Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Gardening?! YES!

Hello!  So I've been working on my garden...yes...you are reading correctly!  Those of you who know me, know I have a reputation for making plants and flowers commit suicide in order to escape the painful fate of sure death at my hands! Alas, I have been inspired to have a garden, I blame Pinterest. I mean look at this!  ::sigh:: It's too die for!  Those colors!  So I decided to give it a try!  I stocked up on flowers and potting soil from my local nursery and decided to attempt the unthinkable: GARDENING! I recently scored five of these galvanized tins at a moving sale for $5.

Yes. All of them. Four small ones, and one large one, which I will show you later...for $5 total.  I rock. :)  I drilled holes in the bottom of them for drainage, like this:
 No, there's no science to how to do this.  I just did it. :)  I then filled them with potting soil, and planted my pretty Snapdragons and Begonias. It was missing something.  Something er.."french-y", So I found this awesome graphic over at The Graphics Fairy, and whipped out the ol' Modge Podge.  I applied some to the cut out label, then to the tin, and sealed it with a few top coats, waiting until each coat was dry before applying the next.  Volia!  C'est magnifique! 

Linking to:

The Graphics Fairy


  1. This is lovely, I have used several old galvanised pieces and made them servicable again. I have enjoyed reading your blog, good luck with it.

  2. Thank you so much for your kind words, and for following my baby blog! :) Stay tuned, I have a galvanized 5ft tub I'm planting some Zinnias in soon! ;)

  3. Very cute, this is something I would love to try !!!Will post pics when it's done :)

  4. :) Thanks Kristi! Woohoooo! Two new followers! Thanks ladies! I will follow you both as well! :) I also have my herb garden in a round galvanized tin...I should post pics. LOOOOOVE galvanized tins!

  5. Love them! What a great find! Hope you enjoy your garden. I too have a tendency to kill plants, but I keep trying. I am your newest follower. I hope you can visit me sometime soon.

  6. :) Thanks Tammy! Ah this evening is such a happy comment filled one for me! :) Thank you for following me and for your sweet comment! Heading over to your blog now! :)

  7. What a great deal! I just picked up a galvanized bucket at a flea market for a $1...can't wait to make it a planter!

  8. Thanks, Carrie! Would love for you to follow me! $1 for a galvanized bucket is great too! :) Hope I get to see the results!

  9. What a great idea! The graphics added a nice touch and I am so jealous of the deal you got on your galvanized tubs! I totally understand what you mean about Pinterest! I am SO addicted, lol! Thanks for linking up!:) Oh, and I am your newest follower! Have a great day!
    Homemaker in Heels

  10. :) Thank you Crystal! Yaaaay a new follower!!! <3 Thanks again for the great Linky party!!


  11. :) Thank you Nancy! Welcome! And thank you for following me!! :)

  12. Great job with your new garden...pretty flowers in great containers like that really make me smile! Thanks for sharing with Creative Bloggers' Party and Hop, I am co-hosting this week and I am so happy I found you there! I am now following, I hope you can stop by and visit soon!

  13. Cute garden in the metal containers!

    Hope you will please drop by and enter my $50 Overstock.com Gift Card Giveaway!! Hometalk has said if I get 500 entries, they will increase the Gift Card to $100.

  14. I'm so honored that you chose to join the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. Thank you for adding this special masterpiece to rock my party :)

  15. :) THANK YOU LADIES!!! And thank you for hosting such an awesome party! :) @Honey, I will definitely enter! Thanks for visiting and following my baby blog!


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