Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Toad House for Sale (or How to Make One)

Are you of the warty amphibian family that eats insects? Are you looking for a shady home where food and water is conveniently located? A home that will protect you from the elements and predators? I know of the perfect home!


This home is made from reused plastic flower pots.


It is made of: a plastic pot, rocks, glue gun, glue, and any other goodies found in nature.

The house has been washed and a generous sized door has been cut for the smallest or biggest toad to fit through. The stones have been generously hot glued all around the house, to prevent your home sweet home from blowing away in the wind. The drainage holes also have been covered well with rocks so you won't get wet during a rain shower.

The houses have been decorated by top rate designers. These pro-designers have been in the toad house business for about 3 years now.


Location, location, location! The toad houses for sale are in the perfect location for any toad. We have one tucked under a lily for a habitat that will stay cool and damp through the long hot summer.


We also have one tucked under mint in a bed of decomposing oak leaves. You won't ever have to leave your home to find food if you live here!


The price for living here is free, if you're ok with sweet, toad lovin' little girls admiring you daily! ;)

40 comments:

The Magic Onions said...

You crack me up!! Who would ever have thought of making a toad house... now I want to go straight out and, yes, make a toad house! Your blog is an inspiration in my life.

sunnymama said...

They are so sweet! Very desirable residences :)

andrea the pomegranates said...

awe-some!!! what a fabulous idea! and i was just thinking about using two small plant containers for a project today!! hmmm..maybe we will do this and just make them into little 'fairy houses' to put around the yard! :) whatever i do, you'll see it ;)

Sherry said...

very cute. :D

I can see my flower bed space turning into an entire village!

kate said...

So perfect!! And I just happen to have some saved plastic pots!

Jeannette said...

If I was a toad I would have loved to live in that house. ;)

MODsquad said...

This is darling! I think we will do this!! You have such clever ideas!!

sarah in the woods said...

Cutest toad house I've ever seen!

jumbleberryjam said...

Brilliant and perfectly executed as always, m'dear! LOVE IT!! (and, er...any chance you'll be making human-sized ones for the unemployed in your midst?? ;-).

dongdong said...

that is really cute! I don't think we have toads where we live, maybe some other critter will show.

skymring said...

oh, how absolutely lovely!

Tammy said...

LOL.....I love it. ;)

Anne said...

What a brilliant idea!

Katie has beeen making fairy houses in the back yard. Im sure she would love to try these houses thanks for sharing.

Jane said...

I don't have any warts, but a "shady house where food and water is conveniently located" sounds good to me!;)We'll have to try this out. Love it!

Jane said...

I do believe I would like to make a perchase, The house by the Mints would suit me just fine. Its been ever so rainy and wet over here in Virginia. I would like to fine a nice dry place to stay!
Mr Frog sounds like he will be heading over to see you, I hope his carrying enough cash, I wouldn't let him take my checkbook. ; )
I love the Houses! Great idea!

Mom and Kiddo said...

This is the cutest toad house I have ever seen!

Erin said...

What a cool idea! We've got tons of these pots sitting on our shelves just waiting for a clever craft to make themselves useful! Thanks for the idea ...

Artistmama said...

Fun! Very cute! Michael would love this!

Anet said...

Maybe this is why I haven't seen a toad at our house since we moved here. No toad house!
We had a big fat toad that lived inside a cinderblock at our old house.
You must have very happy toads!
Your girls are so creative:)

Louise said...

What a lovely idea, I think we will make some of these for our green tree frogs, they love to live in flowerpots anyway so I am sure they will love a designer decorated one-

Joy said...

That is SO cute! We don't have too many toads around either, but maybe something else needs a home? I think I even have a few empty plastic pots around. :)

Lyndsey said...

Omg! I want to make one right now! How beautiful!

Amanda said...

GREAT idea! We have a store-bought, terracotta toad house that just doesn't work. We do get toads, just not in the house. The door is too small, the terracotta too porous, and it has all but disintegrated after one winter outside.

Melissa Ellen said...

Those little house are adorable!!! My girls would love to make these, we have been raising tadpoles over the summer here and wondering where they are going to live now the weather is cooling down!!!

shellyfish said...

These are so sweet! I sure wish I had a garden to put one in. I love this!

april said...

i like your toad house very, very much. we did the same in the woods-but it looked a bit different...but i'll try this one and put it in the garden. my son is always making houses for the snails ;-) wish you a wonderful day*

Willo said...

These are perfect! Way to go!

Tara said...

These are so cute!!

What self respecting toad wouldn't want to take up residence in one of these???

Toni said...

love it we make toad houses too and loving admire our visitors:-) Frogs and toads are some of our favorite creatures:-)

Your houses look really nice too, I have never glued rocks on ours I think we willnow.

kristen said...

Oh man those are AWESOME!! I wonder what lucky toads are sure to move right in...?

* TONYA * said...

This is fantastic. I found your blog through Scribbit who tweeted about this project this morning.

I'm now an avid fan.

Pam said...

I'm ready to move in.

Dawn said...

So cute! What a great use for those plastic flower pots. I hope you get a resident in your toad house soon. :)

Lori said...

this is the most deluxe toad house ever!! *i* want to live in this house!

Lisa said...

That is the cutest thing I have ever seen! I know some faeries who might want to move in!

christine said...

i have to do this with the kiddos!

Leanne said...

Adorable!! Now someone needs to make these in the human size!

Siayla said...

Another great idea! I am behind on my post reads, but it's been fun tonight catching up on yours :) love the flower press too :)

Erin said...

Does anyone know of a good toad fingerplay or verse? I'm doing a co-op class on toads tomorrow, but I can't seem to find very many Waldorf-y toad poems.

camicatb said...

These are so incredibly cute!! Can't wait to make some with my girls. Thank you!!! :)