Crafty Gadgets & Gear For The Garden
Here are several different projects and ideas you can make to either help you with gardening or decorate the space a bit, most are DIY but there are a few that involve sewing. Many of these have been featured previously on Tipnut and moved here for better organization. I’ll be adding more goodies as I find them, enjoy!
Planter’s Yardstick: Simply cut notches every 6 inches (deeper cuts at each foot) and then use the board to space seeds and bedding plants at appropriate distances.
Pretty Gloves: Is it hard to find garden gloves that fit just-right? Try sewing your own with this pattern, free pdf download.
Mosaic Art: There is a picture gallery featuring six different garden art pieces to inspire you and some of the items they’ve used are pretty creative: garden shovel blades, hand trowels, watering cans and more.
Toolbelt Roll-Up: Sewing tutorial. Easy project to keep your gardening tools handy.
Glowing Orbs: Made with opaque glass shades (you can find these easily at thrift shops and garage sales) and stuffed with mini Christmas lights.
Bowling Ball Bugs: So cute! Paint old bowling balls in a cute ladybug design (or anything else you like).
Tools Hideaway: Neat idea for keeping hand tools at your fingertips, store them in a converted wooden mailbox tucked in a flower bed (sits atop a wooden post).
20 Summer Garden Crafts: Some really lovely projects, most are very simple to make and can easily be done on a weekend afternoon.
Veggie Hod: Use this basket to gather veggies from the garden then turn the hose on to rinse them off.
DIY Compost Screener: Designed to sit on top of a wheelbarrow, made with framing lumber, galvanized hardware cloth, 1/2″ square mesh, deck screws and staples.
DIY Cement Mushrooms: Cute little guys that you can make in a rainbow of colors, simple supplies needed.
DIY Blinged Hose Guides: A handy gadget to project plants while you drag the hose around, made with a vintage glass door knob and $2 metal poles.
DIY Berry Picker: Made out of PVC pipe and heat is used to shape the plastic (two fingers at the end do the picking).
Worm Tubes: The idea is to stick these in the ground and stuff with kitchen scraps to attract worms. Holes are drilled into PVC drain pipes.
Planting Grids Guide: Attach plastic tubes to rake tines (evenly spaced).