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A birdhouse project using found material that is eye appealing and functional.
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Today, we wanted to show you how we dealt with our unsightly hose in front of our office. The obvious solution was to grab a brand spankin’ new hose from the local hardware store, but how do we keep the new hose from following down the same path of entanglement and muck? We knew that one of those plastic wheels would help us make things tidy, but we SO did not want that eye sore to compound the injury that our air conditioner was already creating. Nope. We wanted somethin’ purdy! Since we have been playing around with so many pipe and copper projects, we felt like it was the natural choice for materials. Besides, copper has THE BEST patina when exposed to the elements. Watching it transform slowly over the years from an orangey metal to a bright teal is absolutely amazing! Get ready for some functional garden art!Original Blog PostPhoto Cred: Anya McInroy
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!
Turn ordinary paint stirrers into extraordinary home decor with these genius ideas! Check out the video for the materials & how-to's!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spring is in the air and the birds are chirping throughout the day. Isn't it nice? I have a tree that I can see through my bay window, and I love watching all of the different types of birds it attracts - Blue Jays, Cardinals, Robins. So, I thought it was time to create my own bird feeder using $2 dishware!
This is how we made a solar powered waterfall for our new fairy herb garden. It cost us less than $10 to make, and is such a fun feature to have.