Tuesday, July 22, 2014
I Heart Mushrooms, Gnomes and Fairy Gardens...and Kitchen Clowns!
Oil Can Fairy Gardens...
I kind of went overboard this weekend on the fairy garden front...but Hobby Lobby had these really cute rusty oil cans in their "Man Cave" department...and they were 50% off! I have wanted to make a fairy garden for some time. I collected a bunch of ideas on my "I Heart Mushrooms, Gnomes & Fairy Garden" board on Pinterest, but just couldn't seem to settle on anything...until I found the cans. Normally I would have used old coffee cans, but that would have required trolling the aisles of every antique store for reasonably priced rusty cans...and you know how lazy I am...lol! I saw the perfect can in a cool store in Boulder City, Nevada, but they wanted $75 for it...so Hobby Lobby got my money this week.
My first can...I liked how it turned out, so I went back and bought a few more.
The mushrooms are tart pans and sticks.
The gnomes are cake toppers...Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.
I bought them from one of my bloggie buddies.
This can uses a Christmas ornament I've had for a few years
I thought Quaker State would be a good match for this gnome.
Snow White finds a wheel barrow full of "poison apples."
She doesn't look all that intelligent...she may eat them.
By the fourth oil can, I was running out of ideas, but there is a cute deer hidden in the weeds.
Steel Days Inspired...Kitchen Clown!
I found this clown's head in my pal Paula's booth at Treasures Antiques and stuck it
on one of the tins I painted for mushrooms.
Daughter Sascha said this tin would be perfect.
More circus figures from Paula.
Spice tins and a glue gun...it's starting to come together.
Come one, come all! It's a Kitschen Klown!
Hope you're having a crafty week!
I've had a lot a fun with all this nonsense...lol!