Friday, June 12, 2015

Tabletop Golf Garden


Fun, Space saving and easy to care for, Miniature, or tabletop gardens have taken the horticultural world by storm. 
While usually geared toward more traditionally feminine styling (teapots, flower fairies and gazebos) they can also be designed with more masculine appeal. 
A quick online search found dozens of fun versions perfect for his office, study or book shelf. Simply pick a theme, some easy care plants and accessories. Makes a unique gift for Father's Day or any day.

You'll Need
container of suitable size with drainage
soil appropriate for plants
small scale plant or plants
clean sand
sheet moss
small accessories to suit your theme
(I found cute golf accessories designed 
for cake decorating)
rocks, pebbles, other greenery
I started by planting the mini palm in one corner to allow room for accessories
I created a small well in the soil and filled with sand 
I then covered soil with sheet moss and arranged accessories
I created my own flag with craft paper and a bamboo skewer as I wanted a taller size than one provided
You can print a logo from a favorite course and attach to front of 
container as a fun personal touch


and its tee Time


These gardens can be customized to the recipients interests
golf, cars, boating, fishing?
I found these fun images on pinterest
Clockwise from Top left


So delighted to have my garden featured on the delightful 



20 comments:

  1. This is perfect for Father's Day, and a nice project for children. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Nancy

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    1. Thanks Nancy,

      I think kids would really have fun putting it together! :)

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  2. Adore your tabletop golf garden--what a great Father's Day idea!

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    1. Thanks so much! It was really easy to put together :)

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  3. These mini gardens are perfect projects for young & old alike. I never considered golfing as a theme, but what a wonderful idea for a father's Day gift !

    I've done many mini gardens with my grandkids ~ fairy gardens, farm type gardens complete with little tractors for the grandsons. It is fun to enter these gardens in local community fairs too. Great ideas, thank-you !

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    1. How fun! The little tractors sound adorable - I bet your grandkids had a ball making them-
      I found the golfer in the cake decorating section but I've found fun props in my dollar or craft stores
      I've made several but never entered any in a fair- I'll have to look around for any upcoming events :)
      So glad you liked the post!

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  5. This is the cutest!!! What a great Father's Day gift idea! Pinning! :)

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    1. Thanks so much! so glad you enjoyed it :)

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  6. This is so cute - and just perfect for Father's Day. So many possibilities. Love it. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

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    1. Thanks so much Cathy!
      Thought it would be a fun different take on Father's day gifts and you're so right you can make them in all different themes :)
      Cheers!

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  7. Wow! What a great idea! A few years ago we were considering buying a home on a golf course, and as we considered it I of course had to think of how to decorate...this would've been great, tho as you say it's perfect for his office or den! Thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment on my R,W, & B inspiration! ~Zuni

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    1. Oh this would be perfect for a golf course home!
      - My husband would be in heaven living on golf course- but I do have an irrational fear of golf balls flying through my window - lol - maybe someday
      Thanks so much for visiting and for your kind words :)

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  8. How adorable! You could even make it like those zen gardens and have a tiny putter and hole for him to practice is craft. Love it!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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    1. Thanks Patti!
      He would LOVE a mini practice green -lol- will put that on the project "to-do" list
      Thanks for visiting and as always for hosting your lovely parties!
      Cheers

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  9. I love this idea, so many possibilities for a unique gift. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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    1. Thanks so much!
      I always enjoy your Clever Chicks Hop :)

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  10. I think most dads will love this wonderful gift tailored just for them. I would certainly make one for my dad if he was still alive, he loved to garden.

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    1. Thanks Jeannie Marie,
      So sorry about your Dad- I actually made this one for my husband, an avid golfer, as my dad has passed away as well. A gardening version would be wonderful! or like you said it can be tailored to different interests and its a gift you can give to a variety of friends or relatives :)

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