Girl Scout bags: Our girls made bags for their GS stuff (binder, sash/vest, etc.). One of the parents used a printer/cutter to cut stencils then we spray glued them on. Then the girls mixed green and white paint to get the shades they wanted. They painted on the dots using the eraser-end of a pencil. Make sure to put cardboard inside first. Let dry overnight and carefully peel away the stencil.
Marquette painted his neighbor’s garage and reroofed it to match his house. The shingled wall you see above serves as a backdrop for his teak bench & collection of potted plants. “It really pays to have a great relationship with your neighbor,” he says. If you can’t borrow a wall, plant a hedge. Evergreens are a key to year-round beauty, structure, and backdrop. ‘Nellie R. Stevens’ hollies surrounding the arbor on two sides separate it from