Whether you’re trying to help your kids find their calm zone or you need a little more calmness in your day, this mini zen garden DIY project is the perfect way to slow down life and relax a bit. My favorite thing about this project is how easy it comes together but being able to customize is definitely a close second. So, if you’re finding yourself stressed out or irritated, just think about how calm you’ll be after putting your new mini zen garden DIY project together!
- Darice Wood Shadow Box
- Darice Decorative Floral Lava Rocks
- (4) Bottles of Darice Tan Decorative Sand
- Darice Artificial Succulents
- Wood Stain (optional)
- Darice Metal Garden Bridge
- Darice Metal Garden Tool Set
Step 2. Once the wood stain has dried, add the four containers of sand to the shadow box. I went with a neutral tan color for my sand color but Darice has a wide selection of other colors to choose from if you’d like something different.
Step 3. Now that the sand is in the box, you can start adding the fun accessories! I had to fold the legs back on the metal bridge I wanted to be the centerpiece of my zen garden but you could also use some wire cutters to remove the legs completely.
I went super minimal with my mini zen garden DIY and only added a bridge, small succulent, and some rocks but Darice has tons of miniatures to choose from if you’re looking for something different. Hope you enjoy making one!
For a fun twist on this project, check out this DIY zen garden with adorable cacti made from assorted beads!