My mom and I went to a garden show preview party a couple of weeks ago. I came across a couple creative ways to used old things to make pretty garden accents, which inspired me to gather some more ideas from craft blogs I follow.
How clever is this? Old Capri Sun containers and plastic bottles used as planters! These were part of a large garden decor package in an auction at the event:
And then they had a vendor with a variety of old utensil lawn art made into flower shapes. The spoons as pedals and the forks as the stem leaves. So creative!
And while we're on the theme of spoons...how about this Spoon Chandeliers found on Poppies at Play:
To make this, I would do the following: find an old chandelier with chain (or without, since you can easily find that at Lowe's like I did for my hanging lantern project). If the chandelier doesn't already have holes around the rim...drill them. Then just drill holes in the ends of your utensils, hook 'um, and hang 'um. I can't tell how they secured the small candles on the inside. Any ideas, anyone? Maybe just some hefty glue?
More spoon art! I made these last year as garden markers for my mom for Mother's Day and plan on making more this year for our garden bed. Tutorial to come in a separate post.
And last but not least...Flowers in Wellies from Blueberry Craft and Hobby Time. Ha! What a cute idea. I was actually at Goodwill the other day (shocker, I know) and saw some rain boots. Who woulda thunk to use them for this? I love it!
Are you doing any garden decorating or crafts? I want to hear about them!