How to Make a Miniature Stonehenge Garden

Miniature Stonehenge Garden
Our Miniature Stonehenge Garden photo has been making the rounds on the Internet and shared by thousands on Facebook and Pinterest. Here’s a little How-to so you can make your own!

How to Make a Miniature Stonehenge Garden

~ [From December 21, 2012] Dang. It’s the end of the world and I was supposed to take my credit cards on a wild vacation! Well, maybe next time… ;o)

 Miniature Garden Display
The Miniature Garden Display from the Northwest Flower and Garden Show, 2007, where the original Miniature Stonehenge picture was taken.

Speaking of a wild trip, the little photo (above) has had quite a journey over the past years thanks to our friend Nancy Wisser over at the Clonehenge blog, and to thousands of shares through Facebook and Pinterest. We’ve been swamped with emails asking where to get it and how to do it so we got a how-to together for you here, in honor of the End of Days.

The Miniature Stonehenge Garden was from our display at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show in 2007. The display was called ‘Miniature Gardener Interrupted’ and while it wasn’t our strongest display, it sure was fun to make a mess and leave it there for the entire show. (Yes, the irreverent artist inside me still rises up at times. Such rebelliousness. AND we were the only ones to abide by ALL the rules for the container contest that year, yet we did not win even – after questioning the judges to their faces! They ran away from me shirking and shrugging… !! Lol! Such rebelliousness was needed indeed. ;o)

How to Make a Miniature Stonehenge Garden

Miniature Stonehenge Garden for the Solstice from TwoGreenThumbs.com!
Find the ‘Build Your Own Stonehenge Kit’ from Running Press. Google to find it online or a vendor/store that carries the line.
Miniature Stonehenge Garden for the Solstice from TwoGreenThumbs.com!
Open the box and admire all the pieces. Tape the map together from the backside.
Miniature Stonehenge Garden for the Solstice from TwoGreenThumbs.com!
Place all the pieces on the map in their positions. You should start to feel like a Druid now.
Miniature Stonehenge Garden for the Solstice from TwoGreenThumbs.com!
A close up so you can see the numbers they’ve put to each stone. Note that almost nothing will happen if you make your own configuration or design but this is not guaranteed. :o)
Miniature Stonehenge Garden for the Solstice from TwoGreenThumbs.com!
For the smaller stones, re-number them to the side on the bottom – because you’ll be drilling into the center and into number that’s already there.
Miniature Stonehenge Garden for the Solstice from TwoGreenThumbs.com!
Drill each stone carefully. They are made of some sort of plastic and they drill really easily – kinda like butter!
Miniature Stonehenge Garden for the Solstice from TwoGreenThumbs.com!
Drill all the pieces. I guess this photo is to remind you to admire your handy-work at this point. Lol!
Miniature Stonehenge Garden for the Solstice from TwoGreenThumbs.com!
If no metal rods are handy, you can use wood skewers used for barbecuing &/or Shish Kabob.
Miniature Stonehenge Garden for the Solstice from TwoGreenThumbs.com!
Mix a little batch of 2-part epoxy on a scrap piece of paper or whatever is handy. I like the 5 minute epoxy because it sets up in about 15 minutes. (I know, right?)
Miniature Stonehenge Garden for the Solstice from TwoGreenThumbs.com!
Dip the rod/skewer in the glue and stake each stone. Leave them dry for a few minutes or it’ll get messy. Go work on your miniature mound of moss (shown at the bottom,) or Irish Moss (shown at the very top.)
Miniature Stonehenge Garden for the Solstice from TwoGreenThumbs.com!
Here’s a complete photo of all the stones if you want to make your own from polymer clay – which is super fun to do as well.
Miniature Stonehenge Garden for the Solstice from TwoGreenThumbs.com!
Grab that map and place your stones. If you are doing this in a pot, you can easily turn it to face the right way – which is the tallest stone faces the midsummer sunset. (If you’re doing this at an Equinox, eyeball it. I’ll guarantee the gods will still shine down upon you.)
Miniature Stonehenge Garden for the Solstice from TwoGreenThumbs.com!
Are you still feeling like a Druid? Maybe a little??
Miniature Stonehenge Garden for the Solstice from TwoGreenThumbs.com!
La Voila! You have made your very own sacred spot to worship the sun and moon whenever you please!

More Details

We found the miniature Stonehenge Kit at a Barnes and Noble store, call ahead if your going to one of the brick and mortar stores, they may have them in stock. Otherwise, find the “Miniature Stonehenge Kit” by Googling it or on Amazon.

The little Stonehenge Kit comes with a map to show you where to place the stones – makes it easy-peasy. The stones are made of resin and are easy to drill.  Use florist’s rod or an old metal coat hanger and you’ll need 16 rods.

Decide on your plant material first. We used Irish Moss (Sagina subulata – it’s not really moss per se; it’s a perennial ground cover.) in the above display garden, which is about ½” deep and grown from a 4” pot planted the previous summer. For this how-to, we used 3″ long rods because our native moss is almost 2″ deep before the soil level starts.  The rods should go down into the soil at least 1” to stay firmly in place.

You may not have enough time before the end of the world to order the Stonehenge Kit so I’ve included a close up of the stones towards the end of the slideshow so you can make your own out of Polymer Clay or Fimo.

Happy Equinox
Happy Solstice!

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15 thoughts on “How to Make a Miniature Stonehenge Garden

  1. Did not know you were getting so many requests. Stonehenge Fever has seized the world! (and thanks for the mention!)

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    1. Hi Nancy! They come in waves – this link should do the trick for our next wave. Happy Solstice, Nancy! – Janit

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      1. You, too–happy whatever holidays you like and a great year in 2013 (if there is one! 😉 ).

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  2. Garden Goddess 20/12/2012 — 7:59 am

    This is great! And thank you for the video… I’m going to have to get over to Barnes and Noble today to get my own Stonehenge (and max out my credit cards, of course).

    Cheers,

    Garden Goddess

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  3. This is so great!

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  4. Kit is $12 at B&N online but I’m thinking of attempting these in clay. There is info online on how to….

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  5. Making a pile of rubble – presumably from an ancient structure in England somewhere. Your post has been very helpful!
    soso

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  6. Ramblings of a Dreamer 23/03/2015 — 11:30 am

    Reblogged this on Ramblings of a Freebie Fan.

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    Reblogged this on Iamnotmyscars's Blog.

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  8. thanks ❤ …..bought mine at amazon!!

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