Valentine’s Day in the Miniature Garden

Valentine's Day in the Miniature Garden

Valentine’s Day in the Miniature Garden can be loaded with decor – or kept really simple with one or two accent pieces.

Valentine’s Day in the Miniature Garden

Creating miniature gardens is so much fun because you can adapt them to any
situation, any theme or any occasion. But another fun thing to do with this new-again hobby – and Valentine’s Day gives you a perfect opportunity to – is to share them. A miniature garden can easily deliver a personalized message sent straight from the heart.

If you are short on decorations, a simple accent piece can still send a huge message. A red chair, an engraved heart or ‘hugs’ rock, or this simple how-to can send sweet love to your Valentine.

Don’t have a Valentine? Then it’s a perfect excuse to treat yourself and do something YOU love!

Want to see more of the 2013 Valentine Garden? They will be posted in our February newsletter, The Mini Garden Gazette. Join our email list here and get instant access to the archives after confirming through your email.

How to Make Valentine’s Day Decorations for Your Miniature Garden:

We found the package of foam hearts at JoAnns Fabrics (40% off!) to make these really quick decorative garden stakes that you can add to any miniature garden and get your message love across.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • One package of foam cutouts
  • Wood popsicle sticks &/or coffee sticks
  • Paint colors of your choice
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush
  • Sandpaper

Best selling Gardening in Miniature bookAAAAND the craft stores now carry all kinds of cutouts for every occasion! Paint the stakes to match the holiday color to make it look more polished. We tried writing on them with a small Sharpie marker, but it turned out a bit faded – the foam doesn’t accept the ink very well.

Be sure to take out the heart stakes after the 14th and wait for the wood to dry before storing them for next year. Like the miniature holiday decor, they should last for a long time if you don’t leave them out in the weather all year.

See our previous post of gift-giving ideas: The Most Incredible Gift of All Time. Make Quick and Affordable Gifts. A Miniature Garden for Every Budget.

More ideas from your  Miniature Garden Center:

– Pretty Garden Screen

Pretty Grapevine Birdath

– White Porcelain Pot Set with Saucers (really cute)

– White Arbor with Gate

– White Wooden Love Seat

– White Swan Porcelain Vase Set

– Short White Picket Border Fence

– Miniature Garden Plants for Sun or Part Sun

– Miniature Garden Plants for Shade

– Shop for Plants by Zone




  1. Kay Herstedt said

    Thanks for the holiday inspiration! I attended the Midwestern Herb Show in so. IL today. A vendor had a large number of mini/container gardens & plants for sale. I bought plants & she allowed me to take pics for ideas. She’s near St. Louis if anyone wants her info. Kay


  2. Wow, you are ridiculously creative!! This is so cool!


  3. Lynn said

    Hi Janit,just got your email , what a Beautiful Valentine Garden , You Are Amazing as alway’s !!!, can’t wait to see what you have up your sleeve for St Patrick’s Day ! Next year would you please do a Mardi Gras Garden , Purple , Gold & Green beads & Maybe Some Miniature Lights . XO From Hot Springs,AR.Waiting for the honey suckle to bloom & fill the air, with sweetness !! Oh when can I start following you on PINTEREST ? Soon I Hope.


    • Hi Lynn! Thanks for your kind words! You’ve got me searching for my beads now. Lol! I’m under my own name on Pinterest – Janit Calvo. Let me know what your Pinterest name is and I’ll follow you back. Spring is starting to spring out here in Seattle – Yay!


    • Hi Lynn! I replied to this but I don’t see it. Apologies – I guess I didn’t hit the right button after typing. Thank you for your kind words!! You have me thinking of next year’s Mardi Gras Garden. (I found some mini beads!!) I’m under Janit on Pinterest here: – I’ll be posting more now that my website is done.


      • Lynn said

        Hi Janit, Glad To Hear From You “SUGAR” I Will Start Following You On Pinterest , I’m On There As , Southern Lady Little Lynn Bet You Couldn’t Have Guessed That. Ha Ha Any Way I ‘m Up To 338 Boards , & Since I’m A Perfectionest , I Pin Just The Best Of Everyone’s Pins !!! See You On There OK Hugs , From Hot Springs, Ar. Lynn


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  11. Gladys said

    Janit!!! Love your emails, didn’t think I had a favorite but I fell head over heals on this precious Valentine Garden. You are the greatest!!! Looking forward to your emails. Thanks!!


  12. Oh my God. So pretty 💕💗💗 you have seripudly very good at your work. Its terrific!


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