Garden - is not only "their" world, but also an element of lifestyle. Life in the country - that's life in a rustic style. And it's such an interesting life! You want to make your garden become a comfortable, beautiful, universally admired? Fill it with exclusive details handmade! Hand made today - the current trend in garden fashion, and this is not surprising: the garden and creativity are inseparable. Content elements - an important part of the image of the garden makes it special. It's like a decoration to the dress - even the most beautiful outfit requires a stylish addition to the image "formed." Even small details create a special atmosphere in the garden. All sorts of "stylish things" and accessories makes a strong "local" effect, reviving one or the other corner of the garden, making it cozy and stylish. In order to decorate the garden with his own hands, there are many interesting items. Typically, material for creative work without any problems, you will find at his dacha. Firstly, it is waste of construction materials left over from the construction of holiday homes or some garden buildings. This is the remains of plywood, boards, boards, furniture panels, block-house, as well as rail, baseboards, corners, whole and broken tiles, pipe insulation. Secondly, it is gardening tools: watering cans, buckets, shovels, barrels for irrigation, ropes for tying trees, plant containers, decorative gravel, rubber boots, garden furniture. In the third - the things that we send in the "link" to the country: old furniture, glassware, oil cloth, frames, mirrors, bags, balls, floor vases - but you never know what old things there are in the household. Also, to create a garden of accessories using natural materials: twigs, wood saw cut, cane, bamboo, driftwood, cones, and various little things: shells, stones, glass, rags and even the old computer disks. Priming. For garden accessories requires a special "building" ground. Usually it is sold in specialty stores and markets. In most cases, the soil is discharged in white or light gray, sometimes transparent. Priming help when stained "uncomfortable" surfaces (including glass, mirrors, slippery plastic, polished metal), in cases where the processing sandpaper may damage the surface. Second, the opaque primer will lead to any surface "decorative" to zero, and finally ground improves weatherability paint applied.
Paints. For decorative garden accessories can be used two kinds of dyes depending on the situation. If the product will be outdoors in the summer, you can use decorative acrylic water-based paint (sold in shops for artists and designers). The color palette of these colors is very rich, they have no smell, easy to mix, pleasant to work them. Arose in the course of the shortcomings easy to fix for 3-4 hours until the paint has dried completely. Once dry, these paints are very durable over time do not lose their decorative effect. Acrylic paints lie perfectly on almost any surface. Prior to the desired consistency acrylic paint diluted with water, it also wash the brush. In a palette for mixing different colors convenient to use a small bowl (porcelain or plastic) .After coloring product must be covered with three layers of the boat (Yachting) polish! Stained glass paints for glass. Especially spectacular view of colors that allow you to color glass, they can be used to simulate real stained glass. With these colors the glass remains transparent and brilliant. To paint does not spread on the glass, using special
The contours of the glass. Special circuits for glass come in different colors, as well as "metal": gold, silver, copper. They are designed to keep the ink from spreading stained glass and metal walls to simulate real stained glass. They are sold in convenient tubes with "noses", the diameter of the holes, "nose" in the base case generally average. But in addition you can buy different diameter nozzle to control the thickness of the circuit as desired. The contours of the glass to dry for 30-40 minutes. Matt paint on glass. Thick, opaque, usually water-based, working with them is very convenient. Dry in 2 hours. Nail glass. It is a thick lacquer synthetic resin, transparent or colored. Mainly used for priming, the final "finishing" covers and to create different effects. In principle, you can use an ordinary acrylic lacquer, but the special has a better grip to the glass.
Water not only calms and gives a good mood. This decorative and useful thing in the house, as a room fountain will help you enjoy the charm of the water will calm down and create a warm atmosphere.
Ceramic pots of medium size
Primer for artworks
Chunks of limestone
Sea pebbles of medium size
Decorative glass elements
Large and medium-sized shells
Small pump for fountains and aquariums
Metal grille on wall light
Plastic round insert detail
The rubber tube from the oxygen mask
Thin White Rope
1. For indoor fountain used exclusively pots - pots are not suitable because they have drainage holes. Pick a medium-sized pots. Draw in pencil on the surface of the pots grapes, ornamental and stylized shells. Suitable patterns can choose viewing the appropriate picture books.
2.Mix ground water to the consistency of milk - the solution should be saturated. Apply it on the uneven surface of the pots by a sponge, creating the effect of salt stains on ceramics.
3. Using a brush, fill undiluted ground of the figure. Carry out the top and bottom two parallel strips.
4. When the primer is dry, mix palette acrylic paint in such a way to get a terracotta color. If instead of white primer to take - the paint will "bulk". Put it on the ground, filling pattern, and the white border line. Apply on top of the salt stains divorce terracotta paint brush, making the surface more "aged."
5. When the paint dries, cut the pattern with fine sandpaper - gently, without pressing, slightly shading its contours.
6. Insert a folded thin white rope in the hole for hanging pots. Pre-toning it down to tea.
7. Put the pots in the net from the lamp. The pump will be fixed in the central cell.
8. Place the pump with the fitted rubber tube. The tube should protrude over the edge of pots, are flush with the decorative part of the fountain.
9. Cover the fountain of plastic parts for the tube, "cut off" of its decorative part of the "mechanical". As the liner using any rigid plastic circle - the main thing that it was possible to make a hole and he kept the hole and he kept the stones.
10. Spread out on the loose leaf wide, flat pieces of limestone, creating a "cushion" for decorative elements.
11. Put on top of large and small marine pebbles. Fold the pyramid of a stable, possibly hiding tube.
12. Complete composition decorative elements. Pour the finished fountain water - slightly above the plastic liner. It should be so much that it completely covered the pump.
Before the spread of the decorative fountain (see. P. 11 master-class), you can include in the composition a small indoor potted plant, setting it to "cushion" of limestone. As this plant is perfect fern, such as "lady's hair." For the arrangement of color accents, use the glass.
You can also make the backlight, because every electrician electrician confirms the fact that the light bulb in the room to install a fountain easy.
Every house there is at least a couple of home colors, if you're not an amateur florist, which blows away dust particles from their plants, then most likely your pots live a quiet and measured life on a window sill.
Not how remarkable they are rarely appropriate decorations home decor, because the pick up in selling something interesting and unusual is quite difficult and inappropriate style of a particular room, they have to shoot for pretty curtains.
It turns out that if you put a little effort and play with your imagination, you can achieve considerable success, and ordinary clay pots to turn into a work of art that will be for you a real source of pride and admiration for others!
For those interested in how to make their own hands flower pots, we picked up a list of the most interesting and original versions, which can be useful for all occasions.
The most convenient starting material, which enables you to create a variety of masterpieces, are ordinary clay pots without any pre-treatment, patterns and decorations. They are inexpensive, and the flowers they feel well.
Plastic pots - also a very good starting material for decorating, but it is worth noting that the plastic does not have sufficient porosity and, therefore, bad passes to the root system needed air.
In order to create a small and unusual Pot miracle, you can use almost all known to you, the art hand-made, from the usual painting with acrylic paints, finishing knitting and Crackle.
Decorate mosaic flower pots
In fact, it's probably one of the most simple and accessible method that allows you to use any available materials, and the result is a highly original and, at times, highly home decor items.
To create a mosaic or any other pattern, most often used colored glass, stones, medium-sized pebbles, pieces of shells or residues from ceramic tiles, broken pottery, shells or seeds. In fact, you can use anything, but directly mosaic can get only from smooth and flat materials.
On a clay pot pattern will be pasted with hot glue, the pieces must be pre-folded into the alleged pattern on a table or any other flat surface.
To get a really interesting puzzle and bright, it uses 3-4 colors, otherwise it is difficult to pick up some interesting pattern. First glue a clay pot drawing itself, and already only then undertake the execution of the background.
After the stones thoroughly stuck, all you need to lubricate the special grout cracks, prepare it simply, you need to mix the glue PVA with cement, gradually add small amount of water to result in a creamy mixture. Then carefully fill in all the gaps and cracks with a mixture prepared for these purposes it is better to use a small brush.
Once the solution dries, damp sponge or cloth to remove excess start from the surface of the mosaics and other decorative elements. If some of the decorative elements fall off, do not worry, they can be glued into place, about a day later, when the grout is completely dry.
If after 24 hours floating strongly usohnet, the beauty can be applied to another layer, and then will have to wait one day. When everything is dry thoroughly, will only cover the creation of varnish so that it shone and shimmered.
This technique is often used for decoration of the pots in a nautical theme, because this theme is very popular, it is easy to maintain and build simple and readily available materials. You are gathering dust on the shelves of shells, which you have been brought to the marine leisure?
So let them in business! Marine design looks especially harmoniously in the large pots, floor and pendant, such creations do not want to hide in the farthest corners of the room, because they will be relevant and harmonious addition to your decor. We spread of shells and pebbles pattern, glue them as its own, as in the case of mosaics (the more glue, the better).
Instead of cement grout is possible to resort to another method: the gap between the shells and pebbles to smear glue, and then, holding the pot tilted, sprinkle with sea or river sand, that he settled on, blurry glue sites.
Once the glue dries, will cover the entire surface with varnish finished pot that it will add strength and shine. Aside from shells and tiles, you can use any other available materials: pieces of birch bark, pine cones, twigs, beads and glass beads.
All decorated according to the above principle, but, depending on the chosen elements of the decor, to the most diverse and unusual results.
Decoration of pots using the technique of decoupage
Notorious technique that allows to decorate and give a second life to many household items and home furnishings, is able to help you out this time. For its performance you again, you will need a clay pot, napkins for decoupage with liked drawing, brush, scissors, glue for decoupage.
If you want to pot bought another color, it can be covered by a pre-acrylic paint suitable shade. Let the bright pictures and colorful motifs look harmonious, its better to put on a uniform pastel background.
Napkins for decoupage should be divided into layers, you need only the top layer of paint. Cut the drawing and applying it on the pot, carefully cover it with glue, it should completely soak them.
Next smoothed, it follows that a pattern is not formed bubbles or wrinkles, distribute the adhesive from the middle to the edges. Once the drawing is completely dry, applied on top clearcoat.
Decoupage technique can be combined with more than anything, for example, glued to the surface of the artificial grass or moss, twigs or pieces of raffia strands, as a result, turns the pot in a rustic style.