There’s nothing nicer than a houseplant. They liven up any space, and it’s a joy to watch them grow and thrive. There’s also nothing more delightful than miniatures. Something about a tiny scene all delicately crafted is just lovely.
Knowing both of these things to be true, crafter and Instructables user Muhaiminah Faiz decided to combine them into a truly adorable and totally doable craft using hardy plants, sweet miniatures, and a great upcycled teacup.
Miniature gardens aren’t a new thing. The concept of creating tiny scenes and landscapes using plants can be found in Japanese bonsai traditions, as well as in “fairy garden” traditions, which use broken flowerpots and trinkets to create tiny gardens — the kind a little pixie might like! And the nice thing about them is that since you can make them yourself to your own tastes, no two are ever alike!
But if you don’t have the room for a larger flowerpot, Faiz offers a great alternative, and one that looks just charming on a desk or windowsill. Instead of using a terra cotta pot, you can use a pretty teacup and saucer for a dainty, vintage look.
Check out how Faiz made her miniature garden below, and it might just inspire you to try this out yourself! They also make great gifts.