Garden crafts - room for creativity
For those who love tinkering and needlework, gardening opens up a whole new space for experimentation. After all, garden decor, accessories, furniture and even objects of small architecture do not have to be bought at all. To make a garden decoration with your own hands is a special pleasure. Yes, and opportunities to save and find the very unique solution in the design of the garden also does not count.
The return to fashion of garden crafts and the extreme popularity of handmade decor is not just following the general design trends. Practical and inexpensive, self-made garden decorations can significantly save the garden budget, help reduce costs and rationally use the resources you have. But the main advantage of such a home-made decor is still originality: each handicraft looks unusual and original, is a unique decor that will bring individual uniqueness to your garden. With the help of love-made details with your own hands, the garden is filled with personal traits, character and emotionality.
For experiments with hand-made decor and garden furniture, you can use a variety of materials:
- old stones and clinker remnants;
- boards and bars, boxes, other wooden blanks;
- willow twigs;
- branches and branches remaining after trimming;
- old broken garden utensils (buckets, watering cans and much more);
- old wooden and other furniture;
- old cookware, household items and other “garbage”.
All of them can become a source of inspiration and find a second life as a garden decoration. If something has broken or spoiled and you can no longer perform the usual functions - do not rush to throw such objects in the trash. Appreciate them as a possible basis for remodeling and transforming into garden accessories and even furniture - and give new life with the help of simple painting and reconstruction.
The easiest way is to transform kitchen utensils and other containers - it is enough to paint them, plant summer books in them or use them as a bright sculpture on a lawn or flower garden. Shiny watering cans and buried wooden wheels or spindles looking out of the flower garden, a painted old staircase or step-ladder turned into a stand for a pot garden, an old tea set with pansies planted in cups and a teapot cannot be counted as examples of using old objects in a new quality.
Homemade props for luxury vines
Favorite climbing roses, flexible clematis, strict ivy or girl's grapes, as well as outlandish annual creepers can climb in the garden not only on wooden gratings, stretched wire nets and finished arches with obelisks. After all, original supports for climbers can be created with your own hands.
Reinforcement, steel wire, old twisted and forged gates, fences, stair rails and frames will help create an original alternative to ready-made steel supports. From large wooden beams, masterful masters can easily build massive pergolas that will raise curly and wicker beauties above a terrace or walkway, and slats and laths will become an excellent base for pyramids and obelisks for flower beds. It is enough to find the support-bases capable of supporting the weight of the plant and fasten them with the help of several horizontal strips, think about bright painting or beautiful details of the structure - and an inexpensive, but very bright decoration of garden compositions is ready.
The remains of building materials to create an original relief
If you have stone, clinker, brick, concrete slabs and blocks left as a result of paving paths and platforms and other construction work, do not rush to put them in a hoblock or give them to your friends. After all, even from an insignificant supply of building materials, you can create an original decoration for a variety of garden objects.
From clinker and stone, you can always create even the smallest, but supporting wall, which will help diversify the relief of the flower garden or effectively surround the place to rest. Today's stylish flower beds-spirals and “snails”, small pedestals-plinths for potted plants, stone flower-beds, decorative beds in strict frames of clinker or stone laid out in a row will make the appearance of the garden much more interesting and albeit insignificantly but beneficially change the usual relief. Even if you have only a few pieces of stones or slabs left - think, maybe inserted by a dotted line in a meadow from a groundcover or a lawn, they will make your favorite corner of the garden shine in a new light.
Racks and shelves to save space
A collection of containers for potted plants, boxes for seedlings and crops, tools, garden tools and useful objects often create unattractive chaos either in the corner of the terrace, then near the house or hozblok. After all, there is often not enough space for sheltering such "little things" in small gardens. So that order always reigns in the garden and you can easily find the items you need, take care of the organization of the storage system and the efficient use of space.
It is very easy to build simple wooden shelves, shelves, multi-level supports with your own hands. You can simply remodel your old and already old furniture, fasten strong wooden boxes placed on each other “sideways” into an open cabinet-rack or fasten shelves to the wall of buildings. A few hours of work - and the working corner will be transformed, and what used to seem like garbage accumulation will appear as an original collection. And to work in the garden, if everything lies in its place, is much more convenient. Placing not in the horizontal but in the vertical plane is a great way to effectively use the garden space.
Willow crafts for all gardening occasions
Rustic design is more fashionable today than ever, and with it various wattle and other garden decor items made of willow shoots are actively returning to the garden scene. Flexible rods are a great source of affordable and versatile material that can be used to bring inimitable touches to far more than just rustic gardens.
Of willow twigs, charming small wattle fence for flower beds or fences of not too high height are most often woven. But in fact, this material can be applied in a different way. Flexible long branches of willow root perfectly, and if you stick them into the ground to a depth of about 30 cm, they will quickly decorate the tops of the created structures with lush greenery. Openwork hedges of interwoven willow branches with a green cap at the top, original huts in the playground, unusual green screens and functional objects masking the screens always look very organic. Yes, and baskets of wallets, woven with their own hands, will also come in handy at the cottage.
Custom size garden furniture
Wooden, steel, rattan, and any other garden furniture costs a lot, and buying even the simplest bench is an important step. And the more original the model is, the more practical and durable the furniture is, the greater the burden it will create on the family budget. Those who like to craft from wood and look for the most unusual solutions have a place to show their talents. Indeed, in the garden you can freely experiment with self-made furniture, which always looks like a bright design touch.
In order to build practical garden chairs and benches, in fact, you only need to take care of one thing - a comfortable seat, its even edge and surface on which it will be comfortable to sit even for hours and protective impregnation of materials. But with supports, “legs” and decorative details, you can experiment as much as you like. Non-standard asymmetric boards, converted under the head of the head of the bed, large stone boulders or concrete cubes, a seat “recessed” into the supporting wall or mounted on a concrete block or stone pillow, inverted large drawers used as chairs, a large encircling bench around wood - do not count the options for making garden furniture with your own hands. Indeed, in the search for solutions, one can experiment with supports, and with backs, and with the height of the seat, and with the replacement of straight lines with asymmetry and curly thread. Yes, and old furniture can not be thrown away, but additionally processed, remodeled, improved and transported from the apartment to the garden.