The outdoors is a wonderful place most of us really enjoy spending time in, fresh air and sunlight can do good for anyone. Even if we really don’t have much time to deal with it, we can still create a unique and interesting experience for all who enjoy our garden space. You can really change things around, but to do that you will have to do a good bit of work yourself. There are a few ideas ahead which will give you an idea about the things you can do to make it happen. Even if you happen to be a novice at gardening, you won’t have to worry about it too much, as you can still do a good bit of decorating done without wasting too much resources. Whether it‘s a patio or a large backyard, the following ideas will work for all situations with a little bit of preparation
Ideas are Following
Making a Glass Bottle Border
The next time you decide to toss your glass bottles in the trash, you may want to consider using them for other purposes. Saving them up and using them for another purpose will give you a lot more to use when you need it. Bury the tops of the bottles and use their colorful bottom ends exposed to the elements for a simple, yet rewarding border for your vegetable or flower patches. If you don’t really buy glass bottles too often, you can usually find them pretty cheap online or at recycling centers or even a restaurant you may visit, giving them a second chance at life around your home.
Hanging Beaded Planters
Grab a wire cutter, wire, some beads and buttons, needle-nose pliers and anything else you believe you may need to thread together, as well as a container. You can drill some water holes into the container, just a few on the bottom and three around the lip of it so you can thread the wire through it. Loop said wire through the holes and twist it a few times to give it strength. You will then need to begin threading the flare into the wire, such as plastic beads, buttons and other similar colorful additions, so they can shimmer and shine in direct sunlight. Make sure you thread all 3 wires in the same length and twist them around the edges, making a loop for it to hang on.
A Fire Pit
You will need the following materials: some marine silicone, small oval rocks, glass frames, a metal mesh, a metal planter with an edge and gel fuel. Once you have all of this, you will need to move on to making the glass box. Run a bead of silicone on the edge of the glass panel, then place another piece over the siliconed edge. Press the edge onto it and hold it together like that for a few minutes until it settles and holds. Follow that up by doing the second edge, then wait for it and prop both sides up until they can stand and look like four walls. You will now need to run a thin bead of silicone on both exposed edges of the glass, then place the final piece between the two edges and make sure you don’t smear any of it. When you’re done you should have a box. Once it dries off, you can place it on top of the metal planter, making sure you have enough edge near the center so you can put metal mesh on it. Cut a piece of the mesh that fits the glass box, then place your gel fuel in the middle, still in its can. Cover the surface of the planter with the mesh, then cover it with some rocks, leaving some space between the rocks so the fire will still burn. You should always use fuel meant for gel fireplaces and you would be even able to use the fire pit indoors too. Always make sure you use a metal planter for the bottom. The flames will last for about three hours and you can always snuff them out by covering the can of gel fuel with something non-flammable.