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I have been making birdbaths using vases, glasses, bowls, plates, etc. I'm in the process of making one using purple glassware, which is somewhat difficult to find. I did find a vase that matches perfectly, however, it is plastic. Will this work? Any experience with using plastic with the glass?
What size clay pots are used to make the large terra cotta light house -using 5 pots?
I saw this project the other day, you just cut part of the leg off on old jeans, turn them inside out and stitch. I got that part, but forget how the square bottom was made. Can I see that project again?
I need specific instructions for Cape Hatteras clay pot lighthouse.
Has anyone ever cut the bottom of the pot out so the "lighthouse" can fit over a well cap?
How does one drill holes in sea shells to string them to make a wind chime?
What kind of lantern did you attach to the light house?
Has anyone had a problem with the weight of 3 or 4 pots stacked on each other breaking the ones below them?
What is used for the fencing at the top of the large lighthouse?
I have a nephew that was upset one day and pulled out some of the stones, marbles, and other decorations from our stepping stones. Is there a glue or something I can use to replace them? To be able to put them back in would be to cool.
Why do you have to use cement, why couldn't you use Gorilla glue?
What kind of paint do you use for the lighthouse? Is it spray paint, as last time I painted a terra cotta pot with a paint brush it was all streaky. Any ideas on how to paint it so it is even and has not got the streak lines?
What is the black part of the lighthouse just below the lamp. It looks circular with a rail?
Are you sure its just two large terra cotta pots? looks like more to me.
Great idea- Is the little light battery operated? Does yours really light up?
What type of paint do you use for the clay pots? Should you use two different sizes of pots?
Where can the top of lighthouse be purchased ? It looks like one that is on my lighthouse I purchased from Walmart.
I have seen a garden wreath made out of a length of hose. Secure it with wire or strong twine, add a bow and some silk flowers and vines for interest and you have a lovely decoration for your garden shed or fence.
How tall is the bird bath, and if needed, how do I add more height?
I'm trying to find someone who can make one of these planters that are made from a tire. This is a parrot shaped planter and is painted in very cheerful colors. If you do these, or know anyone who does please let me know what you charge.
I have tried several glues to stick a cup to its saucer. All of them are supposedly suitable for sticking ceramic, but none seem to work. Any suggestions?
I want to treat a terracotta pot with an effect that makes it looks like it has been submerged for centuries. Has anyone done this?
I get a lot of little air holes in the top of my stepping stones when I turn them out. I am using plastic molds and tap them on the ground to release the air, but still get lots of little air holes in what I would like to be a smooth surface.
We were not able to embellish with our lettering, marbles, etc. I have 2 sad little girls and one frustrated grandma.
I have seen faces with baseball hat and binoculars on people's fences. Does anyone have something showing me how to make one?
How do I make flower design yard art from old flatware ?
I have 40 years worth of chipped and cracked mugs (you know the ones you save from kids, grandkids, sisters, and husband's parents and so on). I was thinking of breaking them up for stepping stones and was wondering if anyone has tried this?
I have toddler blue jeans and blue jean skirts and sneakers. I have seen at craft shows a planter made with these. A pot approximately 7 1/2 inches wide is put inside the waistband, and legs are made out of wood and padded with foam to look realistic.
I am looking for a design to hang outside in my garden that will withstand the elements. Thank you.
Is there a way to make garden stepping stones without using concrete?
I have a post made of three pieces of tree limbs, at different heights. I want to have a solar light on top. On another is an animal and a sign is off to the side of the third one. How do I do this?
This is a guide about making PVC birds for the garden. If you are tired of the pink flamingo or gnome garden art, try making birds from PVC pipe.
I have to cut back on Christmas expenses this year and decided to make a few homemade gifts. I found an unpainted wooden bird feeder in a local discount store, in the craft department.
This is a project kids love to do - make rock critters for the garden or for indoor plants. For indoor plants, select some rocks (or gravel) of round or oblong shapes. Then the kids paint them, and add eyes and features.
A windchime made from mostly recycled stuff.
I wanted to make unique garden ornaments so I started locating cake pans with specific designs, like Tweety or Sylvester, and making concrete decorations from them.