It's Gardening Week...Let's Make Toadstools for the Garden!!!
Greetings from the Toadstool! Last week when I posted our felt toadstool tutorial, one of our lovely readers gave me this fantastic idea. This idea comes from an old issue of 'Family Fun' magazine, (issue unknown)...I don't know what theirs looked like, but this is how we made our outdoor toadstools.
We used...old wooden salad bowls, (these all had cracks in them)
red spray paint
white duct tape
First get all of the dirt off of the outside of your bowl...put it on some newspaper outside and spray it whatever colour you desire, (we did ours red), according to the instructions on your paint.
Then, I cut the white duct tape into little circles and stuck them all over the bowl. I don't know how the duct tape will hold up, but it sure was easy to use...it says it is weather proof, so we'll see.
Drill a hole into the underside of your bowl.
Screw the mushroom "cap" onto a log, and there you go!!!
This was a delightful little project to do for the kids. When one of Ruby's friends came over, one of the first things she said was, "Wow, those are cool toadstools"...they really bring an element of *magic* to our yard!
Thank you again beautiful reader for this idea!
Keith has decided that our toadstools should be "chairs", and he's already cut out a table top for us to mosaic...one of my dreams for our yard is to have a more naturalized playspace for the children, a space that is beautiful and can't help but inspire magical play! I think though, that we will be scouring our local second hand stores for smaller bowls, to make some more enchanting little toadstools to put here and there!