Miniature objects have their own charm. They are so tiny, touching, fragile, decorative … Mini-gardens can become an excellent interior decoration, but making them is quite simple. Our tips site will show and tell you how you can plant plants in wine corks, shells and coffee cups.
Let’s start with traffic jams. This is a great material for all sorts of crafts, which can be a mini plant pot. You will need: the wine corks themselves, a screwdriver, a small sharp knife, soil, plants, magnets and a hot glue gun. How to choose this tool, the portal wrote in detail.
We make a small hole in the cork with a screwdriver, and then expand it with a knife – approximately to the middle of the cork. We try not to damage our future flower pot, because the cork can crumble. We glue a magnet on the side, approximately in the middle. Now we fill in the soil and plant the plant. Cacti and succulents are ideal. That’s all. You can attach such an original mini-garden to the refrigerator to amaze guests. You will have to water succulents from a pipette, very carefully.
It’s even easier to plant succulents in shells. If they are large enough, then you can place two or three plants at once, creating a beautiful composition. Experts advise using for such mini-gardens various types of pachyphytum, gasteria, stone roses, sedum, sprouts of money trees, aeonium tree, other undersized succulents with small leaves.
Important! You need to be prepared for the fact that the plants in the mini-garden will still grow, despite the small amount of soil. You will have to transplant, and for a miniature composition, choose new shoots.
Remember to drill a drainage hole in the shell to keep the water from stagnating. In addition, experts advise putting sphagnum moss soaked in moisture on the bottom, under the ground. Or a piece of an important rag, a coffee filter. You need to place such a mini-garden in a sunny place, flat shells are placed on a pallet, and curved shells can be hung, creating an unusual composition.
A cup and saucer is a ready-made flower pot. Moreover, it is roomy enough for several plants and decor made of small pebbles, twigs, beads, and other miniature objects. We remind you again that you will have to drill a hole in the bottom of the cup for drainage, preferably more than one. And put moss, small pebbles on the bottom, sprinkle sand to avoid clogging the holes.
Important! Succulents and cacti love the sun, but not excess moisture. In winter, such a mini-garden can be watered only twice a month, and in summer – once a week..