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

About thegardendiaries

Claire Jones is a landscape and floral designer and owner of Claire Jones Landscapes, LLC. She designs and helps people to create their own personal outdoor oasis and loves to write about her gardening failures and successes.
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13 Responses to Broken Pot Garden- Home for a Gnome!

  1. Boomdeeadda says:

    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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  5. Sue Ann Martin says:

    Where Can I find the round gnome house with the cone shoe roof ?

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