Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

June 4, 2016

Gnome Garden

When last we left my gnome garden, the basics had been assembled but really needed more stuff. I took a break from it so that I could have a proper look through of my supplies and think about what I wanted to do with this.


First I found 3 white bottle brush trees I had in my stash and dyed them dark green with alcohol ink.I glued those behind the rock wall (which I'd built stone by stone).  I also used a little basket into which I glued some fruit-shaped beads I found in my bead boxes.  That's a marble gazing ball, on top of a push pin.

A few years back one of my friends sent me some small clay pots.  I was able to easily carve out an opening in one of them to make a chiminea.  It's hard to see, but I also used a lamppost behind the cabin.  It doesn't light up though.  Just one from my stash.


Better shot of the fruit basket.

But it still wasn't done.  Just a few more final touches.

I added a pile of wood next to the pine cone tree, and I made wind chimes from bugle beads and put that in the back right corner.

I also found a little beagle that I'd gotten in a gumball machine so I added him too.

Then I hung white, green and purple grape beads from the ivy.

Now it's done.


20 comments:

  1. Pretty, but now what do yo do with it?

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    1. Well at the mo, due to lack of room, it's in my back room with the other 2 fairy gardens I made. Someday I will be able to display them when we have more room. That's the hope anyway.

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  2. That's really cute! I wouldn't know where I would put such a thing, but I imagine it would be a blast putting it together! Great conversation piece.

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    1. They are so much fun to make but I have zero room for it, or the others I've made. Someday I'd like to be able to make one outside with a tree or tree stump.

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  3. How fun. You did a really wonderful job. It's a place any gnome would be glad to hang out in!

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    1. Thanks Liz! Russell really loves gnomes so I kind of made this as a nod to him.

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  4. My mom would have loved your garden ... she collected little items like this. I probably have some tucked away somewhere! if I find them - I'll let you know ... they'd find a good home with you!

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    1. Thank you! I would be happy to take them off your hands. lol My friends are always sending/giving me craft supplies. I call myself The King Moonracer of Misfit Crafts. haha

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  5. What fun! I made a couple outside this year.

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    1. That's eventually my goal, to do one outside but I have no trees or stumps that would work at this place.

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  6. Hi JoJo,

    The "wee folks" that now live with me in my apartment, really love your gnome garden. Of course, so do I. What the Elf! :) Totally enchanting.

    Have a nice Sunday, eh.

    Gary :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm so glad the Wee Folk approve!

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  7. You dressed it up just perfect! Such a lovely little setting for the folk. Wish you lived closer I would take you to a miniature meeting, bet you would love it! Hugs, LJ

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    1. Thanks Lady Jane! I would LOVE to go to one of those meetings! Do they have stuff for sale at them?

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  8. Cute little garden looks very beautiful with your wonderful decoration!

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  9. A gnome garden...I love this so much beyond words :)

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    1. Thank you! It was fun to make. I'm always sad when a project like this is finished.

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  10. I love your attention to detail JoJo. Again, you're amazing. The Goddess of all things arts n' crafts. :)

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    1. Aww thanks so much Karen! Pity I have no room for it.

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