• Fairy Garden Fence

    Make Your Own Fairy Garden Fence

    by  • January 27, 2015 •  Comments

    …for any container! Many fairy garden kits come with a tiny picket fence, but you can easily make your own! You need:  Craft wire, 20-22 gauge Popsicle sticks, or tongue depressors or twigs! Needle-nosed pliers and A clipboard Paint Note: For this little fence, I used tongue depressor-sized sticks found at a craft store...

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    Classy totems

    Classiest all-glass totems for the garden

    by  • January 24, 2015 •  Comments

    Classy glassy! Turn ordinary glassware into the perfect garden art with these design tips from our readers. Here we concentrate on just glass, whether clear or colored and how to achieve a polished look.  We’ll also show what pieces to use, how to find them and where to place them in the garden. When...

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    Hypertufa Q & A

    by  • January 20, 2015 •  Comments

    Hypertufa Q & A-featured

    Let’s hear it for hypertufa! You can make these lightweight concrete containers and these answers will help first timers. Hypertufa is a strong, but lightweight concrete that’s easily shaped with molds into containers, troughs and or by hand into figures, even leaves. See if any of your questions are answered then give it a...

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    Dandi’s colorful and close-up garden

    by  • January 15, 2015 •  Comments

    Dandi's garden

    Dandi’s delightful digs When looking at Dandi Gentry’s garden, the first thing that struck us was the vibrant rainbow of color she captures with her camera. When visiting her garden, you’ll walk through a series of arbors and trellises that divide the space into delightful areas rimmed with colorful flower beds, with a large...

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    Planting in Flea Market baskets

    by  • January 10, 2015 •  Comments

    Flea Market gardening baskets

    Repurposed to plant! Learn the tips and tricks for finding and planting in recycled baskets. Tuck in annuals, bulbs and perennials for quick garden color.  Hang from tree, set on a side table or bench and learn to make them last.   First choose the right type of basket Search for the large twig...

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    Creature feature: Gardens gone wild!

    by  • January 10, 2015 •  Comments

    Flea Market creature feature

    Creative garden creatures from re-purposed materials… Every garden has living creatures if you’re lucky, and if you’re lucky you might also find one of these garden art creatures. Garden Sculptures and assemblages you make or hunt for… Repurposed Life says, “My repurposed butterfly made from antique ceiling tile! He is painted with Chalk Paint,...

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    DIY Bird feeder trees for lucky birds

    by  • January 6, 2015 •  Comments

    Bird feeder tree

    Holidays Extended For The Birds Easy project for making colorful and edible decorations for your winter evergreen trees.  Lucky birds!  Hollow out oranges, string cereal and berries and mold tiny birdseed rings. Have fun this winter making little decoration treats for your birds from oranges, apples, berries and birdseed.  All these decorations are easy...

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    24 best FMG containers to look for now

    by  • January 3, 2015 •  Comments

    Best FMG containers

    Easy to find or one of a kind! If you have some of these unique containers tucked into a flower bed as an accent, you’re well on your way to Flea Market Gardening heaven! The various metals, woods and whimsical vessels here may surprise you… Some are easy to find, and if you know...

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    January Project Challenge 2015

    by  • December 30, 2014 •  Comments

    Blinged up birdhouse Pin it!

    It’s January!!! Remember our Challenge last year?  Well, it was such a huge success that we’re doing it again! We all know how hard it is to get through the winter without much gardening to do. We can do it TOGETHER with this creative January Challenge! Many of us have a file of garden...

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    Blingin’ birdhouse from recycled items

    by  • December 25, 2014 •  Comments

    Blingin' birdhouses

    Birdhouse bling for the backyard Time to bling your birdhouse like Sandra did last January for our first Project Challenge! Sandra Hogan chose a project she’d been wanting to do for some time.  The January Project Challenge added a bit of pressure to get it done within the month so she could post her...

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    Top Ten FMG Projects of 2014 and all time..

    by  • December 22, 2014 •  Comments

    Laura Wilke made good use of old shutters

    Top Ten Most Popular of All time Our most popular garden projects and most favorite Flea Market finds ever all in one place. Upcycling old shutters in the garden Making dreamy dragonflies for the garden Make a fun molded bird seed wreath How to: Creating a Flea Market fairy garden Annie’s galvanized tipsy pots...

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    Share holiday traditions at our virtual party

    by  • December 22, 2014 •  Comments

    Skaters

    For a little make-believe magic at Flea Market Gardening … join our virtual garden party in progress! Come and enjoy a little time among friends, share a holiday tradition at the end of this post, and (BYOGC) bring your own good cheer! Come by Santa Express, or by sled or skis … ride your...

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    Woodland wreath for a rustic style holiday

    by  • December 20, 2014 •  Comments

    Lichen wreath

    Woodsy wreaths from the forest Use a common, but surprising material to make a unique wreath or centerpiece.  This wreath can be for a festive Christmas holiday or tailored for anytime of the year. Lichens are abundant in many parts of the country so why not go with a rustic woodsy look for a...

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    Mason jar magic with solar lights

    by  • December 16, 2014 •  Comments

    Solar Mason jars

    Fun, easy and beautiful… …solar lanterns for outdoor Winter tables.   Complete tutorial!   Jeanne Sammons says, “Here are my Mason jars that I leave out all Winter! I just added the wreath & need some red berries, I think. That’s a crazy solar owl on the other side … still ‘shining’ from last year.”...

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    Cozy and Bright Holiday porch ideas

    by  • December 13, 2014 •  Comments

    Cute and quick Holiday porch

    22 Cute and quick, holiday porches,…our style! These are cute and easy ideas and just in time for holiday entertaining!  ‘Use What You Have’ porch decorations are quick and easy for these Flea Market gardeners. Nothing to paint, not much to buy,…but spectacular results!  Some will take lights and some will need the protection...

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    Graceful Grasses in a Flea Market garden

    by  • December 9, 2014 •  Comments

    Grasses

    12 Top Ornamental Grasses Ornamental grasses look beautiful in winter when so many other plants are dormant. Think about where you could plant some,…they make such a beautiful statement in all seasons. Quick Facts Grass seed heads and foliage add Fall and Winter interest. Grasses can be used as ground covers, big accent plants,...

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    Planting classic Radio Flyers in the garden

    by  • December 6, 2014 •  Comments

    Radio Flyers in the garden

    A dozen little red wagons for your garden A Flea market Gardening icon: do you have one?  Wagons of any kind are useful and decorative and can be used until they literally rust away.  We all remember playing with these wagons and now can keep the memories and use them in our gardens. How...

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    Garden cottage dreaming

    by  • November 29, 2014 •  Comments

    Garden cottage dream

    Garden cottage dreaming…we asked you: …….For what would you use this space…potting shed,…writing studio,..cozy craft room? …What would you plant on the arbor? In the little beds? Your little room…. Here are the results of our dreaming awhile ago…  Here’s what you’d create: relaxing, quiet escape writing studio personal play house pottery studio meditation...

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    Garden birdhouse wreath with silvery birds

    by  • November 26, 2014 •  Comments

    Birdhouse wreath

    For the birds, but pretty, too… Jeanne Rhodes cleverly designed this cute birdhouse wreath for Fall and hung it on a tree in her garden.  She says, “I made these aluminum pie plate birds from Stephie McCarthy’s pattern several years ago. I love to put them near birdhouses…” Birdhouses and wreaths make excellent companions. ...

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    Kathy’s Gorgeous Greenhouse From Old Windows

    by  • November 21, 2014 •  Comments

    Kathy's Gorgeous Greenhouse

    A Fantastical Flea Market Green house Kathy Gilbert lives in Louisiana, owns a business called Nature’s Hideaway Nursery and Gardens. She loves junking and gardening and her business is where she expresses this passion! She says, “My greenhouse it is my favorite project so far… it has been a real blessing for me.” Now...

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    Billie’s pops of red in the garden

    by  • November 18, 2014 •  Comments

    Billie's red garden

    Wow Them with Red! It’s said that every room in your home needs a bit of red.  We think this applies to the garden as well! Billie Hayman has compared her garden to a canvas upon which she ‘paints.’   Whether with flowers or Flea market finds, we noticed recently one color she likes to...

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    Light fixture magic in the garden

    by  • November 15, 2014 •  Comments

    Light fixture magic

    Clever Light Fixture ideas you can do… Shopping at thrift shops is loads of fun when you spot lighting finds like these.  These and other lamps and lanterns are the beginnings of brilliant recycled lights for the garden.  Some make use of collections and are portable and we’ll show you how to do it...

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