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Hot Stuff: Hanging Garden Ornaments

Published on NewsOK Published: February 7, 2013

It's the time of year when the garden imagination gets stirring. Come February, it's actually time to start seeds for the spring planting. While actually getting outside to plant is still just a fantasy, there is a garden project that you can do even in the coldest climates. The project is hanging garden ornaments.

Hanging garden ornaments look sparkly and special in the winter. The sun's light glints through them and reflects off the snow. You can build them inside in your carpentry shop or craft room, and then bundle up to affix the hanging garden ornaments to the trees in your yard.

Any of these hanging garden ornaments can be affixed to built garden structures , if you don't have many trees. Pergolas and even arbors can harbor these shiny, happy garden ornaments. (For pergola inspiration, have a look see at the pergola that Sumner, Washington landscaper Littlefield Landscaping built for a client.)  Picture colored, prism-like light reflecting off the snowy ground. Who can wait for spring? This is a satisfying project to do right now.

Here are a few ideas for hanging garden ornaments. Best of all, they all can be made from found or thrifted materials. Happy gardening!

Glass swag globes from the 1960's: It's a fine time to scour the thrift for 1960's glass globes. The formerly tacky glass globes have been stripped from people's rec rooms, and now it's your turn to turn them into something fabulous. While these little bits of psychedelia look a bit too groovy indoors, outdoors they are stunning. They're rockabilly rustic and glamarama when hung in groups in the outdoors.

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