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!

DIY ~ Garden Hose Wreaths

Hose Wreath with Watering Can

 DIY ~ Garden Hose Wreaths      I have been wanting to make hose wreaths for some time now. Unfortunately, all our garden hoses are in good shape, so I actually broke down and bought a 25 foot garden hose! It was held together with four large, black twist ties which I reused in the

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 ~ Spring Wreaths

Naural wreath made of dried plant materials.

    I am all about using natural materials, making pretty things and spending little or no money doing it! Here’s a little project that would be a sweet gift or home accent for yourself. These wreaths made of dried plant materials can be colored to suit your decor or left as nature intended. Best

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!

Valentine’s Day Windowboxes

Valentine's Day Windowbox

It is a balmy 32 degrees Fahrenheit today, perfect for switching the winter windowboxes over for Valentine’s Day! As I was thinking up a design for these Valentine’s Day Windowboxes, my first order of business was to salvage the winter greens and keep it simple. Can you tell I’m not so crazy about the cold?

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!

Birdfeeders ~ Use What You Have!

Teacup Birdfeeders

 Recently, our weather has been Arctic and I decided to add more feeding stations for the birds who visit our winter garden. Trying to use what is already on hand is a favorite goal of mine. It just so happened that I had picked up a box of blue and white dishes for a song

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’s Top 2014 Posts

Our Fairfield Home & Garden's Top Ten Posts of 2014

  Our Fairfield Home and Garden has had a great year! Garden and home projects that look great, are economical and able to be done by the average person are our focus. Here are the readers’ favorites for 2014. Just wait. I have lots more up my sleeve for 2015!  Number 1 of all Our

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!

Unexpected Garden Accents

Unexpected Garden Accents ~ the making of a unique garden

 Unexpected Garden Accents Unexpected garden accents are those unique additions to a garden that you’ve never seen before. They can be beautiful, practical, whimsical and make you want to run home and recreate the idea, or say, “What were they thinking?” And, each of these special touches reveals the gardener and stamps the garden with

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!

Rustic Watering Cans Windowboxes & More

Wateringcans Windowbox

 Rustic Watering Cans Windowboxes      Using watering cans collected over the years, greens cut from our trees and shrubs and some little Dollar Store snowflakes, I put together our rustic winter windowboxes in about an hour. Because I am such an avid gardener, these winter displays suit me well and can stay up until

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!

Crack-Me-Up-O-Lantern Contest Results!

Third Place Winner http://www.newhousenewhomenewlife.com/2014/10/crack-o-lantern-pumpkin-decorating-contest.html#sthash.kPX8nBfc.qmTb7joP.dpbs

The votes are in, the results are tabulated and we are now announcing the winners of the 2014, 1st Annual “Crack-Me-Up–Lantern” Pumpkin Decorating Contest” (say that 10 times fast, I dare you!).   There were such a bunch of wonderful, imaginative entries in our just-for-fun, non-competitive competition, all vying for the title of Creator Of The

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 ~ Fall Nature Crafts

Fall Nature Crafts

What do you see in this box? Yard trimmings to be composted? I see the materials for making Fall nature crafts! Just a walk around the yard will give you almost everything you need to do some wonderful projects. Fun for adults and children, these low or no cost ideas are perfect for Fall.  

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!

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