Category Archive for: ‘DIY Projects’

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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How To Make Sun Print Cards

Preserve the Beauty of the Garden with Cyanotype Sun Print Cards

There are many ways to collect beauty from the garden and preserve it but one of my favorites is to create greeting cards using a historic photographic method, cyanotype printing. I first used this method to create sun print napkins  and was thrilled with the results. I was a hooked on the possibilities of the interesting shapes in the garden that just needed to be …

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Birdcage Outdoor Fairy Lights

Outdoor Lighting Ideas for the Garden

Adding lighting to landscaping can showcase plants in a new way, light up a pathway, or just create a warm glow.  Here are a few outdoor lighting ideas throughout the year. For the Birds Let the birds fly free and fill a birdcage with string lights. For this project I used waterproof, batter-powered LED lights. I can leave it out …

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