Author Archive for: ‘Stephanie’

How to make magnets from the gorgeous photos in seed catalogs

Creative Upcycling with DIY Seed Catalog Magnets

What gardener doesn’t love flipping through the vibrant photos of a seed catalog while dreaming of the coming gardening year? The absolute best flowers and vegetable examples are photographed in all their glory and plastered on the pages to brighten up a dreary winter. Seed catalogs are packed with stunning photography that gardeners can appreciate, so instead of tossing it into …

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leaf imprint stepping stones project

Leaf Imprint Stepping Stones

This Weekend Project is a decorative way to preserve the garden by capturing the beauty of leaves all year round as stepping stones. You don’t have to work hard for a whole weekend to do it, though! It’s a simple project that is quick and fun to do, but the concrete needs some time to cure after the stones are poured. These …

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These botanical soap bars are decorated with flowers, herbs, and leaves found in the garden. See the step-by-step instructions for how to make them at home.

Exquisite Botanical Soap that Cleanly Preserves the Garden

These botanical soap bars are decorated with flowers, herbs, and leaves found in the garden. This is a fun project for encapsulating what grows in your own backyard to bring a little nature to your bath or shower. Handmade soap makes a lovely gift and it is surprisingly simple to make a large batch of botanical soaps with little effort. …

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Whimsical DIY clay ornaments for indoor planter decorating

Whimsical Clay Planter Ornaments

Add pizzazz to indoor plants, terrariums, and container gardens with quirky clay planter ornaments. These miniature sculptures are a fun rainy day project for adults and children if you are lucky enough to have a helper. Make them from clay and display the organic shapes in container arrangements and miniature gardens. They add just the right touch of whimsy and …

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Growlight garden for countertop indoor gardening

Countertop Gardening for Every Kitchen

Let me introduce you to my new kitchen appliance, the Growlight Garden. This handy structure lets me grow a lot of fresh sprouts, microgreens, and salad right on my kitchen counter. Plus, it can be used to start seeds for the outdoor garden, root cuttings indoors, and nanny plants when I’m on vacation. Why every house doesn’t have one is …

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Paper Succulent Card

Seed Paper Card Designs: Freebird and Succulents

Making seed paper is one of my favorite crafts. You would never know from the organic look of this artisan paper that the materials come from such humble beginnings. I showed the steps for how to make homemade seed paper using a DIY mold and decal fashioned from two-dollar frames and shredded bills in my book, Garden Made: A Year of …

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