• How to: Easy project ideas

    Garden birdhouse wreath with silvery birds

    by  • November 26, 2014 • Animals and wildlife, How to: Easy project ideas •  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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    Flea Market entertainer’s piano bar

    by  • August 25, 2014 • How to: Easy project ideas, My Big Garden Project •  Comments

    Piano bar

    Piano Repurposed Karyn Courter joined in our recent Project Challenge, starting with a shabby old piano,…an up right.  What she came up with is downright fabulous!  A wine bar! Karyn’s old piano sacrifices its strings to become a beautiful wine bar..   Rich and fine grained underneath, she stripped off the old varnish and stained...

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    Dressed up dressers in the garden

    by  • June 7, 2014 • Creative Containers, Garden Junk, How to: Easy project ideas •  Comments

    Dressed up dressers

    Recycled Garden Project: Dressers! Like these creative gardeners, turn a dresser into a garden potting bench, planter box or ‘stage’ to display garden treasures.. Linda Gladman took a few Flea Market Gardening essentials like a window, a garden sign and a galvanized container and created a vignette extraordinaire on her outdoor dresser top.  Borrow...

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    Festive, fantastic apple gate hanger

    by  • December 16, 2013 • How to: Easy project ideas •  Comments

    Jeanie Merritt's finished decoration

    Make a festive holiday gate decoration ‘Applehanger?’  Yes,…it’s so different, delightful and EASY! Jeanie Merritt’s easy project requires the simplest of tools and makes a unique decoration that can be used year after year to add a holiday look to a garden gate, door or window.  Here’s how she did it: Jeanie says, “Look...

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