Focus on Art
I wandered past Robyn Stewardson's owlie assemblages at the last Abbotsford Makers Market, and had to immediately backtrack to have a better look. Robyn constructs her Kitchen Owls from all manner of discarded metal kitchen bric-a-brac. If you ever invite Robyn over for tea, I'd keep a close watch on your strainers and saucepan lids! Every owl has it's own name and personality as well as the scratches, scrapes, dents and other marks that serve as signs of the earlier use of the recycled…
Creative Gardening Ideas - 20+ Recycled Garden Decor Ideas [Updated]
Creative gardening ideas inspire me. I love the way some people think outside the box and use recycled items to come up with new garden decorations.
Show Off Your Very Unusual Containers..Sinks, Toilets, etc!
What made me think about this topic was someone on here who has an old ice cream maker. Just made me think about what I had before...the only person...
Repurpose ladders into birdhouse stands!
Mount birdhouses on old ladders to create functional garden accents. I painted the ladders and the birdhouses in the same barn red to make them a grouping. They bring color to a shady area covered with ivy. Best of all, they are occupied! http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com
Create a flower planter from an old tire!
My future father-in-law came up with this brilliant idea over 20 years ago to cut and flip an old tire inside out and use it as a gorgeous planter! You can check out more pictures and see the full tutorial on my blog, Pink Hammers & Sippy Cups! http://www.pinkhsc.com/2012/07/tire-planter.html #Bestof2012
Modified Pergola Built With Recycled Windows
It took me about one hour to decide what I would do with these windows after I picked them up off the side of the road. I built this modified pergola and I think it makes my back garden beautiful! See more @ http://www.somewhatquirkydesign.com/2012/07/building-modified-pergola-with-recycled.html #OutdoorProjects #Gardens
Aluminum Can Flowers
Yippee!!!! They came out so great...like a little herd of chromatic tin adorning the garden. These are flowers made out of discarded aluminum cans that once help soda or beer. It wasn't my original idea, but I've had so much fun creating them, layer by layer. When they are finished (sprayed with a clear acrylic) they will be nailed to wooden stakes and "planted" in my flower garden to bloom brightly and faithfully with no water or plant food. They are simple to make by cutting off the tops…
Rusty Tool Arbor
This rusty tool arbor was built using salt treated lumber and an assortment of old tools picked up cheaply at resale shops and garage sales. See more of my garden projects at http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com #Bestof2012