It has been a busy summer creating wedding cake toppers for wonderful creative brides! It is so great to see that there are brides who appreciate the Garden Gnome as much as I do! Enough to have themselves and their groom represented with an adorable gnome couple on their wedding cake. It has been fun to add in special details, such as hair colors, side ponytails, clothing colors and flower types and colors. A couple of my creative brides sent me pictures of their beautiful cakes for me to share with you!
A Canadian Gnome Wedding
This wonderful wedding cake belongs to Victoria in Canada. I love getting to see all the trends in wedding cakes, such as this one where the cake layers show through a very thin coating of icing. I love the fresh flowers too!
These are pictures of Victoria's topper before I sent it to her.
A California Gnome Wedding
This amazing cake belongs to Ellie and Mark in California. I love the succulents, mushrooms, butterflies and moss added to this beautiful cake. Also the sweet pennant garland. The tree base is great display for such a creative cake!
It is so exciting to see how the cake topper I create for my brides, becomes a very special part of their day and it becomes a keepsake from the wedding day, that they will have forever! I am truly honored each and every time I am asked to make a cake topper for a bride.
Every day should be a Gnome Day!
For Mother'Day, I decided to make succulent container gardens for gifts this year. So I thought I would share with you how to make one! You can make a container garden out of any container. I am using old colanders, painted metal buckets and a wire mesh basket I found at Hobby Lobby. They are a great source for unique containers.Here I have cut the fabric larger than my container. I am lining the basket with it to keep the dirt in, but to let the water drain out if over watered. I hot glue the fabric to the container, folding it in the corners to make it form to the basket.
Here is a link to how to care for your succulents and cactus.
*Container - be sure to add holes for drainage
*Roll of Fabric weed block - can be found at all home improvement stores
*Hot glue gun
*Potting soil - I used Miracle Grow Cactus soil and added pellets that retain water, because containers can dry out quickly
*Plants - I used succulents, cactus and some annuals
Have fun creating your own whimsical succulent container gardens!
I created Work of Whimsy as an outlet for my creativity! I create christmas ornaments on my day job. I had so many ideas that I wanted to bring to life and this was the perfect way. I can create whatever I want and if I am lucky there is someone out there that wants to buy it! So far it is going better than I expected!