Are you looking for a way to spice up your garden this summer?
What about creating your own personal sign. It can be very simple
and does not have to cost a lot. I found almost everything I needed
in my barn.
If you have some old 2x4s, paint, nails and a hammer you
are set. Now depending on what you decide to paint you may want
some letter stencilers or a nicer tint of paint than what you have in the barn.
If you need some ideas check out a garden magazine find something you
like and put your personal touch on it. Maybe you can stenciled your last name
on one of the 2x4s and then add a flower or two.
The options are endless. If you
don't like how it turns out let that paint dry and try something new later.
This is the time of year where people like to get creative with coloring eggs.
While looking for a way to incorporate my love for gardening with my love
for decorating eggs I came across a really cute idea that someone posted on
Pintrest from lotsofdiy.com.
1. boiled eggs
2. panty hose
3. bread tie
4. egg dying kit
5. small garden leaves
The idea is to use green leaves from your garden as a tool to dye eggs with
beautiful leaf prints.
First you need to find hardy small leaves that are small enough to fit on an egg.
Next you are going to wrap the leaf around the egg and gently place the egg into the leg
of an old panty hose.
Now you are going to tie the egg snug into the hose so that the leaf will protect the white part of
the egg under the pattern of the leaf from food coloring. You can tie off the panty hose with a bread tie.
Next you are ready to dip your eggs into the food coloring.
Once you have the desired color pull the egg out and let dry.
Once it is dry you can remove the leaf and enjoy your garden print eggs.
Here is another great garden egg idea from duitang.com
Spring is in the air and soon it will be summer! This is the time of
year when we get outside and turn on the water. We fill the pool, clean
the house, wash the car, and water the flowers. A lot of water will be
flowing come spring and summer. This means a hike in your water bill and
for some a water crisis.
Mister Landscaper has worked very hard through
the years to help families save water. We all love the beautiful flowers growing
in our gardens and the fresh fruit, and vegetables. Mister Landscaper understands
the importance of gardening.
They also understand that conserving water is very important.
This is why they decided to expand their low-flow irrigation system business and offer it to the
public. They have developed DIY low-flow irrigation kits that are high quality and very easy to install.
Everything you need comes in one kit.
If you ever decide you want to expand the low-flow irrigation system they
sell the expansion parts separately as well. The family behind Mister Landscaper also
strive to satisfy every customer. If you have questions we are here to help you.
We are never too old to play with Tonka trucks!
Our garden friends have done it again! They have
come up with great ideas for re-purposing old toys.
Don't toss out the old Tonka truck put it to good use
again by planting flowers in the back. These old toys
make a great decorative conversation piece to any garden.
If you don't have a Tonka truck use what ever you can find.
The choices are endless when it comes to old toys. Check
out your thrift stores and garage sales for more inspirational
Check out our Pintrest page for more great DIY garden ideas.
It's that time of year again where you put on the
garden gloves and start planting. It's so exciting
sometimes you can forget what you just put in the ground.
This could leave you guessing all summer long. No worries. I have
found the solution! It's an easy DIY craft that will take all
the guessing out of gardening. There are many easy ways to mark
your seeds! You can keep it simple or get creative. My favorite is using
old tea spoons with a picture of what you planted glued to the spoon.
The options are endless. For this one you will need
outdoor Mod Podge
heave construction paper
ice tea spoons (check thrift stores or ebay)
acrylic spray coating
For this DIY craft you might want to ask the kids to help with
coloring a small picture of the vegetable you are going to
plant using the permanent markers. Make sure to cut out the
paper the size of the spoon before you color the picture.
This way you know it will fit on the spoon.
You will also want to put a small cut on one side
of your circle to help it lay flat on the spoon.
Next put the outdoor Mod Podge on the back of your
picture with a paint brush or Q-tip.
Then stick the picture to the inside of the spoon and press it down till
you get it just right. This might take a minute.
Once the picture is in place cover the top of the picture
with the outdoor Mod Podge.
Give it time to dry. This will take about 20 minutes.
Next you want to seal it with the Acrylic spray.
This will keep it safe from the rain and sprinklers.
Now you are ready to start planting.
Remember don't lose it Use it. :)
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This DIY craft will have your garden friends turning their heads for
a second look.
Be on the look out for bird cages the next time you
stop at a local garage sale or flea market. With a little paint and some
nice flowers you can make an old bird cage beautiful!
You will need:
1. bird cage
2. small chain to hand the cage
3. spray paint to paint the bird cage (you pick the color)
4. sand paper to lightly sand the bird cage prior to spray painting if needed.
5. flowers or greenery of your choice
Once you have found a bird cage you like you will be well on your way to enjoying
the beautiful new addition to your garden with just a few easy steps. First you will need to
decide if you want to paint it or leave it the origional color. If you decide to paint you
will need to clean the bird cage and lightly sand it.
Next find a well ventelated area outside and spray paint the cage. Follow the directions on the can.
Allow the bird cage to dry and then prepare to plant your flowers inside the cage.
You can use the tray that came with the cage as long as you place holes in the bottom as
well as small rocks prior to adding your dirt and flowers. If the bottom of the cage does not have
a solid bottom you can use a flower pot or another container that fits. Once you have planted
your flowers you are ready to hang your new DIY garden craft.
If you are looking for an easy way to irrigate your new birdcage garden check out
www.misterlandscaper.com for some great high quality DIY low-flow drip irrigation solutions.
Watching the birds play in the garden is one of the many joys
gardeners get to experience. When you feed them they will come.
Today I am going to give you some easy DIY ideas for bird feeders.
The one I enjoy most is the pine cone bird feeder. It is very easy and
more than likely you can find everything you will need without going
to the store.
you will need:
1. pine cone
2. strong string (fishing line)
3. peanut butter
4. bird seed
First go on a nature walk and find your pine cones.
Next you want to attach the cone to the string. Make the string
long enough to attach the bird feeder to a tree branch.
Then you will need to spread a thick amount of peanut butter all
over the pine cone. You need enough to make the birdseed stick.
Finally you are ready to hand your bird feeder and watch them come
and eat. Once the seed is all gone you will need to add more peanut butter
before rolling it in the fresh birdseed.
Check out Mister Landscapers pintrest page for more great birdfeeder pins.