How was your weekend? We had a pretty fun one. Abi got to stay up past her bedtime almost every night. Brad has built her a little fairy house from cardboard and wanted to paint it with her. It’s been together and partially painted for ever, but this weekend they really got down to finishing it up. I love watching them work on a project together.
Now on to this weeks challenge. Can you even believe we’re down to four crafters? This thing is going to be over before you know it and I’ll be pretty bummed. At least there will always be another season though, right?
This week’s theme is a new one: Outdoors/Yard and the ladies have come up with some pretty great projects. I’m really impressed.
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Craft #1 – Vertical Succulent Garden – Amber C @ The Craft Project
This week’s project was a bit of a challenge as there is still a lot of snow where I live, so I needed to create an indoor garden project. I decided to build a vertical succulent garden – my own version of a mini living wall.
I started by building a box for the base. I used a piece of plywood for the floor and a 2 x 2 for the walls nailed together. To make it waterproof I used three coats of varathane and then used silicone to seal all of the seams. I filled it with soil and then covered that with a layer of shredded coconut fibre to keep the soil from slipping out. I then antiqued a picture frame with paint. I stapled chicken wire into the back of the frame to provide a structure to keep the plants in place. I then screwed the frame to the box and sealed the seams with silicone.
I then planted a selection of succulents throughout the finished garden box, by cutting holes through the coconut fibre. It can now hang vertically on a wall and as the plants recover from the shock of the transplant they should fill out the few gaps remaining.
Craft #2 – Painted Pie Rock Garden Decor – Amber R. @ Craft Me Perfect
Craft #3 – Wedding Garden Stepping Stones – Veronica @ Adventures of D & V
The perfect spot to stand while pulling weeds or picking veggies, these stepping stones are also sentimental because the patterns are made using the stones from our wedding centerpieces! There is a piece of wire mesh in the middle of the concrete square to add strength and prevent cracking and breaking.
Craft #4 – Hand Molded Leaf Sculpture – Heidi @ greendoodle