Then one Friday afternoon while both boys were at school I started installation. I screwed it into the tree and glued some bark to the top and sides to make it look more finished.
I had more paint some I painted blue dots on the wood around the tree- just cause it looked cool.
I figured the Gnomes wouldn't move into the neighborhood without bringing a gift of the neighborhood kids. I bought a few suckers to place near the door and then waited for the Little Misters to come home. They were pretty excited to find the suckers and then tried to open the door. I told them it was probably locked. I love adding a little magic to my kids childhoods.