Growing plants and flowers is a wonderful hobby that many adults enjoy spending their time doing. It’s relaxing and you get to enjoy the beautiful plants that you grow. It’s a good feeling to take a few little seeds and watch them turn into beautiful foliage that you can use to decorate both the outside and inside of your home.
If you’re a plant lover, you may find that making crafts to dress up your plants or to help you care for them better almost as enjoyable as growing them. You don’t have to be an artist or even an expert at craft making to create beautiful accessories for your plants. Here are three simple craft ideas that you’re sure to enjoy making.
Macramé Hanging Plant Holders
Macramé hanging plant holders are fun to make and they serve a real purpose. They look a lot better hanging inside and around the outside of your home than the wire-hanging baskets, so they help decorate your home. You can make them all different sizes to match your specific needs. Making hanging plant holders might look complicated but it’s actually a lot easier than it looks when you have directions to follow.
To help you get started you can find instructions on how to make the basic macramé plant hanger at Free Macramé Patterns. Of course, once you get the hang of it, you can use different types of materials and make all kinds interesting designs to dress up your plants.
Make Birdhouses for Your Garden
Make a few birdhouses to place around your garden to help liven things up a bit. Spending time in your garden is more exciting when you can listen to the birds chirping cheerfully or see them flying around on a spring day. Birdhouses encourage the wildlife to stick around and there are many options available to match your skill level.
For example, you can build your birdhouses from scratch or buy kits that have everything you need already cut and ready to put together. Another option is make birdhouses out of ordinary things you have around the house like plastic bottles. You can find instructions on how to make a soda bottle birdhouse at Wikihow.com, along with a few more great ideas.
Make Your Own Cactus Garden
Dress up your front yard with a small cactus garden. Start by collecting a few plastic buckets of different sizes. Punch a couple of small holes in the bottom of the buckets so the water can slowly drain through the soil. Next, paint the buckets green, orange, pink or any color you like to dress them up a bit. You can even get a little more creative and paint designs or sceneries on the buckets. Once the paint dries, you’re ready for the next step.
Clear out the area where you want to put your garden and arrange the buckets any way you like. Fill the buckets about a third of the way full with soil and plant a variety of cactuses in them. Once planted, place a few decorative rocks around the top of the plants to dress them up a little more. You now have your very own beautiful cactus garden. The buckets help to make your garden more interesting and mobile in case you ever need to move it to a new location.
These are just three of the many craft ideas for plant lovers that can help dress up your plants or breathe a little life into your garden. When you have a little free time to spare, try one. You may find that you really enjoy making crafts to enhance your gardening skills.