The elements of decoration

Interesting ideas and decorations to give your hands from unnecessary things

Interesting ideas and decorations to give your hands from unnecessary things

Sometimes the basis for creating holiday decorations are items, sometimes mistaken for garbage. For example, when sawing the old garden trees or clearing of land for the construction remain stumps that are uprooted and burned. If you look at them through the eyes of a designer, you can see the beautiful natural frames for creating flower beds or original floral compositions. And dozens of pairs of worn shoes, old cracked pottery, bags-the travelers with worn corners? Offer fantastic ideas to give your hands that will turn old stuff into the exclusive country decor.

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Let’s see what you can do — that is to say the review first hand:

New life for old shoes

In any family there wearing the shoes, which became a small grown kids, or just fell into disrepair. Traditionally worn the shoes down at heel «leave» to the country, where live his life somewhere in the track between the beds. But if you show a little imagination – children’s shoes or rubber boots will turn into the original pots for summer flowers. They decorate fences, porches, local area and Playground.

Rubber Slippers for flowers

Ordinary rubber clogs for swimming if specially created in order that they settled these touching blue flowers. By the way, rubber is rather strong material, so an additional pot for planting is not required

For plant decor would suit any, even the most unexpected shoes – evening, office and even sports.

Shoes for colors

Who would have thought that sneakers are most popular shoes of today’s youth can be stylish «pots» for green plants. Please note that the greenery adorns and socks sporting a pair

Children grow up very quickly, leaving many couples are beautiful and strong, not worn shoes. Especially interesting models do not give relatives, and bring to the country and make wonderful decor.

Old baby shoes

These are fun «residents» can settle in your country, and in the most diverse corners. The shoes will meet guests at the entrance, boots lined up along the fence, and Slippers adorn the wall or fence

Some pair of shoes, despite their «not the first freshness» the view looks so textured and original, that they should not be allowed to obscure the richly blooming hanging plant or plants.

Of several pairs of old shoes, as well as the related topics of household items you can make unusual composition, which is appropriate in the suburban area, not confined by the walls of the house. This «family» designer discovery can be placed on the porch, the veranda, in the children’s corner or directly on a lawn.

Old shoes for the colors

One of the options when the powerful image created by boots, brighter, colorful floral arrangements. In this case, shoes, the decorative center, a flower – only light bezels

Shoe family

Before you – a family of several pairs of shoes. Each pair has its own age, a certain mood, and even your character. I wonder if the boots and shoes to their owners?

Transforms crockery and Cutlery

Unfortunately, shoes wear out, and the ware fights, or just becomes unnecessary. But in the country none of the old bucket, no kettle not remain forgotten! Take up paint and painted an old metal and ceramic plates, bowls and jugs in all colors of the rainbow. The paint depending on the material of the cookware – so the decor will last much longer.

Flower bed out of old dishes

See how bright colors can change a boring garden area. Heroes awesome colorful paintings have become the most familiar objects: a metal kettle, water jug and two large colander

Hand made decorations for the garden can be placed everywhere: on the lawns, among the flower beds and around pond or pool, greenhouse or along the fence. And cheerful, the sunflowers kettle is conveniently located on the edge of the bench.

Old decorated teapot

Smooth sides of metal utensils enough to paint in any color you like, but if the surface is chipped, scratches or dents, they can be masked colorful drawings or colorful ornaments

Especially look natural on the background of the stone paths, wooden fence and lush greenery products made of natural materials. Pottery made from clay, are combined with the colors, besides, she fears neither rain, nor wind, no random freezing.

Ceramics for country decor

As if someone late in the evening forgot to remove from the table the tea set, only instead of table – a bowl of earth, and instead of tea – immature green bushes

Among the old dishes there are the remains of the beautiful porcelain dinnerware – elegant cups and saucers, decorated with delicate paintings. Expensive and high-quality dishes not in a hurry to make the suburban area – it might find use in the house.

Vase made of porcelain

Tea cups, saucers, milk jugs, instead of a candle set on a candlestick, turn it into a beautiful fine vase, which is also very functional and serves as a support for candies, nuts, flowers or objects for needlework

Do not forget about Cutlery, released from active use – spoons and forks. No special skills do not need to make a charming hanger for bags or clothes.

The coat rack made of forks

For the manufacture of hangers will need sanded and varnished the Board and some old forks. With aluminum products easier to work with – they bend easily and take the desired shape, but the steel is stronger and does not Flex and give way under the weight of the clothes

A little harder to produce unusual chandelier, which is decorated not crystal or glass pendants and metal forks and spoons.

Chandelier made of Cutlery

To make a chandelier for the kitchen or the terrace, the essential skeleton of an old lamp to one or more lamps and table set items

These different bags

Because of the strength of material and rigid structures of old suitcases that are no longer used for their intended purpose, are still lying in the attic and play the role of mini-kladovok for Christmas toys, children’s clothes, and they bought bedroom sets. Their owners are unaware of what can be done to give unnecessary things with creative ideas. In the first place – a traditional flower garden.

Suitcase for the flower garden

An open suitcase filled with soil using a layer of waterproofing, and decorate with low flowering plants. In a convenient pocket is sewn to the cover, you can store gardening shears

Cover suitcase resembles a Cabinet door, a closed and if desired, even be locked.

Locker out of a suitcase

Equipped with a suitcase-wardrobe convenient shelves and drawers and now it is possible to store any kind of household stuff, from soap sets to objects for needlework

Large suitcase – great billet for the manufacture of a console or sofa table.

Table from an old suitcase

One part of the suitcase turns into a handy table for books, table lamps, flower vases, one for photos, collages or sets of convenient pockets

Old suitcases and chests fit perfectly into the interior of the country. They play the role of stands for flowers, bedside tables, storage for trinkets.

An old suitcase in the interior

If the suitcase for the decoration of the room looks too «modern», it can be used to age with fine sandpaper or a special paint

Big and large suitcase easily turned into comfortable sofa.

The chair of the suitcase

For the manufacture of the chair or sofa will need wooden legs of old furniture, bright pieces of solid textile material for packing – foam rubber, batting or foam mats

Pets often choose boxes and bags to play and dream, and to Refine the thing down to a soft and comfortable bed for your tailed friend, it takes a couple of hours.

Suitcase for dog

Great comfortable bag, soft blanket, folded several times, the beautiful decoration of the lid – and you have a perfect resting place for small dogs or cats

Flowerbed of stump – detailed instructions

For those too lazy to read, watch the video instruction:

Some of the interesting ideas for decorating garden and kitchen garden gives us the nature itself. Cut old trees, large branches, stones, river pebbles can all be found right in the suburban area, especially after renovations or construction of a road. Use an old stump, and make him into a lush blooming flower bed.

Natural tree stump planter

Beautiful and convenient for planting a flower bed out of the stump resembles natural pots. It can be installed in any part of the garden, near the house, gazebo or terrace, or if the stump is not removed the roots, leave for same place

Step #1 — select «right» stump

Below the flower was, you must select strong, healthy, disease and decay the stump. If destroyed the upper part, it can just be cut with a grinder.

The choice of a healthy stump

It’s okay if after removing the extra parts will remain low the basis for the device flowerbeds more important than the width of the stump, not his height

Sometimes in the cottages meet rotten stumps that look quite picturesque and also ideal for planting flowers. They can decorate and turn into a bed, but will remain the risk of infection by fungus or disease to healthy trees.

How to remove the core

Our task is to remove the core, and in its place put a container for planting flowers, for example, a flower pot, a few pots or container

Step #2 — surface treatment and internal parts

With a hammer and chisel, drill, jig saw, pickaxe split the middle part and pull out the pieces. This process is laborious and takes a lot of time.

Work with a pickaxe

One of the variants of the destruction of the core: first, make a in the Central part of the stump holes using a drill (the more the better), then splitting the wood with a pick and get the chips

Sometimes the middle is filled with kerosene and set on fire, but in this case, there is a risk of damage to the essential parts.

How to burn a stump

High humidity or bad weather can prevent a fire, so you need to choose a clear day without rain and see that the wood was also dry

The bark is left on the place, but treated with an antiseptic, as well as the internal. Funds from mold and rot are sold in DIY supermarkets. If you have recently built a bath constructed gazebo, terrace, bench, small amount of impregnation is likely to have remained in inventory.

Step #3 — prepare the container and soil

The result is a treated stump, suitable for planting flowers. Now you need to choose the right capacity, the right size, and put it in the place hollowed out core. To fill the earth without a container is not recommended, as the faster the stump will collapse.

Ready stump for the flower garden

Don’t forget about drainage: before you place the container inside a drill drill a few holes, bringing the water out to the base of the stump

The choice of soil depends on the type of flowers. Will fit a universal primer or a mixture of soil, sand and peat.

Step #4 — planting flowers

Set the pot inside of the stump, fill it with soil and planted flowers. Suitable low-growing border plants and shrubs pyshnotsvetuschy garden – importantly, the dimensions of the flower bed and stump did not contradict each other.

The pot is set incorrectly

The pot set all the rules, but not observed by size, so the edges are visible from the outside. You need to cover the soil the entire capacity to make the composition look more natural

So this is the final flower of the treated stump with preserved roots.

Flower garden from a low stump

For low flower garden suitable plants of any color with fine and lush buds: alyssum, begonia, ornamental Kale, Petunia, Chlorophytum, marigolds, forget-me-nots, violets, daisies, Campanula, carnation, chickweed

High stump – a great stand for large and climbing plants.

Flower of high-stump

Ampelnye plants can cover the top part natural pots or the entire stump entirely. Good for planting any kind of flowers with cascading stems: geranium, verbena, nasturtium, Petunia, Petunia, fuchsia, and dichondra

Unusual use of old logs

Logs left after building a house or clearing the garden, are a versatile tool for decorating suburban area. They make garden furniture, wooden composition in the Russian style, toys, Playground, stands for flower beds, swing, original tracks.

It is not necessary to burn or throw away even ugly, curved logs and branches – sometimes they make amazing things.

The flower garden of the old logs

Old log covered with cracked bark and moss, is the perfect solution for the device of a flower garden in the natural style. The impression that the flowers themselves chose the place to live

Swing from old logs

The original swing you can create from a pile of curves and seemingly the logs. Seat hollow out thick trunk, and a support constructed of several curved elements

Even if you don’t have enough skills for wood processing, you can create a comfortable, functional «furniture» picnic.

Table and benches made of logs

To prepare the bench, enough to cut the opposite side of the logs, leaving the bark intact on one part and to table you will need two stands, large cut circles and a wide countertop

Sawn timber, boards and planks on the open lawn or sandy area, you can create a children’s game world. Cozy shalashika, fun slides, comfortable benches and swings, similar to the real cars and trains – the kids will find something to do, while the adults work in the garden.

The logs on the Playground

For the production of beautiful trains-the flower garden, you need to prepare a few boards that mimic railroad tracks, 3-4 lumps for makeup, wooden circles for wheels and bars for clearance of the engine

Cottage – the perfect place to make decorating fantasies and design ideas. To create the next masterpiece should not look for material in the store – just look in the pantry or the garden and you’d be surprised how many interesting and useful things it could be.

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