Creating a festive holiday window box is a good way to get outside for your garden therapy even as the mercury drops and the snow falls. If you have a box planter and some fresh greenery you will quickly have a long-lasting planter to freshen up the outdoors. And you don't even need a window for ... Read More about A Holiday Window Box You Can Display Anywhere
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If you live in an area that gets distinctive seasons, a garden fountain is a lovely feature in the spring, summer, and fall garden. And let's not forget the winter! Your fountain is likely in a prominent location of your garden so that you can enjoy it all year round. In the winter, when the snow ... Read More about Winter Fountain Care and a Beautiful Winter Decorating Project!
There is no need to look any farther than your own garden for the best greenery for holiday decorating. Right outside your door growing in your garden, neighborhoods, and parks are shrubs, trees, and perennial plants that would be very happy to share a few branches with you for seasonal ... Read More about The Best Garden Greenery for Holiday Decorating (and Which Ones to Avoid)
Create a rustic and homey feel to your indoor space by using elements from the outdoors. Wood adds warmth and natural form to indoor decor. This branch coat rack was created with some of the uniquely-shaped branches that were discovered when doing some garden pruning, so if you recreate this project ... Read More about Bring the Outdoors in with This DIY Natural Branch Coat Rack
Terracotta pots are my favorite containers to use in the garden. They are inexpensive, available in many different sizes and shapes, and made from natural materials. Even if you use them as is, terracotta pots add beautiful color and texture to any type of potted plant. Did you know how versatile ... Read More about 32 Terracotta Pot Hacks to Liven Up Your Home and Garden
With just a snippet from an outdoor evergreen you're well on your way to making these miniature wreath ornaments. You can hang them on the tree, use them to decorate the outdoors, add them to gifts, or even use them as napkin rings! No matter how you use them they are a fun and simple project to ... Read More about Miniature Evergreen Wreath Ornaments
Expand your miniature garden menagerie to include pets or favorite animals, like this twig reindeer. Consider tiny spruce branches for ears or furry antlers and use tiny Christmas balls or lights cut from ornaments to decorate them. You will surely find an abundance of miniature craft supplies at ... Read More about Make a Miniature Twig Reindeer Ornament
Aren't these little gnomes made out of branches adorable!? As I was decorating a miniature Christmas tree to set out in the play garden, I realized that I had no gnomes to give the tree to. It's not that I'm against gnomes. I made Woody, the moss-covered wild man, for a charity event that I was ... Read More about Twiggy Gnomes and Gardens
Slices of branches or tree trunks are all the rage! It's no wonder why; there are so many uses for these rustic yet beautiful cross-sections of wood. I can't think of a better way to bring the outdoors in than with a unique wood slice project. I created this roundup of tutorials from Garden Therapy ... Read More about Creative Wood Slice Projects
Did you know that my book, Garden Made: A Year of Seasonal Projects to Beautify Your Garden and Your Life, is available at your favorite bookstores? How exciting! Crafting from the garden doesn't need to be limited to just one season—this is what I hoped to show in the four chapters of Garden ... Read More about Garden Made: Get it Today!
These clay acorn ornaments are made simply with a modeling clay that requires no special equipment to harden (yay!) and found acorn caps. An autumn walk in the woods or even a neighborhood street is all you need to collect the caps, then follow the steps of this DIY tutorial to make your own festive ... Read More about Clay Acorn Ornaments
Full disclosure: these are NOT photos of my garden. Oh how I wish that it was...well, maybe not. I would have a broken body from the amount of work it takes to manage the 55 acres that makes up the beautiful VanDusen Gardens. Each year VanDusen dresses up their 255,000 plants and surrounding ... Read More about Holiday Lights to Dress Up the Winter Garden