Find a nice shaped pinecone and
coat it with some peanut butter then roll it in bird seed.
Hang a string
around the top and hang up your new feeder!
some newspaper in the shape of a design or letter (like the initial of your last
name) on the grass. Put down some mulch over top of that. Then you can put down some annuals or other pretty plants.
Great project for the kids!
any pieces of old wood or other materials? Anything will look great in a garden
with a fresh coat of some bright colored paint.
your own water gardens. They're easy to take care of and very
relaxing to look at. All you need is some plastic tubs or containers you
probably already have. Then, fill them with water, flowers, stones and
a japanese garden. A shallow container, some sand, a few rocks and
a little rake is all you'll need. You can also put in a little plant for
your own trellis/arbor with a few good sized branches screwed together in
whatever shape you want. Grapevines also add dimension to your trellis.
a ball of styrofoam and some artificial flowers. Insert or glue the
flowers completely around the styrofoam ball. Then insert a ribbon
or string and hang these beautiful decorations anywhere. They look great
on doorknobs and on tree branches.
you're thinking of making a burm in your yard, first check with your city
dump. Sometimes with the sticks that get dropped off, they'll chip them up
and let the residents use the chips. This saves you a ton of money instead
of going out and buying mulch.
are another way to decorate. But don't buy them, they're very
expensive. Check with family or friends that live out in the country -
they may be growing out of control by them! Grapevines are a great way to
decorate a mailbox, make a wreath for your front door or give a wreath as a
of buying annuals every year or going through the trouble of keeping up with
perennials, buy a few fake flowers at the end of the season for
cheap and use them to decorate. They'll look real, be a whole lot cheaper
and you won't have to water them!
of expensive patio brick, try making your own stones. They're
pretty easy to do and the kids would love it!
make a room festive for any holiday, cut out some shapes (depending on the
holiday or season) and punch a hole in the middle. Then add a string of
lights! Put the shapes over top each light bulb and light up the
room. Great for birthday parties or for a summer party!
kid doesn't love a sandbox? Put your sandbox in a great place so
that when the kids outgrow it you can easily change it from sand to dirt and
make it into a flower garden.
don't really need that beautiful porch swing. Make a fantastic tree
swing! Take a good strong board and drill holes in each side of the
board where you will put the rope through. To make it really neat - let
the kids personalize it with their names or drawings on it. If you do
paint it be sure to paint over it with a clear, waterproof laquer.