Decorating Garden Walls

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If you have a boring garden wall, gluing simple items, like glass and old ceramics, add to your garden's decor. Learn how to decorate a garden wall in this free craft video from a mosaic artist. View Video Transcript

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Cooie Grey-Lavin

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I'm Cooie Grey-Lavin, and in this clip I'm going to show you how to decorate a bare wall or fence in your yard. In my yard I had an old shed that the side needed painting, it was weathered. And before I painted it, I realized I also had a collection of bird baths just, or bird houses, I'm sorry, just sitting around. A lot of times, when there's just one of things, one of things sitting there, it's not as eye catching as if there's a collection. So, rather than paint the wall, I decided to hang all of my bird houses on the one wall and give it more of a dramatic effect. So, I've sort of placed the nails where I want them, playing around with the different colors and the different shaped of the bird houses. A friend of mine makes the bird houses and ends up putting spoons and old pieces of molding, and old roofing on it. Put on there. I like some with a little color just to add a little something different. There are some great little shapes. A simple wood one with old nails in the side of it, old square nails. Door knobs. Another painted one. And some of them are harder to hang, so I just added a little chain to the back, makes it easier. Another guy right here; one more little one. And now my old, unpainted side of the shed has, is interesting and houses all my bird houses. I used bird houses in this particular instance, but you can use stained glass, ceramic, pieces of old plates or pot lids anything that you have a collection of.