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How-Tuesday: DIY Garden Projects

Mar 5, 2013

by Julie Schneider

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How does your garden grow? With the promise of a sunny and bountiful springtime around the corner, I have rounded up eighteen green and blooming garden-themed tutorials from around the web for this week’s How-Tuesday post. As you start plotting gardens big or small, take inspiration from this collection of plant-based projects.

At Home

Gardening projects for the great indoors.

Row 1 (left to right):
1. Hanging Glass Planter — Suspended glass globes for succulent gardens.
2. Micro Planters — Add an itty bitty breath of fresh air to a nook in need of a little love.
3. Tea Tin Herbs — Turn empty tea tins into planters.

Row 2 (left to right):
1. Macramé Plant Hanger —Decorative knotting to hold your hanging houseplants.
2. Eggshell Seedlings — Hatch seedlings in a plantable eggshells.
3. Wall Mounted Succulent Shelves — Mingle plants and knicknacks in this fresh approach to decor.

 

In the Garden

Down and dirty DIY ideas for plotting a garden.

Row 1 (left to right):
1. Garden Markers — Use polymer clay and letter stamps to mark your rows.
2. Bottle Gardens — Turn empty soda bottles into planters for inside or outside.
3. Stone Herb Markers — Rockin’ markers to organize your garden.

Row 2 (left to right):
1. Upcycled Watering Jug — Turn a plastic jug into a watering can.
2. Tool Stash — An aging file cabinet gets a colorful second life as tool storage.
3. Pallet Garden — A pallet becomes a vertical balcony garden.

 

Plant Inspired

Even those with a less-than-green thumb can try out these plant-based projects.

Row 1 (left to right):
1. Regrow Green Onions — Keep green onions growing indefinitely in your kitchen.
2. Urban Herbalist — Make custom concoctions with weeds found in any park or backyard.
3. Paper Topiary — An ever-green centerpiece for a year-round hint of plant life.

Row 2 (left to right):
1. Seed Packet Book — Transform an old seed packet into a mini heirloom journal.
2. Sun Painting — Harness the sun’s power for this art project.
3. Spring Flavor Infusions — Infuse your drinks with a taste of the season.

If you make any of these projects, share a photo with us in the How-Tuesday Flickr group.

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2 Featured Comments

  • gardenjewels

    Julie DeGroot from JewelsInTheGarden said 4 years ago Featured

    These are wonderful garden ideas ~ Can't wait to get my hands dirty again! My gardens calm my spirit and rejuvenate my soul. They are a space for inspiration, a viewing point for natures' beauty. They hold the growing gifts I received from loved ones. Each having a story, a place, a person within it. As I meander through it's paths they greet me and I smile.

  • SHM2013

    Silvia from MarinaBosettiDesigns said 4 years ago Featured

    I am inspired already - I got a large yard to play with and some of these tips will make a great assets. Add a few handmade pottery items and voila! ...so much nicer than buying items at a store!

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