Category: Recycled and repurposed items as garden art

Upcycled, recycled and repurposed items along with DIY garden projects give our garden a character of its own. If you are gardening on a budget, you have found your muse!

Lamps with a Gardener’s Touch

Flower Pot Lamp Shade

I’ve had a couple yard sale lamps on the potting bench in our garden room for sometime now. My intent was to find some wonderful shades to replace the stained and torn existing ones. But, do you know how much lamp shades cost? Especially the cute gardening themed ones, that I thought I wanted, were

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Upcycled, recycled and repurposed items along with DIY garden projects give our garden a character of its own. If you are gardening on a budget, you have found your muse!

Flower Pot Fairy Houses

Flower Pot Fairy Houses

    Do you want to have a fairy garden or make a special gift for a friend or grandchild? If the cost of those fairy houses in the retail stores is holding you back, wait no longer! For the price of some oil-based paint pens, a little acrylic craft paint and some time, you

Upcycled, recycled and repurposed items along with DIY garden projects give our garden a character of its own. If you are gardening on a budget, you have found your muse!

DIY ~ Horseshoe Fairy Door

Horseshoe Fairy Door

Recently, I saw some wonderful hand-forged fairy doors for sale and fell in love with them. The only problem was the price – $58 each! I tried to come up with a way to get the look without spending that kind of money. Here’s what I came up with ~ Horseshoe Fairy Doors. A horsey friend

Upcycled, recycled and repurposed items along with DIY garden projects give our garden a character of its own. If you are gardening on a budget, you have found your muse!

Field Trip ~ Philadelphia Flower Show

2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

Set ahead to the second week in March to avoid bad weather, ironically, the Philadelphia Flower Show opened on a snowy day and experienced Storm Stella midweek during its run. Despite the weather, it was worth the effort to attend this year’s “Holland ~ Flowering the World” themed flower show sponsored by the Philadelphia Horticulture

Upcycled, recycled and repurposed items along with DIY garden projects give our garden a character of its own. If you are gardening on a budget, you have found your muse!

Scrabble Tile Plant Labels

Scrabble Tile Plant Labels

  A year or so ago, I saw a wonderful idea featured at the NorthWest Flower Show posted by one of my favorite bloggers, Sow & Dipity. (Click here to see her inspiring post) I loved the idea of repurposing old Scrabble letter tiles into plant labels for use in the garden and houseplants. It

Upcycled, recycled and repurposed items along with DIY garden projects give our garden a character of its own. If you are gardening on a budget, you have found your muse!

Upcycled, recycled and repurposed items along with DIY garden projects give our garden a character of its own. If you are gardening on a budget, you have found your muse!

Fall Fairy Windowbox

Fall Fairy Windowbox

It was time for a windowbox change here at Our Fairfield Home and Garden. Formerly lush summer plantings were becoming leggy and the blooms sporadic, so I wanted a transition into fall. Happening on a clearance table at the Michael’s craft store, two tiny fairy houses drew my eye and gave me an idea! And,

Upcycled, recycled and repurposed items along with DIY garden projects give our garden a character of its own. If you are gardening on a budget, you have found your muse!

Our Fairfield Home and Garden Tour

Garden Bench

In the past month, we have hosted four garden tours here at Our Fairfield Home and Garden! That’s a lot of keeping things tidy – sort of like when you have your house on the market and everything has to look perfect all the time, but on the outside. Now it is time to relax

Upcycled, recycled and repurposed items along with DIY garden projects give our garden a character of its own. If you are gardening on a budget, you have found your muse!

Painting a Robin ~ Step-by-Step

Paint a Robin

Okay, you want to try painting a Robin, the quintessential songbird of Spring. Where to start? First, find a good color photograph you have taken yourself or downloaded on-line. Make sure to only use others’ images with permission. Either ask the individual photographer or use images that are listed as free to download, such as

Upcycled, recycled and repurposed items along with DIY garden projects give our garden a character of its own. If you are gardening on a budget, you have found your muse!

Mug Pots

Mug Pots

    I have been wanting to try my hand at this simple Sharpie craft I’ve seen on Pinterest. With a Master Gardener fundraiser coming up, I decided this would be a perfect time. Use an oil paint Sharpie permanent pen to draw faces on mugs, bowls or pots. You can draw the designs on

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