Father’s Day Keychains

I wanted to make something special for my dad and husband because it was their first Father’s Day as “Daddy” and “Grandpa.” I cut out these copper disks, hand stamped the messages on them, flame painted the copper to bring out the beautiful colours and filled in the grooves of the letters with a fine tipped pen.

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Copper Plant Tags

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I made these copper plant tags to attach onto my trellises for my climbing plants in the garden. They were really simple to make. I just cut the rectangular shape out of copper sheet, filed and sanded it smooth, stamped on the letters and blackened them with a Sharpie. Then I sanded the surface and drilled holes for the screws. They could not be easier to make, and I think they’re really cute!

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Also, how gorgeous is this clematis? The one on the trellis beside it is even more full, but it isn’t flowering yet. I will be sure to post pictures when it is!

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Succulent Birdcage

I decided to try a little Pinterest inspired project for the garden.
I decided to try a little Pinterest inspired project for the garden.

I have seen these birdcages on Pinterest, (and I’ve had one pinned for over a year!) and decided to give it a try today. I’m so happy with how it turned out!

I found this really cute birdcage on sale at Michael’s and thought that it would be perfect for this project.

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First, I pulled portulaca through the spaces in the birdcage and spread coconut fiber over them.

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Then, I spread soil over the coconut fiber and pushed some succulents through the spaces in the sides and planted them on top.

I decided to try a little Pinterest inspired project for the garden.
I decided to try a little Pinterest inspired project for the garden.

And a little shout out to Emmalynn for all her help. She played with her toys in the grass and watched me stick the succulents in the top. She’s always so independent already and entertained herself like a champ while I worked away on this cute project.

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