Category Archives: Garden crafts and fun

The wonders of a fairy house door and other enchanted doors in polymer clay

Every so often I will peruse Etsy and Pinterest to check out what some of my customers are making. Check out what I found today….

Fairy house doors by Kim Detmers

Wev’e all seen the cute little fairy house doors but what happens when you take it a bit further? Not just to the lands of fairy’s but to lands of ogres, bats, sea creatures and other mystical places.

While quickly flying through hundreds of Pinterest images I kept seeing these adorable fantastical doors. You could tell they had to be from the same artist so I had to take a closer look. These doors have such a distinct look; sort of elegant and whimsical melded in a way that makes you wonder just who lives there. LOL

 

 

Magical Doors by artist Kim Detmers can lead just about anywhere. How about  to a spooky castle?

 

 

 

 

 

How about to an ogre’s home?

 

Turns out these wonderful doors are created by polymer clay artist Kim Detmers

 

I love the way that Kim mixes her cane work with textures and color giving the piece a very cohesive appeal. Kim also does a wonderful job letting color work for her weather it’s in a complementary or contrasting way in MHO she nails it.

 

Often when canes are used to create sculptural pieces they can become a bit flat, not literally but visually, but she has done a great job of mixing it up to keep your eye traveling around the piece to see what other little detail is hiding.

 

Although it seems she only has 1 door currently available for purchase you should definitely check out her work on her Etsy site, oh yes and be sure to check out her blog.

I don’t know about you but this has given me a bit of inspiration I’ve never done a fairy door or house my feet stay a bit more in this realm. But I have been selling these cute fairy door and window molds, and with Christmas just around the corner maybe I’ll take them for a spin and make a Christmas Elf door???   Hmm I wonder, what will this inspire you to create?

Find all your creative supplies at Linda’s Art Spot and see what it may spark!

 

 

 

 

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Are you ready for the 4th of July, have fun with these super easy creative ideas

4th of july collageSo with the 4th of July just around the corner I wanted to share some creative ideas to help make you holiday a bit more festive. Check out these fun ideas I found on the web.

Decorate your lawn for the 4th of July

Do you have a lush green lawn? Well you can amp up the party by adding stars and stripes to your grass how cool is that. Or maybe make your lawn into a great big twister lawn game the ideas are limitless.

Lawn Twister

Its super easy using water based construction marking paint its designed to spray upside down and it won’t kill your grass.  My local ACE carries this in lots of colors. Check out the concrete cottage to get more details on this easy to do project. Just spray and go. Clean up could not be any easier just wait for the grass to grow a bit and mow. LOVE IT!  You can even decorate for any theme parties using some of these fun stencils.

OK this should go without saying but for those of you who have ARTIFICIAL grass STOP don’t do it its permanent and is cut (mowed) out of growing grass but your won’t grow so there’s no way to remove it.  LOL

candy melted covered oreos

If you’re not the one throwing the 4th of July bash but want to take a small holiday token how about one of these fresh festive treats. Both are super easy to make and require no special tools just yummy berries or Oreos’ see how crafty recipes put the cookies together, candy melts, sprinkles, add a little food coloring to the melts or chocolate, how about some star nonpareils or colored sugars, etc. If you prefer real white chocolate to candy melts like I do here is a simple recipe to follow 

white chocolate covered strawberries

4th of July Oreo Pops Yum!

Hope you and yours have a safe and fun holiday!

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