Milk Bottles, Plastic Plates and a Magical Toadstool
Would you believe me if I told you that a milk bottle and a plastic plate are the perfect starting point to make a magical toadstool for your fairy garden?
Can you see it? That dirty, urrmmm I mean, fairy dust covered glass bottle is just the right shape for the base of the toadstool and the plate: that’s the top Just gently wipe the dust off and spray the inside using a mushroomy color.
The top of the toadstool is just a big glob of expanding foam sprayed onto the plastic plate. We normally use it to make our gigantic faux metal keys and one of the cans was fast approaching it's expiry date. That stuff is just amazing, but it becomes a gooey, sticky mess when it’s past it’s sell by date.
Once the foam dries, normally about a day, it can be carved into a basic shape using a craft knife. I always feel that a fairy toadstool needs to be a little quirky and slightly unusual because of all the magic it’s exposed too. So a plain, slightly round toadstool shape didn’t quite cut it for me. It’s easy enough to fix though. Just bend a piece of wire, stick it in the top of the carved foam and wrap some tin foil around it.
That's a bit better After gluing the top to the bottom it's time to decorate. We used moss to cover the top and added a small bay window made from ice cream sticks. A bent copper pipe and a rusty lid make a lovely chimney. And for the bottom; a small door and some cobble stones made from craft foam.
I'd love to hear what you think. Do you use common household items to make things for your fairy garden? What have you used?
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Published September 5th, 2017 6:37 AM
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Doreen Kennedy on Sep 19, 2017What an adorable idea. Oh my gosh, you are so creative!
Michelle Leslie on Sep 20, 2017Thank you Doreen, I so appreciate that
Red Feline on Sep 22, 2017Wow I love this! So creative!
Michelle Leslie on Sep 22, 2017Thank you so much :D
How did you make the bricks?