I decided to enter the garden art class in the repurposed and recycled crafts category for the county fair. The instructions were simple: Take one item (any item), photograph it, then turn it into garden art.
My first idea was to make an asterisk out of a tree branch. It worked, but looked too clumsy.
Next idea was to create an elephant out of chicken wire. It was turning out well but safety became an issue with all the sharp points. So I abandoned the project for another day.
Then came the mini aluminum decorative milk can, pictured above. Too bad I painted the lid shut so I couldn't plant a succulent in it. (I'll work on getting it open later.)
Finally, something worked. I painted one of the Mama's dried gourds that I found in the garage. It's one she grew for seeds. If anyone asks me what it's purpose will be in the garden, I'll say "Birdhouse." lol
Time for me to clean up and take the entries to the fairgrounds. When I get back, I'll start working on my floral arrangements due on Wednesday. It's fun entering stuff into the county fair. Does anyone participate in their county fair? What have you entered?
Sunday means linking up with All Seasons, a weekly meme hosted by Jesh of The Jesh Studio. Click here to check out her blog. For this week's participants list, click here. Thanks, Jesh!