All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘crafts’

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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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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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How to make magnets from the gorgeous photos in seed catalogs

Creative Upcycling with DIY Seed Catalog Magnets

What gardener doesn’t love flipping through the vibrant photos of a seed catalog while dreaming of the coming gardening year? The absolute best flowers and vegetable examples are photographed in all their glory and plastered on the pages to brighten up a dreary winter. Seed catalogs are packed with stunning photography that gardeners can appreciate, so instead of tossing it into …

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Whimsical DIY clay ornaments for indoor planter decorating

Whimsical Clay Planter Ornaments

Add pizzazz to indoor plants, terrariums, and container gardens with quirky clay planter ornaments. These miniature sculptures are a fun rainy day project for adults and children if you are lucky enough to have a helper. Make them from clay and display the organic shapes in container arrangements and miniature gardens. They add just the right touch of whimsy and …

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Paper Succulent Card

Seed Paper Card Designs: Freebird and Succulents

Making seed paper is one of my favorite crafts. You would never know from the organic look of this artisan paper that the materials come from such humble beginnings. I showed the steps for how to make homemade seed paper using a DIY mold and decal fashioned from two-dollar frames and shredded bills in my book, Garden Made: A Year of …

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Free Printable Valentines Seed Envelopes / Seed Packets

Sowing the Seeds of Love with Seed Envelope Valentines

These printable seed envelope Valentines make a fun crafty Valentine’s Day gift that will keep on giving into the summer months. Give some seeds and your Valentine gets to grow the flowers. What a perfect little gift to sneak in the mailboxes of your neighbor (Random Acts of Valentine’s?). Or send these to school for classmates. Or just make one …

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