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Hope you’re having a lovely day so far! I am so excited about today’s post because I get to share all about Creating the Perfect Gnome Garden! I’ve wanted to create a fairy garden of sorts for my kiddos for months, and because they’re boys and more into Gnomes, we decided to make ours a gnome garden!
It turned out SUPER cute and I just had to share how we did it!
- Find your Container: For ours, we used a galvanized ice bucket so we know it can stand up to the elements. Our gnome garden will be kept outside on our front porch, so we won’t have to worry about it flooding due to rain – but we still wanted something a little stronger and moveable so the kiddos could take it out into the yard if they wanted.
- Add Sand: Instead of using dirt for this project, we used sand. The sand really weighs down the container and there isn’t any worry about getting muddy! Plus, the sand is really great while laying everything out in the garden, because it all sinks into place perfectly!
- Place Your Gnome House: Since the gnome house is the biggest piece of the garden, you’ll want to place that first so you know how to lay everything else out. (There are LOTS of inexpensive gnome house options on Amazon).
- Add Rocks: We love using these smaller river rocks to create a different surface to play on.
- Create a Stream: Create “water” using different colors of these blue glass rocks (also used as vase fillers), and have your kiddo create a stream in their garden.
- Add Your Accessories: Now that you’ve got your landscape down, add your gnome house accessories! Again, there are a ton of affordable gnome garden accessories on Amazon! When choosing accessories, let your kiddos help! They know what they like, and what they’ll be most-likely to play with, too.
Pretty simple, right? This fun Gnome Garden has kept our kids busy for hours, they absolutely love moving everything around, bringing out their smaller animal toys to play in the garden, etc. This is a fun family activity that won’t break the bank – and it’s perfect because you can move the container around for indoor play on a rainy day!
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