Make: DIY Micro-Landscape

Make: DIY Micro-Landscape

This tutorial by Reuse Specialist, Marina C, showcases how to use ethically foraged moss and pavement plants to create enchanting landscapes small enough to fit in the palm of your hand!


  • Potting soil
  • Sphagnum moss (optional)
  • Ethically-foraged moss
  • Glass pebbles
  • Container
  • Decorative items
  • Mister for aftercare




Step 1: Choose a glass container that works for you – either with or without an enclosed lid. The glass section of ACR has a wide selection of containers to choose from!


Step 2: Ethically forage moss and small plants from outdoors. Cracks in the pavement are a great starting point! Around curbs and crevices are also good spots. The best time to forage is after rainfall.


Step 3: Gather rocks and/or glass pebbles, soil, and decor of choice. You can find all different themed figures in the craft section of ACR.


Step 4: Fill your container of choice ⅓ full of rocks/glass pebbles. Add potting/succulent soil and then another layer of rocks/glass pebbles. 


Step 5: Add foraged moss and pavement plants as desired then top it off with your decor of choice. If you choice to create one without a lid, make sure to rehydrate your moss frequently and keep in a cool shady spot!



⚠️ Important disclaimer from Marina:⚠️

Foraging plants can be disruptive and damaging to ecosystems if done incorrectly. The reason I forage the moss and plants from the pavement is because they are struggling to survive in the pavement and heat, which is why I am trying to rehabilitate them. I do not encourage unethical foraging or plant poaching whatsoever.

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