.......Time to get our DIY going and see what we could do. They started gathering and gathering and then we all started working on things.......Small town rural has its advantages too like free river rocks, sticks for anything one could need and even pine cones or acorns....
....Having a crafty Mommy (and kids) helps too as we together made a ton of great Fairy/Gnome items.
Not everything had to be DIY in our Fairy/Gnome Gardens since we had saved so much in our DIY's we figured expense should be in plants and since we needed greenery/plants we opted to go to our local green house and see if they would be willing to help us out and of course small town living paid off again! The closest local green house know as the Green Thumb gave us a great deal on plants to use in our gardens so a special Thank You to them for their contribution!
|The girls picked out the plants for the gardens. We have 2 colors of Coleus and the flowers are what the Youngest Daughter called "puffy fairy skirts". We also got some Hens and Chicks from the green house as well.|
Here are a few more great times the kids and I made to add to the gardens for the 4-H.
|The arbor is made with some left over animal fencing and the well is a DIY of rocks and sticks the kids collected and I glued togher.|
Not to mention the Bird Bath that we will also be making in 4-H but its from dishes....and so fun
to make but that's another post
|Some fencing and bridges made using sticks and colored Popsicle sticks.|
|Not the best picture but this cute little tire swing is just too cute not to share. The Big Guy has tons of toys that no longer work and he dug around till he found a monster truck with a broken wheel so we used them for Gnome tire swings...too cute!|
The kids sure put a lot of time and work into everything for the gardens and I know all of the members will have a great time making these gardens in 4-H! I'll be sure to update our 4-H page when we do them :)
Check out some of the great items used in the completed gardens Here