Upcycle ideas for the garden, including photos. While the thrill of the hunt can sometimes be enticing, remember that new should balance old. Having too many old items (or new items) can take away from your garden's overall appeal . . . If you enjoy this Magazine, you will love my blog: http://upcycledgardenstyle.blogspot.com
Add some interest to your garden on a winter’s night with glowing orbs. If desired, these may also be created for use during warmer temperatures, but won’t last as long. The glowing balls are very easy to craft and display.
Follow the photo link to find out how to create your own glowing pathway.
Using a pencil print your word on a brick and go over it with a permanent marker. This is how they will look during the first year. If you prefer a faded look, lightly rub over the writing with a fine grit sandpaper.
Follow the photo-link to read more from this project's creator.
"In these challenging economic times, communities and people everywhere are being encouraged to share, to offer up their own particular resources and strengths, to sacrifice an old way of being or seeing to meet a more current need. And I'm betting the more successful communities work that way because they have a unique quality, a sort of shared quirkiness -- and an acceptance of that -- a sense of pride in who they are and what they have accomplished together, and a willingness to approach their challenges creatively, and together." -Diane Walker
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"Did people roll their eyes when I dragged home a half dozen piano legs I got at the local flea market for $1 each? Sure did. Until they showed up in my front garden. A few coats of red spray paint makes all the difference, dontcha know." -Andrew Keys
See more creative ideas from this author by following the photo-link.
Since you're stuck with it, here's a smart way to disguise that ugly utility box. A simple slipcover box made of bead board and topped with a birdhouse covers up the eyesore and draws nature into your yard.