52 Weeks of Mail: Week 47 | Beach Inspired Zen Garden

As I started to briefly explain, I have a really boring cubical I sit at for several hours each week.  I thought it would be fun to dream up a desktop zen garden to spruce up a dull cube or office and provide calming entertainment during those long and stressful days. Am I right?  Zen gardens are beautiful and encourage you to quiet your monkey brain.  I often catch myself day dreaming of the beach while at work, so a beach-y zen garden is the perfect combination, in my world.  Carry on for more photos, supplies needed, steps and tip for making your own (or purchasing).

52 Weeks Of Mail- Week 47 Feature Photo | Beach Inspired Zen Garden

52 Weeks Of Mail- Week 47 Feature Photo | Beach Inspired Zen Garden

52 Weeks Of Mail- Week 47 Feature Photo | Beach Inspired Zen Garden

Supplies:

  • Small Box: pictured is 4.25 x 4.25 x 1-3/8 – I purchased mine as a 2-pack from Michaels; only available in store.
  • Decor Sand
  • Seagrass Filler
  • Miniature Rake – available from Michaels; in store only
  • Mini Clothes Pin
  • Paper, printer, hot glue gun
  • If mailing, small sealable bags, shipping box, packing tape

Steps:

  1. Find your favorite beach-y quote and print; cut to size 2.5 x 2.5  ( I used one of my sky landscape photos as the backdrop of my quote)
  2. Hot glue mini clothespin to top of lid
  3. Pour sand and draw your design with either end of mini rake
  4. Place rocks, shells, etc.
  5. Enjoy
  6. Repeat steps 4-5 often

52 Weeks Of Mail- Week 47 Feature Photo | Beach Inspired Zen Garden

52 Weeks Of Mail- Week 47 Feature Photo | Beach Inspired Zen Garden

Mailing Tips:

  1. Pre-measure your sand in the container, first
  2. Then, pour into a sealable bag, to keep sand contained during shipment
  3. Optional: a second small bag to hold rocks and rake
  4. Fits perfectly in a Small Flat Rate Box; add tissue paper, bubble wrap or crumpled paper to keep everything snug-as-a-bug- $5.95 to ship in US

p.s. Not a DIY-er?  You’re in luck!  You can purchase on here.

All Photos via Designs By Jolene

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