Category Archive for: ‘DIY Projects’

This easy-to-make fresh holly wreath dotted with bright red berries is a traditional way to decorate for Christmas. See how to make one at home in this DIY.

A Very Merry Fresh Holly Wreath for Christmas

A fresh holly wreath dotted with bright red berries is a traditional way to decorate for Christmas. While I love to play with all sorts of different greens (as well as the whites, golds, yellows, blues, and reds) for my holiday decorations, the 20ft tall holly tree that adorns the entrance of my urban garden explodes with berries that beg to …

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How to create a bug hotel for overwintering beneficial insects in your home garden.

Build a Bug Hotel

A bug hotel is part garden art and part winter habitat for beneficial insects, the garden army that helps to keep the bad bugs under control. If you are an organic gardener like me, then you will want to be sure that there is a place in your garden for beneficial insects to lodge for the winter. Next spring, when …

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This inexpensive and easy weekend project shows you how to create a stylish branch coat rack with just some branches, paint, and a few tools.

Bring the Outdoors in with This DIY Natural Branch Coat Rack

Create a rustic and homey feel to your indoor space by using elements from the outdoors. Wood adds warmth and natural form to indoor decor. This branch coat rack was created with some of the uniquely-shaped branches that were discovered when doing some garden pruning, so if you recreate this project it will never look exactly the same! This branch coat …

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How to plant garlic outdoors in the fall garden. Garlic gets planted before the first frost of the year and overwinters in the garden.

Protect Your Garden from Vampires: How to Grow Garlic

As we get ready for Halloween, now’s the perfect time to think about naturally vampire-proofing your garden, which means it’s time to grow garlic! Planting garlic around the perimeter will protect your veggie beds from getting trampled by nighttime intruders who vant to suck your bloooood. In all seriousness, it’s a good reminder to plant garlic when you start thinking about …

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How To Install A Disappearing Fountain Step 13

How to Install a Disappearing Fountain in Your Home Garden (It’s Easier Than You Think!)

I’m most taken with gardens that have a little mystery to them (as you can see in my previous post on Creating a Secret Garden). I spent many hours healing in the zen garden in my previous home and was eager to create a comparable space in my new home. I learned how to install a disappearing fountain in my …

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Make This Gorgeous Outdoor Centerpiece With Terracotta Pots Succulents And A Candle

Make This Stunning Terracotta Pot Succulent Centerpiece

It’s hard to believe that this gorgeous succulent centerpiece was made from humblest of materials. An inexpensive wire hanging basket frame, terracotta pots, reindeer moss, and a Hurricane candle make for a show stopping planter / table decoration that will get people talking! Who else out there has too many terracotta pots? Well, really, how many is too many? 50? 100? …

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