Happy Wednesday Friends! Ginger Grand left yesterday and I miss him already, so I thought I'd share one of his favorite projects from our time together...
At the beginning of yard sale season, I picked up a log like container for .50 thinking I'd use it as a planter. However, after seeing it lying on its side as pictured above, I got the idea for a project for Ginger Grand's visit, and I started gathering little trinkets I found at yard sales. I collected ladybugs, a tiny fence, and a miniature twiggy garden chair. I also found a little plastic play mat decorated with a garden scene and fountains. Before he arrived, I placed the log with the opening facing like a door, snug against the tree where his swing hangs. When he discovered it, he was excited to set up the garden mat by himself and loved it when I suggested we find some flowers and branches for the gnome home's entrance.
Next we used Tacky to secure the fence, chair and Mr. Gnome to the mat. Incidentally, the gnome was my only non-yard sale purchase and I used a coupon to buy him at Hobby Lobby. While we created several projects for Ginger Grand to take back home, I thought this would be a fun one to add to whenever he visits. GG arranged ladybugs throughout the garden and we added a sign. I asked if he thought it would be fun to write Gnome Sweet Home instead of the usual Home Sweet Home, which he thought was hilarious! He giggled when I wrote it and every time the project came up during his stay, he would laugh and say "GNOME sweet home!"
As many photos as I snapped during his visit, it is really hard to pick a favorite but this might just be the one because it really captures his personality ;)