Many of my unusual items have found a second life as gardening containers. For example, this simple galvanized water pail filled with daisies.
The hanger on this rusty and crusty old sap-gathering bucket came in handy for attaching it to my garden fence, before a miniature rose was added.
Because Impatiens love growing in wire baskets, I removed the disintegrated table top on this side table, made a chicken wire bowl to fit within the opening, lined it with moss and added potting soil and the plants. Voila! A portable garden!
This was my dad’s lunch box. Sorry dad…not a fan of sandwiches so I planted maidenhair ferns in it.
And lastly, my garden-in-a-globe hanging planter. Here’s how you can make your own. With a knife, carefully cut the globe in half. Drill or poke three equidistant holes around the top edge for hanging and one hole in the bottom for drainage. Coat the inside and outside of the globe with a clear weather-resistant finish – Mod Podge Outdoor Glue is fantastic. Reinforce the hanging holes with rivets. Use S-hooks to fasten equal lengths of chain to the holes. Attach the other ends of the chains to another S-hook to serve as a hanger. Place a few light pebbles in the bottom for drainage then add potting soil and plant of your choosing.
So crank up your imagination and start planting your own unique mini-gardens!
Posted in Container Gardening, Gardening
Tagged Crafts From The Garden, Creative Container Gardening, DIY, Galvanized Bucket, Globes, Impatiens, Lunch Pail, Maidenhair Fern, Sap Bucket, Small Backyard Gardening
Yes, we’re all in Holiday countdown mode right now and looking for quick solutions to our entertaining needs. Here’s a simple project using items you may (or may not) have lying around the house.
I have loads of milk glass vases. You see there’s something about the knobby textures and shapes that call my name and cry out, ‘Buy me, buy me!’. And the fact that there are two humongous antique malls close to work contributes to my crafting insanity.
However thanks to my obsession, I’ve created these easy to make treat pedestals. Here are the ingredients for this project:
- Milk glass vases
- Mismatched plates
- A permanent bonding adhesive (I used the E-6000 product)
For two of the pedestals (the one on the left and right of the photo below) I turned the milk glass vase upside down and using the adhesive, glued the bottom of the vase to the plate. Let dry overnight and you have a unique and easy-to-make pedestal. Load with goodies and PARTY!
I also separated an old globe and placed it on top of a milk glass vase. If you ask me, this is my favorite.
Happy Holidays and happy crafting!
Posted in Centerpiece, Christmas, Crafts
Tagged centerpieces, christmas, Craft Blogger, crafts, design, DIY, Globes, Milk Glass, Pedestal, vases, vintage