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 ideas or have wanted to do a project they’ve seen here on our page. Look through your file or in our albums and pick one you can do inside or outside in good weather…So..
Announcing a January Project Challenge!
#1 Choose any garden project you’ve wanted to do.
#2 Decide to do it now and post your intentions, by naming your intended project.
#3 Sometime THIS month, post a “how to” photo of the materials you’re using.
#4 Sometime THIS month, post a photo of your finished project!
Label all your photos “January Project Challenge”
Sooo, first step: Write a post on our Wall OR in the comments here, naming your project AND the words, “January Project Challenge”
Ex: Sue Langley Purple Painted Birdhouse Ladder, January Project Challenge
OK, I’m off to look through my own idea file! ~~ Sue
Check back here to see who’s doing what!
Toni Visconti Garden Window- mosaic and glass
Project Challenge # 1 . . “UNEEK Garden Signs” for my gardens which are currently bare and contain not a single sweet sign anywhere!
Project Challenge # 2 . . “UNEEK Bird Houses” for my sweet feathered friends who abound at my feeders and currently build their nests in my hanging planters and other odd places
Project Challenge # 3 . . “The Olde Garden Shed” (for outside making as the weather permits) . . been wanting to get this finished
Christy Morrow Chandelier for my patio “room”
Project #2 Refurbish an old floor lamp for my patio “room”. This will go nicely with my chandelier project.
Jeanne Sammons Thinking about a wreath to hang on my old door potting table
Sue Jordan Re-purposing a chandelier for a ‘solar lamp post’
Alane Luminais Garden chandler
Marie Niemann Sparkly bling up windchime
Tina Akers Mosaic owl or blue glass garden sculpture
Becky Mullens Wine Paint wooden bowls and turn them into mushrooms
Theresa M Kane A garden totem… I’ve had the stuff in my garage for a year! This will motivate me to get it done! thanks for a great page!
Gayle Schipper I’ve had 2 naked bowling balls sitting in my shed for about 6 months. I plan to mosaic them this month.
Carrollyn Navarro Fairy Gardens and rustic birdhouses, using reclaimed forest items. My sweetie put electric, lights, and heat in the shed after we emptied out most of the junk to make me a studio (my Christmas surprise gift) and I plan to make great use of it!!
Cheryl Gerrells Rivera Converting a vintage lantern into a garden chandelier
Heidi Bender Turn old chandelier into garden chandelier
Stormy Day Paint these Garden Frogs
Betty Jeanne Sipes Transform old lamp into a solar light
Barb Pawlik Paint all the things I said I was going to get painted last summer, so they are ready for Spring.
1. Reclaimed wood ottoman crate
2. “Can’t make up my mind” lol
3. Project – Garden Sign using our reclaimed wood.
Nancy K. Meyer I accept the January Project Challenge !!! I will name my project ~~~ Make My ( flower) Bed !!! Found an old metal bed frame at a yard sale, at the end of the day for 1/2 price, and have other yard sale or Good Will finds that I will combine with it. Photos of supplies coming soon.
Ann Elias My January Project Challenge will be a life size fairy made from Chicken wire. Wish me luck.. LOL
Suzanne Martin Biddle Sager Create garden area in front of shutter fence
Myra Glandon A parliament of found object owls to roost on one or more limbs of the trees in my gardens, hollyhock flower spikes, and a bird house.
Vickie Bilskie Puffer My project is to move and organize my glassware and work space to the basement so we can reclaim the dining room table.
Belinda DeMarra Riffenburg Would like to clean my flower beds and line with plates I have bought over the last year.
Would also like to redo a candle stand for the yard that a neighbor threw in the trash. Thinking of painting it with a green rustic metal (like finish on statue of liberty)
Gudrun Toler It will be a Challenge to get a corner under huge Pine Trees ready for Spring . Forsythia and Daisies and Hosta’s should grow in a less sunny area .
Ammie Crumpton Peters I’m going to try to redo this birdcage ..paint it ..and and put a plant in it
Recycled by Skattur I want to make a Dragonfly using an old bedpost and ceiling fan blades.
Kim White Trudo Recycled chandelier
Susan Holohan I’m going to do a mosaic of scrap stained glass on an old bowling ball I was gifted by a friend
Terri Rangel Okay folks!! I finally decided on my January Project! I’ve been meaning to do this for some time now and I guess this is just the push I’ve needed to get off my duff and git ‘er done. I just hope it comes out as nice as this pic. I’ll post the DIY tutorial and materials soon.
Muriel Edgar Make corbels for my gazebo @ Cabin and matching corbels for the cabin porch.
2nd Project Make my first glass totem pole
Nancy Trask Find a old bowling ball and make it into something for my yard. Either with pennies or colorful stones.
Serena Koleno Make a fairy garden in my oval blue enamel pan.
Jeanni McBride Jones Painting an old stool to look like a toadstool for my garden sanctuary! Hopefully in 3-D
Jessie Sam Rearange and clean out my flowers beds. Put in things that I had done for my granddaughter. Also paint my porch gray which I had been planning to do for years.
Also decorate a window that I have in my flower garden. .
I have some wood boxes that I plan to plants flowers in and paint them red and blue.
I did not do it last year. I am looking forward to this. I love FMG, it is a wonderful page!
Jeannie Whitaker I’m planning to make beautiful garden signs from leftover tiles
Giselle ScotDeerie I’m going to make a garden window with a reclaimed glass window, glass plates and Dollar Store glass nuggets.
Tina Akers Glass project
Becky Shaul Norris I hope to make a rain chain with colored glass like the one Kirk Willis got for his wife Carol. I also have a birdhouse that I bought at auction and I am going to repaint it
Kerri La Raconteuse Only two weeks left ackkk!! But I shall create garden sculptures and a birdbath from them and make space for more schtuff
Joyce Adcock Create a Whimsical Glass Mushroom
Nell Stelzer Solar jar with gems
Dandi Gentry Chicken coop window mosaic Making a stained glass window mosaic for my new chicken coop
Carol Radabaugh 1. A garden bench from an old crib or headboard 2. Mosaic plate flowers 3. A glass totem or birdbath. Love this site!!