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 for the Solstice
[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)
The Miniature Garden Display from the Northwest Flower and Garden Show, 2007, where the Miniature Stonehenge picture was taken.
Speaking of a wild trip, the little photo (above) has had quite a journey over the past month 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. ;o)
How to Make a Miniature Stonehenge Garden
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Ingredients Needed: Stonehenge Kit, 5-Minute-Two-Part Epoxy, Drill, 16 2-3″ Rods, Pliers, Tape, Pot of Moss or Grass
Tape the puzzle together for the map of the stones.
Note the numbers are on the bottom of each stone.
Numbered places correspond to the numbers on the stones.
Number the smaller stones off to the side of the bottom, so you can drill the center.
Easy to drill with battery or electric drill. Drill about 1/2″ deep.
Drill the blank side of the bigger stones. Don’t drill where the number is.
Rod should fit comfortably in the hole, with space for the glue.
Mix epoxy well on scrap cardboard.
Place the stones on a piece of coated cardboard or wax paper to dry, the glue might drip.
Close up of the stones if you want to make your own out of gray Fimo or Polymer Clay.
Using the map, place the pieces in relation to the circle and to one another.
Once all the pieces are placed, go over and tweak the stones in place.
Refer to picture from the real Stonehenge found on the Internet if there are any questions about the placement of the stones.
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 “Stonehenge Kit” in our Amazon affiliate store here.
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.
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And whatever you do, make it FUN!