Elf house on a tree! That would be cute in the garden, especially in the tree over grown with ivy. How about some battery tea lights in the windows during outdoor parties. I hear the fairies/elves whispering "home school project" in my ear.
Flower pots with chalk board paint. Cute idea to get rid of excess chalk board paint ~~ Brilliant! I was going to plant indoor herbs, that will work very nicely, have lots of leftover chalkboard paint ;