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Topic: Whimsical Fairy Toad House (from a Mountain Dew Bottle!)  (Read 963 times)
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« on: July 17, 2014 10:41:02 AM »

I built this toadhouse for Ludi in the Woodland Creature and Enchanted Forest Swap. I hope that one day a toad actually inhabits it Smiley If not a toad, than hopefully a fairy will find it cozy enough.



The house started out as a 2 liter Mountain Dew bottle. I glued small polished rocks to it with E6000 because hot glue would not hold the polished rocks on. After that I used sanded grout to fill in the gaps:


That was the only progress I photographed... Afterwards I used hot glue to secure smoker wood chips for the roof. In this case the E6000 didn't dry fast enough and I couldn't get the bottle at a good angle to keep the shingles from sliding while drying. I added moss, feathers, and little acorn lamps as additional details to finish it off. And a little birdy friend for the toad.







I also sent a fence and flower pot for the toad's "yard":


This was so much fun to make. There was just a ton of drying time between gluing on rocks and shingles and then grouting the rocks.
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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2014 10:55:10 AM »

I like it so much!  I haven't yet put it in my amphibian garden, but it will get there eventually, and I'll post a photo.  Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2014 11:50:07 AM »

It is so sweet and pretty! I don't know if toads really lives in houses - but I'm sure a fairy will love it.
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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2014 04:00:59 PM »

This is so wonderful!
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