When I went to purchase one, I found them too pricey for me. I also have a craft gene that screams "I CAN DO THAT!" (even if I can't....)
Anyway, they start at 60 bucks and shipping was about 20 bucks....sorry, I am not paying 80 bucks for some plants and a frame in the shape of a turtle.
The kids named him Yertle but Yertle is a gopher turtle I brought home that still lives in my dad's yard, along with 4 others.
So, here is Yertle 2.... "King of the Herb Garden" in all his glory....
He is freshly made, still wet and a little drippy. It will be fun to see how his little shell grows over the course of the summer.
and here is the top view (per Dean, he said I wasn't showing off his "shell" properly!)
In this photo you can see a couple of leaves that I placed randomly. He isn't nearly as ornate as the original but I'm okay with that.
So, the proof is in the pricing, right? Well, I found the frame online and bought the rest locally. I spent a total of 29.00, including tax. I used the leftover plants and moss in this pretty shell planter my mom gave me a few years ago.
Update: I added one more set of plants for 4 bucks.....totally worth it
next post is the tutorial so stay tuned.....