Farmhouse Friday #8 – Garden Projects

Happy Farmhouse Friday, everyone!

farmhouse decor

Everywhere you go this time of year, garden centers are exploding with color, people are working in their yards and the air just smells so fresh and sweet with with the scents of flowers and freshly-mowed  grass, so the theme this week is yard and garden projects.

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If you missed any of the previous Farmhouse Friday themes, you can find them all HERE.

How is your garden growing so far?  I know many of you are amazing gardeners.  Me…not so much.  When my kids were younger they wanted to grow fruits and veggies.  We had tomatoes and pumpkins, corn and watermelons, and zucchini coming out of our ears.  These days they are pretty busy with work, and I don’t want to tend a garden by myself, so I’ve been focusing more on flowers and garden projects that look pretty, rather than taste good.

I started out with my repurposed chair flower planter.  The plants were pretty small in this photo, but they have grown a lot and look beautiful now.

repurposed chair porch planter

Since I plan to spend a lot of time outdoors this summer, I gave my adirondack chairs a makeover.  When my oldest son gets off of work each day, he plants himself on those chairs, with his music playing and a bag of sunflower seeds to munch on, and just enjoys being outdoors.

patio porch chairs adirondack

Then I made a barn quilt to hang on the side of our small barn that faces the front yard.  Obviously, that isn’t a garden project.  It just adds to the overall look I wanted for our yard.

quilt sign

Then I gave my flower pots a vintage vibe with some antique advertising images stenciled on them.  Today I went and bought some perennials , and two of my sons are digging out places to plant them.

terra cotta flower pot

During the colder months, I treat myself to fresh flowers every so often, but I never use a regular vase to hold them.  I prefer to put them in something with vintage style, like old canning jars in my upcycled clementine crate.

Today I decided to give the crate a vintage makeover, so I used my Goodfellow & Sons stencil on it, and filled it with gardening supplies.

vintage sign stencils crate

Seriously, aren’t clay pots almost as pretty as flowers?  I snatch them up whenever I find them cheap at thrift stores and yard sales.

antique sign stencils wooden crate

These wall hooks created from a drawer front, double as a place to display cut blooms and a farm fresh sign.

farm flower stand sign

Since I still don’t have that many yard and garden projects done, I put out the call to other bloggers for their best projects, and they totally blew me out of the water.

Hang on to your garden gloves, because  these gals are amazing, with over 30 ideas!

My Love 2 Create made repurposed drawer flower planters.

repurposed drawers garden projects

These drawers were repurposed as window box planters by Kammy’s Korner.

repurposed drawers window boxes

The Altered Past Repurposed Rings into a Garden Orb.

garden decor metal orb

Look at this beautiful vintage bicycle used as a flower planter from Hymns & Verses.

bicycle garden planter

I love this rustic potting bench from Homeology Modern Vintage.

rustic potting bench

wood and corrugated metal were used to create patio flower planters by Urban Patina.

barn wood patio planter

Somewhat Quirky Design repurposed a mailbox as a fun and quirky planter – love it!

Mailbox flower planter

This galvanized bucket stacked planter by Unskinny Boppy has been pinned over 4,000 times on Pinterest!

stacked flower planter

There’s more galvanized planter goodness from One More Time with 6 great ideas!

galvanized garden planters

If you prefer succulents, you’ll love these DIY ombre pots by The Logbook.

ombre succulent pots

At Home with Sweet T created a living welcome sign with succulents.

succulent sign

And Happy Hour Projects converted a lantern into a succulent planter.

garden lanterns

Just when I thought I’d seen every succulent idea, this succulent purse from Dreaming In Color surprised me.  Isn’t it darling?

succulent planterpurse

Here’s one last succulent idea from The Everyday Home.  Plant them in a colander – too cute! succulent planter

Sawdust 2 Stitches has a tutorial to make these beautiful tiered planters.

tiered garden planter

Whats Ur Home Story shows how to create a pretty container water garden.

DIY water garden

Would you believe this planter on wheels by Petticoat Junction started out as a magazine rack?  Great idea!

garden planter cart

Refresh Restyle repurposed a ladder as a combination side table and plant stand.

ladder plant stand

I love dried strawflowers, so I was happy to learn hot to do it myself from Pet Scribbles!

I love old tool boxes, and this repurposed tool box planter by Satoari Design for Living is wonderful!

tool box herb planter

I adore this chicken feeder planter from New House New Home!

repurposed chicken feeder planter

Look how sweet this flowering table centerpiece is from Garden Matter.

Learn to make these brown paper seedling pots from Homework.

brown paper project seed pots

Create a charming table centerpiece with flowers in a rustic wood crate via Midwest Living.

old crate centerpiece

Fresh fruit combined with flowers also looks gorgeous (and edible!) in this table centerpiece.

summer table centerpiece

Lessons from the Lake demonstrates how to do Flower Pounding to perserve images of your garden plants.

flower pounding garden art

If you want the secret of perfect planters, Pocket of Posies has them for you!

garden planters

Don’t these climbing vines look gorgeous?  Exquisitely Unremarkable shows how to do it!

climbing vines

Organized Clutter has the most amazing garden projects!

repurposed tools garden tiller planter

And last, but not least, learn to make a chicken wire planter on pallet wood from Stow and Tell U.

chicken wire flower planter

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garden projects and decor

Next week’s theme will be

banner collections

Now let’s see your yard and garden projects!

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  1. What an absolutely outstanding collection of garden projects!

  2. Again, what an outstanding weekly feature idea! And – thanks for sharing my vintage bicycle planter! That was my sister’s bike (so it holds fond memories), and I’m going out to buy flowers today to add it to my garden again this year! Happy weekend, Angie!

  3. Love all the ideas! Thanks for including my 3 in one, ladder side table planter 🙂

  4. great ideas…I might have to use one or five…

  5. So many ideas to add to my “to-do” list!

  6. Thanks Angie for Farmhouse Friday – Garden Projects #8. Have a good weekend/week.

  7. WOW…just such a wealth of inspiration here, I wouldn’t know where to start when commenting, let alone actually attacking some of these wonderful projects! My hat is most definitely off to all of those who had projects featured here and, as always, much gratitude to you, Angie, for bringing these fantastic ideas altogether into one place where they are easy to access! Can’t wait to try some of these!

  8. This has me looking through my stash to see what I can turn into a planter!! So many cute ideas to choose from. Thanks so much for sharing my chicken wire planter in the mix, Angie. Have a great weekend!

  9. Beautiful ideas, Angie! So many creative ideas, I can’t wait to really poke around. I love that yellow planter chair and the framed pansies. Thanks for sharing my climbing vines, too! Happy weekend!

  10. What an awesome lineup. I would love to see a tutorial on that garden orb – I’ve looked at it a million times and am still not sure how it’s put together. We have prime gardening weather here so it’s perfect timing for such an inspirational theme,

    Thanks so much for hosting, Angie!

  11. So many awesome ideas, thanks for such a thorough list WITH links 🙂

  12. This is pretty cool!

  13. Thanks for the great post on gardening projects – I’m really excited to get started on my yard this year.

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