Grass Chair *EDIT*

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  1. Canadian Chelsea

    Canadian Chelsea In Flower

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    All day yesterday I visited a garden show called Canada Blooms. In one of the exhibits, there was an old chair covered with grass. I was intrigued so I asked the vendor how he made it. I like funky garden art so I'm thinking I might try to grow one too.

    The vendor explained how to make it.

    What you need is:
    paper pulp
    wallpaper paste
    green plastic netting
    grass seed

    First you mix the wallpaper paste with the paper pulp and grass seed. Apply the paper and paste thickly all over the chair. Then staple on the plastic netting over the paste and paper mix to hold it in place. Put the chair in the sun and make sure the grass chair does not dry out.

    Cut the grass with scissors.

    Cool!

    ****EDIT**** I forgot...oops :rolleyes: ...mix in the grass seed with the paper & paste.

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    ( photo / image / picture from Canadian Chelsea's Garden )
     
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  3. cherylad

    cherylad Countess of Cute-ification Plants Contributor

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    So different! I like it!
     
  4. Kay

    Kay Girl with Green Thumbs

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    I've never seen anything like it! What an original way to use an old chair! :D I could picture my kitties sitting on it, basking in the sun :D
     
  5. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    What a great way to recycle an old, worn out chair. I'd love to see a whole set of garden furniture covered in grass like that. :-D
     



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  6. Netty

    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    You went to Canada Blooms?? Lucky you!! Did you take any other photo's? I'd love, love, LOVE to see them! Please?
    That chair looks fantastic!
     
  7. Canadian Chelsea

    Canadian Chelsea In Flower

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    Hi Netty :-D

    Yes I did go to Canada Blooms. I joined a bunch of of other gardeners and took a bus down. For $55. we got the bus ride, a HUGE box lunch and admission.

    Unfortunatly I didn't take very many pictures but I will share the ones I took with you.

    Give me a minute to download them to this site....

    I will put them in a new folder called "Canada Blooms"
     
  8. Canadian Chelsea

    Canadian Chelsea In Flower

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    Hmm...for some strange reason, I can't post or re-size my pictures. I wonder why I could post the picture of the chair but I can't do any other pictures?

    :?:
     
  9. Netty

    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Thanks for sharing your photos Chelsea! I do hope you are able to post them soon.
    I would love to find some kind of bus package like. I've wanted to go to Canada Blooms for years!
     
  10. bunkie

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    that is very cool cc!
     
  11. Droopy

    Droopy Slug Slaughterer Plants Contributor

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    Oooh, that would look nice outside. :D I think I saw a broken chair in the stable loft the other day...
     
  12. stratsmom

    stratsmom Flower Fanatic

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    That is soooooo cool 8) Some people are so doggone creative :-D
     
  13. Cocololo

    Cocololo New Seed

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    Hi, I would like to make the grass chair.
    Could you tell me the ratio/quantities of :
    paper pulp
    wallpaper paste
    grass seed
    thank you
    Cocololo
     
  14. Jerry Sullivan

    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    A great idea and it could be done elsewhere for decorations.

    Jerry
     

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