6.15.2012

Glitter In The Garden


I have been busy with a few projects lately for my garden and I can't wait to show you this one!  I have always said that you can just about fix anything with a bit of paint.  I like painting things and there isn't a surface I can think of that I haven't painted on.  I also really like glitter.  I never used glitter in the garden before but I decided it was a good idea after I noticed that my gone gardening sign (which was glittered) didn't wear and fade as badly as my other signs even after 10 years.  I decided it must be a good idea to use on some of my other things that needed to be re-done.  I painted the above flowers (which had faded) with Patio Paint and added glitter.


A friend gave me all these metal birdhouses.  They are nice but have definitely seen better days.


I decided they needed a touch of paint to fix them


I got out my current favorite spray paint which is RustOleum High Heat Paint in Almond.  I have found that it holds up on my outdoor items in the Texas heat and rain a bit better than the regular spray paint.


I sprayed all the birdhouses down with this paint until they were completely coated.


They looked so good at this point that I almost just left them like this...but I decided they needed a little color and glitz...


This is the final product.  Didn't they turn out really cute?  I am so pleased with them and I was excited to get them hung.


I painted the colored parts with Patio Paint first.


I then added glitter touches with OK To Wash It glue and Martha Stewart Glitter.  I figured that if the glue lasted as good as it does on clothing that is washed and dried then it would surely hold up well outside too.  The Texas weather should test that out.


I am so pleased with how pretty they all turned out that it inspired me for my next project.  I will share it with you in another upcoming post.  I know there are some who would scoff at the use of glitter in the garden but I don't think a girl can have too much glitter.  A little more sparkle is always in order at my house and now my garden too. ;-)


Until Next Time
Debbie

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9 comments:

Bernie H said...

Love, love, love the glittery birdhouses. They do look fabulous! What an artistic touch for your lovely garden.

FlowerLady said...

I love how those turned out!! They really add a sweet, magical touch to your lovely gardens.

Looking forward to seeing your next project.

Have a great weekend ~ FlowerLady

DesertSnowdrop said...

They look wonderful!

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Bangchik and Kakdah said...

It's so sweet to give them a new boost of life. Some kind of reincarnation!

Landscape Design Ideas said...

What an amazing transformation paint and most definitely glitter can do! I love your birdhouses--they're so pretty now!

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Two Steps From Home said...

You are a expert designer. All are so wonderful design. Thank you.

Flowing Wells said...

Good article and pics of your decorations. Like how you added so much color to the area....