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Building a Gnome Garden

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Every garden needs a garden or fairy grove – tucked into a corner, or maybe in the middle of everything.

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This one is Walker’s lil’ garden:

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It has 4 “ponds” with paths between them, with features:

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Walker saw a fairy garden kit and asked for it – it came with a tiny metal fence to go around a tree, with an arbor & bird bath (Gnome Garden Starter Accessory Kit).

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A little DIY project made with wooden finds at our local hardware store:

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Using poster tack, you can attach the little wooden items to large corks. This allows easy painting. Here I used two wooden milk jugs.

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Painted gold, and then glued on top are large shooter marbles.

This project is making tiny fences and or doors with wooden craft sticks (tongue depressors).

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You can also make windows easily enough:

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Another example of how to make doors, this one is a little more stylish (thanks to my husband!)

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Fence sections can be made with halved sticks and the smaller coffee stirrer size wooden sticks. Make as many as you need!

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Tucking in a small gnome garden is easy – just find a spot under a tree, and start decorating.

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A path of aquarium rock, a few well placed pieces and if you love your birds n’ bees, have it end at a “lake” (a saucer with baubles and rocks, with water).

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Another project is Kirk loves to paint miniatures so when I find gnomes that are plain…well, I let him have fun.

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