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Trash to Treasure: Future water fountain for the fairy garden

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Dirt_Road
Janice~ Gulf Coast, MS
(Zone 9a)

July 30, 2009
4:22 PM

Post #6884969

I am so proud of this guy.. I found him this past week for $3.00. Need to drill small hole in the very top and then run tubing from a pump (old water fountain) I bought at a yard sale for 50 cents.. He will go in my daughters fairy garden... The water will drain into rocks (with a pan hid underneath) so it will look like the water is just running into the rocks.. Kind of like a waterless fountain.. :-)

Not trash, not free but I had to share.. My Abby is so proud of the statue.. so I had to share.. Of course I will post pictures of finshed fountain... :-)

The can of green beans is so you can see or judge how tall he is.. I told my daughter he was going to be like the statue of liberty standing in her fairy garden.. lol..

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Dirt_Road
Janice~ Gulf Coast, MS
(Zone 9a)

July 30, 2009
4:23 PM

Post #6884974

Side view

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dahtzu
Henderson, NC
(Zone 7b)

July 30, 2009
4:32 PM

Post #6885027

That is fine yard art. I would love finding something like that.
trickiwoo
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 30, 2009
4:37 PM

Post #6885043

That is fantastic. Can't wait to see the finished fountain. Please let us see it when it is completed.

Judy

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heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

July 31, 2009
2:20 AM

Post #6887559

Now why can't I find something like that?
Certainly gonna be one treasure in your garden.
the1pony
(Pony) Lakewood, WA
(Zone 8a)

July 31, 2009
6:43 AM

Post #6888303

Oooh that'll make a wonderful fountain! I love making fountains, it's one of my very favorite crafts. :)
tubbytee
Ames, NE
(Zone 5b)

July 31, 2009
8:55 AM

Post #6888349

Awsoome
Dirt_Road
Janice~ Gulf Coast, MS
(Zone 9a)

August 1, 2009
7:18 AM

Post #6892914

Thanks Ladies.. :-) I am hoping to have him up and running this weekend.. We pretty much have the area dug out where the water will go.. Had to work it around lots of tree roots.. We wanted the little river/creek to look real.. Will post more pictures as it goes along..

Thanks again.. OH and tomorrow is YARD SALE DAY... yay maybe I can find something else to add to the fairy garden..

Hope everyone has a super great day.. :-)
Brender
Topsham, ME
(Zone 5a)

August 5, 2009
11:55 PM

Post #6912053

Like!

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 9, 2009
2:39 PM

Post #6925816

Janice, can't wait to see what else you find for the garden! This will be very nice when done.
Dirt_Road
Janice~ Gulf Coast, MS
(Zone 9a)

September 13, 2009
5:34 PM

Post #7059258

Okay ladies.. Sorry Im running so slow updating this thread.. The original site we were going to use just didn't work out so we moved everything to an empty flower bed right beside the house and back door.. Seemed everytime we started on the garden it would rain/storm.. So this way if it does we are right beside the door. lol.. Also I found out that with my RA I just couldn't get down on the ground and do everything like it needed to be done so this worked out for the best since its a raised bed with bricks all around it so need be I can sit and do most of the work.. lol..

I know that there is a tiny garden section here on Daves, but I already started this thread here in T2T (my fav section lol) and to be honest most the things in her garden where odd and end things that were going to be tossed and a lot were given to Abby once everyone found out that we were making the garden.. Its almost like they wanted a little piece of them to be in her garden..

I still don't have the fountain going yet.. The pump I had was to small and cant push the water straight up so I need to head to Lowes and buy a small pump, then her water feature will be done..

Here are some of the pictures of the garden.. We still need to work on the doors around the base of the tree.. That will come in time..

My two girls helped with the garden, both who love ISPY books, I think thats why it turned out looking like an ISPY picture.. lol.. I told her they need to have a yard sale since the fairies have so much!!!

The unfinished foutain to the left and their little Beach on the right.. which still needs a little more work but its getting there..

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Dirt_Road
Janice~ Gulf Coast, MS
(Zone 9a)

September 13, 2009
5:36 PM

Post #7059263

their beach.. :-)

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Dirt_Road
Janice~ Gulf Coast, MS
(Zone 9a)

September 13, 2009
5:39 PM

Post #7059274

Doors around trees still need a little work.. :-)

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Dirt_Road
Janice~ Gulf Coast, MS
(Zone 9a)

September 13, 2009
5:41 PM

Post #7059281

There little Solar Light totem we made for them...

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Dirt_Road
Janice~ Gulf Coast, MS
(Zone 9a)

September 13, 2009
5:44 PM

Post #7059295

lol.. oops sorry about that, on my computer the picture was right side up...



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Dirt_Road
Janice~ Gulf Coast, MS
(Zone 9a)

September 13, 2009
5:47 PM

Post #7059303

Found this cage for 50 cents and made the rest for Abbys garden.. I added a little solar light at the top, so the mama bird lights up at night.. Thanks Imapigion!! you have given me so many great ideas with solar lights.. :-)

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Dirt_Road
Janice~ Gulf Coast, MS
(Zone 9a)

September 13, 2009
5:52 PM

Post #7059319

a little house, complete with bed

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Dirt_Road
Janice~ Gulf Coast, MS
(Zone 9a)

September 13, 2009
5:56 PM

Post #7059330

♥♥♥♥

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Dirt_Road
Janice~ Gulf Coast, MS
(Zone 9a)

September 13, 2009
5:59 PM

Post #7059341

♥~

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Dirt_Road
Janice~ Gulf Coast, MS
(Zone 9a)

September 13, 2009
6:04 PM

Post #7059350

This is one of the doors we still need to do a little work on.. This seems to be where all the shoes in the garden end up at.. lol..

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Dirt_Road
Janice~ Gulf Coast, MS
(Zone 9a)

September 13, 2009
6:11 PM

Post #7059363

so sweet, taking a walk down the garden path.

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JuneyBug
Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

November 2, 2009
11:00 AM

Post #7232810

Such a neat place!, Janice!

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