Find Your Chill With a DIY Zen Garden

Manipulating the sand in a a peaceful mini-garden is a total stress-reliever. And it turns out creating your own zen garden from scratch is instantly chill-ifying, too (especially when it's this easy). Your happy place awaits.

Zen Garden

Level: Easy

DIY Zen Garden

From DIY Weekend Gardens

What You Need

  • Tray
  • Sand
  • Fork
  • Pliers
  • Duct tape
  • Twine
  • Scissors
  • Air plants
  • Stones

Instructions

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 it and make sure the sand is evenly distributed.

2. Get Out Your Pliers

To get your zen on, you need a tool to shift the sand. Use pliers to bend a fork’s tongs so they’re perpendicular to the handle (your fork should now look like a little rake).

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.

4. Decorate!

Use your DIY rake to make patterns in the sand, then place some air plants and decorative stones. Then change up the arrangement tomorrow. And the next day. And the next day. And the next…


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