All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘garden art’

How To Make Glass Gazing Balls For Miniature Gardens

Simple Gazing Balls Idea for Miniature Gardens

Great Balls of Glass! Gazing balls in the garden are all the rage. It all started back in Venice, Italy where hand-blown glass artistry adorns all parts of the home, including the lawn. After that, decorative gazing balls traveled their way around Europe and while they were considered a Victorian era decor piece for English gardens, gazing balls can now be …

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Peacock blue and bamboo clay wind chimes

How to Make a Wind Chime

Organic clay shapes strung up on branches make for beautiful art that brings melody and movement to the garden. Materials: dried branch or driftwood clay shapes fishing line beads drill 1. Collect clay pendants or pieces, or make your own with a modeling clay that can be baked at home in the oven. I made these shapes at a pottery …

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Copper rain chain DIY

Spotted: DIY Rain Chains

The project on my current Covet List is a DIY copper rain chain. I love how it creates movement in the garden, directs water in a stylish way, and gets a beautiful patina over time. I love this simply laid out project on Instructables by Tool Using Animal for making a rain chain from copper tubing. In my search for creative rain …

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Tennis Racket Garden Art from the book Project Garden

Tennis Racket Garden Art

It’s a wonderful day for a garden project and Project Garden!  The following post of part of  Stacy Tornio’s virtual book tour for her book, Project Garden: A Month-by-Month Guide to Planting, Growing, and Enjoying ALL Your Backyard Has to Offer, which includes recipes, plant suggestions, garden plans, and even games. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to have …

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DIY Rock Spiders Step 5

DIY Rock Spiders

These airy little sculptures are simply made of stone and wire but they take on the feeling of movement by appearing to crawl, jump, hang, or run along like the real thing.  In our garden there are many of these little critters crawling around the pots and plants.  Here’s how to make them: Materials decorative rocks approximately 2″ in diameter craft wire (choose a gauge that …

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