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Make a Miniature Stonehenge

January 9th, 2013 by Cobwebs

Mini Stonehenge

I’ve mentioned terrarium cemeteries before, and here’s a similar, equally splendid idea: A miniature meadow featuring a teensy Stonehenge.

This garden is by Two Green Thumbs, a site devoted to miniature gardens. There’s no information on the materials used, but the greenery looks like Irish moss and I suspect that the stones might be made from polymer clay. This would be super-simple to create–you could even go to a hardware store and get flagstones cut to shape if you felt like being particularly authentic–and would be a striking addition to a patio (or even a windowsill if you made it small enough).

The Two Green Thumbs site and accompanying blog are also a wealth of ideas for other miniature gardens, including “fairy gardens:” Full miniature landscapes with tiny furnishings (benches, paved pathways, etc.) and real plants. They’re an interesting cross between dollhouses and gardening, and there’s plenty of ways to make them spooky; indeed, a number of the ideas on the blog are Halloweenish in nature.

This would be a fun, easy project and would also make an interesting gift.

Bonus Link: When I was looking for the source of the original photo I ran across Clonehenge, a site devoted to Stonehenge replicas.

(Hat tip to WitchArachne)

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6 Responses

  1. Saw Says:

    i would love to try this but make it look like more my local cemetary

  2. Linda B. Says:

    You know those little boxes that they sell at the check out counter of chain bookstores? They have one that is Stonehenge – that’s the one I used for my terrarium last year…before I KILLED the moss…sigh…

  3. xJane Says:

    The only problem is facing it exactly right for the coming equinox.

  4. WitchArachne Says:

    Plus working out whether it should face North-east in the Southern Hemisphere to match the positioning, or face South-East to match the solar alignment.
    But seriously, that is radical. My bestie is a horticulturist so I’m hitting her up for some plants tout de suite.

  5. Sisifo Says:

    I have moss in little baby jars. I keep them in my window sill year-round. When Halloween rolls around, I label them [Dead person’s name] Grave Moss. This just makes me happy. I’ll have to get some more.

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