Evoke an atmosphere heavily loaded with memories but reinvented using nostalgic creative planting of Spring/Summer flowers in a carved wooden panier either standing next to an old bicycle, or clipped to it, leaned up against an old wall surrounded with trailing ivy. A stunning garden feature that will create a true talking point no matter how large or small your garden or courtyard. Allow the bicycle to rust and assume the patina of age replanting your flowers as the years roll by…
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Creating the wooden basket/panier
Cut tracing paper to fit one side of a wooden box, planter or bin. Use a soft pencil to draw a basket weave pattern (ours is a ribbon weave which is the simple weaving under and over of raffia) on the tracing paper. Tape the paper in position and trace the pattern down.
Fix the supplied Engraving Cutter 107 into the Dremel Hobby 7700 and carve the pattern.
If you want to attach the basket to the bicycle or garden wall, drill two holes in the top sides of the ‘panier’ using the Dremel 7700 and a wood drill bit. Then attach with strong metal clips. Alternatively, stand the basket to one side of the bicycle to form a ‘picture’ on the wall of your courtyard. Then, either place chickenwire into the internal space within the wooden ‘panier’ and create a cut flower display – or fill the box with soil and plant with lovely roses and trailing ivy.
Add box balls in tubs to your courtyard to continue the whimsical theme.
Continually clip into shape using a shrub shear.