A bug hotel is part garden art and part winter habitat for beneficial insects. Here is how to make one for this weekend project.
Collecting flowers, leaves, stems, and pods from the garden now, will give you a treasure trove of beautiful dried plants to craft with all year long.
Please welcome Guest Blogger, Ann Clements, from the Sunshine Coast of BC, a dancer, naturalist, and avid plant preserver. If you are looking for expert tips in saving the most decorative parts of the garden, there is no one better to share her wisdom. Now over to Ann… [Read more...]
Using just three materials and a wee bit of time you will quickly have stylish mason jars to light up the garden or patio on these late summer nights.
This ceramic berry basket cost about the same as the ones at Anthropologie or Williams-Sonoma, but since it can be personalized at a paint your own pottery shop, it also includes an afternoon of fun.
This lightly-scented lavender linen water is a must for the laundry room. Use it to fill up your iron to freshen while pressing. Pour it into a spray bottle and mist linens fresh from the wash or those that have been stored for a while. All natural ingredients make this a wonderful recipe to add to your home.
Using a collection of silver pots and some colourful succulents, this weekend project is whole lot of vintage with a healthy dose of rock and roll.
The first thing I armed myself with for this project was Debra Lee Baldwin’s Succulent Container Gardens: Design Eye-Catching Displays with 350 Easy-Care Plants . Within the pages there a veritable wealth of information on many different kinds of succulents including Aeoniums, Haworthias, Lewisias, Sedum, Sempervivums and a whole bunch more I’ve seen before but couldn’t name.
As effective and economical this project for homemade Citronella CANdles is, the end result could definitely use some prettying up.
The first stage was to use a household staple, jute twine, around each can. This looks pretty cool and has the added bonus of giving you a place to put your hand when the can is burning hot and needs to be moved.
Still, it needed a bit more burn protection, and colour. Enter Yarn Bombing, the trend for random acts of yarn. While a guerrilla knitter didn’t sneak in and wrap these in the night, they certainly do brighten up the place.
Of course burlap needed to make an appearance as well, being yet another gardener standby and oh-so popular right now. Good old burlap looks great on this can with a wee bit of rust on it. [Read more...]