My husband and three year old daughter PZ do the gardening around here. Not me. That doesn’t mean I don’t like to have some input on what gets planted and the overall look of our outdoor space. For example, I’m planning on making an oilcloth tablecloth for our picnic table and some of those punch tin can lanterns before the end of the month. There will be details on those projects later, but for now I’ve got some great garden gear and tutorials that will bloom excitement in even the most hesitant of gardeners and make your neighbors green with envy.
Nikki from WhiMSy Love, whom I mentioned in my Must Have Monday – tutorials and handmade items to make your El Cinco de Mayo a hit! post for her pinata tutorial is one crafty lady! If you haven’t checked out her blog you really should. I’m loving both her Cupcake Planter Tutorial and her Flatware Wind Chime Tutorial. Either or both of these crafty garden projects will be fun to do and beautiful backyard decor.
Crafty both in the garden and with a sewing machine? These gardening gloves from Heather Ross’ book, Weekend Sewing, would be a fun project for when you’re not digging in the dirt or they’d make a great gift for your favorite weed puller. Melanie Falick Books shares the pattern for free on her STC Craft site.
Alissa from Handmade by Alissa made this great gardening tote tutorial for the Sew, Mama, Sew! blog. It is just what any avid, yet stylish gardener needs to keep all their tools within reach and organized.
Check out this awesome Make Your Own Worm Hotel tutorial from Mr X Stitch on Craftster. This project isn’t for the faint of heart! But even if you can’t stand the wiggly worms, you’ve got to admit they make some good soil and this compost bin is just the way to house them. Your garden will thank you!
Let’s Get Muddy’s ceramic mushroom garden art is a great way to make a little magic in your garden. I love these little guys. You could either use them to line a garden path or litter them around your outdoor space for a more natural look.
The Barefoot Shaman‘s heirloom/organic seeds look great! I just love the taste of garden grown veggies, especially when they are organic. Some of these heirloom species I’ve never even heard of! So exciting!! I know this year we planted purple beans (instead of green) in our little garden. Can’t wait to try them! And The Barefoot Shaman’s flowers are so beautiful, colors so deep and vibrant they are unbelievable. Your garden will be the best on the block.
Cheezombie‘s Cecily Garden Slug is so cute and might just be the little buddy your kiddo needs to keep him entertained while you get some gardening done. Cheezombie’s also sells the crochet patterns as PDFs in their shop. Just in case you’re feeling crafty.
Rusty Rooster Metal‘s garden stakes come in all different designs, colors, and sizes, but the Bumble Bee Metal Garden Stake is my favorite. Buzz Buzz!
Speaking of buzz, Andrew’s Reclaimed Mason Bee Box not only looks great, but is a wonderfully helpful addition to any garden. Everyone knows how important bees are and this is just the thing to ensure your bees are living in style. Talk about craftsman style houses! Ha!
We’re sticking with the garden theme this week, so stay tuned! I’ve got a giveaway planned for tomorrow, some extra cute garden inspiration for Wednesday, and if all goes well I should be able to show you not only what I made for my Mom for Mother’s Day (I got it in the post a little late, oops!), but also some cute garden perfect kid’s clothes by Friday. If you’ve got any crafty garden tutorials you’d like featured or some pictures of garden crafts you’ve made, just let me know!