As I write this, it is mid July and my garden is in full bloom, the pond plants are lazily shading the koi and the fairies are dancing and playing all over the yard. I want something fun and quirky for my garden, don’t want the fairies getting bored with their surroundings! I hit Pinterest and found a bunch of really interesting pictures of garden totems made from old dishes, cups, saucers etc., the choices were endless. So, I decided to give it a try and I am hooked.
Once done, they can look pretty or kitschy.. depends on the dishes you are using, patterns and colours. They are unbelievably easy to make and give you the best excuse to go hunting through garage sales and thrift stores. I hope you find an idea that moves you and you give this a try!
Supplies: vases, dishes, bowls, cups, saucers, small figurines, tea pots etc., E6000 glue, shells, crystals, rocks
Then begin to play with placement. First, this way…
Arrange and rearrange until you find the pattern of stacking that works for you. E600o is a phenomenal glue but does take time to set. I suggest also having a glue gun near by. Be liberal with it but add a dab or two of hot glue for an instant grip until the glue sets up.
And before you know it, you will find just the right placement, ending up with a little beauty like this! I had someone in mind while I was making this and thought that using crystals whose energies help heal the heart were in order. The angels will remind her that those she misses are never far away.
Here are a few more examples of what I made with my friend Linda one afternoon. We had a ball playing around with all the pieces we found!
Have fun experimenting! Remember this one is kid friendly, but you control the glue. And as always, get goopy and stay messy!