When it’s too hot to garden, get the garden watered early in the day and fill your afternoons with projects that will make your garden more beautiful. These craft projects will keep your mind off the heat and satisfy the gardening itch until cooler weather arrives.
Make Zinnias from Pine Cones
Paint pine cones bright colors and add sturdy stems to mimic annual summertime favorites like zinnias. Kids can paint the pine cones in bold colors and arrange the blooms; adults will need to help with cutting the pine cones. Discover how to make zinnias from pine cones.
make a tile Planter
When the heat’s on, try making an easy tile planter or a trio of them. Using travertine tiles, these low-cost Moroccan-style planters spice up any room.
Try them with cactus plants or other succulents. Houseplants are another great option. Get instructions on how to make this tile planter.
Build a Native Bee House
Attract native bees to your outdoor space by building them a place to call home. Bee houses lure solitary bees that do not live in colonies or build hives, such as mason bees. Because thousands of species of native bees are estimated to pollinate 80 percent of flowering plants, your garden will thank you.
Decorative Cement planters
When the heat’s on outside, turn your sights to this fun cement and copper flowerpot project you can mix and make in a well-ventilated area indoors.
These pretty pots are a low-cost option perfect for houseplants. When you create your own cement and copper flowerpot, you’re making something that matches your style, whether your preferred look is industrial, modern or glam.
Get instructions on how to make these cement and copper flowerpots.
Dress up your houseplants with whimsical plant charms made from polymer clay. Imprint inspirational messages on the clay desks and display from copper wires.
In summer, you can place the plant charms in a houseplant pot and present to friends. Or turn your thoughts to winter holidays and make a few extra to give as Christmas gifts. Learn how to make polymer clay plant charms.