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Alice in Wonderland Cinder Block Garden

by Amy Bowerman

I have FINALLY turned a “Pin” into a completed project!  I saw a Cinder Block Garden on Pinterest via Alison of Remodelista and thought it would be the perfect solution to adorn the side of my Alice in Wonderland Garden.   I purchased a variety of plants at my local Home Depot while buying the cinder blocks to ensure a perfect fit.  Now I have a lovely wall filled with Anenomes, Forget-Me-Nots, Violas, Creeping Flox, English Daisies, Basket of Gold, Thrift, and Rockfoil.

Cinder Block Garden

Alice in Wonderland Cinder Block Garden

Select Cinder Blocks were embellished with Martha Stewart Lace Stencils.  I used Krylon Glitterblast to spray on the design.  The checkered sides of the smaller blocks were stamped on using the Wonderland set from Stampendous and Martha Stewart Acrylic.

Cinder Block Garden Alice

Alice and the Anenome

The Alice image atop the checkered floor is also from the Stampendous set she is embossed on metal and colored with Copic markers.  You can see my tutorial on coloring metal with Copics HERE.

 

Cinder Block Garden Lace Stencil

Spray painted lace

For the larger blocks I used the Krylon Glitterblast to spray paint through lace I found at the thrift…along with these darling tea pots!

The White Rabbit

Here we have the White Rabbit who as usual is running a wee bit late!  He is also embossed on metal and colored with Copics.

Cinder Block Garden Tea Pots

Garden Tea Pots

I have amassed quite the tea-pot collection over the years and have yet to find a double spouted one.  I found these two tea pots on the same day of thrifting and was delighted to find that I could stack them.

Cinder Block Garden Cheshire Cat

I spy the Cheshire Cat...

You can’t have a wonderland garden without the elusive Cheshire cat.  I have hidden him among the Creeping Flox on a sparkling garden stake much like his grin.

Cinder Block Garden Cat Leaves

Faux Dichroic Branch Garden Stake

I discovered a new technique for creating faux Dichroic Glass using craft metal and packaging plastic…this was an accidental discovery.  I hope to share a tutorial on how to create this look some time next week.  If you’d like you can follow me on Facebook or Twitter to stay up to date on my latest creations and tutorials (See Sidebar).  Next on my list of Pinning projects to be is one of those lovely Greenhouses made from reclaimed windows and doors :)  We shall see how I fare at the Flea markets this season.

Thanks for taking a walk through my Wonderland Garden with me!  Stop by the Altered Alice for a chance to win a Stampendous Wonderland set of your own.   For more Gardening Goodness take a trip over to Censational Girl for even more garden delights!

Have a creative day!

Amy*

 

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1 Hieu Hoang October 14, 2013 at 4:10 am

i’m a pottery supplier and i think it’s very nice
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2 Gabli June 29, 2012 at 12:13 am

Love this idea with the blocks. The hubster came home with a bit of these and plans that never materialized. Now I know what to do with them. I also have a bit of an Alice and Wonderland theme in my garden. This will go well with it.
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3 Amy Bowerman June 29, 2012 at 9:47 am

OOOh! I would love to see your Alice garden! I will warn you some of my plants did not fare so well in their containers particularly the Anenomes (RIP)…just make sure you get plants that fancy small containers. I may be switching mine out for succulents…they seem like a safe bet :)

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4 Deb Brock May 20, 2012 at 8:38 pm

AMy, our creativeness is somethig I would love to possess. What a fun garden area…………….

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5 the cape on the corner May 8, 2012 at 12:59 pm

lol, i’ve got this pinned too. your version is great, good for you!!
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6 Amy Bowerman May 8, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Thank you :) 1 pin project down…1000 + to go lol!

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7 Silvia(Barnie) April 23, 2012 at 9:02 am

How fantastic, love it.
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8 Lynne Phelps April 16, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Amy, this garden is such a delight! It has been so much fun to watch your passion for upcycling turn ordinary or obsolete objects into garden ART! I hope you will continue to update us with pictures as the garden plantings fill in amid all the Wonderland delights.
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