Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Two Rainy Day Projects


Memorial Day started with the promise of nice weather to finish my perennial plantings, but by the time I headed outside, the rain began to fall and continued the rest of the day. It seemed the perfect opportunity to try a couple of planned projects that were quick and as easy as can be.

First, I had pinned a project to my Pinterest gardening board here and was inspired to add this sweet garden marker to my lavender, so it wouldn't be mistaken for a weed during the clean up process. I loved the idea of using a sharpie marker instead of paint to write on the rock. I happen to have a lot of rocks in my garden from Lake Michigan, so I found one that was the perfect size and shape. It also needed to be smooth enough to write on and the sharpie maker was the perfect tool for the project. Simple and sweet in my garden.

Second, I needed a quick update to my front door for the summer, but wanted something different than the usual wreath. I found this lovely metal container at Michaels and filled in with natural looking green berries. It is a different look and I am happy with its impact from the street.

Two rainy day projects that make a pretty statement on my front door and in my garden. Our backyard barbecue may have been rained out, but it still was a creative and productive day.

Happy Tuesday!


{Linking with these friends}

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  1. Love your front door arrangement!!!Positively elegant!

  2. Love your front door creation . . .Very nice!

  3. Love the green berries for you door:) Great idea for the rock project! Have a blessed week, HUGS!

  4. Oh I love your front door decoration - very pretty!

    Hugs to you!

  5. Your front door decoration is beautiful! sandie

  6. Really like the front door arrangement!

  7. I love your front door project! That is so pretty!

  8. Love your front door decoration and a great idea for a garden marker!

  9. Cute! What a smart idea to use a Sharpie, that is perfect!

  10. I love the plant markers, I think I might try that also. The front door decoration is beautiful - and a nice change from a wreath!

  11. I love your metal door basket ~ what a nice change from a wreath. Plus you can change it easily for the season.
    I'm visiting you today from Lil Luna. I co-host a Linky Party Tuesday (open thru Sat) and I'd love for you to link up! I hope you get a chance to stop by, link up and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Join me each Tuesday for Brag About It Link Up Party

  12. Love the plant markers, so cute and a great idea!

  13. I love that idea too for the rock marker. How simple!

    This is what I am sharing this week:

  14. Love it! I'll have to keep my eyes out next time I'm there. Thank you for sharing at our Pinteresting Party!

  15. What a smart idea with the Sharpie! Thanks for sharing!

  16. I like the rock markers. Really clever and they won't be blown away either. Best wishes, linda

  17. Hello Vicki, I wish we'd had more rain - it is now hot, humid and dry - love the idea of using the stones to help those know what NOT to weed! Also, a great idea to use the Sharpie - the door decor is wonderful.
    I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,


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