I love the greeting cards from Trader Joe's. 99 cents (cheap!) and so expressive. I thought they would make great art if they were framed. So I did.
I took some TJ's greeting cards that I have had in the drawer for awhile and framed them with frames from the Dollar Tree. I like the end result! Makes me wish I had done this for greeting cards I have received in the past, some cards are so good you remember them always!
Making an art project using your cell phone is pretty easy. I took this picture:
The original shows a bent leaf. Then some editing through snapfish, a free online photo service. I turned it into a black and white. Then some crafty cropping using paint, and made a black border.
Now ready for framing!
What to get Mom for Mother's Day? Well Mom mentioned she saw a tipsy planter on the news from the Northwest Flower and Garden Show... I went to the show but could not find the vendor so I made one myself...
1 piece of rebar
1 10" clay pot
4 8" clay pots
Take 10" clay planter, set in desired place, take a piece of rebar (I used 4' but think 8' would be better, provide more stability) pound the rebar into the ground through the drain hole
Fill the bottom planter with dirt:
then start stacking 8" planters through thr drain holes of each, filling each with dirt as you climb up the rebar:
The end result is a tipsy looking conversation piece in the garden.
You know I love to use 5 gallon buckets as planters, but they can look a bit white trashy (Even too White trashy for moi), So, never hoping to not use 100% of something up-cycled for another project, this case my "squash planter", I used the remaining boards from the Gorm Shelving I took apart and set them around this bucket to give it a "Wood" look. Turned out well, I think.