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How to Create Vintage Garden Art

Vintage doors, vintage windows and succulents...oh, the possibilities!


I don't know about you, but sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night with an idea that I can't get out of my head. And I get so excited for morning to come so that I can see if I can recreate my vision! This garden art was one of those moments! For years I've collected vintage doors and windows, knowing they would someday be used to build my garden she shed. I had several left over from the project and used two to create this garden art!


Let's start at the very beginning...SUPPLIES!



What you'll need:

  • old door

  • old window

  • moss

  • cactus soil

  • chicken wire

  • garden fencing

  • succulents

  • wire clippers

  • staple gun

Creating your palette



  1. Cut chicken wire to fit the back of window frame, using the wire clippers, then attach to the frame with your staple gun

  2. Attach garden fencing to front of frame

  3. Make two "baskets" out of chicken wire and attach to the window

  4. Layer moss, then soil, then moss in the baskets


Now for the fun part!


Now, you're ready to "paint" your palette! Lay out your succulents to create your artwork. Then, using your wire cutters, cut small holes in the baskets and poke in your plants. I love using succulents because they are so forgiving, and anything that breaks off can be poked in and used to create a new plant!

Once you are happy with your artwork, hang your finished product, step back and ENJOY! Make sure to mist your art every day, especially in the first week. After that, a good misting every other day will suffice.



You don't have to hang this on a door, it would look beautiful anywhere! I so hope you enjoyed this and maybe are encouraged to make one of your own! And remember friends...always look for the beauty in the unexpected!


XO,

Tracy



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