Make a Garden Vignette
By Tracy Topps
Picture frame of your choice
Small sheet of noch or other miniature grass
Assorted flowers and greenery
Chair, birdbath or other garden accessory
Hot glue gun
Take your picture frame and remove everything except the
frame. You can also plug in your hot glue gun now.
Take the paper insert and trace the outline of it on a piece
Take your cardboard piece to be sure it fits the opening correctly.
Trim if necessary.
After you trim your piece to fit, turn the frame over and trace the
opening like this.
Take your cardboard piece out and lay it on your grass and cut your grass to fit the inside of the cardboard
You should be able to see the cardboard around the border so that the frame will be flush to the grass. Take your glue stick and glue the grass down on the cardboard.
Now you can add the grass to your frame and set it down.
Now take your fence and measure it to the back of your frame. Depending on the size of the frame, your fence may be too wide so you may need to cut it some.
Now, take your fern leaves and gather them in a small bunch. Your glue
gun should be hot enough now and you can add a drop of hot glue to
hold the bunch together.
Now, holding your fence upright, glue the small bunch of ferns to the
fence. Be sure that the glue does not adhere to the grass yet as we
are not adding the fence to the grass yet. Add two small bunches on
each side of the fence like the picture below. Then add a third one in
the center of your fence.
Now take some of your flowers and put a dab of glue on the bottom of
them and glue them in the middle of the fern bunches.
It should look like this when you have completed all three.
Now it is time to add some vine looking plants on both sides of the
center fern flower bunches. You may have to glue some of the vines to
the fence on the top part so they won’t slouch over. After you add
these, you can add more ferns over the front of these vines.
Now it’s time to glue the fence to the grass and the grass base. Put
hot glue along the entire bottom of the fence and along the “back”
side of the fence because it will be butt up against the frame.
Remember, don’t use too much glue or it will look messy!! Press down
hard so that it adheres to the bottom grass base and the back of the
If you have a gap, you can fill it with deer head moss or green fiber
that looks a little like moss or grass overgrowth.
Now you can take your small flowers (I chose three colors: white,
purple, and pink) and make three bunches which have one set of each
Now after you make your three bunches, you can add them like this
Now you can take your chair or birdbath and add it in the center and glue your bird to the fence.
There you are!! A charming garden vignette for your tabletop or desk!
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