Miniature gardens are an excellent way to adorn the indoor spaces where the regular live plants may die. These miniature gardens are fun to make and you can experiment with your creativity and create something marvelous. But you may wonder how you can make these amazing decorative gardens at home. So here we have curated a guide for a DIY miniature garden.
What will you need?
Making a DIY miniature is inexpensive. It will mostly utilize the commonly available things that we own in our homes. Let’s look at the list of equipment and material you will need to make a cute miniature garden.
A. Preparing the garden elements
You cannot use the normal plants in the miniature garden. It is because these plants require sun and a lot of water to stay alive. Also, they grow well and if you use them in your miniature garden, they will soon grow out of the pot.
So, plants that require less water and stay small are ideal for making DIY miniature gardens. Here’s a list of plants that you can choose from.
When you are choosing the pot for your miniature garden, look for the one which has enough space to hold the soil and top surface to accommodate the variety of elements you are going to add to your garden. The pot should have drainage holes at the bottom to prevent waterlogging in case of overwatering. If there aren’t any holes, don’t worry as you can drill them on your own.
Since you cannot overwater the garden to provide nutrition to your garden plants, it is important to use rich and dark organic soil to build your miniature garden.
To make the bird’s hut, you will need to draw the lines on the cardboard sheet and cut it out. Fold the edges and paste them to make a hut. Attach the house on top of a small tree twig. You can make the welcome signs by writing “Welcome” on cylindrical branches of the trees.
To make the walking path, mix one part of cement with three parts of sand and add water. Don’t make it too thin. Place polythene on a flat surface and pour the cement mixture on it. Spread it and make a slight curve to the path.
You can make small squares on the wet cement to make it look like a real highway. Use the cement mixture to roll out flattened stones. Let the path and stones dry off completely. You can even color the path with grey or black and paint the squares and stepping stones with white color.
Once you have prepared the soil, pot, and other accessories for your miniature garden, it’s time to start assembling your DIY miniature garden. You can follow the steps given below to do it.
Hope you find this guide to DIY miniature garden useful. You can check out our collection of miniature garden toys and can decide what theme you want your to convert your garden into. Have Fun !!!
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