2 years ago
This craft is right on! I love it! Thanks for sharing and do have a splendorous day!
sunshiine
lotuslady (author)  sunshiine2 years ago
Thank you sunshiine! (。◕‿◕。)~
jefflahay2 years ago
I want to make one of these for my wife's healing room. Could you translate the word "healing" into Chinese please? Thanks;)
lotuslady (author)  jefflahay2 years ago
to heal= 医治
pinyin/pronunciation=Yīzhì
:)
brass902 years ago
thanx 4 sharing very nice
lotuslady (author)  brass902 years ago
Anytime! You are welcome! :)
askjerry2 years ago
Very nice!

I had forgotten about moss gardens... we did one several years back...
http://rutherford-robotics.com/moss_garden/

You can really get creative and make lovely gifts with them... only need to keep them damp.
lotuslady (author)  askjerry2 years ago
Wow! Great link! The terrariums are very beautiful! I've also noticed there are some great miniature plant/moss terrariums on http://etsy.com as well when you search them! :)
I definitely drew inspiration from these, but kept in mind that I wanted it to be affordable and that I wanted it to utilize supplies that I thought would be accessible for many makers.

........yes, I guess that is the downside to keeping moss, that they do require a lot of water.
Thanks. The setup you saw above only cost the gas money to drive to the park... we already had the containers. As for water... with them loosely covered, it doesn't take much water or attention at all.
that's actually quite adorable!

I bet even those of us who routinely and inadvertently kill houseplants could keep that alive.
lotuslady (author)  sunny hobbes2 years ago
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it!
askjerry2 years ago
Very nice!
I had forgotten about moss gardens... we did one several years back...
http://rutherford-robotics.com/moss_garden/

You can really get creative and make lovely gifts with them... only need to keep them damp.
Wow....this is a really cool idea!!!!! I think the Lotuslady is smart and the results are desirable.....it is pleasing and i cant wait to see one in person. Fantastic!
lotuslady (author)  morticiansluv2 years ago
Your support is appreciated! :D
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lotuslady (author) 2 years ago
Hello everyone,
First, I would like to say, thank you for all the views, I'm glad to see people are enjoying the Tiny Green Tea Garden! As some of you may or may not know, I borrowed my friend's camera in order to make this Instructable! Please vote my craft into the top 3 spot of the Craft Contest so that I can win a camera and create more Instructables to share with everyone!
Thank you for all the support.
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