What we made: Fairy Gardens (also known as Toad Abodes or Gnome Houses)
-base containers (I used mostly old cake and pie tins that I picked up at a local thrift shop. Plastic storage containers, large plastic take-out containers and sturdy shoe boxes might also work.)
-paint & brushes
-string and fishing line
-hot glue gun
-plants (a variety, some purchased, others donated by friends with overflowing flowerbeds. Petite plants work best, mosses and small succulents are perfectly suited for this project.)
-stuff from nature: shells, stones, twigs, sticks, pinecones, etc.
(more supplies listed after the jump!)
-wander your local craft store for inspiration! Some of the most popular things I bought there included:
---- itty bitty flower pots, wooden picks, mini clothespins and miniature bird house ornaments (from the "unfinished wooden things" section)
----teeny jingle bells, small mirrors
What participants did:
--some painted their birdhouses.
--this one made a mailbox (with mail!)
--this one built a very complex fence
--this one had a clothesline
--this one had a great, bell-draped "chandelier"
--acorn cap "mushrooms," stone cairns and shell birdbaths