First scenes of WeeBalle 2009. I has been soooooooooooooo rainy here in NY nothing is growing. And it has been hard finding dry days to work outside. Still have lots of weeding to do. But so happy Summer is finally here!!! Donna
You can sure find dry days HERE! NO rain, it is awful. I water and water. HOT too. Sure is nice to see a new picture!!! Wonderful little town. Is that a little obelisk with crystals inside?
I found these garlands of little round mirrors (about 2 inches wide) and a few beads strung on fishing wire at a NJ flea market for $1each. I only bought 3 (wish I bought more!!) but I didn't know what I was going to do with them. Well....I hung them in the garden (one in the obelisk that is doubled over and two from tall shepherds hooks)and they make the most wonderful reflections all over the town....looks like dozens of "tinker bells" all over the ground. It's amazing!!! I have to figure out how to make them myself! Wish I could send you some rain!
they are super easy to make. You just need a glue to use that will adhere mirror to mirror.
I used E6000 glue.
You lay out a long piece of wax paper and then lay one set of mirror upside down. They cut a piece of clear fishing line(they sell it at the craft store) the length of the project, then start gluing mirrors to the ones you already placed.
If you want beads, then just string them on as you go...put a tiny dot of the glue on the line, and then slide the bead over it, to conceal the glue and make sure it coats the inside of the bead.
You can find them pretty inexpensively if you google "mirror garland''. Here is one site:
Seedpicker, I think I have seen the mirror to mirror thing on TV a while back.
I love the color of that Lysimachia ~ it's so golden! It's pretty aggressive over in these parts (Seattle) but I'm always tempted to use it. Do you cut it back at all? Will cut back into a hedge do you think?
Hey, Seedpicker! I LOVE YOU!!! That site is great...but I also love your easy instructions to make the garlands myself! Thank you sooooooo much! And, no, Janit, I have not tried cutting back the lysimachia yet, but I will probably need to this year. It might make a hedge, it's pretty sturdy. Good idea!
I couldn't find the photos on my computer(taken too long ago), but did find two threads in which I posted pics, if you are interested.
the first is a set of purchased garlands in my stairwell window: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/553608/
and this is one taken at my neighbors house, that I made with mirrors and beads, for her: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/fp.php?pid=1756626
oh, you are welcome~
please share pics of yours, when you make them.