Altoids Tin Garden


Marque Cornblatt of Gomi Style crafted these sweet miniature gardens in Altoids tins. Marque used tiny succulent cuttings and small herbs in organic potting soil, and suggests misting them a few times a day. My favorite is the little garden he made for Buddha:
marque buddha lotus11.jpg
There are tons of cool project ideas that involve Altoids tins, and this is a great twist.

6 thoughts on “Altoids Tin Garden

  1. Jeannette says:

    Where did you get that amazing buddha???

  2. Caleb says:

    What plants specifically are pictured? I would love to see a slightly detailed tutorial and have these on my own desk

  3. Anonymous says:

    it’s cute, but DO NOT MIST SUCCULENTS! Are you crazy? They will rot and die. give them maybe a few droplets of water once a week.
    Herbs probably will want misting.

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