How To Create A Garden In A Teacup

Apparently using a teacup as a planter is the latest trend in miniature gardens. This is an ideal DIY project that can be as simple or complicated as you want to make it. The twelve designs illustrated in the article below should provide plenty of inspiration and several include instructions as well. These teacup gardens are described in an article by Kathy Woodard which I found on The Garden Glove website.

Ready for the best new trend in miniature gardens? Try a garden in a teacup! You can use your imagination and make an incredibly creative fairy teacup garden, or just add a touch of living charm to… well, to just about anywhere you can set down a teacup! It’s a great way to make some “living green” portable, charming and easy to take care of. Succulents, herbs, and even mini varieties of well known garden plants are now  being sold for miniature gardens just like this. The whimsy from a teacup fairy garden can bring a smile to anyones face, and let’s face it…this is just such a simple and fun project, right? I mean, look at these! Indoors or out, let’s make some DIY teacup gardens!

This DIY teacup garden from ‘Instructables‘ is the perfect fairy fantasy… in an easy to accomplish size!


HGTV‘ gets us down to the basics with a great step by step primer on how to make a DIY teacup garden. This project is also a reminder that teacup gardens make a perfect gift! (Hello, Mom’s Day!)


These DIY teacup succulent planters from ‘Oriental Trading‘ give us some trendy plants with some fun and fresh style. See how the type of teacup you choose makes a huge difference in the feel of the final project? I also think succulents are some of the toughest plants on this earth, and work so well for this type of project.

See more at The Garden Glove

Feature photo: Woodward Greenhouses


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