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Growing Moss

posted by: lizzardly on 03.22.2012 at 09:19 am in Garden Junk Forum

I've been more lurker than anything for a while now, but I thought this was worth sharing. My daughter sent it to me. She thought I might want to grow a moss sign. Looks pretty easy.

Here is a link that might be useful: Moss Writing

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clipped on: 03.23.2012 at 09:38 pm    last updated on: 03.23.2012 at 09:38 pm

Squirrell feeders

posted by: oldcrafty on 09.27.2011 at 01:48 pm in Garden Junk Forum

What was once scrap fence boards my DSL was throwing away is now 3 squirrell feeders that I made. The blueglass one I donated and will be auctioned off at my DGD school fund raiser and the yellow one will be a silent auction item I donated to the group that sponsors me in the Relay for Life Cancer Walk. The 3rd one I have not mosaiced yet but will, and it will be used as an auction item at my family reunion. This past week-end my DB went to Warrington, a BIG crafting and antiques festival held twice a year and found me more of those cute metal squirrells! Now I can make more feeders! Took pics before putting the gallon jars that hold the corn on.

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clipped on: 09.29.2011 at 12:14 pm    last updated on: 09.29.2011 at 12:14 pm

Silverware in the Garden

posted by: luvs2click on 07.27.2011 at 02:41 pm in Garden Junk Forum

A friend of mine makes these out of silverware and I have a few in my garden. I was surprised how, even in the blazing sun, the butterflies like to perch on the spoon butterfly! I believe I've posted the dragonfly before.

Arlene

Here is a link that might be useful: Lots more garden shots at my flickr site

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clipped on: 07.27.2011 at 05:08 pm    last updated on: 07.27.2011 at 05:08 pm

New garden signs

posted by: excessfroufrou on 03.17.2011 at 03:33 pm in Garden Junk Forum

I just finished making these 2 garden signs, plus one more that's not pictured. I sold these 2 to a girl at work and barely remembered to take a pic, hence the black-top background. The other one I made says "Pick Me!". I've got some more plates and need to get busy on them.
Frou
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clipped on: 03.25.2011 at 10:16 am    last updated on: 03.25.2011 at 10:16 am

NEAT Ornament idea

posted by: purplemoon on 12.21.2010 at 11:20 pm in Holiday Forum

I love how she did these ornaments, and such a simple idea! Her tutorial is very good.
Also its a neat project for some of you to do with kids or grandkids.

hugs, Karen

Here is a link that might be useful: pretty ornaments

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clipped on: 12.23.2010 at 01:42 pm    last updated on: 12.23.2010 at 01:43 pm

Glass Blocks

posted by: grandma_cindy on 06.28.2010 at 02:07 pm in Garden Junk Forum

Another favorite of mine: lighted glass blocks. Soooooo many variations you can do!

Here is a link that might be useful: my glass blocks

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I'm Done, I'm Done with WonderHorse

posted by: excessfroufrou on 06.17.2010 at 11:27 am in Garden Junk Forum

I finally finished my WonderHorse/carousel horse. It took me forever, because I used acrylic paint made for the outdoors and every little detail required 3 coats. Then I used a tinted wash, then one step crackle (which didn't work so good), then tinted polyurethane and then clear polyurethane. The tinted poly kind of took the shine off the gold on the tail and mane, but I like the antiquey look it gave it. I hope it holds up outside, I'm going to put it in a shady spot, maybe that will help. I really kind of wanted to keep it int the house, but have absolutely no where to put it. DH did a wonderful job mounting it on a lamp pole(it's weighs about 30 pounds) that he actually found at the TS.
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How to make a ' rain chain ' ( short video)

posted by: toomuchglass on 08.13.2009 at 07:49 pm in Garden Junk Forum

These have fascinated me for years . They just look so cool - and now I've found a video that shows how to make one ---- AND ---- uses "Used stuff" to make it !

***If you never heard of a rain chain -- Google "Rain Chain " -- images or websites . You'll learn all about it !
Here's the video .....

Here is a link that might be useful: how to make a rain chain

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garden junk slideshow

posted by: gmadeb on 06.18.2010 at 12:39 pm in Garden Junk Forum

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Tutorial for plant labels, part 1

posted by: concretenprimroses on 05.13.2010 at 11:50 pm in Garden Junk Forum

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I wrote and posted part one on my blog, link below. this is the construction of the sign and post.
Tomorrow I'll post part 2 which will be the lettering. I'll add a post to this thread with the link.Photobucket

No rhubarb in the pic. I took this in my garden just to have something to show people.

Kathy

Here is a link that might be useful: Tutorial on Kathy's blog

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plastic bottle

posted by: nanatricia on 05.05.2010 at 09:40 pm in Garden Junk Forum

I thought you guys would like this idea to use plastic bottle and also great idea for flower stems
http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Wire-from-a-Plastic-Bottle

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Has This Old House been lurking here?

posted by: luna_llena_feliz on 04.24.2010 at 06:14 pm in Garden Junk Forum

This Old House magazine appears to have been lurking around here. At their website they have an article entitled "Turn Salvaged Junk Into Garden Ornaments." I have to admit, using an old lawn chair as a plant support is a new one for me but I have seen some of the other ideas in pictures you have all posted. Let me know what you think of it.

Here is a link that might be useful: Turn Salvaged Junk Into Garden Ornaments

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clipped on: 04.25.2010 at 06:49 pm    last updated on: 04.25.2010 at 06:50 pm

Silverware Plant Markets for 'etsy lady' request

posted by: jeannespines on 04.17.2010 at 03:01 pm in Garden Junk Forum

These pics do no longer show up on old posting...I organized my albums so that broke the link...so here they are, etsy lady, per your e-mail request. I just make these for myself & sometimes for gifts...they are fun! Hope you enjoy! Will post link below for old thread that tells about them. Jeanne S.

PlantMarkersinCup2.09

PlantMarkersLaidOut2.09

Here is a link that might be useful: Herb Plant Markers from Old Silverware

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This Is Where Some Silver Ware Went!

posted by: kudzukween on 04.13.2010 at 09:22 pm in Garden Junk Forum

finished up these UFO's for the community yard sale Saturday. there's one more i didn't photograph because the crimp bead broke off with a fork...needs to be fixed :D i made 6 today.

silverware windchimes,silverware windchimes

silverware windchimes,silverware windchimes

silverware windchimes,silverware windchimes

more photos on my blog! come visit me:D

kudzu
enjoy!

Here is a link that might be useful: Kudzu's Blog

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What I've been working on these snowy days

posted by: luvs2click on 02.17.2010 at 12:21 am in Garden Junk Forum

Getting ready for some spring shows and have been busy crafting while the snow's been flying. Check out my flickr site to see what I've been working on. It's been fun - I get so keyed up I can't even sleep at night for thinking of what I can do next! (I guess you'd call it obsessed) Easier to post my site than resize all the pictures.
Arlene

Here is a link that might be useful: Spring crafts

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clipped on: 02.18.2010 at 03:25 pm    last updated on: 02.18.2010 at 03:25 pm

Personalized Mirror

posted by: shysue on 01.11.2010 at 10:08 am in Trash To Treasure Forum

I got this idea from some blogs I was reading. The initial is made from scrap wood and painted. The mirror I got at a yard sale.

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Pot Wreath ready for Spring!

posted by: jeannespines on 01.07.2010 at 10:58 pm in Garden Junk Forum

Well, I got a "pot wreath" made today...been collecting these small terra cotte pots at GS's & TS's, etc. Was motivated to do this by Kirk's SS gift from Cindee...and Desertrat made one last yr....I'll post the link below which has pics of both.

Kept thinking I needed to add something else...thought of half marbles, corks, walnuts, pinecones...but then some of these items made it look to Fall-ish. So I left as is...it will be outside on this fence or on the new (old) door (which isn't in yet) of my garden shed from last yr:

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Here's a pic of the wreath I hung in the house for a pic...can't get out to the garden shed YET...snowstorm, high winds & cold, cold temps!
Pot Wreath 1.10

Got a few pokes & bloody jabs here & there...but well worth it! All the pots are wired on & since it will be out in the weather, I think I will just tuck some natural dried flowers or moss LATER while it's hanging on the fence or door.

Pot Wreath A 1.10

Thanks for looking! Jeanne S.

Here is a link that might be useful: desertrat's pot wreath

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When You Come To A fork ------ #4

posted by: dcarch on 11.06.2009 at 08:34 pm in Garden Junk Forum

OK, guys, learn to do a little soldering also. It's simple.
You will need to get:
Solder (Home Depot)
Soldering flux (for stainless steel, Home Depot)

dcarch


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When you come to a fork ---#2

posted by: dcarch on 10.22.2009 at 05:56 pm in Garden Junk Forum

Another design.

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When You Come To A Fork ----------

posted by: dcarch on 10.15.2009 at 09:25 pm in Garden Junk Forum

For you guys who are into making plate flowers.
Fork bends easy if your heat it up to red hot.

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member links 2009

posted by: mzclassic on 09.19.2009 at 08:02 am in Garden Junk Forum

Well here you go ladies and gents! Just follow the link below and put it in your favorites so you can spend hours looking at everything stuff. There are 68 member links on here so have fun!

Donna in Florida

http://www.carcouncil.org/garden_junk.htm

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another pic of globe totem

posted by: doodys on 08.27.2009 at 09:10 am in Garden Junk Forum

this is a different view of the totem with more of the sun catcher I made with cola ends.They are more in the shape of petals and are always shiny when its sunny.globe totem and suncatcher

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clipped on: 08.27.2009 at 02:28 pm    last updated on: 08.27.2009 at 02:28 pm

Cottage Birdhouse

posted by: morninglori on 08.07.2009 at 09:22 am in Garden Junk Forum

Here is another birdhouse I made using stones I collected from Lake Michigan. I trimed it with birch branches from a tree my friend cut down. The reason she had it cut down was because of bugs which for some reason never crossed my mind till they hatched in my basement and I had to kill a million moths...live and learn...Any way, sold this one too.

cottage birdhouse

Sandy

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clipped on: 08.07.2009 at 10:49 am    last updated on: 08.07.2009 at 10:49 am

Gnome home article

posted by: twomonths on 06.08.2009 at 10:39 pm in Garden Junk Forum

Really enjoyed this....check out when you have time.

http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/2489/

Here is a link that might be useful: gnomes

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Interesting wall hanging

posted by: nmgirl on 06.08.2009 at 11:18 pm in Garden Junk Forum

I saw this in a magazine and thought it was pretty cool. It would take a lot of spindles but the the end result would be worth it! I hope it's not old news.

Here is a link that might be useful: spindle wall hanging

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Barn Door in Secret Garden

posted by: jeannespines on 05.22.2009 at 11:01 pm in Garden Junk Forum

Since I covet wood fences that lots of you GJers have, I've filled that need with old barn doors! I've posted a few barn doors from my gardens the past couple years & I now have a "red" one in the pines in my secret garden area. Moved a couple Hostas in front of it today...will see how they do...lots & lots of shade under the pines!

I re-painted this one & the old barnwood seems to last for years & years! Added some iron stars & a sun I got at Hobby Lobby. The 2 elongated metal stars came on the Junk Train from Purplemoon...they are cool!

Barn Door in Pines Secret Garden 5.09

Today I added the "moon" ... a hand scythe sickle tool from antique store for $2.50...think I might paint the wooden handle red (after seeing these pics) & make it blend in more so "moon" shape shows better. Here's a closer-up view...will add a few more things (like stars or planets or moonbeams) when something special shows up. LOL!

Barn Door in Pines Secret Garden Up-close 5.09

Here's white barn door from July last summer:

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And pricky pear gray barn door from last yr:
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I LOVE old barn doors!!! Jeanne S.

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RE: I'm obsessed with birdhouses!! (Follow-Up #20)

posted by: nestmaster on 10.06.2007 at 09:32 am in Garden Junk Forum

Me too! I'm the Fowl Places person. I suppose I'm skirting the commercial plug rules of GardenWeb, but what the heck. Just finished a new design I thought I'd share in this birdhouse thread on Garden Junk (as the only thing new I use are the screws in my birdhouses - all else is cool old stuff and either barn or fence boards - or both). Anywho, I've not gotten any feedback yet on this design as only my wife and a few friends have seen it in person. Right now I'm calling it the Rooster Roost Birdhouse. I'll have it and a few others at the next show I'm doing (see my website at a link above in another post for more info.). I'm not full time with Fowl Places. I teach middle school Science, Computer Exploratory and Math. Lucky me - I don't need lots of sleep!

This design is for bluebirds w/ a 1-9/16" entry hole. From comb to toe is around 20". The inside nesting compartment opens from the right. It is roughly 5" x 5+" and the floor is 6" below the bottom of the entry hole. That puts the floor at about mid-wing. My designs are fun to make but take a bit of time (and that's not counting rounding up the materials). Therefore my prices aren't very attractive - all of my designs start at over $100.

If anyone has any questions about my materials or methods please ask away.

Steve Baran - Fowl Places

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What do you get.....

posted by: kathyjb on 03.22.2009 at 06:37 pm in Garden Junk Forum

When you have an old wood ladder, old wooden table legs, old wood windows and an old light shade?
A plant stand, a bird bath, a fence and a corner definer.




My sweet peas are slowly growing onto the fence. The corner definer is something I made up because I didn't know what else to call it. I have 3 old wood table legs in the corner of my front yard to let people know they shouldn't cut the corner so sharp when turning. I used up most of the old wood windows to build a fence around my tomato plants and lettuce to keep the critters out.

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RE: My project for today (Follow-Up #18)

posted by: luvs2click on 03.11.2009 at 04:29 pm in Garden Junk Forum

The house is about 16" tall and the base measures 23" X 15". It's pretty big compared to most I've made. I don't know much about fairies either, except that there are a lot of people that believe in them - so I decided to capitalize on that! (my bad) This and most of my other fairy houses are for inside or a covered porch because of using the dried materials on them. This one is covered with wallpaper. After I ripped off the porch and other gingerbread trim (too frufru for me) there were a lot of little holes left - the wallpaper worked great to cover them. Also, at past shows, I have had people want them for their children with working doors, etc. So hopefully this will go to some little girl (or big girl) with a big imagination. I'm not going to do a lot of detail inside, but do want to furnish it a little, so the recipient will have things to "play" with and move around. The watering can, tools and basket on the front porch are not attached either, so they can be moved around. I have a twig chair and bench I will include, and a slab of wood for a table top. I want to build a bed and possibly a bath tub (using a seashell). I'm having too much fun to quit now! I have no idea what to charge for something like this.....

If you'd like to see some of the other stuff I've been working on, click the link below.
Arlene

Here is a link that might be useful: My flickr photo site

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