There’s really nothing quite like that first perfect weather day when everyone and their gardeners rush to the local garden store to stock up on flower goodness. There is a feeling a renewal, dare I say hope in the air. Oh, what a simple bloom can do to lift your mood!
So my backyard was in a desperate need of some color and blooms, but I didn’t want to do a big landscaping project that would cost too much time and money. You see, I love the idea of gardening, but when it comes down to it, I like it quick and easy. However, as my mother and grandmother would say, “treat your plants like you do people; with love and care.” So I decided since I love a good diy project and needed to care for my new plant people, I would create them a nice home and add decor to my boring and blank fence. These DIY flower hanging baskets wwere really a quick project that gives you that immediate gratification. Below are the deets!
1.) I picked up a pack of wire hangers ($1.99) and five plastic flower baskets ($.99 each) at the local Wal-Mart.
You’ll need two cans of your favorite spray paint. Oh how I love spray paint!!!! Make sure you spray evenly and slowly to avoid dripping. You can also add another color for extra flair by using painters tape to create a fun design or line. That is if you have the patience for it.
You will need pliers with a wire cutter for the hangers and an Awl to create holes in the baskets. Both found at my nearby Lowe’s.
Select a variety of your favorite blooms for each basket and be mindful of which ones you put in each colored basket.
Hang to your little heart’s desire. Either all on the same level over the fence line or you can also use nails.
Or spread them out and hang at different levels to cover up that stinkin’ fence! Bloom, you done!
Oh hey, I didn’t see you there. Probably because I haven’t been around these blog parts in awhile. Seems like life has something against Tilly & Fran. It keeps putting obstacles in my way of opening this blog up for some serious posting. But I’m determined to make it happen. Just you wait…like a month. Juuuussstttt kidding. I’m about to get real right now.
So here it goes. Life. It’s a funny thing. We all have one. We all live one. Sometimes it’s not always what we imagined or dreamt, but hey we’re still living and that’s what counts. In a season where I’m doing a lot of healing, helping, hoping, holding, happying (I know, not a word but I had a thing with H-words right there), I’m looking in a lot of places, including myself, for an introspective search of truths I want to live my life according to. Below are a few words I’m reflecting on a lot. I used this little app called Overgram to place the qoutes over photos I’ve taken at various happy places to give it that extra special personal touch. Anyway, I hope they help you in this thing called life.
(this is a photo of the one and only Tilly – a real inspiration and collector of life.)
Tilly & Fran is a creature of collaboration. What started as a blog to inspire, collect and share, has now morphed into much more. There is The Booth that offers vintage, mid-century, and antique decor along with odds and ends to fill your home and heart with. And the newest addition is The Marketing Boutique – a full-service creative shop that can serve business needs big or small. You might be wondering who are Tilly & Fran? Well, it’s origination is part my family origination. Both of my grandmothers shared the name Frances and my great-grandmother’s name was Matilda, but everyone called her Tilly. So there you have it. Enjoy!