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.

Fall Fairy Windowbox

Fall Fairy Windowbox

It was time for a windowbox change here at Our Fairfield Home and Garden. Formerly lush summer plantings were becoming leggy and the blooms sporadic, so I wanted a transition into fall. Happening on a clearance table at the Michael’s craft store, two tiny fairy houses drew my eye and gave me an idea! And,

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.

Glam Up Your Wedding Glassware ~ Wedding Flowers for Less

Wedding Flowers in DIY Faux Mercury Glass Vases

What do you do when the bride would like an elegant wedding and you are trying to work within a tight budget? You roll up your sleeves and do-it-yourself, that’s what! Our bride fell in love with the look of mercury glass vases but, at $20 to $80 apiece, that just wasn’t affordable. Read 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.

Our Fairfield Home and Garden Tour

Garden Bench

In the past month, we have hosted four garden tours here at Our Fairfield Home and Garden! That’s a lot of keeping things tidy – sort of like when you have your house on the market and everything has to look perfect all the time, but on the outside. Now it is time to relax

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.

Repurposing ~ Handy Household Bottles for Kitchen and Laundry Use

Handy Household Bottles

Don’t toss those wine bottles in the recycling bin, make them into handy household bottles to use in the kitchen or laundry! This is a fun and easy project for all ages. These pretty repurposed bottles are great containers for dish soap, laundry soap, cooking oils, etc. Not only do they look much prettier 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.

Painting a Robin ~ Step-by-Step

Paint a Robin

Okay, you want to try painting a Robin, the quintessential songbird of Spring. Where to start? First, find a good color photograph you have taken yourself or downloaded on-line. Make sure to only use others’ images with permission. Either ask the individual photographer or use images that are listed as free to download, such as

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.

Mug Pots

Mug Pots

    I have been wanting to try my hand at this simple Sharpie craft I’ve seen on Pinterest. With a Master Gardener fundraiser coming up, I decided this would be a perfect time. Use an oil paint Sharpie permanent pen to draw faces on mugs, bowls or pots. You can draw the designs 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.

Rustic Winter ~ Our Fairfield Home and Garden

Winter Decorating

┬áThere’s a chill in the air, fall leaves are on the ground and it’s time to bring some rustic winter cheer to the outside of our home. Windowboxes, planters and our vintage potting sink are my favorite spots to decorate for the changing seasons. Natural, low-cost and garden-related are my preferences when it comes to

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 ~ Tucking the garden in for the winter at Our Fairfield Home & Garden

In our Delaware, zone 7a Fall Garden, the ┬ácolors are more muted now, a quiet transition from the wild color party of spring and summer into winter dormancy. The first leaves are changing color and we are having that wonderful “Indian Summer” warm spell before hard frosts set in. It’s time to clean up 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.

Recycled Window Picture Frame

Recycled Window Picture Frame

Don’t pass by that discarded wooden window in the trash. Turn it into a Recycled Window Picture Frame! Old wooden windows can be repurposed into many wonderful, useful things. We have a greenhouse made from repurposed windows and I saved a few extra windows out for other projects. Let friends and family know you are

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.

Building a Repurposed Windows Greenhouse

Repurposed Windows Greenhouse

It all started with three antique windows. I had no idea why, but at $5 each, they had to come home from that yard sale with me. As my new treasures sat in the basement, my mind started percolating ideas on how to put them to use in our garden. They were too fancy for

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