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Whimsical DIY Project Transforms Broken Pots into Beautiful Fairy Gardens

Just because a clay pot is broken doesn't mean that you have to throw it out. Creative gardeners have developed a resourceful trend that repurposes the broken pieces into whimsical creations, making for a fantastic DIY project. Commonly known as fairy gardens, these arrangements fashion the clay into tiers or steps for succulents and moss to grow on. They often include small figurines or houses to make the pot look like tiny, fantastical creatures live there.

This project idea invites you to use your imagination and create something totally unique. The basic process involves collecting a clay pot and its broken shards, filling the larger portion of the pot with soil, and then positioning the fragments accordingly. Many people use them to build different levels within the overall basin. Once you those are secured, the fun begins! For your own project, start adding moss, pebbles, and small succulent plants to the pot, arranging them to your liking. Then, add the decorative objects to give your creation that special, fanciful touch.

Remember, there's no wrong way to create a fairy garden. Check out all of the incredibly imaginative variations below.

Above photo source: The Garden Glove

Created by Saskia

Created by Laughing Orange Studio

Created by Genevieve Gail

Photo source: The Whoot

Photo source: The Gardeners Anonymous Blog

Created by Natureworks

Photo source: Indulgy

Photo source: Indulgy

Photo source: Earth Porm

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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