Manipulating sand in a a peaceful zen garden is a total stress-reliever, and it turns out creating one from scratch is instantly calming, too. This easy tutorial walks you through the process, so you can find your happy place in no time.
DIY Zen Garden
From DIY Weekend Gardens
What You Need
- Duct tape
- Air plants
1. Fill a Tray With Sand
Find an old tray in your home (or buy a new one) and fill it with sand. Use your hand to smooth out and evenly distribute across the tray.
2. Get Out Your Pliers
Use pliers to bend a fork’s tongs until they’re perpendicular to the handle — it'll now look like a little rake you can use to shift your sand.
3. Finish the Rake
Wrap a piece of duct tape around the fork’s handle, sticky-side out. Wrap twine tightly around the handle, stopping at the end of the tape.
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