Friday, November 30, 2012
Just two days left to discover these and many more great stocking stuffer ideas at It's a Marshmallow World....better git while the gittin' is good!
Dandy Dog Accessories
Wine Bottle Tags
Dried Tomato Dip Mix
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
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Three great holiday sales all in old Overland Park this weekend. Get a group together and head out for some shopping fun to:
Monday, November 26, 2012
Join us for It's a Marshmallow World's FINAL weekend!
Friday, November 30 - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday, December 1 - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday, December 2 - 12:00 noon - 6:00 pm
- Discover unique handmade gifts by 20 artists in a surprising creative environment
- All Holiday wreaths just $25 during the final weekend
- Gift bundle drawings throughout the final days
- Karen's Holiday cake pops with coupons and riddles
- Roast a marshmallow at our fire pit to make your own S'moreSample
- Nina Ward's KC Gourmet dips
- Pick up this season's Dried Tomato Dip Mix for your holiday entertaining
- Preview the Creative Workshop and Studio Schedule for 2013 with classes beginning this Januaryand running through September
Friday, November 23, 2012
If you are looking for an inventive approach to a Christmas Nativity you might consider this set of three nativity stakes featuring Joseph and the Star of Bethlehem, Mary and Baby Jesus and an Angel bearing a message tile reading, "The Light shines in the darkness". They are completely "outdoorable" and certainly offer an alternative to the usual holiday decorations. On display now at It's a Marshmallow World.
This is an example of our patio totem stake which is designed to be placed upon a hard surface. You select from among everyday and seasonal icons and build your totem from the bottom up. Natalie Thomas has a wonderful line of smaller ceramic totems in various sizes. You can use them to create a stake on their own or to add interest and separation between my larger individual totem componements. There is also a garden totem version which you place directly into garden soil. It's fun, lets you change it up and be a part of the creative process!
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
We are open Thanksgiving weekend:
Friday and Saturday-10:00 - 6:00
Karen was our calm and collected cashier for the day's event. She helped to draw the names of these happy winners! Congratualtions to all!
Kellie won the Marshmallow World fountain!
Sunday, November 18, 2012
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Friday, November 16, 2012
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Make outdoorable snowfolk to seasonalize your garden décor for the holidays. It’s easy so the whole family can join in the fun. This idea can be scaled to any size you’d like-just remember, the larger your figures the more hypertufa you will need. Mix up a batch of your favorite hypertufa recipe. (Here mine: http://fromthesummersgardencontent.blogspot.com)
Roll large balls, medium balls and small balls. Pile them on top of one another in twos and threes. Use a large nail to poke holes in the head for eyes and one on either side of the middle balls for arms. Allow to set and dry for two to three days.
Mix white sanded grout into a thick paste and use it to fill in =cracks and imperfections. As the grout thickens, sculpt a carrot nose, buttons, scarves and other accessories for your snowfolk. You can attach these accessories right after you sculpt them or wait until they dry and then glue them on with outdoor glue.
Make smaller snowballs out of the leftover grout to place around your snowfolk.
Prime the snowfolk and accessories with white exterior latex paint. As the paint dries, make arms by folding lengths of black wire in half and twisting the halves together. Insert into the side arm holes with outdoor glue.
When the prime coat has dried, paint in color details with acrylic of exterior latex paints. You can even use glitter as an accent adhering it with clear polyurethane varnish as the adhesive.
We decided to try this idea on a larger scale creating an outdoor duo where the larger figure became a fountain and the other a feature in a holiday container planting. To make the larger forms it is a good idea to make them hollow so they are light and easy to move. To make hollow balls, we wrapped cheesecloth around various sizes of plastic toy store balls, applying with a hot glue gun. Then a ½ i-nch layer of sand mix concrete was smoothed over the entire ball and allowed to set and dry overnight. A one-inch layer of hypertufa was applied over the hardened sand mix. The hat was made entirely from hypertufa by covering a plastic nursery pot.
When all component pieces were dry, a ¾” concrete drill bit was used to bore holes on the top and bottom of each piece and pop the plastic balls. The pieces were stacked on top of each other over a ½” copper pipe which also serves as part of the plumbing for the fountain or to secure it upright in the planting container.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
This Sunday, November 18, we'll be giving away gift bundles in drawings every 15 minutes from 1:00-3:00. Two of the items to be given to lucky winners of the drawings include this whimsical snow folk fountain and a fresh Summer's Garden wreath. You will need to be present to win but it will surely be worth your while because there's lots to experience, to see and to do. Make it a plan to join us for our Marshmallow World Sunday Event!