5/11/10

Fairy lanterns~

I picked up these solar lanterns with the matching hook stands a few years ago at a yard sale for $2. They no longer worked, but I liked the look of them and they were only .50cents each...so I bought them. I decided to put them in my grandkids play yard that I built them last year. But looking the way they do, they just wouldn't do! This is a photo of them scrubbed.... still not to cute. So, I had to take drastic measures~After masking off the glass, I spray painted them silver. I then cut foam core to fit inside each lantern. I painted the foam core pink and hot glued some pink Easter grass to each square. Have you ever noticed that Easter grass smells like candy... tis true, next time you'll have to sniff it, it smells sweet :-) I added a fairy, some berries and flowers to each little square inside each fairy lantern. Here is one of the lanterns hanging in the play yard. I can imagine my little grandkids peeking inside each one and seeing the fairy sitting inside them.Panning to the left.... the g-kids play house. I recently put down some grass seed to get a little lawn area for the g-kids to roll around on. The large white metal thingie is where I planted 3 cherry tomatoe plants.I didn't have enough of the metal pieces (painted baby blue) to make a complete circle around the little garden, soooooooooo I used some plates to fill in the open sections.I've got so many ideas of things I'm wanting to do/make for this area... I guess I need to make a list and prioritize them and get busy!
I've linked up "Under $100 linky party"
Also, to Show & Tell

10 comments:

Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

Hi Cheryl! Your fairy lanterns are so cute ~ what a great idea! Love the idea for using plates as space filler, too! Your grandkids will enjoy their playground for sure!

Have a great day!
Warmly,
Lori

Jingle said...

Your fairly lanterns are so amazing! I really love them!!!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

As Always, Just an Adorable addition to Your Creative Talents..... I'm glad my Grands aren't able to read your Blog ~

CathyH said...

How clever!! Great imagination too :)

Bella said...

Hi Cheryl... Your fairy lamps are too fun! how clever... perfectly magical:-)
Bella

Hootin' Anni said...

It's all so magical!!

My Show n Tell is my finished, newest, watercolor painting...I do hope you can stop by to view it and give me some critique!! Click HERE

Have a great Friday.

Victoria said...

Oh how darling your fairy lanterns are! I'm sure your grandkids will be thrilled:) Very cute idea!

Mikey said...

I'm way jealous of your beautiful garden!

Crystal said...

Those lanterns are great! The path to the playhouse is so inviting. It's so sweet!

Lisha said...

"Fairy Lanterns" are a cute idea for them. The Children's play area looks very inviting for little ones! Be sure and share your future ideas as we all love to hear creative ideas~~~~~~Lisha