Disclosure: This review was compensated as part of the #couchcritics Gnomeo & Juliet campaign on Collective Bias
I have to say that I really have gone a little nutty for gnomes over the past week. It's all gnomes all the time over here. Remember the giant card and activity station I made for the twins last week.
It's a sweet movie about star-crossed garden gnomes, Gnomeo and Juliet (ala Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet) whose feuding gnome families, (who come to life when humans are not looking - very Toy Story), threaten to keep them apart. It's the age-old battle of the red hats vs the blue hats, or vice versa, depending on who you speak to. And let's not forgot those cement bunnies, the sniffer dog mushroom sidekick, and the voice of reason, the lonely flamingo. A little drama, a lot of love and it's really quite an adorable movie for kids.
There were a couple of moments when I found myself holding my breath and waiting for Marisol's bottom lip to start quivering, and with no trains to be seen for miles I thought for sure Flynn might be bored. Alas, it was not to be. To the right of me was Marisol with one hand in her popcorn tub, the other on her beverage and bug-eyed throughout the movie. To the left of me, Flynn doing more of the same.
But the suspender thong clad gnome (ala Borat) may have been a wee bit much. Thankfully 4year olds don't get that reference though.
So with the gnome theme still very much on our minds, we made this adorable terrarium for the kids playroom.
Unable to find an apothecary that was quite large enough I opted for a large hurricane candle holder and then a glass candle plate for the lid.