Friday, March 6, 2009

Gnome Tree

A few years ago, I found a cutting board that reminded me of a door. So I added hinges, a door knob and a flag, placed a piece of metal in the handle opening for a window, and placed it in the indent of a tree. It's glued there with wood glue, and appears like the "door" was made exactly for that spot!!!
I also bought a couple of gnomes from the dollar store and made a birdbath out of a small terra cotta pot. My grandchildren were fascinated by the little area and I was forever looking for the gnomes and other things. Usually I found them in the sand box!!! I do take the removable things in each winter, but the door stays out year round. This year I need to repaint the flag, but the door has held up very well!