How To Make A Miniature Winter Zen Garden – DIY Stress-Relieving Desk Decoration

Super easy and super cute way to make a mini Zen Garden in Winter style – awesome stress-relief toy.

Everyone needs to calm nerves sometimes. Or just to relax and switch your mind to something different. So digging Miniature Japanese gardens (Zen Gardens) or drawing lines with mini rake could be really helpful.

And what is the most exciting for me in this projects – is that this garden is in winter style. No sand – just snow. Well, kind of snow 🙂

I start with a DIY Miniature Snowman. You will need 2 teaspoons salt, about 30 ml hot water, about 6 tablespoons wheat flour. You can dry dough balls in the oven (80-100°C) for an hour or more. For decorating I used a stationery glue, salt, toothpicks (for nose and arms) and two tiny beads as eyes.

Place your snowman in the tray (I took a cardboard box lid) poured with salt – this will be the base of our Zen garden.

Next I show how to make a miniature Fir Tree (or Christmas tree, but without decorations). You will need three pompoms of green yarn (better to use a thin thread yarn) and a stick (I used a wooden stir stick, but you can use a drinking straw or needless pencil).

The third DIY is my favorite – Miniature Sled 🙂 Sledding is so fun! Isn’t it? For mini sled you will need wooden stirrers (wooden stir sticks). Mine were 0.5 cm x 15 cm. If you will use popsicle sticks (craft sticks) you would soak them in hot water much longer than 30 minutes – about 12 hours or so. The point is they are thick and made of another kind of wood, I think… But wooden stirrers are thin and become flexible after 30 minutes in hot water.
About measurements. The total length of “runners” is 7.5 cm. The seat part is 4.5 cm x 3 cm. And the height of the sled is 1.5 cm.

And sure, what Zen Garden could be without rake! So the last thing I show is how to make miniature rake. You will need 5 paperclips, super glue and a wooden stick (for a handle).

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Chizi Tos says:

soy Valeria vos eres

Priyanka Sachan says:

I love it. In vacations I will make it…

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Ngoc Hoa Pham says:

I like it but I don have a snow

Elisa Mandac says:

wow angganda its so amazing its so perfec

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harley quinn says:

Plz tell me where to get the music u use I love it love u idunn xxxxxxxxx

Анастасия Кондрашкина says:

А ты где взила так много денег тойсть соли

xAyeeBxii says:

The snowman dose not look edible

zoy Hernandez says:

me dejo con la boca abierta

Priyanka Sachan says:

It was great

هماليل جوري says:


Seher Koçar says:

vay çok güzel

camirely martinez says:

puedes enseñar a hacer nieve

Smarika and yathu Chhetri says:

I like this Video

Rosana Torres says:

So coooooooooooooooolllllllllllll

Akshaya manoharan says:

I love this a lot whatta thinking man

Rashmi Sagar says:

it is real winter wecan play with this

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lika qujashvili says:

magaria sterulia

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Seema Rai says:

good choice for kids making snowman

Elisa Mandac says:

wow ang galing its so amazing hindi ko kayang gawin yan its perfect

anand goyal says:

having salt at home is ok but having excess salt at home is not ok …

Sirlei Abreu says:

what James wu

Анна Переверзева says:

Your live potryasayushie!

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Alhxyz Arreola says:

we don’t have any salt for one

KA Ka says:

labas man tavo vidio labas patinka ir pati bandžiau tik besmegenis nepavyko. Man labai patiko:-)

Kateryna Zinkevych says:

Why would you use a rake for snow?

Sara S says:

Best video! I made it with my BFF❤

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