I love things that are tiny, so this gnome garden is right up my alley. But the best part is that it’s super easy and I got most of the supplies from Dollar Tree! So, take a look.
The wonderful thing about a gnome garden is there are so many possibilities to customize it. Plus, you can switch out the gnomes with Halloween or Christmas decorations for the holidays. Here’s how I did it:
#1: Gather your gnome garden supplies
First, you need to figure out how you want to display your gnome garden. I found a ridiculously cute six-tier pot holder at a yard sale for $10. Click here to find a similar one online. You could also use an old fashioned wheelbarrow planter, a whiskey barrel planter, a birth bath, or a tiered stone fountain. Use your imagination.
Then of course, you’ll need all the cute miniature gnome supplies to go in your garden. Dollar Tree sells all the mini houses, gnomes and other cute things during the spring time. But if you can’t find them there, here’s some other cute options of things you can buy online:
- 7-piece garden gnome set (house included)
- Wishing well
- Koi pond
- Enchanted miniature tree
- 25-piece fairy garden set
Then, I added some potting mix to eat of the pots. You could also just dig up some dirt from the garden too.
#2: Start decorating!
My kids loved this part. There are no rules. Each of my kids kind of claimed their own pot and placed the decorations wherever they wanted.
Mix and match your garden decorations. And don’t forget to find some pebbles in the garden to add as stepping stones. It doesn’t take much to make it adorable.
Here’s a cute video of my kids decorating our miniature garden:
#3: Change it up for the holidays
I have a bunch of miniature villages for Halloween and Christmas, so I thought I would see how they looked in my gnome garden. The results were adorable. Here’s the Halloween version:
And here’s the Christmas version …
Although I don’t have any plants in my miniature garden yet, I’m planning on buying them soon. Here’s a great link to some plants you can buy: Best Plants for Miniature Gardens.
Here’s some other amazing ideas for your next gnome garden:
- 31 Fairy Garden Ideas your Kids will Love
- 14 Cute Teacup Mini Gardens
- 100 Best DIY Mini Garden Ideas
- Planning out a fairy garden
What ideas do you have for your next miniature garden? Leave your comments below.
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