Semi Permanent Indoor Fairy/ Gnome Garden: Waterfall

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Hi! My Gnome village project is moving along... yes, I'm now referring it as a village instead of garden because it keeps growing in size as I work on it! 😀 So far I've posted projects on making a gnome house, a bonfire and a bench... I'll figure out how to add links to these 😮 In this post, I made a waterfall to add to the village. I started with a battery operated desk fountain which I've had in a closet for a couple of years. And since it still worked (!) I decided to use it. Really, any desk top fountain will work for this project, with a few twinks. I got mine at Wal-Mart year's ago for $5, yesterday I went to my local store and they still had them! So if you'd like to use the exact same one , head to Wal-Mart! It operates with an a.c. adapter cord as well, which is what I used as to not have to deal with batteries.
Anyway, I began with the fountain...
You'll also need: river rocks, moss and permanent waterproof glue like E6000. I began by glueing the river rocks onto the waterfall area. I spaced them out a bit and allowed it to dry. Make sure not to block the opening where the water comes out!
I knew I wanted to add moss so that would fit into my village theme (which has lots and lots of moss!) In the spaces between the rocks brush on more glue and press the moss down . Allow to dry and trim any excess.
It will look like this
Repeat the same process on the top edge and both sides.
Next I glued rocks around the ledge of the basin (no moss this time😀) This gives a border for the water.
Allow to dry completely. And it's finished!
To place it into my village, I plugged in the adapter and fit a Ziploc bag over the bottom part of the basin, allowing the cord to hang out. This will keep any soil away. The basin gets buried in the soil, up to the rock ledge. Fill it up with water and plug it in! I wish the pictures did it justice because it really looks great 😀 This fountain has two lights as well, making it look fantastic at night!
I added a little gnome. I think he looks happy!
I hope this inspires you to create your own gnome garden with items you already have! My next post will be three small projects also to add to a fairy or gnome garden . Have a magical (miniature) day!😀

Suggested materials:

  • Fountain  (Wal-Mart)
  • River rocks  (Dollar tree)
  • E6000  (ACMoore)
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1 question
  • Helen
    on Aug 4, 2018

    Is the moss really? I really like this

    • Marc Erick
      on Aug 5, 2018

      Hi helen! for this project I used bought, preserved moss. I used the same for the other items/posts too. However, I will be using real moss in the completed project (gnome village) over the soil and around the plants. Anything I had to glue I used the preserved moss. You can get several different types at dollar tree and craft stores

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