I'm eager to create a magical garden and I love anything that captures the imagination of the children especially if it is made frugally and from recycled materials. I spotted these little stools on Pinterest and thought they would be perfect not only for decoration but for seating little bottoms.
You will need:
* An old wooden bowl
* Some nails
* White satin paint
* Red gloss paint
* Paper, scissors and masking tape
Pop along to your local charity shop or boot sale and look out for some old wooden 1970's bowls. Your Mum, Nan or Auntie might even have one stashed away at the back of their cupboard. I picked these two up at my local charity shop for a £1 each, they are perfect for toadstools.
Lightly sand both bowls a and give them a couple of coats of white satin paint. I went through my log store and picked two logs that I thought were about the right height for stools but if you don't have a log store you could go for a country walk and look for some discarded logs.
Attach the painted bowls on to the top of the logs with hammer & nails.
Cut out circles of paper into various sizes and stick them onto the painted bowls with double sided masking tape.
Then paint with a bright red gloss. They take very little paint so you might even have a little left over in your shed.
Leave to dry then very gently remove the circles of paper revealing your completed toadstools all ready for you and your little ones to enjoy.