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Crafts for the Garden
Craft Projects for the Garden
If you love gardening and enjoy working with your hands, you're always on the lookout for crafty projects to beautify your garden.
Here are some fun and not-too-hard crafts to make for your garden. You can make stepping stones, decorative garden pots, pet memorials, faux stone pathways and other nifty decorative touches for the garden and yard.
Take a look at some of the nifty kits I've gathered here for the crafty gardener. Stop back later to tell me about the project you made in your garden from these do-it-yourself garden crafts.
(photo courtesy of Amazon and the kit to make these is sold below)
Ways to Decorate Flower Pots - for the crafty gardener
There are many ways to dress up an ordinary clay flowerpot. Take a look at these craft books with step-by-step directions to make those pots look fabulous.
One that I've been wanting to try is the faux stone spray. It's even textured. You can pick up old terracotta flowerpots at yardsales. Sometimes they are a bit unsightly with mineral stains on the outside. Work some magic on one of these budget pots using the ideas from these books.
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Make Your Own Word Stones Kit - for the crafty gardener
Take a look at the pathway shown at the top of this page. That was made with one of these kits.
How cool is this! Chose your favorite garden quotation or put a line of poetry. It can be something famous or write your own.
Make a path with all the family names in it, there are so many ideas for what you can do with this kit.
Right now I'm using old square concrete pavers for my garden stepping stones. BORING... I need to make some of these word stones.
More Stone Faces Kits for the Garden
More kits to make stone faces on your garden pots. How about a tiki face? Maybe a garden goddess face? Perhaps you would like a Greek god face on your pots... take your choice from these kits.
Get Ideas for Using Your Crafts in the Garden
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- Make a Fairy Garden in a Broken Pot
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You Grow Girl - A Book Review
This is a light-hearted, humorous look at gardening through the eyes of a 'crafty' girl. You'll have fun while you learn about everything from mulch to preparing your garden for winter.
Never planted a garden before? Live in an apartment with no room for a garden outside? Don't worry. This book takes all levels of experience and space into consideration. Whether you have a few acres to plow or you're just planting a few pots on the patio, you'll have fun learning everything you need to know.
Gayla Trail wrote this book for all of those crafty, girly-girl types who've always dreamed of going out to play in the dirt but were afraid of breaking a nail or smudging their new Mary Janes.
It's funny, it's light and you'll learn gardening tips you'd never have learned from your mother or grandma!
"You Grow Girl' is illustrated throughout with Trail's own pics and illustrations and she walks you through everything, step by little pink step.
She'll teach you how to plan your garden whether you're gardening on your deck or out in the yard. She'll teach you about planting, and watering and everything related to mulch. And along the way she'll teach you to love gardening just as much as she does.
Even if you never plan to plant more than a little pot of chives on the windowsill, this is a must read book for any crafty gal who's ever dreamed of getting dirt under her nails!
Try Container Gardening - when you're short on planting space
With the push toward sustainable living, more and more people are turning to gardening to try to raise at least some of their own food. Problem is - what do you do when you only have 4 feet of space?
I love that Trail (book featured above) spends a good deal of time and great detail on container gardening. From how-to-choose the proper size pots to what plants grow best in containers, she covers everything you need to know to raise a complete garden in a few containers on your deck.
If you live in an apartment, be careful! This book is so fun and so educational you'll be looking for a farm in the very near future!
Make Your Own Pet Stones - with the Kit Below
Many people keep a memorial in their garden for a beloved pet. Here's a stone that you make yourself and decorate in memory of your pet. This is a meaningful project to do with the kids after the loss of a pet.
Make a Windchime - with This Easy Kit
Sure you can buy a ready-made wind chime for your garden or patio, but what's the fun in that? Here's a kit to make your own. A fun project for the crafty gardener and for the kids too.
7-Piece Garden Kit - Great Gift for a Woman Gardener - Apollo Precision Tools DT3790P
If you're planting your very first garden, then you're going to need a few tools. Everything you need to get started is right here in this cute little kit - And it's PINK! How cool is that?!
If you want to be sure the guys don't grab your garden tools, get some pink ones. They will search high and low for their own tools before they will use these.
As a special bonus, a portion of the proceeds from each purchase go to support Breast Cancer Research. Yayyy!
Kit Includes: Trowel, narrow trowel, rake, shears, gloves and knee pads. All wrapped up in a pretty pink and black apron.
(graphic created on GlassGiant)
© 2012 Virginia Allain