Monday, August 20, 2012

our preschool bean hut

When our poor old gazebo was tragically struck down in the prime of it's life by a tree during a storm, we salvaged some of the sides knowing full well that one day we would find a use for them.  Because that's what preschool teachers do.

And then I remembered seeing this amazing bean hut from Paint on the Ceiling, and an idea was born.

We rustled up 4 big pots, and played around in the dirt for a bit.

 Next, we 'planted' each leg of the latticed sections into one of the pots and tied the tops together with wire and twine so it was secure.

 Into each pot we planted 2 climbing bean seedlings, and 2 nasturtium seedlings.

And watered them well.  Now, it looks rather cobbled together at the moment - because that is exactly what it is - but just wait until our seedlings grow to cover the lattice.  We will have a beautiful, living bean hut.

It didn't take long for the children to move in and make it their own.


  1. I love it! How simple but beautiful. I will be keeping this one in mind for sure.

  2. What an awesome cubby, I'd sneak in a couple of pea seeds too, they're very popular at our house.