Garden Art forum: DIY Garden Art

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Name: meera
san fernando - trinidad, west
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meera
Feb 28, 2018 8:40 AM CST
Hi, I wanted to create a thread for Do it your own - garden art decor

I hope this gets a sticky. D

Post your idea,
pictures,
how to make them - optional,
if you sell them - in case anyone interested in buying
and how you use
plus any other information.

I love making my own stuff than store bought because there is more room to be creative and it last longer.

1] I do these pottery - painted lady bugs - traditional color and different colors - with and without facial expressions.
I actually sell these - 25 usd for ten - whatever colors you want.
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2] Large concrete lady bugs - look good under my hibiscus plant.
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These are made out of concrete and you can make them yourself. You use an old plastic bowl, pour in mix concrete then harden. One harden remove from the bowl and paint accordingly.

3] I also love to do mushrooms for my garden.
I have big and medium ones. I have to attempt the mini ones - which will be saleable because it's shippable.
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The big mushrooms you can make yourself - it's just a lengthy process. Also depending on the bowl used for the top of the mushroom, you can use the mushroom as a stand for a plant pot. If you are putting a pot on top of the mushroom, just remember it needs to be properly in the ground and anchored with sticks around as when the dirt gets soggy and wet, shifting happens as weight adjusts to the earth / ground movement.
I anchored mine properly and have no problem.


Do anyone know how to make those tea cup gardens DIY projects?
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Feb 28, 2018 9:45 AM CST

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Your work is beautiful and thank you for showing us.

I can't help you on the tea cup garden but I'm hoping someone will stop in that does.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Mar 1, 2018 10:42 AM CST
meeera, How creative Lovey dubby

I love the little Ladybugs; is the base a bowl of some sort? In the past, I've seen small rocks painted as ladybugs but due to their small size I think they look best as house plant decor; cute sitting atop the soil of small container plants. Your Ladybugs and Mushrooms are perfect for the garden!

I am not very creative so I don't have any idea how to make teacup garden projects but I bet some of the really creative members on this forum will be able to help!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot! ~


Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Mar 7, 2018 4:02 AM CST
I have seen them online. I am guessing YouTube might have a tutorial. I get lots of DIY info there. I am guessing a bit of gravel for drainage unless you used a drill, potting soil and then a succulent should do well without much water. I think they are cute too. I wish I could find a tiny fairy for one. Hurray!
Name: Dee Moore
Arroyo Grande, CA (Zone 9a)
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DomehomeDee
Mar 16, 2018 11:18 AM CST
Love the bugs and the mushrooms. I have made lots of mushrooms in a variety of manners. If it stops raining I'll take some pics!
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Mar 16, 2018 1:30 PM CST
Please do post pics :)

I need some new ideas!
East TN
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pdermer1x
Apr 14, 2018 4:44 PM CST
Not home-made by me - I bought this at a yard sale and fell in love with it. It's simple but effective - just a cut up tire. I'm sure the idea's been around for a long time but it was new for me, and still makes me smile a year later.
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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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Purslane Garden Art Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: North Carolina Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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vic
Apr 14, 2018 6:06 PM CST

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So pretty and I love the color Thumbs up
Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Apr 14, 2018 6:09 PM CST
Very cute!
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