Monday, April 30, 2012

Miniature Home Gardens

Hello everyone! It's been a lovely couple of spring days here on the East Coast, and I have been doing some gardening. I'm joining in over at Shannon's Cozy Home Party! thanks Shannon! What makes my home feel pretty and cozy are flowers indoors and out! I have discovered these miniature gardens that are just toooo cute! You can customize them however you would like.





Start with a flower pot, basket, or the bottom of a tera cota pot works well. You can use gravel for fishbowls, and little rocks can be found in craft stores. Tiny shells, little fences, little watering cans........




Whatever suits your fancy. The pretty colored rocks can also be found in craft stores. Small plants are recommended, and I even read you can use weeds! Yes, I have found some little weeds in my garden, with little flowers on them. I plan on using those when I make mine.





You can even make it rustic looking if you would like. Now, I found a site on the web called http://miniaturegardenshoppe.com/. They will explain how to get started, and they even sell some of the miniatures if you would like. Little bird baths, little tiny chairs and the pretty gates and trelleses shown here. This one in the basket is so creative. You can even use doll house miniatures if you want to.





Use your imagination, and make several. It is almost like playing with a dollhouse, setting it all up.




I think this one is set up in a tera cotta bottom. Look at the cute little urns they have here.






I think this one is my favorite! Maybe because of the pink chairs?? Hummmm......... I love the stone they use too. They also have this stone on the web site. I did see some nice stones in Micheal's also.



This is a really cute one too, with the little garden hat. I love the tiny little flower pots! On the website, they also have fairies for your gardens too. Have fun with it! Thanks for coming by!


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14 comments:

Crafty Mischief said...

What a fun idea! Those are so cute and small! You know, this is something my kids could help out with too. Thanks for sharing! :)

jeanetteann said...

These are all so cute. xx

Liz said...

Very nice idea! Liz

Kim K. said...

With our love of dollhouses, I equally smitten with your sweet pictures. Love those pink chairs too. Have fun playing!

Leann said...

Oh this looks an obsession in the waiting! Love all the ideas you can do.

Hope that all is well.

xo
Leann

C'est moi Claudette said...

I think something happened to my comment...
Ahhhh
I like the pink one too. You know me.
xoxoxo

kitty said...

A friend has one of these and calls it a fairy garden. I've been wanting to make one with my granddaughters. Thank you for sharing all the great inspiration. It looks like such fun.

Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes said...

Hi Debbie-

Those are really cute. I've tried making those, yet my garden never turned out as cute as the ones you showed. The beach one and the one with the the little urns are my favorites. Thanks for sharing these darling creations at Your Cozy Home Party!

Lori Stokes Wright said...

Sweet gardens! I love miniatures thanks for rounding these all up for us. I found you at Cozy Home Scenes. ~Lori

NanE said...

Happy PINK Saturday! I love Fairy gardens so I love all of the pics you shared. I have a large Fairy Garden that my niece and her husband made for me and it makes me smile every time I see it. Have a wonderful weekend, Nan

Olivia said...

Oh my goodness these are oh so adorable! I have to try this!!!!
xo
Olivia

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

These miniature gardens are darling! I've never seen anything like them before. The one with the pink chairs is my favorite too. And it is definitely because of the pink chairs!

Faye ~ Wild Rose Vintage ~ Cabin Creek said...

Way too cute! I think I will have to make one! They sure are becoming popular, even saw one in the Doctor's office last week...of all places! Thanks for all the ideas.
Faye

tisanjosh said...

My favorite flower is also hydrangeas! I had several of them in the front of our home in various colors. I love to dry them in late August. Fountains and ironwork are also great features. Its fun to design new gardens and landscaping! Perfectly Green artificial grass