Category Archive for: ‘Crafts’

Assembling pansy boutonnieres

Creative Gift-Giving with DIY Pansy Crafts

Pansies are an old stand-by in the garden because they are hardy, versatile, and come in many different sizes and every color of the rainbow. They can bloom throughout spring, summer, and even autumn, bringing a splash of color to the garden almost year-round. There’s more to pansies than just a pretty garden flower, though. These flowers are also a …

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painted apiary

How to Make Gorgeous Painted Beehives

People have been creating intricately painted beehives for hundreds of years. It is a practical and fun way to make hives into a form of garden art, as well as a great way to get children involved and teach them about the importance of bees. Kim Lehman is the author of the fabulous book Beekeeper’s Lab: 52 Family-Friendly Activities and Experiments …

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Make These Edible Flower Ice Cubes For Guests The Even Taste A Bit Sweet

How to Make the Perfect Edible Flower Ice Cubes

These edible flower ice cubes make a stunning show in a garden cocktail. Use them to decorate events like weddings or showers, or just to add a little pretty to your glass of water! The only annuals I tend to grow in my garden are edible ones and when I first tasted violas I knew that this stunning plant with …

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This Easy Candle Planter Is Made With Two Pots Plus Some Annuals And A Candle

10-Minute Outdoor Candle Planter

I was strolling through my local garden center a few weeks back and saw the most brilliant use of terracotta – an outdoor candle planter! I quickly gathered the materials and went straight home to make my own, and I LOVE how it turned out! Here are the steps if you want to make your own outdoor candle planter and …

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Infusing Oils With Herbs

Three Ways to Make Herbal Oils for Natural Beauty Recipes

Infusing oil with herbs is a great way to add color, scent, and healing properties to the raw ingredients you will be using in natural beauty recipes. Simply soaking herbs in oil isn’t enough to infuse the oil; it needs to be heated. Luckily, there are a few ways of doing this so you are sure to find one that …

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How to make dyed leaf imprint Easter eggs

Botanical Leaf Imprint Easter Eggs

Before decorating your Easter eggs this year, head out to the garden and hunt for leaves to imprint on them. The spring garden may just be emerging, but there are surely plenty of unusual shapes of leaves that you can use to adorn your Easter eggs. With just a few supplies, such as nylons and a bit of food coloring, leaf …

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