You all know I love to Up-cycle stuff, right? My Hand Knit Rag Rug was a huge hit, and a lot of fun! And who could forget our Juice Jug Greenhouses? Anyway, my very kind and understanding husband also realizes my need to keep stuff, and was very pleased to offer me his old work boots…so I could plant flowers in them. And I did.
And that got me thinking, what other really unique ideas I could find and share with you for planting flowers…well, check these out:
Unique and Whimsical Flower Planter Ideas
This Bird Cage Planter – by Crafts by Amanda is really just too pretty. It would look lovely on any corner of a deck, the center of any harvest table, and would be especially lovely as a hanging planter.
A Rain Boot Planter – by A Cultivated Nest is simply adorable, and would make a lovely addition to any front porch! Great idea for a Grandma and Grandpa gift, if made with little boots. Talk about cute.
I found some awesome haning planters! These Bird Feeder Planters – by Petticoat Junktion, brilliant Fishbowl Planters – by A Beautiful Mess and really clever Rain Gutter Planters – by Restoration Redoux are all really smart up-cycles!
Garden Glove gives a great tutorial on these eye catching Vertical Cinder Block Planters, and don’t miss out on this how to for a Stenciled Planter Box from Reclaimed Wood – by Saved by Love Creations
I love this nifty Mailbox Planter – by Garden Chick, and my front yard absolutely needs a Chair Planter – by Between Naps on the Porch.
Up Cycled Work Boot Flower Planters
These are too easy, really. The hardest part may be finding a pair of boots you’re willing to part with.
- old boots
- Fill the toes of boots with some crumpled newspaper
- Fill the rest of the boot with potting soil.
- Add seeds and plant according to package directions
- Water lightly
I told you it was too easy. Which ones will you try?
Once you’ve mastered the Homemade Angel Food Cake making Homemade Strawberry Shortcake is a natural next step, and you are going to want to try this recipe yourself for sure!
Really Easy and Really Impressive
Talk about a big Wow Factor. I’m not kidding you at all when I say this version of a strawberry shortcake is super easy to make. The recipe is simple enough to have on any occasion. But it’s beautiful enough to serve for any special occasion also. This cake has been my contribution to wedding showers, baby showers, Canada Day celebrations, Father’s Day Celebrations, and even Tuesdays. You can make your own Angel Food Cake or start with a store bought variety – entirely up to you!
Homemade Strawberry Shortcake
Choose fresh strawberries and sliced in half, or whole berries with the stems removed for the garnish up top and you have an amazing dessert sure to impress your guests, and satisfy your sweet , but not too sweet, tooth.
Careful not to mix the berries too much, or you’re lush white cream will become pink – which actually isn’t a bad thing either – especially for a bridal shower!
Homemade Strawberry Shortcake
A perfectly light and luscious dessert - great for any occasion!
- 1 prepared Angel Food Cake
- 1 cup whipping cream (35% M.F.)
- 4 oz. softened cream cheese
- 2 tbsp. white sugar
- 3 cups strawberries (2 cups chopped berries, and approx. 6-8 whole berries for garnish)
- Whip the whipped cream until stiff peaks form, and set aside in refrigerator
- Beat cream cheese and sugar until well blended
- Add whipped cream, and mix until well blended. Gently stir in chopped berries.
- Cut the angel food cake into two layers.
- Spread about 2/3 of the whipped cream mixture onto the bottom half, and replace top half of cake.
- Place remaining whipped cream mixture on cake, and garnish with whole berries. Refrigerate.
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If you loved this recipe, you should check out our other fresh fruit recipe ideas, like this Apple Berry Stew perfect for snacking, or our favourite Rhubarb and Strawberry Pie .
You can not leave without trying our Rhuberry Jam, Summer Salad, and our Waffles and Strawberry Sauce.
We love to hear from you – what will you make with the berries you pick this summer?