Have you planted any flowers yet?
Here in midwestern Ontario we usually wait until June because we’ve been known to have late frosts here, and I’ve lost some early planted flowers in past years due to my eagerness to get into the gardening mode.
One thing that helps me delay a nursery visit is getting decor items into the garden, including some DIY repurposed flower projects.
Like these repurposed spoon flowers that I made a few years ago.
And this Asian ceramic soup soon flower.
Repurposed plate flowers are quite easy to make, and it’s fun to look for the pieces at thrift stores.
These vintage cocktail fork flowers look great in the garden and in a planter too.
These are the first garden plate flowers I made way back in 2012, before I started selling them. They’re still one of my most popular projects, and I just made them out of things I had in my stashes.
When June comes and it’s time to get into planting real flowers I love to do that in unusual ways.
Like this vintage plastic baby carriage that I rescued from the dump and turned into a planter.
And every year I make new purse planters using purses or totes that I find at the thrift stores for a dollar or two. This one is from a coupe of years ago. I’m still looking for one for this year.
A couple of years ago I gave this wooden wheelbarrow that my hubby picked up for me a makeover using a very lazy, but effective, distressing technique.
This framed pink petunia planter was very easy to create with just a little spray paint and some thrifted pieces from my stashes.
And one of my very best garage sale finds ever is this $10 vintage farmhouse porcelain sink, which overflows with flowers every season. It is truly one of my favourite things.
I hope I’ve given you some inspiration for how to use flowers, real or repurposed, to make your outside spaces more fun and colourful.
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Thanks so much to you for reading, and until next time… keep on keepin’ on.