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Broken Pot Fairy Garden

Having seen many pretty pictures of succulent fairy gardens online, I finally decided to attempt one myself. Armed with a hammer, chisel and old towel, I was ready to start on some Dollar Store Terracotta pots.  The klutz in me had said to definitely buy more than one pot.  Good thing, because the first two tries were total fiascoes. They broke in all the wrong places…

But woohoo, the third time was lucky!  I filled my broken pot with a mix of garden soil and pumice. Carefully arranged the pieces (good selection of pieces from the first two pots) and added more soil, rocks and pebbles until it looked just right.  On the right edge going up, there are little rectangular pot shards arranged into a staircase.  The colorful rocks are jasper, quartz, and chert from my collection of beach finds. 

Lastly, succulent cuttings were carefully placed.  Green moss tucked in here and there.  And if you look very closely, you'll see the tiny fairy house I made in the top left side of the pot. 

So there it is - my broken pot fairy garden. Cheers!

photos by Cindy Yee

Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 3:30 PM


WAY COOL!! A perfect gift for someone who loves plants.

Posted by Jennifer Dodini on May 22, 2024 at 1:34 PM

Very creative and really pretty. Can you post some more pictures later as it grows?

Posted by Michelle Davis on May 22, 2024 at 2:54 PM

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