DIY Crafts For Your Garden
In case you’ve just woken up from your winter hibernation, summer has officially arrived and that means your favorite room in the house is about to be the garden. And so it should be. However, in order to make that idea stick you may need to brighten your backyard up a little bit, which is not as much of a challenge as you may think.
In fact, unleashing your inner arts and crafts geek and getting your children involved can be amazing fun, not to mention the easiest way to amazing garden decor. Your garden is brimming with opportunity and desperate for some little fun additions, which is why we have come up with a list of super simple and super fun DIY ideas to make you and your garden smile. Enjoy.
Polka Dot Lanterns
The world has gone a little bit nuts for mason jars. Restaurants have started serving drinks out of them, people have started making plants pots from there and all sorts seem to be going on. But what you could do is take them into the garden and use them as lanterns. But not just any lanterns, polka-dot lanterns. Just cover your mason jars in some circle sticks, spray them with a nice gold paint, peel off the stickers, pop some little tea lights in them, use some wire to make handles and then hang them around your garden. So simple and yet so effective.
This is one of those things that are so easy to make and so fun to have in your garden. Your kids will absolutely love them too. Quite simply, all you need to do is get some nice sturdy logs, preferably different heights, some red mixing bowls, stop off at Glue Guns Direct, get some decent size nails and some yellow and white spray paint and you are good to go.
In terms of instructions, start off by painting the inside of the bowls yellow. While these are drying, knock the logs into the ground wherever you want them to be (groups of three works really well) and then glue the bowls into position so that they don’t shift when it comes to putting the nail through. If you want, you can drill a hole first. Once this is all done, get your white spray paint and put some lovely white spots on to make that mushroom come to life.
The little things in life are what make us smile the most and that is certainly the case when it comes to making little ladybugs to dot around our flowerbeds. The best things are, these are so simple to make too. All you need is some golf balls, some acrylic paints (red, black and white), some paint brushes and a steady hand. It really is that simple. Just paint the balls red, wait for that to dry, draw the face and a black line down the back, get the eyes done and some black spots and then add them to your garden. So easy.
Watering Can Chandelier
We saw this the other day and it made us smile from ear to ear because it is just so beautiful and so clever and so easy to do. Quite simply, you just need to get a long metal post support, one with a hook shape at the top, so that you can hang your distressed watering can from it. If you can, find a way to tie it in place, whether that is with a hot glue gun or some copper wiring, just something.
The amazing bit comes from the spot though. What you need to do is get a cheap chandelier made of crystals, remove each thread so that you have individual lengths of dangling crystals and then tie them through the holes in the head of the watering can (it will be easier if you take the head off to do this). Once you have done this, put the head back on and stand back to admire how it looks like your watering can is perpetually watering your flowers. It is such an amazing statement piece and so simple too.
We all love decorating the house when it comes to Christmas time, and one of the ways we do this best is with a wreath on the front door. We like to let people know that we are ready for Christmas and that we are Christmas fanatics. Well, why not start doing the same for summer and do it in a fun a cheeky way too.
First off, you could do it like the picture and just go with flip flops. However, you could be more adventurous. All you need is a ten to fifteen-foot garden house, some twist ties, fake flowers, butterfly clip and ribbon and some garden gloves. Start by coiling your hose and fastening it into place with your twist ties. Then stick your fake flowers through the ties, cover the ties with your funky garden gloves and then tie them into your place with your summery ribbon and, voila, there we have it, a gorgeous summer wreath to say you love summer.
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