Create your own miniature garden for your dolls house, miniature scenes, fairy garden or dioramas with this wonderful series of tutorials using polymer clay and art clay.
It’s time to celebrate gardens! This DIY miniature garden series by Candy Chappill shows you how to make your own miniature garden and is made up of a wonderful set of tutorials using polymer clay and art clay. Browse below to get started… the tricky bit is deciding which one to make first!
Miniature garden series
Make a miniature bird bath
Make a gorgeous birdbath in polymer clay in six simple steps – the perfect bathing spot for those miniature birds!
Make a miniature gate
Learn how to make a rustic garden gate in art clay in seven easy steps – complete with a downloadable template.
Make a miniature dog kennel
Make a paw-some dog kennel in polymer clay in six simple steps – complete with a downloadable template.
Make a miniature brick wall
Test your bricklaying skills and make a miniature garden brick wall in polymer clay in just three steps!
Make a miniature stained glass window
Bring colour to your garden with this beautiful stained glass window tutorial in polymer clay – complete with a downloadable template.
Make a miniature fork and spade
Learn how to make this realistic-looking miniature duo in polymer clay – complete with downloadable template.
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Make a miniature wheelbarrow
Make this wonderful miniature wheelbarrow in art clay in eight simple steps, perfect for moving ‘foliage’ around your miniature garden scene!
Make miniature terracotta pots
Learn how to make a gorgeous selection of miniature terracotta pots in polymer clay in five simple steps!
Make a miniature Victorian lantern
Light up your miniature garden with this stunning Victorian lantern in art clay – all it takes is 10 simple steps! This tutorial comes complete with a downloadable template.
Make miniature paving slabs
Make your own beautiful display of paving slabs in polymer clay in four easy steps. Follow the template or adapt to make your own version!
Make a miniature weather vane
Cock-a-doodle-doo! Add character to your miniature garden with a miniature decorative weather vane using copper clay in five simple steps – complete with downloadable template.
Make miniature topiary trees
Your garden wouldn’t be complete without trees! Make your own luscious green miniature trees using polymer clay – or adapt to create bushes instead.
Why stop there?
Once you’ve finished the series and are familiar with using clay, you could always add more clay miniatures! Here are some ideas from Candy:
- Vegetable patch – how cute would it be to make miniature vegetables from polymer clay?
- Shed – so easy to make, just follow the dog kennel project, but enlarge to however big you want it.
- Flowers – an easy way to add colour and glam to your garden is to fill your pots with flowers. You can buy miniature flowers from most craft shops.
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