THINGS EVERY GARDEN NEEDS WHICH CAN BE A BUSINESS FOR YOU. Garden Accessories!
GARDEN LIGHTING a great biz for a handy inventor type.
MAKE SOLAR LIGHTS like the sphere above which lights up some huge calla lillies.
When they are no longer blooming, move the sphere to a MAGUEY CACTUS!
Easy to install yourself. You can pour poly into a globe and set it on a base with
a light so that it glows. RESIN BALLS
Sounds ugly but they end up gorgeous
To Create The TRANSPARENT SPHERES
Supplies: Molding compound and sphere Devon Clear Two Component Epoxy (from your hardware store) or get these fellows to sell you their products, "RESIN DEALERS"
Your mold needs to be a one piece mold that opens at the back. You can create your own mold (One artist recommends molding silicone from Burman Industries…you can purchase the materials from them as well as get the information on how to use it at http://www.burmanindustries.com
Once you have your sphere cast, I would lightly sand them both to get rid of any
textures that may have formed on the surface. Once they have been
sanded evenly, coat them both with an untinted coat of epoxy to give them a wet
look. Sometimes a second or even third coat of clear epoxy is needed to get a
uniform coating. .
Beautiful sights to inspire you.
CHECK OUT THE Light-up LILLY, sunflower. (above) That's a great idea.
But you can also buy Low Voltage lighting which is on an electrical pull, very inexpensive at HOME DEPOT. Once you learn how they're made
you can wire up your own, use different objects.
SPOOL TOP TABLES, a great Biz for a handy person!. Easy to do, as the pieces are constructed of a FOUND WIRE SPOOL and broken bottles or tiles, or plates.....all of it junk. Trash
FIRST THE SPOOLS. Over where I go for chinese food, I see these SPOOLS left in the parking lot near the trash dumpster, one a week. Have no idea why.
Now I have a pal, I call Anamaria the Guatemalan Diego Rivera. She covers them with broken tile pieces
and sells them for 500$ I don't have a digital camera to photograph her work, but it's very LATINO, being good Mexican tile!
These pictures that I found online don't have the zip that Anamaria's do. As for finding all that broken china? Your pals all start collecting it for you the second you inform them of your need. In CALIFORNIA, we have quakes regularly. You should see the trash barrels after a quake! Bring tears to your eyes. CHINA GALORE!
OTHER THINGS the GARDEN NEEDS which you can FIND FOR FREE
WALLS full of hanging plants. Water with a hose, pointed upward.
HANGING PLANTS require their hangers to be made of iron DRILLED into wall.
Wander thru these hills!
Be inspired! COPPER objects? From rosy red to a final VERDIGRIS?
You could take a plaster statue and paint it to look like verdigris copper.
You'd have to PING it with your knuckle to realize it wasn't metal if you do it right.
Set among some vines?
How about ALL THE HANGERS you need for your plants
Your plants have to hang off the house, that takes a drill
and some iron holders. In Mexico they do wrought iron
as easily as they breathe. If you're near the border, start
wholesaling these pieces online.