May 22, 2015

My Arizona Garden

Back in Michigan I always had some type of garden, but here in NW Arizona the soil is sand and the ground is hard, our backyard is not user friendly, it's a long steep walk on a gravel covered path down to the bottom. Gardening here would take raised beds and more room than our current back yard offers so this is my Arizona Garden. 

I started with this beautiful collage sheet. You get 9 different seed envelopes and you can print them as many times as you need to.

I printed the file onto glossy photo paper then I backed it with a piece of chipboard and cut them out using my paper trimmer. Then I glued wooden sticks onto the backs of the images.

Using an old seed starter set up I had on hand I put a few coats of Mod Podge on the wooden crate and painted the pots off white.

When the Mod Podge dried I stamped images on the ends of the crate with StazOn ink and colored them with markers.

I didn't have anything on hand to fill the pots with so I went out into the yard and collected some of our landscaping rocks. Then I went to town decorating the front of the crate using, buttons, brads (I took off the prongs on the backs and attached them with my hot glue gun) and butterflies I cut and embossed with my Cuttlebug using some of the beautiful papers my kids have sent me from Japan.

Thank you for stopping by to take a look.




Cynthia Chapman said...

Oh Sue this put a smile on my face!!!! I so need this for my Arizona Garden too!

Beth B said...

Sue, this is so clever!! Love it!!