Crafts for the Garden

Sculptures, ornaments, and assembled objects are among the items regarded as garden art. This kind of art can inspire or amuse and can be painted or plain, made of wood, metal, cement, glass or mosaics. Enhance your garden with DIY projects from these titles from our digital collections.

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The perfect do-it-yourself guide for outdoor living accessories. Learn how to make 30 practical and decorative projects for use in the garden, courtyard, patio, deck, or porch.

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Transform inexpensive garden pots into works of art with this easy-to-use guide. From cascading flower urns and beautiful home accents to adorable kid projects, Crafting With Clay Pots has something for everyone. Inside you'll find simple techniques for embellishing terra cotta pots with paint, stencils, scrapbook paper, wooden accents, and more. Featured projects include: Tiered Cake Stand; French Bistro Lavender Pot; Chalk-Painted Entertaining Caddy; Baby Shower Favors; Blinged-Out Vanity Set; and so much more. Each decorative project takes only an hour to make and is perfect for gift-giving and children's crafts. With all of these creative ideas, you'll soon have lots of fun gifts, cute decorations, and handy storage solutions for everyone to love and enjoy!

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The DIY craze has moved beyond the craft room and into the garden! Relying on easy-to-find, inexpensive, and repurposed materials, Handmade for the Garden is a treasure trove of original projects that not only make planting and growing efficient and successful but also add a personal touch to the gardenscape. Among the myriad projects in this hardworking book are mini hothouses; painted, stamped, and stenciled terracotta planters; hypertufa and cement pots and decorations; rustic and formal fencing and trellises; plant markers and stakes; and sieves and baskets. With Handmade for the Garden to inspire them, gardeners of all skill levels will be empowered to experiment with form and function to discover creative, artful ways to personalize and beautify their gardens with handmade objects.

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A terrarium is nothing less than a miniature world - one that you can create yourself. It might be a tiny rainforest, with lush foliage and bright tropical flowers. Or a desert, with strange succulents planted among colorful stones. Or a Victorian fernery. Or a minimalist composition with a single, perfect plant. Or it might not contain any plants at all. It might be made with crystals, feathers, bones, seashells, bits of wood, porcelain trinkets - anything that catches your fancy and helps create a mood or look. Whatever they contain, terrariums are the ultimate in modern, affordable, easy-care décor. Terrarium Craft features fifty original designs that you can re-create or use as inspiration for your own design. Each entry comes with clear step-by-step directions on how to assemble and care for your terrarium. You'll also find helpful information about selecting a container, using appropriate materials, choosing the right plants, and maintaining your terrarium. (Hint: It's easy! In fact, many terrariums are self-sustaining, requiring no maintenance whatsoever!) If you've always wanted to have a bit of nature in your own home, without the worry and labor of a garden, this book will show you exactly how to create your own unique, enchanting world. aste and style.

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