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Crafty Gadgets & Gear For The Garden
Posted By Tipnut On March 16, 2011 @ 4:45 am In Green Thumb Projects,Outdoors | 4 Comments
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).
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URLs in this post:
 DIY Seed Tape: http://www.giverslog.com/?p=2484
 Planter’s Yardstick: http://www.marthastewart.com/272474/planters-yardstick
 Magnetic Organizer: http://www.marthastewart.com/272937/magnetic-garden-organizer
 Pretty Gloves: http://www.abramsbooks.com/stc_craft_news/weekend_sewing/
 Laundry Table With Glow Light: http://littlehouseinthesuburbs.com/2009/01/laundry-tablegrow-light.html
 Mosaic Art: http://www.finegardening.com/how-to/articles/making-mosaic-garden-art.aspx
 Tool Caddy: http://blog.makezine.com/craft/stitch_up_a_garden_tool_caddy/
 Toolbelt Roll-Up: http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/gardening_toolbelt_roll_up
 Homemade Seed Planter: http://thinmac.wordpress.com/a-homemade-seed-planter/
 Glowing Orbs: http://www.theartofdoingstuff.com/glowing-orbs/
 DIY Seed Mats: http://annieskitchengarden.blogspot.com/2009/09/september-22-2009-home-made-seed-mat.html
 Bowling Ball Bugs: http://www.freshhomeideas.com/fresh-home-blog/2011/04/diy-project-bowling-ball-bugs/
 Firewood Sling Tutorial: http://blog.betzwhite.com/2011/06/firewood-sling-tutorial.html
 Tools Hideaway: http://www.sunset.com/garden/backyard-projects/tool-hideaway-00400000021105/
 Garden Journal How-To: http://www.sunset.com/garden/backyard-projects/grow-garden-journal-00400000014950/
 20 Summer Garden Crafts: http://www.marthastewart.com/274330/summer-garden-crafts/@center/276964/60-days-summer
 Bucket Apron: http://www.gardenguides.com/2090-bucket-apron.html
 Veggie Hod: http://www.runnerduck.com/veggie_hod.htm
 DIY Thumb-Controlled Watering Pot: http://www.funinthemaking.net/2011/05/01/thumb-controlled-watering-pot/
 DIY Compost Screener: http://www.organicgardening.com/learn-and-grow/build-compost-screener
 DIY Sprinkler: http://myhomespunthreads.blogspot.ca/2011/05/day-25-homemade-sprinkler-with-she.html
 DIY Cement Mushrooms: http://crownhilldaybyday.blogspot.ca/2012/01/diy-cement-mushroom.html
 DIY Fruit Crates: http://endofordinary.blogspot.ca/2010/05/how-to-make-fruit-crates-from-pallets.html
 DIY Blinged Hose Guides: http://acultivatednest.com/2011/05/diy-blinged-hose-guides/
 Plant Cage: http://www.homeathome.homehardware.ca/en/index/home-projects/project-ideas/home-at-home/spring-projects/plant-cage.htm
 DIY Berry Picker: http://www.instructables.com/id/BERRY-PICKER/
 DIY Solar Dehydrator: http://www.forestlodgefarmstay.com.au/Article/Build-Your-Own-Diy-Solar-Dehydrator.aspx
 another version: http://ecobites.com/diy-recycling-projects/712
 Worm Tubes: http://www.garden.org/regional/report/arch/inmygarden/3430
 Tools Rack Plans: http://www.maultech.com/chrislott/blog/20090101_toolrack.html
 Planting Grids Guide: http://www.marthastewart.com/875807/how-layout-planting-bed/@center/276996/vegetable-garden-guide#875524
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