Determined that we needed our own toadstool garden near the girl's tree house, I was on the hunt for wooden bowls at our local thrift stores. Last week, the perfect set were waiting for me to rescue them.
There's a reason that I only let Chris photograph me from the behind. The toadstool spots are painted free handout. I may have gone a bit overboard on spots, but I was having fun.
Using leftover tree stumps from our tree house project, they are screwed to the tops of the bowls to form the toadstool stems.
Larger stumps became chairs and a platter is a table base.
Several coatings of clear protective spray have been added to the toadstool caps.
If you give a gnome a toadstool, he'll want more.
We decided to expand our toadstool garden to also include a hammock area. First however, the ground needed to be raked clear of sticks and leaves.
Our gnome has his own special dwelling that even even includes a wrap-around ladder.
The final touch for our gnome garden includes banners with the girls initials and a solar powered chandelier.
Yes. If you give a gnome a toadstool, it will turn into much more.