a (very frugal) Zen Garden …

Wow.  Hard to stump some of you!!!  yes, it IS a Zen Garden!!

Isn’t it mesmerizing??  🙂

little or NO cost involved....

Remember the frame was a hand-me-down, and was headed to the landfill??   I know for a fact, I have owned this frame for altleast 20 years and possibly longer.

The backing to hold everything together was from an old Nursery Rhyme book that BeJes owned.

Sand and seashells were brought home from her residency in Dubai

The rake was made by a relative, and repurposed from left over bits of dowels.

……cost ???   too insignificant to calculate, but if I had to, I would say basically pennies or less.

and I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE it  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


8 Responses to “a (very frugal) Zen Garden …”

  1. bejes Says:

    The actual cost of the entire project was $1 and that was only because I would not pay the $3 you had marked on the frame when I dug it out of your garage sale stuff. So glad you love it!

  2. simplyaltered Says:

    ahhhh I see. So in other words, you paid me for this gift!!!! even better!! 🙂 so glad you jewed me down on this one!! LOL

  3. Jean C. McCormick Says:

    Are the items glued in or free staning? I’ve never heard of these before but looked them up on the net. There are several different kinds. It’s a great gift. Thanks for sharing.

    • simplyaltered Says:

      no, the shells can be repositioned wherever you want. VERY cool gift and a good conversation piece on a table!! even my kids love to “rake” through the sand as we are visiting!!!

  4. Cheryce Says:

    I love it! You two should start a TV craft competition…. The point would be who can make the craftiest things out of less than $5 of store bought materials. You could call it Cheap Chick Crafts! Ha!

    Take that, Martha.

    • simplyaltered Says:

      that could make for some interesting competition!! we will wait to see what her polymer clay jewelry looks like…or if she finds a way to MAKE polymer clay herself instead of buying it!! LOL

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