DIY projects for gardeners | How About Orange

May 21, 2010

DIY projects for gardeners

If you like to grow things, perhaps you also like to paint things. Check out Kate's painted plant pot tutorial on Design Sponge. Tape, stickers, and spray paint make this a super easy DIY project.

To make some garden markers from vintage spoons, get the how-to right here from Shrimp Salad Circus. Or if that sounds like too much work, buy a set like this one from Hammermann on Etsy.

Make a tea cup bird feeder with instructions from Cap Creations. The saucer holds the seed and the cup holds the water.

(Images from Design Sponge, Hammermann, and Cup Creations)

24 comments:

pmthreads said...

As neat as the vintage spoon markers are, it seems a shame to hide the prettiest part in the dirt!

Jess said...

Ah, so true.

Cap Creations said...

These are some very cool garden projects! Thanks for sharing!

I also invite you to check out our tea cup bird feeder tutorial here

http://capcreations.blogspot.com/2010/04/tea-cup-bird-feeder-tutorial.html

Jess said...

Thank you very much; I've added it to the post!

Alisha said...

PERFECT timing. this is the first year my friend has had a garden and she's so excited about it. her bday is in june and i know she wants gardening stuff so i'm way excited about making things for her! :)

Robin Charlotte Humphrey said...

I love the spoons! So cool!

Andrea said...

Love those spoons and the bird feeder...awesome!
Blessings,
andrea

Heidi said...

I just planted my garden, and I am so excited to make some spoon markers!!! Those are rad! Thanks for sharing- you're the best :)

Grandma G said...

I read the title and thought you were going to give us gardening tips! Well, I guess you 'sorta' did. :) I love the teacup feeder!

Mum

(FYI, I'm back on the PC now. Yay!)

Cap Creations said...

Wow! Thanks so much Jess for adding us to your blog! You rock!

Valerie said...

Oh I love all of this! So cute. Thanks for sharing!

The Print Lover said...

Hi!
In case you hadn't seen this already: Your print on wall.

http://www.bobbyberkhome.com/product/wall-art/26661/inhabit-living-laugh-wall-art.html

nicole said...

that teacup idea is so clever!

Deven said...

Lovely Ideas!

Kelly T said...

I loved this idea! I asked the spoon artist if he could do a custom combination, and within hours, he had the exact set I asked for as a listing. How wonderful! I think they'll make great gifts for my mother-in-law.

BCOME said...

That's a great idea! Now just have to find some nice vintage spoons!

Shrimp Salad Circus said...

Wow - thank you so much for including my stamped spoon tutorial in this great list!!! That teacup bird feeder is just darling!

- Lindsay

Evie's Tool Emporium said...

So very excited about gardening season! Thank you for sharing!
Michelle-

Me salen alas (si me paras los pies...) said...

Oh!! I like so much the tea cup! I want one!!!
Great work.
Kisses from sunny sunny Madrid

fromthedepthsofacreativeheart said...

Ya know! I'm thinking a painted or tarnished spoon glued to the cup and saucer makes a great perch for the birds.

Carrie said...

oh i adore the tea cup and saucer idea - genius!

Kindle said...

Those are brilliant garden projects. They would probably add style and beauty to every garden. Thank you for those inspirations.

andrea of ffft said...

That tea cup is so freakin' adorable!

Jason said...

Spoon are really very nice.I love tea cup also.

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