Boxed Garden


  • Chinese newspaper
  • 3 boxes, various sizes
  • Green moss
  • Polyurethane
  • Packing peanuts or newspaper
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors


  1. Cut sections of the Chinese newspaper and tape it to the surface of your boxes.

  2. Create a border around the top edge of the boxes with larger type from the newspapers’ headlines.

  3. Coat the paper with a high-gloss polyurethane.

  4. Fill the box approximately one inch from the top with either newspaper or packing peanuts and cover the surface with green moss.