coastal decor and crafts

4/20/12

Miniature Gardens with a Beach Theme in Pots and Baskets

Create your own little piece of beach or ocean front with sweet miniature gardens in pots and baskets!

miniature garden in cocoa basket
To create your beach theme miniature garden use a pot or a cocoa basket, then plant larger growing plants at the edge of the garden where they can spill out. You need to leave room for your beach scene!


miniature garden in pot
Cover the soil with beach sand and start designing your little piece of beachfront property. Place sea treasures here and there, and I think a Beach Dune Fence is a must. It defines the space so nicely.

miniature garden with a beach theme
Instead of blue glass pebbles, you might want to use seaglass for your beach garden.

And not every beach is all sand. Mixing rocks is beautiful too. And don't be afraid to cut plants back when they out-grow their space. It is an important part of keeping a miniature garden in shape. Now visit Miniature Gardens for more examples, tips and tutorials. What a fun weekend project this is!

miniature gardening
And here's an update. Two more adorable miniature gardens that I wish I could step into! This one's complete with a beach sign. Via Miniature Gardening.

A castle by the sea. What a fairy tale! Via.

4th of July miniature garden
And a 4th of July beach scene. Made by My Miniature Garden. The scene is set in a glass sphere, but would be perfect for a pot!

Happy weekend, everyone!

15 comments:

Wax Beach Artist said...

Wow these are FAB! I went to her site for the rest and she gives a bunch of hints for a successful garden! Thanks for sharing!

Della said...

I adore these! I've always had a thing for miniatures, and these take the cake!

Jenny said...

Nice to create miniatures with beach/coastal theme. Perfect for those who want to take a little bit of the ocean in a miniature version. Love it!

beachcomber said...

so cute, i love miniature things too especially when they involve the beach!
x

Roxanne Reinhart said...

OMG!! Those are adorable. I love them. Very creative!! I need one for my desk at work.

maria luisa said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhh This is so cute!!

Anonymous said...

What a fun idea!
Just another reason I love coming here every day.

Les from Vancouver Island

Linda said...

This is too too cute! Linda

Desire Empire said...

Oh Boy these are ingenious
Carolyn

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Thanks Les!! What a nice compliment. Really appreciate it!

An Island Mom said...

Oh, my daughter's going to be all over this one!

Vicky said...

What a great idea! I hope to dedicate a little of my time to make some thumbnails.
Have a nice weekend

J. Beaudet said...

Theses little minis are adorable! Another great idea!
Have a great weekend:)
Jenniferxox

Beautiful Details said...

Those are too cute! Thanks for sharing!

vicki said...

Seriously-- this is the cutest thing ever. Such fun! These would be so cute to make-- love the idea!
Vicki