All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Weekend Projects’

Delicate Purple And White Blooms Of Oxalis

Painted Jar Planters + Shamrocks

St. Patrick’s Day typically reminds folks of leprechauns, green beer, Ireland, and shamrocks: the symbol seen on green-felt fedoras. But I’m a plant nerd, so I think about the shamrock from a botanical point of view (and I try not to remember those nights drinking green beer). The symbol of Ireland is the three-leaf white clover, Trifolium repens, which is common in …

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Theres No Moosetaking My Love For You DIY Seed Paper Valentine

Valentines That Grow!

Now here is a gift that sprouts up beautiful flowers or yummy veggies when planted, homemade seed paper Valentines! This DIY project requires no special equipment and recycles paper into something much more attractive—pressed handmade paper with embedded seeds. The paper can be cut out in any share you want, but for this project I’ve turned seed paper into woodland critters that …

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This Evergreen Wreath Is Made Completely From Trees And Shrubs In The Garden

Gardening For Your Front Door: Making a Fresh Wreath

Every year we like to hang a different wreath on our front door during the holidays. We’ve amassed a collection of wreaths to match the holiday season trends of sparkly red berries, Christmas ornaments, peacock feathers, and square-shaped boxwood, but my favorites are most certainly natural, fresh wreaths. A fresh wreath makes for an individual work of art that smells …

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Ornaments And Ribbon Decorate A Tall Skinnt Cedar Tree From Christmas Tree From How To Make A Nine Foot Grinch Tree

How to Make a Nine-Foot Grinch Tree

There are many versions of the Dr. Seuss-inspired Grinch Christmas tree (like this miniature one!), from Whoville-esque trees adorned with candy-coloured ornaments to snow-covered, oddly-shaped trees that set the scene outdoors. Perhaps the most iconic is a tall, skinny evergreen wound up with wire with a heavy ornament dangling from the curved-over top. These represent the trees that Mr. Grinch …

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Gorgous Deck Or Patio Storage DIY BBQ Cabinet With Chalk Paint

Before and After: DIY BBQ Cabinet

Outdoor living and entertaining are a big part of my summer and early fall, so I want my back deck to look welcoming and pulled together. All the BBQ stations and cabinets I have seen are functional wood, steel, or tile, and look like they are meant to go with the BBQ. Hey, there is nothing wrong with that! Except …

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How To Build A Vegetable Garden On A Green Roof

Grow up! Build an Edible Rooftop Garden

I am smitten with award-winning landscape architect, Senga Lindsay’s, book on unique and urban applications of edible landscaping, Edible Landscaping: Urban Food Gardens That Look Great (Harbour Publishing). You will be too when you get a look at this wealth of information from the book from this project: The Edible Rooftop No ground to grow your edibles? Think up—onto your rooftop! …

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