Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Guest Blogger ~ Making Garden Stones

When you leave your house for a length of time, you usually ask someone to come check up on it for you. Make sure the plants are watered, give the pets some attention, and bring in the mail, etc.

Well, when you have a blog that is as active as mine is, you kinda need someone to help you "keep house" while you are off having fun in far away places.... So I asked my friend Valerie to post for me while I am away. Thanks so much, Valerie!

She and her daughter Emily are going to show us how to make inexpensive and beautiful stepping stones for the garden today. :)

At this point, our garden could use all the hope, prayers, and well-wishes it can get, so we spent this afternoon making some garden stones using quick dry cement (very inexpensive, and we had some leftover mix in the garage), empty cereal boxes, sea shells, and some glass gems from the dollar store.

I had initially planned on doing this activity outside, but it started to rain. However, this project wasn't nearly as messy as I thought! I pre-loaded the box with the cement, and then Emily took over from there.

Cut the front off of the cereal box. Mix up the dry cement and load it into the box. Level the cement with a ruler. Emily loved making a hand print in the cement.

We decorated our garden stones with the glass gems and seashells.

Once the cement is dry, rip off the cereal box to reveal your beautiful garden stone. I'm hoping ours brings some good luck to our garden!

Valerie is the author of the Frugal Family Fun Blog, where she writes daily about her obsession with inexpensive craft and activity ideas that won’t break the budget. You can read more about her at http://www.frugalfamilyfunblog.com/




Anna said...

Now I'll get to read you twice as much. Nice. Thanks Valerie!

Kiyi Kiyi said...

Awwww so cute! Great idea with the cereal boxes!

Valerie @ Inner Child Fun said...

Thanks for letting me guest post on your beautiful blog, Val! I hope you're having a great time while you're away... We all miss you! :-)

Hear Mum Roar said...

What a lovely, creative idea! I shall have to try that with my kids, because we're currently giving our garden a makeover

Krystal Morrison said...

If each a field and a deck would be incorporated in your garden, divide the areas into 2 with the employment of low hedges, which may soften the perimeters. Use plants which will be taken cared of simply, like flax.

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