Category Archive for: ‘Weekend Projects’

How To Make A Bean Tent Scarlett Runner

How to Make a Whimsical Bean Tent

A living bean tent in the garden is a magical place to teach children about gardening, growing food, and harvesting. A bean tent creates shady solace from the sun while filling little bellies with nutrition. Whether the space is used for learning, play, or retreat, learn how to make a bean tent as a wonderful addition to a play garden space. My two-year-old …

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Easy DIY Solar Light Chandelier

Fairy Light Project: DIY Solar Light Chandelier

This DIY solar light chandelier is an easy project that took me all of fifteen minutes to put together. It adds a whimsical touch hanging from the tree above the rustic table and chair set that is part of my backyard play garden. Make this project in no time with a few common materials and then let your imagination run …

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Hopscotch Stepping Stones

Hopscotch Garden Stepping Stones

These hopscotch garden stepping stones aren’t the traditional children’s hopping game, nor are they typical for a garden pathway. I created these as part of the play garden design I have been developing since my son was born. The idea behind the play garden is to create a space that is engaging for children while being aesthetically pleasing for grown-ups. I will …

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Reindeer Moss Living Canvases From ByNature Studio Tour

Inspired ByNature – Moss Art

I was lucky enough to have a private tour last week of the ByNature studio in East Vancouver. Walking into the studio, I was instantly transported into a tropical rainforest with a warm, humid climate and wall-to-wall tropical plants in a variety of unique planters and frames. ByNature has the exclusive rights to a number of innovative European designs like …

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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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14 Totally Organic DIY Projects To Get Rid Of Pests Safely And Naturally

Totally Organic Ways of Getting Rid of Pests in the Garden

In my garden I use no chemicals or pellets or sprays. I develop healthy soil through composting and mulching and planting to attract the beneficial insects that hunt the bad bugs. Gardeners know to live with bugs and accept them for the value they add. If they don’t add value, and attack our plants and our bodies, well then they are dead to us …

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