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13 May, 2018

8 Easy Projects for the Garden

My favorite time of year has arrived and so has my favorite occupation...getting my yard in order followed by loooong spells of what I call patio sitting! It's time to hit the gardening center and fill my favorite containers with fresh flowers and herbs! So I am sharing eight ways to display flowers and plants...including a little bit of the unusual plus a few unexpected ways to dress up the ordinary.

An easy way to give a plain terracotta pot a whole new look is to add fabric. My DECOUPAGE FLOWER POTS  are fun and easy to make!

Or if you want to send a message, my CHALKBOARD FLOWER POTS allow you to do just that!

Or how about arranging your flower pots in a fun and easy FLOWER POT WREATH! I must confess that I actually used dried flowers in this one although succulents would do well.

However, my LIVING WREATH is covered with easy-to-grow portulaca and thrives with minimal watering.

This little FLOWER POT MAN makes a return to my garden every year and frequently changes his hair to suit my whims!

And don't throw away your wooden clementine boxes! They make a great little VINTAGE FRENCH PLANTER BOX. The free graphic is included in the instructions.

I used a small galvanized container to create a little MINI HERB GARDEN including my favorites for cooking along with some mint for my iced tea! You will also find a tutorial for these CHALKBOARD PLANT fun and easy to make.

And finally...and my old thrift store picnic basket got a make-over as a SHABBY PLANTER. It adds the prefect texture and contrast for some pretty pink begonias!

I hope you were inspired by one or two of my projects and will try them out for your own garden!

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  1. Lots of cute ideas! I pinned several. Happy gardening!

  2. Hi Debbie! I haven't posted for quite some time but always love your projects. I especially loved your frenchy bathroom makeover with the buffalo check silk drapes, the redware, the cat french poster. Do you remember the pics you posted? Well I saved them, have all of the necessary items, paint, etc. but when I went back to the posting I had saved, it is no longer available........whaaaaaaaa. I have had a number of family illnesses and I help my 96 year old mother, so as always, I am wayyyyyy behind. Is there any possibility that you would be so kind as to email the pictures to me so I will have them when I start the project? I would so appreciate it. I looooove that bathroom! My email addy is

  3. Hi Debbie! I so appreciate the feature this week! Thanks for giving us a place to share! Have a great day!


Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie