The Garden Pole
This was one of those really enjoyable projects. It did take me almost a month to complete, but it was well worth it.
When I first thought to make a garden pole, I looked on Pinterest and searched the internet for different poles and how they were used. What I saw was that basically, anything goes. Some had wrap around designs while others had simple stripes and polka dots. I also saw some with lots of different bird houses attached all over the pole. I immediately fell in love with the garden pole. I found the idea of painting freehand very intimidating at first, but once I got started, and I realized that it didn’t have to be perfect, the creativity started to flow. What I quickly learned is that, if I painted something that I really hated, I could wipe it off or just paint over it. The paint over did happen several times, but I ended up with something I really love and looks great in the garden. I have bird feeders on it now, but I do alternate between hanging plants and lanterns.