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!

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!

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!

Bloggers You Should Know!

Bloggers You Should Know

 Just in case you haven’t come across them yet yourself, I’d like to introduce a few of my favorite bloggers. They serve as an inspiration to me and I just love their everything they do!    The Prudent Garden  is the place to go for anything related to growing plants and what to do with them

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 ~ Windowsill Windowboxes

Windowsill Windowbox

What can you do to keep the growing season going? Make an indoor windowsill windowbox and bring the garden in!. Before buying materials for this project, make sure to check both the width and depth of the sunny windowsill where you will be placing your finished planter. When selecting the gutter, make sure the bottom

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!

DIY Project Wood Scrap Scarecrow ~ My Garden Maiden

Build a Wood Scrap Scarecrow Garden Accent!

Have you ever made a scarecrow? Basic tools and limited carpentry skills are all you need to build this simple frame for a fun garden accent. So, what are you waiting for? Get out your saw and power drill and let’s get to work! Scrap lumber was used for the scarecrow’s shoulder section and torso.

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!

Garden Arbors & Gates ~ Make An Entrance!

Make An Entrance

Garden arbors and gates are a sure-fire way to give your garden a sense of space and enclosure. The going in and out creates a room-like feel for gardens large and small. You can achieve that “Secret Garden” ambiance by establishing gateways into your garden. Store-bought or handmade, framing pathways adds another dimension to your

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 Bird Baths ~ Bring Birds To Your Garden!

DIY Birdbaths

      Nothing brings birds to your garden quite like a water source. Birdbaths are essential for birds to keep themselves groomed and hydrated, but they can be expensive to purchase! Believe it or not, you probably have the makings of a birdbath in your shed, garage or basement right now! Even if you

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