DIY Miniature Fairy Garden Terrarium – Enchanted Mushroom Lights

Hi, in this tutorial I made a fairy garden terrarium with mushroom lights and a fairy mushroom house. I used some extruded polystyrene (xps styrofoam), battery operated led lights, transparent sanitary silicone sealant, tin foil, copper wire, hot glue, a little bit of polymer clay, moss and acrylic paint. I also used a glass cake cover. Step 1: Preparing the Board

I first cut the styrofoam board to fit the glass cake cover. I adjusted the corners with a cutter, then I painted it black. Step 2: Adding the Lights

 

I then glued the lights to some pieces of copper wire. I made the wires in different lengths and also left more wire on the upper side (that will be helpful when making the mushroom caps). I glued the copper wires to the foam board with hot glue. I added some volume to the board using tin foil and hot glue.

Step 3: Making the Mushrooms

I mixed some red acrylic paint with silicone and made a paste. I applied the paste on the wires and leveled it using soap and water. For making the mushroom caps I used the silicone paste and wrapping foil. I applied some paste on the plastic foil and covered it. Then I started shaping it into a mushroom cap. For making the round shapes I used the cones inside of an eggs carton. I also covered the tinfoil base using the same silicone paste in black. Using some tin foil I made a cone and covered it with polymer clay. I sculpted a little house, baked it and painted it with acrylic paint.

Step 4: Moss and Details

I placed the moss over the board, carefully mixing the patches and used toothpicks to fix it in place. I also made some cute white dots on the house using white silicone.

I love the result!

DIY: Homemade Vertical Garden

The materials are very basic, it’s a matter of making the list and going to a hardware store or a warehouse where tools and construction materials are obtained. The most important thing is to have on hand:

A couple of plastic bottles, all the same size. I thought the 2-liter ones were perfect.

  • Plants that are easy to care for, depending on the climate of your city.
  • Plastic noose, because that of natural fibers deteriorates when in contact with water.
  • Flat metal washers. The size varies according to the thickness of the rope.
  • Scalpel, scissors and a permanent marker.
  • Screwdriver and pliers (just in case).

We removed the labels from the bottles and cleaned them. It is not necessary to waste time removing the remaining glue because we can cut that area further.

We mark a point on each side of the bottle where we will pass the rope, so they must be aligned (parallel) so that there is no inclination.

Open the holes with the tip of the screwdriver, just in the place that we mark the point, drilling in a straight line the plastic to the other side.

When the holes are ready for the rope, with the marker, we delineate the space that we are going to cut where we will plant our plant. And we cut very carefully. We can make a small cut with the scalpel to insert the tip of the scissors and cut more easily.

With all the cuts made, we measure the space in which we are going to hang our future garden, to know the length of the rope. We begin to insert the rope, fixing the height we want with knots, always with a washer between the bottle and the knot to avoid falls.

I made my garden of 4 levels or “bottles” and chose a neon rope that contrasts with the spots in the leaves of the plant that I chose, commonly called Potos or Photos. I left about 40 cm. Between each bottle because this bush grows and its leaves hang.

When all bottles are moored and secured, we plant our bushes with the soil moist to make it easier to handle. It’s going to be a bit heavy, so it’s good to have someone close to help you hang your new, and spectacular, vertical garden in place.

This is for me the first of 4 “green stairs” I want to make to put on a whole wall of my patio. I love how it looks, and I feel very proud because I thought I needed an expert to achieve it, and I love the touch of the recovered bottles. How do you think it was?

I worked in my yard, so after sweeping the soil off the ground, we mopped up with a bit of Fabulous Fruit Passion to freshen up, even more the atmosphere.

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How to make hanging garden grass roots upwards

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Growing your own herbs at home – a great way to save money, always have fresh herbs for salad and green the kitchen interior. Especially if the kitchen garden hung from the ceiling by organizing their own hanging vertical gardens with their own hands .

We Need:

  • cans with plastic cap from tea, cocoa, coffee or other products
  • herbs (basil, rosemary, parsley, dill, coriander) with the ground
  • wire or rope for fixing
  • scissors, knife, nail, hammer
  • adhesive tape or adhesive tape
  • coffee filter or similar material
  • cloth, paint and glue for decor

Once you have cleared the bank, remove the bottom of the opener and with the help of a nail and a hammer, tamp it 10-15 holes. Then place the bottom back to the bank holding the other side. Adhesive tape stick to the edges of the bedplate so that a couple of centimeters to the left edge, as shown in the photos. On both sides of another two punch holes, through which the entire structure is suspended from the ceiling.

I think you can not complicate the whole crafts thus cutting out the bottom and sticking it back. All this is intended by the author, apparently in order to penetrate the two holes for further fastening.

Alternatively, it is easier and faster to break through the 10-15 nail holes for drainage, while not cutting bedplate, and two holes on opposite sides, closer to the edge, so that through them you can thread the rope or wire for hanging. So (in red):

Turn the jar and carefully place to bush grass with soil. Then you need to cover the top soil so that when you turn the jar, the land is not drizzled on the table. To do this, the authors use a coffee filter, but I think that for such purposes will suit whatever breathable material. Cut a small hole in it with a cut to the end, Wrap around grass and good seal with tape or duct tape. That, so to speak, to consolidate the success and the soil in place, use the rest of the plastic cover from the banks, also cut a hole in it the size of the corresponding bush. Carefully miss the grass through a hole in the lid and put it firmly. In general, the main work is done. Turn the jar and check whether the open under the weight of the soil cover, and whether the land is on the table, not getting enough sleep. To decorate a pot, you can use paint or a piece of cloth. And the final touch – hanging from the ceiling, cornice or a bar. That’s what we need, and are pre-punched holes. Through them you can skip rope or wire, then the whole latter-day flower pot with herbs, spices hang up roots. Watering neatly on top of small portions that remained green longer fresh, pleasing to the eye, and then the stomach and as a seasoning and garnish.

How to make a miniature garden terrace

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Miniature garden “planted” in a large flower pot made of concrete can be used and concrete planters. As they do with their hands – I have a Blog mass master classes. If anyone should be, too lazy to look), write, skins can credit. The idea is perfect for placing in the garden vernde in the country, on the balcony, and even on the kitchen window sill – if you use small pots.

So, how to make a miniature garden with his own hands. For work, we need:

  • a large flower pot made of concrete – must have a drainage system (the hole), that there is no excess water in the pot,
  • a mixture of earth and sand,
  • Plants suitable for a miniature garden,
  • twigs,
  • paperboard
  • paper,
  • stationery knife,
  • Hot glue or glue,
  • lacquer for wood,
  • cement mix,
  • pebbles and stones.

How to make a house of twigs: How to make a garden bench made of sticks or branches: How to make miniature fences and stairs: Miniature garden tools: How to make a miniature birdhouse: Accessories from the dry cement mixture:

How to make beautiful garden flowers from plastic bottles

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Photo 1. Cut the top of the bottle with the neck, it will be blank for the flower.
Photo 2. Detail of the bottle with the neck cut into 6-lobe, can be cut into 5 lobes, then petals will turn wider.
3. Photos are folded petals of a flower from a plastic bottle out.
Photo 4. gives shape to the petals of a flower from a plastic bottle (rounded tips of the petals with scissors).
Photo 5. Flower Harvesting from a plastic bottle, painted with enamel paint.
Photo 6. Ready flower from a plastic bottle. How to make a flower stamen for we have considered in the preceding master-class.
Photo 7. This lovely vine of plastic flowers, you can make yourself.