Legend has it that flowers and trees provide a sanctuary for gnomes. In return, the gnomes protect the flora from harm. If you build a gnome home made of twigs, rocks, leaves and pedals, they may honor your efforts by taking up residence over night!
I recently had the privilege of assisting a group of 5th graders construct gnome homes and fairy houses at Deer Creek Center. Between lessons at their Fall in the Field program, a group of students went down to the creek and constructed these tiny dwellings from found, natural materials. It was a mix of environmental art, Celtic mythology and just plain fun. Their creativity was inspirational!
Photos by Amy Post:
- A watery mini-mermaid dwelling
- A stone fairy home
- A thatched roof for this elaborate gnome home