Gardening is a hobby that is enjoyed by millions of people all over the world so it’s not a surprise to find that new ways of tackling traditional tasks are being promoted. This list of ten clever and creative ideas includes novel uses for a muffin tin and glass bottles. You will need a hammer and some metal spoons for the next tip, although plastic ones will do just as well. Another idea involves plastic forks and a colander. The list has been compiled by Mary Madsen and comes from the Wimp website.
Ah, gardening! This age-old pastime is an all-around winner; it is said that the hobby relieves stress, the resulting greenery can really brighten up your home, and, if you choose to plant tomato seeds, you can really enjoy the fruits of your labor (pun most definitely intended). Some people shy away, however, because of the hard work and manual labor involved in keeping your plants alive.
Don’t let that scare you, though! Instead, benefit from the years of experience of other gardening aficionados and don’t be afraid to take a few shortcuts and store a couple tricks up your sleeve. With these clever and creative gardening hacks, you’ll have a yard full of blooms in no time.
1. Grab a muffin tin from the kitchen and use it to plant perfectly.
A Thrifty Mom
Although most people never use muffin tins for anything besides baking delicious goodies, these baking tools are actually really useful for a variety of tasks. In your garden, they can be used to create a perfect grid to guide where your seeds are planted.
2. Stop recycling your glass bottles?and use them to keep kids in check.
Flea Market Gardening
Kids are wonderful, but they’re not always great at keeping on the straight and narrow (pathway, that is). Help them along by using old glass bottles to create a cheap, pretty, and (most importantly) effective walkway.
3. Start out with a hammer and spoon to create gorgeous garden markers.
Turning the Clock Back
First, hammer the bowl of the spoon until it’s flat.
Next, grab some paint and get creative.
Turning the Clock Back
Using whatever colors catch your eye, paint the now-flat bowls one color and use another color to write the names of the plants in your garden. When they’re dry, stick them in the soil to keep things organized.
No extra silverware? No problem!
Crafts by Amanda
Plastic works just as well. Next time you get takeout, save any extra spoons and use them in your garden.
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