Category Archive for: ‘DIY Projects’

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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Making A DIY Living Edible Wreath

Berrylicious Living Strawberry Wreath

Shiny, bright red strawberries are not only a delicious treat but they are also a decorative plant that looks beautiful in the landscape. Low-growing plants dotted with white or pink flowers and brilliant berries can be used in a variety of small-space gardening solutions. This living strawberry wreath is an art piece that is also a smart use of space. …

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Blue Ball Hydrangea

The Essential Guide to Hydrangeas

What’s not to love about hydrangeas? These showy shrubs are the delight of summer blooms. They are long-living shrubs that bloom most of the summer and well into fall. Here is a guide to all things hydrangea: a description of the different types, how to change their color, drying projects, and more! Type of Hydrangeas Most Hydrangeas prefer moist, rich …

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Easy DIY Citronella Candles In Cans

How to Make Citronella Candles

If your favourite thing in the summer is warm nights outside then likely one of your least favourite is getting eaten alive by mosquitoes. Making citronella candles in cans is a great recycling project that is inexpensive and effective much like the Soy Beeswax Jar Candles I made a few months back.   I make plenty of candles to create a bug-free barrier …

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Natural Homemade Bug Spray Recipe With Essential Oils

All-Natural Bug Spray Recipe

This all-natural bug spray recipe is not only bad for bugs, it’s good for you. Good, because it’s super simple. Good, because it actually smells nice. And good, because it’s not toxic on your skin. All that and it keeps mosquitoes from biting. If you’ve visited recently you would have probably happened by the Citronella CANdle project where you will have learned two things: I hate mosquitoes and …

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