Monday, July 18, 2011

Adding some color to containers by repurposing household items

I love blown glass garden art, but I can't afford to fill my entire garden with it.  When I was in Lincoln City, Oregon a few weeks ago I watched how blown glass floats are made.  I fell in love with some of them, but I seem to have expensive taste.  Every time I would find a piece of glass art perfect for the garden it was $300 or more.  So I walked away empty handed.  On the way back to our rental house we stopped at a liquor store to pick up some margarita mix.  The first thing I noticed when we walked into the liquor store were these cool glass twists in a vase they had placed throughout the store.  Then it hit me that they were twisty straws.  I just had to buy some, as I knew they could be used in my garden somewhere.  Here is the result:
The today I was in a party supply store picking up a birthday card and found something else I could use in pots.  Can you guess what these are?

I sometimes wonder if I am the only one who sees something and tries to figure out ways to use it other than the way it was intended.

1 comment:

Jenn's Cooking Garden! said...

Thats a very cool idea! What a great way to add pops of color to a container garden!