Gnome Home

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We found an old bubble gum machine on the side of the road. It was in need of a good scrub but seemed to be in otherwise good shape.
Wasn't sure what it wanted to be. Then it spoke to me a gnome home, that's what I want to be, a gnome home. Very well that's what you will be, let me wave my magic wand.
We cleaned it up with soap and water, then of course my husband had to try it out, yes it actually works when you put a quarter in. Unfortunately we had no bubble gum balls to put in it.
I got to work figuring out what to do next.
I made a gnome house, from a broken clay pot. Painted a door on with acrylic paint. Then glued on some moss I had in my stash of crafting supplies. Added some flat glass marbles as a water feature and two little bridges I had in the stash. Other than a few other small items, tiny wheelbarrow, bucket, and 2 flower pots plus some strategically placed rocks I was done.
Just had to add Mr & Mrs G. Nome, here they are waving to us. Hi. I also added 3 small solar globe lights I had bought and not used as yet, so it's illuminated at night. Just so Gerry and Gwenda don't get scared of the dark, Mr & Mrs G. (For Gerry and Gwenda) Nome.
Done, now to enjoy our new gnome home.
Here it is on our patio just as dusk is falling, lights should be on soon.

Suggested materials:

  • Soap and water   (Under kitchen sink)
  • Gnome home material   (Dollar store and Michael's)
  • Bubble gum machine   (Side of road)

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  • Ev Ev on Jun 10, 2017
    Thank you, it's brought us a lot of pleasure, since I made it and who doesn't love gnomes!!

  • Nancy bindert Nancy bindert on Feb 12, 2021

    You are so creative!! Taking an item and reusing it in such an unusual way it wonderful. I love gnomes, may they protect you always.