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.

Free Houseplants ~ Starting Begonias from a Leaf

Free Houseplants

Does your friend have a beautiful Begonia that you would love to have, too? Ask her/him for a leaf with stem and start your own plant for free!     Just plunk that leaf’s stem into a jar with water and refresh the water once a week. Put the container in a window with lots

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.

Decorate for Fall Naturally!

Decorate for Fall Naturally

How do you decorate for Fall without spending a lot of money? Go natural! Find a good farm stand or farmer’s market nearby and purchase just a few select items to mix with your own garden abundance. For these window boxes, I only used one large ornamental Kale, one medium-sized pumpkin, four interesting colorful gourds

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.

Wheelbarrow Water Feature

Wheelbarrow Water Feature

Recently, a good friend gave me his parents’ vintage metal wheelbarrow! It was just what I needed to put together a water feature that I had been dreaming about making for awhile. If you have an old wheelbarrow that is water tight, consider making a Wheelbarrow Water Feature from it. Less mess and maintenance than

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.

Flower Fairies

Flower Fairies

  Want to have some fun with the kids or grandkids or just amuse yourself on a summer day? Make Flower Fairies to leave around gardens for folks to find! Use a dried poppy seed pod or two and some acorns and fine-tipped permanent pens. Draw little whimsical faces on each one and, then the

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.

Lamps with a Gardener’s Touch

Flower Pot Lamp Shade

I’ve had a couple yard sale lamps on the potting bench in our garden room for sometime now. My intent was to find some wonderful shades to replace the stained and torn existing ones. But, do you know how much lamp shades cost? Especially the cute gardening themed ones, that I thought I wanted, were

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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.

Flower Pot Fairy Houses

Flower Pot Fairy Houses

    Do you want to have a fairy garden or make a special gift for a friend or grandchild? If the cost of those fairy houses in the retail stores is holding you back, wait no longer! For the price of some oil-based paint pens, a little acrylic craft paint and some time, you

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 ~ Horseshoe Fairy Door

Horseshoe Fairy Door

Recently, I saw some wonderful hand-forged fairy doors for sale and fell in love with them. The only problem was the price – $58 each! I tried to come up with a way to get the look without spending that kind of money. Here’s what I came up with ~ Horseshoe Fairy Doors. A horsey friend

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.

Field Trip ~ Philadelphia Flower Show

2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

Set ahead to the second week in March to avoid bad weather, ironically, the Philadelphia Flower Show opened on a snowy day and experienced Storm Stella midweek during its run. Despite the weather, it was worth the effort to attend this year’s “Holland ~ Flowering the World” themed flower show sponsored by the Philadelphia Horticulture

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.

March Ice Storm ~ Stella Smudge Pots

March Ice Storm ~ Stella Smudge Pots

Here on the East Coast, our recent March storm, Stella, worked her magic. Bringing sleet, freezing rain, snow and then ice, she turned our yard into a set from the movie “Frozen.” Iced and crystalized, many branches could not bear this additional weight and bowed, some to the point of breaking. In the bitter wind,

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.

Scrabble Tile Plant Labels

Scrabble Tile Plant Labels

  A year or so ago, I saw a wonderful idea featured at the NorthWest Flower Show posted by one of my favorite bloggers, Sow & Dipity. (Click here to see her inspiring post) I loved the idea of repurposing old Scrabble letter tiles into plant labels for use in the garden and houseplants. It

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