I’m always on the lookout for miniatures I can use in my photos. A few months ago, I found two mini ceramic planters at an antique mall. They were empty when I purchased them, so I kept my eyes open for something to put in them. After Christmas, I picked up some plastic ferns 90% off at Hobby Lobby. Then when the spring florals came out, I found another bunch of ferns at Michaels with a different texture. This morning, I decided to put them together. I filled with planters with floral foam and them took the ferns apart and arranged them in the planters.
Here’s what the finished planters look like in my diorama. The brick facade is simply brick printed fabric duct taped over a 20”x16” flat painters canvas board. The door is from Byer’s Choice — I removed the Christmas wreath and repainted the door to coordinate with the brick. To make a step in front of the door, I painted the lid to a cardboard necklace box.
And here’s how the whole setup looks when I add a doll and crop the photo. Instant house exterior!