In honor of my addiction to Pinterest, I decided to post a pin from one of my Pinterest boards every Wednesday with the original link (in case you want to check it out yourself)
Here is the original link at Shineyourlightblog.com
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You can follow my boards on Pinterest HERE. (I am listed as T Loe)
Erin Vale over at Vale Design has the greatest projects for us gardeners. Check out this teacher's gift idea: a DIY Teacher's chalkboard seed pot and seed packets. You spray small seed pots with chalkboard paint (I only knew of the brush on paint – cool!), write each student's name on the pot, and fill it with seed packets wrapped in scrapbook paper. Adorable!
These would also make great Mother's Day Gifts, hostess gifts…the list goes on and on.
I also love these darling DIY seed packets. Erin includes a downloadable template for you to create your own.
Thanks to my friend Willi Galloway over at DigginFood for the heads up on Erin Vale's website!
I really want to make one of these leaf bird baths. I have several magazine articles saved showing the step by instruction and then I stumbled upon this article at Birds & Blooms: a step-by-step tutorial on how to use a large leaf from your garden as a pattern for a cement birdbath.
Photo from Birds & Bloom
I have made cement orbs for the garden and that was pretty easy. I think I need to try this and report back to you..
I found this succulent orb kit on Etsy.
The idea is to design and build your own tiny succulent garden and either set it on a sunny windowsill (it has a flat bottom) or hang it in a window. What a fun idea. It reminds me of the miniature terrariums I posted about HERE.
Here is a miniature garden I created in a small enamel pan.
I have made several of these and they always turn out charming. This one has a tiny patio I created out of cement powder and little stones.
It looks difficult, but it is amazingly easy. I found a kit from Two Green Thumbs Miniature Garden Center. They have everything you need to make patios, walkways…any kind of hard surface.
Here are some photos from the website:
Aren’t they fun?
I love miniature gardens because you really feel as if you can just step right into the garden. That is one of the reasons I created a G-Scale train garden in the middle of my herb garden. Kids and adults get such a kick out of tiny landscapes!
You can find more information about creating miniature gardens at Two Green Thumbs. They even have a newsletter.