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Added by on 2019-07-21

Super cute #DoItYourself stress-relieving desk toy – Mini School Zen Garden! Write with a chalk on a miniature chalkboard, make notes in the mini notebook, discover new places to visit on mini globe, draw in the sand and calm your nerves 🙂 #ZenGarden is a place to calm, think and feel a great relief. Drawing in the sand can really effectively reduce your stress. And studying at #school could be very stressful. So having this #DIY mini version of actual Japanese garden (stress toy) on your desk is really useful. I start with a base. As usual for my #mini gardens I use a lid from cardboard box and the sand (bought at pet shop). But this time I make a cover for sand out of felt. The holes in it are shaped like letters ABC. So it’s kinda pretty schoolish, right? 😉 The next I’m doing is a #miniature desk and miniature chair. I do them both with hot glue and cotton buds, but you can use cardboard and toothpicks as well 🙂 The third project is a miniature spiral notebook. You will need a mechanical ballpoint pen, awl or big needle and paper, of course. What Zen Garden could be without sand-rake? None! Right. LOL So the next one is my usual, but new-shaped, mini-rake 🙂 Super glue, 4 paper clips and wooden stir stick. And what a class could be without a blackboard? LOL So obviously the next project is a miniature chalkboard. You can use chalkboard paint, but I used just a regular acrylic paint and it worked out great. Probably you have a question – why did I use a clear tape from the back side of paper? Well, it is to prevent paper deformation of moisture (wet paint). For the frame I use wooden […]

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