Handmade for the Garden 75 Ingenious Ways to Enhance Your Outdoor Space with DIY Tools, Pots, Supports, Embellishments, and More
Handmade for the Garden
75 Ingenious Ways to Enhance Your Outdoor Space with DIY Tools, Pots, Supports, Embellishments, and More
  • Imprint: STC Craft
  • Publication Date: March 18, 2014
  • Price: $24.75
  • Trim Size: 8 14 x 10
  • ISBN: 1-61312-798-7
  • EAN: 9781613127988
  • Page Count: 208
  • Format: Ebook
  • Rights: World/All
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The DIY craze has moved beyond the craft room and into the garden! Relying on easy-to-find, inexpensive, and repurposed materials, Handmade for the Garden is a treasure trove of original projects that not only make planting and growing efficient and successful but also add a personal touch to the gardenscape. Among the myriad projects in this hardworking book are mini hothouses; painted, stamped, and stenciled terracotta planters; hypertufa and cement pots and decorations; rustic and formal fencing and trellises; plant markers and stakes; and sieves and baskets. With Handmade for the Garden to inspire them, gardeners of all skill levels will be empowered to experiment with form and function to discover creative, artful ways to personalize and beautify their gardens with handmade objects.

Praise

“As spring takes its own sweet time in coming, you can save pennies and get a jump start on gardening with Susan Guagliumi’s Handmade for the Garden as your guide.”
New American Homesteader
“Susan Guagliumi puts a chic, modern spin on garden upcycling . . . We love the way she took a leaky old hose and made it into a garden pot.”
Birds and Blooms
“This book is jam-packed with instruction. That is a real plus.”
Getting Stitched on the Farm
“A treasure trove of original projects.”
Poppytalk
“This book adds a new dimension to playing outside . . . if you love the garden, tinkering with tools and creating beautiful objects for out-of-doors, this is your book.”
Examiner.com
“Takes DIY skills into the garden.”
Publishers Weekly
“Ideas in this crafting-meets-gardening guide book range from clever ways to repurpose hoses (make them into a planter) to illustrated step-by-step instructions for making mosaic pots and rustic trellis frames.”
New Orleans Times-Picayune
“This book is bursting with beautiful and creative ways of using everyday materials to liven up your outdoor spaces.”
Country Woman
“Two of the most humble [projects] are my favorites. They set the DIY bar low enough to admit all, and they guarantee success . . . they’ll make me feel like a DIY genius.”
BookPage
“Enhance your outdoor space with décor and functionality.”
Mother Earth Living
“This book is bursting with beautiful and creative ways of using everyday materials to liven up your outdoor spaces”
Country Woman Magazine
“Two of the most humble [projects] are my favorites. They set the DIY bar low enough to admit all, and they guarantee success . . . they’ll make me feel like a DIY genius.”
BookPage
“This book adds new dimension to playing outside . . . if you love the garden, tinkering with tools and creating beautiful objects for out-of-doors, this is your book.”
Examiner.com

About the author

Susan Guagliumi has restored the interiors and gardens of two early 19th-century homes, and her gardening projects are a compilation of 10 years of research, explo­ration, experimentation, and creativity. She is also the author of several machine- and hand-knitting books and has led craft workshops in the United States and abroad. She lives in Northford, Connecticut.