Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Framing up some gardening quotes

Back in April I gathered five little plastic shadowbox frames in one day. I wasn't sure what I would do with them until I started clearing out my cloth supply in garage sale anticipation.


The previous house owners had wire strung between posts in the back - presumably for a clothing line. I snapped one when messing with the solar chandy so just removed the rest. I left the rings because a - hard to remove and b - I like hanging things.


I wrapped the cardboard box inserts with sheerish green fabric I yard saled almost five years ago. Yikes! I've used it in various places over the years but its time to just yard sale the rest.


I just got some left over Christmas ornament hooks, poked them through the fabric and twisted them on the rings.


I printed the quotes from Pinterest.


If this were indoor I would have obviously outsourced the printing.

So far they've held up well during wind and rain, thanks to the overhang on this area.


The hibiscus in the larger pot has not bloomed even once since the transplant. Its also been hanging on that crate waiting for a better holder and look at what the previous house owners left in a shed in the backyard! A perfectly sized, uber sturdy plant holder! Its rather rusted but nothing spray paint and I can't handle.

Here are the printables I used:





The last one I set up because I couldn't find it in colors I liked. While I appreciate gardening being an instrument of grace, patience when planting from seed is SO HARD!

I am linked to Revisionary Life: http://revisionarylife.blogspot.com/2014/07/thrifty-life-thursday-28-and-new-french.html

2 comments:

My thrift store addiction said...

Hi there! I hopped over from Thrifty Life Thursday. I love your gardening signs--so fun! I used a small garden sign in my latest post also :)
Blessings, Cecilia

Revi said...

What a clever idea! They look great, and I LOVE that porch...I think I have porch envy. Thanks for sharing at Revisionary Life Thrifty Life Thursday Link Party!