We are never too old to play with Tonka trucks!
Our garden friends have done it again! They have
come up with great ideas for re-purposing old toys.
Don't toss out the old Tonka truck put it to good use
again by planting flowers in the back. These old toys
make a great decorative conversation piece to any garden.
If you don't have a Tonka truck use what ever you can find.
The choices are endless when it comes to old toys. Check
out your thrift stores and garage sales for more inspirational
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It's that time of year again where you put on the
garden gloves and start planting. It's so exciting
sometimes you can forget what you just put in the ground.
This could leave you guessing all summer long. No worries. I have
found the solution! It's an easy DIY craft that will take all
the guessing out of gardening. There are many easy ways to mark
your seeds! You can keep it simple or get creative. My favorite is using
old tea spoons with a picture of what you planted glued to the spoon.
The options are endless. For this one you will need
outdoor Mod Podge
heave construction paper
ice tea spoons (check thrift stores or ebay)
acrylic spray coating
For this DIY craft you might want to ask the kids to help with
coloring a small picture of the vegetable you are going to
plant using the permanent markers. Make sure to cut out the
paper the size of the spoon before you color the picture.
This way you know it will fit on the spoon.
You will also want to put a small cut on one side
of your circle to help it lay flat on the spoon.
Next put the outdoor Mod Podge on the back of your
picture with a paint brush or Q-tip.
Then stick the picture to the inside of the spoon and press it down till
you get it just right. This might take a minute.
Once the picture is in place cover the top of the picture
with the outdoor Mod Podge.
Give it time to dry. This will take about 20 minutes.
Next you want to seal it with the Acrylic spray.
This will keep it safe from the rain and sprinklers.
Now you are ready to start planting.
Remember don't lose it Use it. :)
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This DIY craft will have your garden friends turning their heads for
a second look.
Be on the look out for bird cages the next time you
stop at a local garage sale or flea market. With a little paint and some
nice flowers you can make an old bird cage beautiful!
You will need:
1. bird cage
2. small chain to hand the cage
3. spray paint to paint the bird cage (you pick the color)
4. sand paper to lightly sand the bird cage prior to spray painting if needed.
5. flowers or greenery of your choice
Once you have found a bird cage you like you will be well on your way to enjoying
the beautiful new addition to your garden with just a few easy steps. First you will need to
decide if you want to paint it or leave it the origional color. If you decide to paint you
will need to clean the bird cage and lightly sand it.
Next find a well ventelated area outside and spray paint the cage. Follow the directions on the can.
Allow the bird cage to dry and then prepare to plant your flowers inside the cage.
You can use the tray that came with the cage as long as you place holes in the bottom as
well as small rocks prior to adding your dirt and flowers. If the bottom of the cage does not have
a solid bottom you can use a flower pot or another container that fits. Once you have planted
your flowers you are ready to hang your new DIY garden craft.
If you are looking for an easy way to irrigate your new birdcage garden check out
www.misterlandscaper.com for some great high quality DIY low-flow drip irrigation solutions.
Watching the birds play in the garden is one of the many joys
gardeners get to experience. When you feed them they will come.
Today I am going to give you some easy DIY ideas for bird feeders.
The one I enjoy most is the pine cone bird feeder. It is very easy and
more than likely you can find everything you will need without going
to the store.
you will need:
1. pine cone
2. strong string (fishing line)
3. peanut butter
4. bird seed
First go on a nature walk and find your pine cones.
Next you want to attach the cone to the string. Make the string
long enough to attach the bird feeder to a tree branch.
Then you will need to spread a thick amount of peanut butter all
over the pine cone. You need enough to make the birdseed stick.
Finally you are ready to hand your bird feeder and watch them come
and eat. Once the seed is all gone you will need to add more peanut butter
before rolling it in the fresh birdseed.
Check out Mister Landscapers pintrest page for more great birdfeeder pins.
If you are looking for a cute DIY gift to make with the kids check this out.
Colored permanent markers
Plain bulbs size depends on the size of child's hand
1. Pick out the color bulbs you want to use.
2. Cover the bulb in Mod Lodge prior to painting
3. Paint the hand of your child white. Make the paint thin on their hand.
4. Guide child to slowly wrap hand around bulb. Don't press hard.
5. Let hand print dry.
6. Make each finger into a snowman using a permanent marker.
7. Do another coat of Mod Lodge and let dry.
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I struggle with decorating my tree every year. There are so many different cute ideas!
My problem is making my tree look as cute as the one in the picture. I just came across
a new idea for your tree this year. I fell in love the first time I saw it on Facebook. It is cute and
looks very easy to do.
I heard the white tree can be purchased at Big Lots for around $30.00. I also
seen a snowman tree with a bucket of snowballs next to him and a shovel in his hand.
This is an easy Christmas craft that you can add your own style to. If you decide to
make a snowman Christmas tree this Christmas we would love to see your tree.
You can share with us on our Mister Landscaper Facebook page.
This is a blog for all garden lovers who have a hard time
storing all their garden tools. I struggle to untangle the
rake from everything else that is piled in the
corner of my shed every time I go to use it. After browsing through
Pintrest looking for great new garden ideas I discovered that
I don't need to fight with my garden tools any longer!
I need to separate my garden tools and
display them in a creative order
on the outside of my shed. This way I no longer need to fight
for my rake and I now have a creative display of garden art
on the side of my shed.
I'm however going to give my tools a face lift
prior to displaying them. I have not decided what color to use yet, but I
am going to spray paint all the handles first. I'm thinking bright and bold
to match the flowers. If you decide to join me in this creative garden tool
art project please feel free to share you are on our Facebook page Mister
To get you started I am going to pin some of the creative ways
our Pintrest friends have displayed their Garden Tools.