Category Archive for: ‘DIY’

Window Draft Stopper

Draft Stoppers: How to Make DIY Door Socks

These DIY draft socks are super simple to make, inexpensive, and work well to stop the chilly drafts from under doors or from window sills. Oh, and they are freakin’ adorable too!  Here’s how to make your own. Materials: Socks – pick nice long ones.  Men’s woolly work socks are shown here, but knee socks would also be a great …

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Grinch Tree Ball

The Magic of the Grinch Christmas Tree

The Christmas tree that graces the Garden Therapy house this year is not a huge, lush, extravagantly-adorned spectacle as it has been in the past.  Nope, this year we almost didn’t put up a tree.  I was feeling a bit grinchy and will admit that the holidays have been difficult in the past, the last few years in particular.  So this year the …

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Holiday Planter Burlap Green Ribbon Bow Medium

DIY Burlap-Wrapped Holiday Planters and Front Door Décor

  Ready for your weekend project?  It’s holiday planters this week and a quick tour of our front door, decorated for the season in non-traditional but natural tones of deep green, eucalyptus blue, and golden yellow. It just didn’t feel like a red and green year for the holiday planters and wreath.  This year’s decor was somewhat inspired by the golden …

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How To Make Soy And Beeswax Candles With Wax Succulents

Beeswax Succulent Mason Jar Candles

These mason jar candles topped with a beeswax succulents look impressive but are super simple to make. This project can be done with homemade soy and beeswax candles, or even to top a store-bought votive. We’ll continue on our theme for making homemade holiday gifts again this week for this Weekend’s Project: a DIY Beeswax Succulent Mason Jar Candles Tutorial. The beauty of …

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Modern Concrete Planters

Concrete Garden Projects Planters & Stepping Stones

Not long ago I saw some very cool, modern concrete planters that I added to my DIY To Do List.  Not long afterwards the lovely folks over at Timber Press sent me a copy of Concrete Garden Projects: Easy & Inexpensive Containers, Furniture, Water Features & More to review so when I had a crafty friend stop by for a visit …

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Citronella CAN-dles

Tonight the mosquitoes have decided that it’s time for a feast and, not one to give up a fight, I made citronella CANdles this year to keep those buggers away. DIY: This easy project can be simply done in an hour if you have some cans, some wax (old candle nubs will do just fine), and some citronella oil. The most difficult …

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