Create Mini Zen Garden
Zen gardens can be large and incorporate bridges, stone lanterns and pathways or small enough to set on a table. Mini Zen garden is easy to create and to maintain. Mini zen garden can be your alternative decor in your house. There are several ways to create mini zen garden. Pour sand into a small box until it is filled just below the top of the box. This can be an old jewelry box or just a small, square box that you purchased from a craft store. The sand should be made from crushed granite and should be beige, gray or white in color. Add four or five small, polished rocks on top of the sand inside the box. These rocks add a classic look to the garden and can be grouped all together or separately depending on the design that you want in your mini Zen garden. Rake the sand using a fork or a comb to create a design. The design can go around the rocks or can be a large circle, square or other geometric shape. Add a small bridge if you like. Bridges are often found in full-scale Japanese Zen gardens.