The Toad House

June 4th, 2010 in member junk     
SeaL9199 SeaL9199, member
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First version with the petunias on top, but I had to take them off of the pot.  The rain made made the petunia pot to heavy and I was afraid the castle would crack even more.
First view of the pot found on the roadside.
Second view of pot found on the roadside
Just put a toad on top.  BORING!
Added the rock wall with stone from around the garden and put the other toad in the background.  Still nothing cool enough to put on top that wont cause the pot to crack.
First version with the petunias on top, but I had to take them off of the pot.  The rain made made the petunia pot to heavy and I was afraid the castle would crack even more.

First version with the petunias on top, but I had to take them off of the pot.  The rain made made the petunia pot to heavy and I was afraid the castle would crack even more.


I found this pot on the side of the road and was going to do a buried pot/flower kind of thing, but ended up with this instead.  The only think I actually bought was the $2.00 worth of blue petunias at the bottom.  Everything else, I already had on hand or was recycled from another project.  Total cost $2.00.  I carved the stone with a broken pen and then went back over it with a sharpie marker to create a castle look.  My favorite part is that I buried some English Ivy from my late Grandmother's house in the back.  Eventually, the ivy will take root and grow up the side of the pot for a more English Castle feel.  I think my Grandmother would have like it. 


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, cottage, garden, house, toad, frog

Comments (16)

GrammaScrapper writes: How creative is this!!! I just love it. Posted: 9:41 am on July 8th
smiller0529 writes: Too cute! I love it! Posted: 9:14 pm on June 14th
shabbychick writes: Wow - this so darned cute (and nicely done) - and what royal treatment for your garden toads too! I'm so glad you shared it with us.

Kathy Posted: 10:32 am on June 11th
ninnarae writes: This is so adorable! I've been wanting to make a fairy garden with my grandkids...this would be such a cute addition~ thanks for sharing! Posted: 12:05 am on June 11th
rachelrivniker writes: lovely, I loved it. It is so sweet. Posted: 8:39 am on June 8th
junkermidge writes: Clever, clever, clever! So resourceful -- and fun! You did a great job.
Midge Posted: 7:58 pm on June 7th
RustyDiva writes: I absolutely adore this idea! Very creative and it turned out awesome! Posted: 10:56 am on June 7th
JunkArchitect writes: I can’t believe how cool your castle idea turned out.

Jim
Posted: 8:06 pm on June 6th
alicemom writes: So darling! Very Clever!!
smiles, alice Posted: 10:36 pm on June 5th
CoffeeLady writes: So very creative and whimsical...since the toads have a lovely home, maybe the fairies need one too...keep sharing your fun stuff! Posted: 9:51 pm on June 5th
MakinItHappen writes: I love this! It is so cute, and if I were a toad, I'd move in! Posted: 12:06 pm on June 5th
BillyJo writes: I love castles. Great idea. I would have never had the idea of a castle. Welcome to the club! You got talent Girl!! Posted: 1:36 am on June 5th
SeaL9199 writes: Thank you all for you kind comments. Especially since this is my FIRST time out of the closet. Usually, I keep my projects to myself. :-) Posted: 10:31 pm on June 4th
Prior writes: So cute, way to use your imagination! Lezlee Posted: 9:53 pm on June 4th
oldnews writes: This is the cutest thing ever! What a wonderful idea! Too bad about the crack, because I LOVED the petunias on top, but when the ivy grows in it will look even more amazing! Thanks for sharing! Posted: 9:40 pm on June 4th
Jenscountrystore writes: The "castle" idea is a great twist on the toad house! Right now I have hundreds of baby toads hopping around my yard! They are as big as my pinkie fingernail! I better start making houses!! Thanks for sharing! Posted: 9:00 pm on June 4th
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