Broken Pot Garden- Home for a Gnome!

Broken Pot Gnome Garden

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Christmas gnome home
Christmas gnome home

I saw this on Pinterest one day and pinned it to a board and forgot about it. But I noticed it the other day and decided to make it. It was harder to do than I thought because cutting a terra cotta pot is not easy. So easy to shatter and crack, terra cotta is extremely hard.

Gnome home
Gnome home

I had a dremel, an electric cutting tool available at Home Depot, and thought that was the best way to go about it, but wasn’t sure.  So, I called the 800 number on the Dremel web site and they were very helpful and recommended using a carbide tile cutting tip, which worked like a charm! I did it outside because of all the dust it threw out, and wore goggles and a face mask. Also, I soaked the pot before cutting to soften it a little.

Gnome home tutorial
Gnome home tutorial

Here is the process:

Gather materials-dremel, goggles, face mask, pot, carbide tip
Gather materials-dremel, goggles, face mask, pot, carbide tip
Cutting the terra cotta pot with a dremel and carbide tip
Cutting the terra cotta pot with a dremel and carbide tip
Big chunk cut out
Big chunk cut out
Place the piece in the pot and start adding potting mix
Place the piece in the pot and start adding potting mix
Add a pathway of smooth stones and plant
Add a pathway of smooth stones and plant
Broken Pot Fairy/Gnome Home
Broken Pot Fairy/Gnome Home
Broken pot gardens
Broken pot gardens

13 Replies to “Broken Pot Garden- Home for a Gnome!”

  1. That’s just the cutest thing. Congratulations on making a PINN. I’ve got sooooo much on my board I could be crafting for the next century, HA. You did an awesome job. Thank you for linking back to my Gnome stories too. Awfully nice of you . My sister-inlaw is a florist as well, our families rather addicted. My brother has a gorgeous back yard. Good luck in Philly.

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