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« on: December 29, 2008 06:23:54 PM »

I've been wanting to make a Zen garden for awhile, and I finally got around to doing it this Christmas. I knew someone who might want one, but I thought he'd appreciate something a little more action-packed than a regular Zen garden... so I came up with the Valhalla garden (which I also thought he'd like since he's Norwegian :p ) I really didn't know much about Viking mythology before this, so it was fun to research.

I took a hinged wooden box from Hobby Lobby and covered it in Super Sculpey designs, and made a roof out of sturdy foil. I forgot to take pictures of the sides, but they have runes carved into them.  I also made axes and an eagle to guard it.

The box opens to reveal a scene from the great hall. Odin, a Valkyrie, and a warrior are drinking wine. Odin's wolves and ravens sit below in the sandy garden . The axes on the front can be used to hack around in the sand :p

Enough rambling, here are the results. Kind of a weird gift, but super-fun to make! Smiley









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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2008 06:41:50 PM »

that is awesome! I love it!!
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« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2008 09:52:51 AM »

Fantastic!!  Really love that you made the Vikings in the lid bas relief too... very classy.
The ravens on the wolves' backs are also a nice touch... did you make them as well?

I can't imagine that he didn't just love this gift!!

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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2008 09:33:42 PM »

Wow, this is awesome! It's so detailed...wasn't expecting the stuff inside!
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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2008 06:35:41 AM »

Very very different. Love how the box looks closed and then boom one inside it's all magic.
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« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2008 08:45:25 AM »

cool idea. well done
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