It’s Sunday May 5th 2013
Today’s the Day
To have some Blogland Fun
Mum’s Virtual Spring Fest
When you mention the word Spring
One of my favourite ‘things’ to do some years is to plant containers
As well as the usual plant pots and barrels
(These are not my photos)
(all have been ‘collected’ over many years)
There are also hanging baskets and window boxes.
In one of her posts Mum actually mentioned the word ‘scavenger’
and the first thought that came into my mind was ‘Planted Chairs’.
A fabulous way to recycle/use up old chairs that might be sitting around the house, not used and getting in the way or even ones acquired aka ‘scavenged’ for this purpose.
Heres what they could look like when finished
click on thumbnails to enlarge
And they are so easy to make
One old chair – any style – any make
A few tools to remove seat
Mesh or container
Plants – your choice
If you click on this link you’ll find an excellent tutorial
This one’s for an old Papasan chair but the same principle applies
Planted Papasan Chair
Now in case you are wondering if I’m talking a load of old nonsence
look at this photo
Taken late in 2004 – shows our oldest grandaughter (now nearly 20!) at the bottom of our garden along with two planted wicker chairs. Chairs I found on /scavenged from the side of the road 🙂
Last year she had to do a project involving her chosen subject of music
And guess what!
Look at what she made!
A planted chair incorporating the music theme in mosaics
something we’d all had fun with when the grandchildren were younger 🙂