Pond

Written by: Siobhan of Legends

This design can be a bit tricky but is also very versatile in the size it can be. This instructional is for a medium sized pond – and hopefully, one you’ll be able to contract and expand given your space needs.
Items Needed:

  • 28 Regular Colored Granite
  • 1 Cotton dyed dark blue
  • 36 Dark Blue Cloth
  • 5 Light Blue Cloth
  • 6 Wheat Sheif
  • 1 Water Plant
  • 2 Onions
  • 2 Cabbage
  • 4 Nightshade

 

Start out by placing 4 of the granite on the north side of where you will be placing your pond.

Stack 2 more granite on top of your west corner stone and 1 more granite on the stone just east of it. This will add some depth to your design.

Place the 2 wheat sheifs (as a single pile) onto the west corner stone and lower them 2 or 3 placements (depends on how much grass you wish to have poking out).

You have now placed your back wall to the pond.

Next is to place 2 stacked granite south of your west corner stone. You are starting to built forward, making the sides to your pond. Raise the top granite 2 placements.

Next to (east of) the 2 stones you just placed, place 2 dark blue cloth. On that, stack 2 more dark blue cloth piles (3 piles total stacked).

On that same pile, stack 1 cloth of the light blue (not 2)!

On top of that, stack a plain water plant and raise it 5 placements.

Next to (to the east) of the water tile you just built, you will repeat the stacking of 3 piles of dark blue cloth, and a single light blue cloth. On top of this pile, place the single dark blue cotton and raise it 2 placements. Place a single stone at the end of this row of tiles. Raise it 2 times.
Again, at the western most of your design, place stack of 2 granite, and raise the top granite 1 time.

Next to it, repeat the 3 piles of dark blue cloth stacked (piles consist of 2 cloths each). This time, add a 4th pile of dark blue to the stack then top with a light blue cloth.

Place a cabbage on top of this pile and raise it until it is appearing to be growing from the granite. I do not give exact raising and lowering as there are different tile placements for cabbage.

Place 2 Onions (as a pile) and raise them up so they appear to be behind your cabbage.

Next to this water tile you just built, repeat the water (4 piles of dark blue cloth topped with a single light blue) and end the row off with a stack of 4 granite and 2 nightshade.

You are getting to the point of needing to close off your design.

Start again on the west side, next row down. Place a stack of 2 granite. Raise the top one 2 times.

Repeat your cloth stacking (4 piles of dark blue cloth topped with a light blue cloth). Place your 2nd head of cabbage on top of this pile.

Instead of adding a 2nd tile for water, you will want to use stacked granite. Stack 4 pieces of granite.

Next to that, in the 4th tile in your row, place 2 wheat shiefs. Stack a piece of granite on top of them and lower it 7 times.

Stack another piece of granite on the wheat and lower it 5 times.

Time to finish off your pond!

On the western most tile, place 1 granite.

Next to it, place your remaining 2 wheat shiefs.

Raise them 2 times. Stack a piece of granite on that tile. It should go to the bottom of the wheat. Place another piece of granite, and again, this should go below the wheat. Raise this one 1 placement.

On the next tile to the east, place 1 piece of granite and raise it 4 times.

Your pond… is… COMPLETE!

Given the right surrounding deco (obviously not a floor designed for storage and crafting as is my roof), this piece of decor is really a lovely asset. Remember, you can use whatever you like to decorate the top of your water. What I used were merely suggestions.

Also note, by increasing the tiles used and changing the external shape, this basic design can truly turn into a
huge work of art.

Happy Decorating!

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