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Okay so for those of you who might actually still have some old cd's lying around- this is the perfect craft (assuming you no longer listen to them). And for you young in's- go hit up a thrift store! We have been super excited to add onto our zest little garden. From new plantings and labels to garden art- the list keeps growing! I think one of the best parts about gardens are that anything really goes! After all, it's supposed to be an adventure and show growth and creativity, right? So here is a little combo or creativity mixed with recycling too! Original Blog Post Photo Credit Anya McInroy
Squirrels love bird seed and if they get into your bird feeder they will empty it in a day! It becomes too expensive! The gears started turning and got me thinking about how I could build a diy bird feeder that only birds could enter but still be a nice addition to look at in the garden.
Who doesn't love an easy cleaning shortcut?We're always on the hunt for amazing cleaning tips and hacks, and we've learned that the Hometalk community is the best spot to find new ideas!Got a cleaning hack you love? Share your favorite tip with us in the comments so we can all get a cleaner home (quicker) this weekend!
An inexpensive thrift store mirror hung on a garden fence is a great way to add character and visually expand a small garden. Since the mirror I picked up was only intended to be used indoors I needed a way to weatherproof it. Every type of polyurethane I found was for interior use only. But as I was about to leave Lowes I found something called Flexible Sealer (in the spray paint aisle). It’s meant to seal tiny outdoor leaks like on your downspout. It’s a liquid rubberized coating that fills any small cracks or holes. It dries clear and is paintable. My outdoor mirror wont last forever but hopefully I've extended the life by a couple of years.
I had just took down a boring mirror as I was replacing it, with another.I didn't want to throw it away, so I thought it would look good in the garden. I had just the spot on a fence outside my back door. I am editing this post as I have just come home to a mess. There are glass stones on the ground, so the hot melt glue is not suitable for outside use. We have had a heat wave then a rain storm and it took its toll on my mirror. Use glue recommend by Hometalkers that have posted a reply on this post. Lesson learned. Use fix it crystal sealent instead of where stated hot glue. This works as had used this to redo and it is holding the stones in place.
This project was inspired by Melissa J. Will!!She's the original creator of the "DIY Optical Garden Mirror" project and you should definitely check out her original 'How To' and lovely website here: https://empressofdirt.net/optical-illusion-garden-mirror/My wife Mariko saw a picture of Melissa's mirror on Pinterest and HAD to make one for herself.
Have an old birdbath that could use a face lift? Here's an easy way to add some color to your garden and recycle some of those old DVDs too! (PLEASE NOTE: I've had a lot of people mention CDs, which were NOT used for this project. I used DVDs, which will give you a different result.) Be sure to stop by my blog so you can get all the details on the products and methods I used. Before you know it, you'll be creating some stunning artwork for your garden too!
I had an old plastic resin Birdbath that I was tired of painting year after year and wanted something different. I seen an old lamp base one day when I was out browsing the thrift stores and instantly I knew what I was going to use it for, and the rest as they say is history!
I've had an idea in my head to make a chime for quite some time now. I finally got everything together that I thought I would need. The large pot was a gift. For awhile I was using it as a vase and then it got set aside. The little cups I've had FOREVER sitting on the top shelf of a cabinet. When it clicked that they all had the same design (flowers and blue handles) I started thinking more about a chime. I studied the chimes I already have and decided I needed a weight to swing around and something in the middle that would knock around in the cups. I also needed something the cups could hang from...like my rusty Bath and Body soap holder!
We don't know what it is about tree stumps that we love so much - maybe the natural texture, the joy of reusing materials, or the fact that they're completely free. Whatever the reason, we LOVE them, and we know you do too, which is why we collected some inspiring and crazy cool pictures of tree stump upcycles that you'd better not miss!
1. Tree Stump Planter
I constantly have mulch coming onto my driveway and walkway. I need a simple and clean edge to keep things in place.I thought about using a hard edge... putting bricks along the side of my walkway... but that is a lot of material and pain.I decided to just buy a simple NO DIG edging product. Here it is.Materials:+ The No Dig Kit. It comes with some 8in plastic spikes.+ I used a plastic mallet for brick work. You can use a hammer.+ I bought some extra 10in metal spikes (left over from a previous project)**NOTE** - HomeTalk seems to add their own links to items with links to give them a referral credit. I cannot control that. The items they list are not always the correct ones... so just keep that in mind when you go looking for parts. Reach out to me if you have any question at all. I respond quick.UPDATE:I have stood outside during a torrential rain storm (under and umbrella) and watched how well this works. Rain passes under the edging... so the mulch does not float away. My mulch is on a graded hill though and I have some rocks under the mulch to help water flow. This has held up well. The occasional mulch comes over from wind... but all in all it holds them back well. I have noticed on hot days the edging can flax a bit... so the more spikes you use closer together, the less issue you should have. It is nice and flexible... I did not want a hard edge in case you drive on or step on it (By accident).