Dig the City returns to Manchester this weekend from the 2 – 10 August with pop up gardens and events taking place all across the city. Feeling green fingered and inspired to get out in our gardens, we take a look at our favourite products for getting crafty outside.
Macrame is the craft of knotting string or cord into decorative patterns. Perfect for creating hanging baskets to keep those pesky slugs away from your growing greens. Or for the more ambitious out there, you could macrame a hammock to wile away the summer days in.
Buy everything you need to start your Macrame project here.
Inkodye and Sunography Paper
Printmaking isn’t just an indoor pursuit thanks to Inkodye and Sunography paper. Use it to create great shadow prints of all the weird and wonderful things you find in the garden or create stencils ready to be printed in the sun.
There’s nothing better than welcoming wildlife into your garden. With a our plain wooden birdhouses you can decorate them to make it fit for a king! Cover it in copper foil, paint it or go nuts with glitter; the craft world is your oyster.
Fancy making a home for your garden birds? Get started here.
Mini envelopes make great seed packets. So harvest your seeds up and store them for next year! Mark the name of the seed on the front and you will never have any trouble knowing what you have sown.
Take a look at our mini envelopes here.
Jumbo Lolly Pop Sticks
Use the Jumbo lollypop sticks for plant markers. Paint the lollypop sticks using acrylic paint or chalkboard spray paint, then write the name of the plant using Posca markers. A quick lick of varnish and these DIY markers will last all year round.
Get started on your DIY markers here.
The beauty of summer flowers can last all year round with the help of a flower press. We love the creative ideas people have come up with for using pressed flowers, including decorating an Iphone case!
Take a look at our flower presses here.
From birdbaths to stepping stones, mosaic tiles can brighten up your garden and turn it into something Antoni Guadí would be proud of.
Get everything you need to make your own Park Güell here.
Large Kraft Letters
These’s Kraft Letters look great inside the home, but did you know they also would in the garden? Cut the fronts off the letters, fill with potting soil then add flowers of your choice and you have made yourself some great DIY letter planters!
Buy your Kraft Letters here.