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I love whimsical things. I enjoy adding touches of magic and joy to the every day objects that fill my life and living space. My garden is no exception. Here are some fun DIY projects for adding personal touches to your own garden. This walk through includes steps for two projects you can do easily.
 
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Step 1: Supplies

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Supplies for River Stone Charms:
1. Paint Brush
2. Liquid Gold Leaf
3. Smooth River Stones

Supplies for Birds Nest Embellishment:
1. Moss
2. Plastic Robin Eggs
3. Pre-Made Nest
4. Wire
5. (Not Pictured) Toothpick

Step 2: River Stone Charm

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Step One:
Using a brush you don’t mind possibly being ruined, dip into the liquid gold leaf.

Step Two:
Paint onto your stones! Simple as that. Now when the sun shines down on your plants these lovely little gems reflect back the light and cast a warm glow.

Step 3: Bird's Nest Embellishment

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Step One:
Cut a length of wire from your spool. Bend it into a U shape and insert through a clump of moss so it sticks out the other side like pictured above.

Step Two:
Gently push the wire ends through the wound birds nest and then twist them together so it holds the moss down.

Step 4:

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Step Three:
Cut another length of wire and fold it down near the top. Insert this into the small hole at the bottom of the egg until the end of the folded piece is inside. This will keep the egg from falling off the end of the wire. Push the wire through the nest the same way you did the moss and twist it into the other wire.

Step Four:
Complete Step 3 for as many eggs as you would like to add to your nest. Make sure to twist all wires together into one. When you’ve added as many as you desire, wire wrap a toothpick into the small wire stem you created.

Step 5: Finish!

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The charms are beautiful :D

I especially love the cacti in the main image - do you know what those are called?
thistleandleaves (author)  jessyratfink1 year ago
Thanks!

I forgot to make a tag for it when I transplanted it but I got them from Home Depot and their new collection called Kosmik. They've dyed several different cactus and succulents to be really awesome colors.