Thanksgiving DIY For the Miniature Garden

Thanksgiving in the Miniature Garden

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Thanksgiving DIY for the Miniature Garden 

We are grateful to add this miniature garden to our series, A Year in the Miniature Garden, where we have used this garden once an month and changed the accessories to match the holiday or occasion. The others in this series are at the end of this blog, in case you missed them.

Today, we are serving up a couple of quick do-it-yourself projects so you can decorate your miniature garden for the big day. Note that it is okay to pull-in a couple of Christmas accents if you need some sparkle and twinkle in your scene. Being Canadian, I’ve been slow to adapt the idea of mixing Christmas with Thanksgiving like it is done here in the States. Our Thanksgiving is in October and we don’t even think about Christmas until November.

Miniature Thanksgiving Holiday Stakes

Miniature Garden Holiday Thanksgiving Stakes

You decorate your full-size garden with in-season plants like Chrysanthemums, ornamental squash, corn stalks and hay bales. In the miniature garden, your patio space is usually limited, so look for ideas that you can stake into the wee garden beds instead.

The following simple DIY  is made from a Wood Necklace Kit I found at Michael’s Crafts but it can be made with buttons too. The variety of holiday and whimsical buttons have grown exponentially recently, if you haven’t been to a fabric store lately, go and check out the selection.

Miniature Garden Holiday Thanksgiving Stakes

We found this Wood Necklace Kit at Michaels Crafts, along with the Maple Leaf Brads and Lollipop sticks.

Miniature Garden Holiday Thanksgiving Stakes

The Maple Leaf Brads are just wrapped around the stick, with a drop of glue on the back to hold them in place.

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Miniature Garden Holiday Thanksgiving Stakes

Flip it over and glue the stake on the back with two-part epoxy if you can, some will need drilling. Shim the other end of the stick so the sticks dry straight – or tape it to stay in place while the glue dries.

How to Make a Miniature…

This how-to has been moved to the Miniature Garden Society, a private website with everything miniature and garden from the library, studio and brain of The Mini Garden Guru, Janit Calvo, author of Gardening in Miniature: Create Your Own Tiny Living World. Find out more about this wonderful website right here.

 

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Thanksgiving in the Miniature Garden

Happy Thanksgiving!

Here are the others in this series:

July 4th and Canada Day in the Miniature Garden 

Father’s Day in the Miniature Garden

A Birthday in the Miniature Garden

Mother’s Day in the Miniature Garden

Earth Day in the Miniature Garden

Spring [Easter] in the Miniature Garden

St. Patrick’s Day in the Miniature Garden

Valentine’s Day in the Miniature Garden

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Thanksgiving in the Miniature Garden

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  1. […] Thanksgiving in the Miniature Garden  […]

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  2. […] to make: Find our previous Thanksgiving DIYs here. You can make garden stake and a miniature cornucopia for your mini Thanksgiving […]

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