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Hello to all my geeky garden girls! How many of you have drooled over those broken-pot-fairy-villages on Pinterest? Or maybe wanted to take it further and create a scene that is of a similar variety but maybe not fairy themed? Me too. I’ve seen a lot of articles and Pinterest boards dedicated to exactly that, but one of my favorites is on a site called The Spruce.
Now, this how-to is fairly lengthy, but that’s kind of why I love it. A lot of people tell you the general steps needed to assemble the village or miniature; The Spruce goes a bit more in depth and discusses how to make the pieces really fit, how to form the broken bits so they don’t look a mess, and most importantly how to water and care for the newly potted plants so that, if you are like me and your “green thumb” is more “green adjacent,” your fairy village doesn’t experience a mudslide. If you have the time to read through it, it will save you a lot of frustration mid-project.
Kaitie’s pro-tip: If you don’t have a broken pot laying around there are a ton of tutorials that tell you how to break a pot specifically for this purpose. Pot smashing day? Yes, please! But before you go out and spend bucks on a pot you just plan to break, try going to your local hardware store or nursery to see if they have any broken pots you can acquire. Some say yes, some say no, but it’s definitely going to cost less to check and save you the effort of breaking a perfectly good pot. Also, if they have multiple kinds of pots so you can play with color and texture too! Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace may also be worth a peek before you break the bank (and the pot). Have fun!