Beyond Fairy Gardens: DIY Cracked Flower Pot Landscapes

broken pot landscape montage

A slight variation on the popular Fairy Garden phenomena, some people have taken to upcycling broken and abandoned ceramic pots into layered scenes of all sorts.

broken part art objects

A Redditor submitted one set of such images, shown above, but there are other examples as well on forums and gardening sites around the internet that can serve as inspiration for those inclined to make their own variants.

broken pot landscape design

Fairy Gardens 101 shows a few, for instance, in greater detail, featuring more fantastical landscapes and other miniature architecture.

broken pot house tree

The trick, it would seem, is simply to take advantage of the layered views afforded by a broken edge, and to use shards to shore up walkways and platforms to give the entire scene a sense of elevation and implied paths of circulation or at least space to spill over.

broken pot fairy garden

The aesthetic need not be limited to fairy fantasies, but they provide a familiar baseline from which more experimental garden artists could easily deviate.

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