Been working on some mini gardens to take to our local Heritage Days sale.
Steve made me the square planter and I made the log house and trimmed with Harry Lauder, made some lanterns from acorns.
In the second I made the hammock using braided wire and then I crocheted the swing.
I made the accessories for these two using polymer clay. One is a table and benches with a plate of cookies and rose.
The other is a birdbath with tiny cardinal and a park bench. I have since added a basket of flowers that I must photo.
Tis a work in progress...Started out with a patch of rocks with a boulder and medium Opuntia whippeli in it so decided to incorporate them into the Gnome Garden.
The stump 'house' roof is sheet moss from HL and the chimney is a candle holder I found at Goodwill, drilled holes in the bottom, screwed it to the stump and planted a Semp for fun. Most of the items not made by me are from GW or Salvation Army, etc.
I particularly like the dog house complete with dog. Put plants in the little clay pots from Michaels, sea glass 'pond', made the baby swans and turtle-may not be visible in these pics.The small species of cacti in the pots will be planted as soon as I feel the snow and rain has passed! I have enjoy doing this and plan a Fairy garden for a corner of my back yard shaded by the greenhouse. More pics as it progresses. Thanks
I made the baby swans..the large one is actually a salt shaker...lol ; the potting shed was found at GW already painted ,,,all I did was Thompson proof it and add pots and plant...I love it too...great find!
Will post when plants are in and all is finished...if that is ever possible :-)
I'm just finding this forum since I've been working on a mini garden in an old fire pit. I handmade some things, but never even crossed my mind to use clay. Buying these miniatures can be pricey, but sure is nice to know you made it yourself.
I really like the little hammock.
Here is my garden, the handmade items are the little stick chair, the seashell on cork birdbath and the tall birdhouse. And a turtle hard to see in the way back out of shells. The rest are store bought, All the shells, coral, rocks I found when hiking the beach or on our mountain trips. I want to do more as gifts to my garden friends.
I had to check out the mini gardens! I haven't made one in a while but when I read about the "old fire pit" it reminded me that two of my mini gardens are in an old weber grill I took apart and painted rust colored. They make a great place to start.