Underwater Small World Giveaway

Ages and ages ago I found a cute little underwater themed suitcase in Tiger Stores and bought it despite having absolutely no idea what I would do with it. I knew it would come in useful at some stage. (well, that's how I justified the purchase at the time at least!) 

When I made my last craft project I had a brainwave and decided to use the little case as an 'underwater' home for the little Mermaid Dolls. It was really easy to put together and makes a perfect small world play set.

To make it, I printed out an 'underwater' image and stuck it to the bottom of the case. Then I stuck some very fine grade sandpaper to the lid side to make a sandy sea-bed.

I bought some fish tank decorations and little fish to embellish it, added stones, shells, glass beads and some 'treasure' (beads and tiny gold coins) for interest.

I had so much fun setting it up for this photograph and luckily the girls were in Naíonra so I had it all to myself too :)

So...I thought I might offer it as a little giveaway. That's if you'd even be interested in it? I'm just realising that just because I've enjoyed making something to play with - it doesn't necessarily follow that anyone else would even want it...

But if you DO feel you might like a Merfolk habitat around the place, please feel free to leave a comment below and I'll choose a winner at random next Tuesday when I get back from an exciting little trip I have been looking forward to for ages. More on that soon.


In the meantime,  it might be a little quiet around here because I'll be busy packing suitcase(s)!!

Note: This Play Set is NOT suitable for children under the age of three -  because it's basically ALL small parts and therefore a bit of a scary choking hazard!

13 comments

  1. It's fantastic. I loved the mermaid tutorial, and the idea of using the suitcase is inspired.

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  2. It is fab! Lovely that you got to make it and play with it yourself too. :)

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  3. Would I like?!,! I'd LOVE IT, feck the children, I'd hide it away, har har

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  4. this is super duper adorable...my little girl is quite obsessed with mermaids at the moment, so this would be perfect xx

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    1. Thanks so much Kat - your name's in the hat! (hey that rhymes!)

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  5. My kids would love this (and I'd promise to keep Zoe away from it for 5 weeks until she is 3!). They are all mad into mermaids since our holiday swimming around the pool. All we heard was "Look Mammy and Daddy I'm a mermaid"....Yes darling you are just like a mermaid! (One of those mermaids with arm bands who can't go underwater!)

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  6. This is fab so creative love mermaids.

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  7. What a beautiful home for your little mermaids ... I love all the clever little details you added (especially the treasure). What child wouldn't love this (if they can keep the adults away)

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  8. What a fantastic blog.i like your blog swindow cleaning jobstyle.

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