Category: DIY home and garden craft projects

I can’t get enough of DIY garden craft projects and especially those that are inexpensive and involve repurposing items already in your yard. Come see what I have been up to! You can also see my DIY projects on Hometalk.

DIY Project ~ Gather Flowers for a May Day Basket!

  May Day Baskets were something we made of construction paper in elementary school back in the day, but I haven’t seen much about them for years. If I get a vote, we should bring this neighborly rite of spring back! Very simple and fun besides: just gather fresh blooms from your spring garden, insert

I can’t get enough of DIY garden craft projects and especially those that are inexpensive and involve repurposing items already in your yard. Come see what I have been up to! You can also see my DIY projects on Hometalk.

I can’t get enough of DIY garden craft projects and especially those that are inexpensive and involve repurposing items already in your yard. Come see what I have been up to! You can also see my DIY projects on Hometalk.

DIY Project ~ April Showers Gathering Vase

Welcome to Brenda Tunis, TheDCH‘s new floral arranging instructor, who brought a wonderful gathering vase project for us to create. Imagine a lovely cutting garden full of color and scent and then put it into a vase, that’s what we got to do! This more traditional bouquet style is designed by placing the tallest flowers

I can’t get enough of DIY garden craft projects and especially those that are inexpensive and involve repurposing items already in your yard. Come see what I have been up to! You can also see my DIY projects on Hometalk.

DIY Project ~ Raised Beds for Free!

Who says you can’t get something for nothing? I just finished two raised beds made from my neighbor’s old shutters and odds and ends of  left over wood,  then painted them with surplus deck paint! ZERO COST!! For quite a while, I have admired all sorts of wonderful homemade and commercial raised beds seen on

I can’t get enough of DIY garden craft projects and especially those that are inexpensive and involve repurposing items already in your yard. Come see what I have been up to! You can also see my DIY projects on Hometalk.

Spring is Busting Out all Over!

This spring weather has me hopping around in all directions, not knowing what to do first! After finishing the window boxes and cleaning up some flower beds, it was time for some spring decorating outside. First, I tucked Tete a Tete Narcissus bulbs into the twig wreath on the back gate. Then, off to our

I can’t get enough of DIY garden craft projects and especially those that are inexpensive and involve repurposing items already in your yard. Come see what I have been up to! You can also see my DIY projects on Hometalk.

DIY Project ~ Welcome Spring! Time to change the window boxes!

  After a surprise snow early in the week, it is suddenly spring. The trees are showing halos of green and red as buds prepare to unfurl and birdsong wakes me in the morning. Time to change out the front window boxes with the earliest spring blooms: bulbs. Gathered on the porch for protection for

I can’t get enough of DIY garden craft projects and especially those that are inexpensive and involve repurposing items already in your yard. Come see what I have been up to! You can also see my DIY projects on Hometalk.

DIY Project ~ Vermicomposting in a tub in a few easy steps!

Hetty Franke, Master Gardener and “Queen of Compost in Delaware” recently held a workshop at TheDCH. Teaching all ages, from school children to senior citizens, Hetty’s mission for many years has been to make people aware that plant matter is also a resource, not trash. Composting of all kinds was discussed: aerobic composting (compost pile

I can’t get enough of DIY garden craft projects and especially those that are inexpensive and involve repurposing items already in your yard. Come see what I have been up to! You can also see my DIY projects on Hometalk.

DIY Project ~ Shades of Spring, a Green Bouquet

    In the early spring, we see all the greens emerge first, followed by the initial blooms. In keeping with this early greening time of year, Emily Smith (TheDCH floral workshop diva), showed us how to make this striking bouquet using green flowers and leaves with hints of spring color. Sometimes a more neutral color

I can’t get enough of DIY garden craft projects and especially those that are inexpensive and involve repurposing items already in your yard. Come see what I have been up to! You can also see my DIY projects on Hometalk.

DIY Project ~ Cupcake Craze / Make Floral Cupcake Arrangements!

Cupcakes are all the rage now. These once tiny cakes reserved for children’s birthday parties are now the highlight of wedding receptions, baby showers, fancy parties and every occasion in between! So Emily Smith, The DCH’s floral arranger extraordinaire, developed a fun workshop for creating a cupcake centerpiece that even features “icing” with a cherry on

I can’t get enough of DIY garden craft projects and especially those that are inexpensive and involve repurposing items already in your yard. Come see what I have been up to! You can also see my DIY projects on Hometalk.

A Trip Down Memory Lane ~ My Former Garden

  Today I’m taking you with me on a trip down memory lane to my former garden. Our brick split-level sat on a seventy-five by one hundred foot lot in a development established in the 1950s and looked pretty much like all the other homes around us. Over the course of thirteen years, using landscaping

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