Monday, July 8, 2019

Creating a Fairy Grotto - Dollar Store Craft Challenge

It’s time for our monthly blog hop challenge!  Now, I am going to attempt to convince you that my creation is for the children.  Yep!  For the children.

This month’s theme is a dollar store craft. The participants were challenged to create a project using mostly items from a dollar store.

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Meet this month's talent:

My project began actually last summer when I wanted pavers all the way around our goldfish pond.  Handsome Husband bought a truckload and I went to work, completing two of the three sides which added a lovely seating area for adults.  Then, Winter came and I paused to rest.  Spring arrived and my patient husband purchased, hauled and unloaded more pavers.  The last side was completed and I began normal trimming and weeding, which helped me notice a nice opening between our native Paw Paw Trees and the lovely Mock Orange.  It seemed like a perfect "secret path" for children to enter this part of our garden.  (please forgive the water logged state of all my plants.  'so much rain this year!)

Through trial and error, I found a layout I liked using leftover pavers from the bigger project.  They work OK for solid footing, but are not very nice for little toes.  Here's where our local Dollar Store comes into the picture.

(More about my awesome turtles later)  Originally, my idea was to go with all colorful rugs, but the earth tone ones seemed like a better theme for this particular space.

Notice the price!  AND these were "end of season" clearance for 50% off!  Yes, please!  So the pavers were leveled and covered with rugs from our Dollar Store.  After that, I looked around our home and our garden for items I would want in a Fairy Grotto for myself the children.

A strawberry basket holds sidewalk chalk next to a wise turtle and vibrant goldfish.

A pot of spearmint sits beside gentle bunnies and a charming frog.  Maybe he needs a kiss?

Books about fairies with matching book marks.

A shimmering dragonfly pillow is tossed in with favorite snuggle animals, Lammi and BunBun.

I'm looking forward to spending many hours filled with laughter and imagination in this magical Fairy Grotto I created for the children!

;-)  -Marci

Now let's see what the other talented bloggers found at their dollar stores!

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  1. Love your fairy grotto, Marci, and it's great that you were able to accessorize it with items from the dollar store! Looks quite inviting!

  2. What a fun space you've created, Marci. Using dollar store mats was a great solution to protecting little toes!

  3. What a nice welcoming space for your grandchildren!

  4. That is such a fun and welcoming space!

  5. I’m sure “the children” will love it! ;p


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