Halloween is coming and we are having a Party this year and we need a few decorations. So I decided to start by making a giant spiders web to hang on the outside of our house.This project started with 15 plastic grocery bags and a regular household iron.
I was given a beautiful solid wood side-board from my mom when she sold her house. I loved everything about it, everything except the big water stain in the top corner! It had been caused by a cold drink on a hot day. And the stain had been there for as long as I can remember.I didn’t want to paint it because I really loved the chestnut finish. And the rest was in perfect condition. And I don’t have much experience was re-staining and my previous attempts had not been hugely successful.So I decided to try my best to remove the stain…
Growing up, my parents had a huge garden. Summer evenings had us picking corn, green beans, potatoes, carrots, or whatever veggie mom was cooking up that night. This easy, smaller scale version can be made in a few hours.
1. Secure boards together to make a large rectangle.
2. Add legs at each corner....
We've been gardening for years in my family. I started my garden at our current house in 2009 but we went to raised beds in 2014, when we created a DIY raised bed garden with reclaimed wood. Last year, we decided to install raised beds. Why? They're easier to access than sitting on the ground and, because we started with all fresh dirt, there are fewer weeds. My back hurts when I garden! Even raising the bed 7 is enough to make a big difference. Plus it is easier to see where things are planted and where to walk. Raised bed gardens can be installed in small spaces and are great for starting community gardens as well. Right now is the perfect time to start thinking about starting a garden so you can harvest early summer and fall vegetables later this year. Herbs are also a great addition to the garden, like these chives that have reseeded themselves for 5 years straight. Mmmm, I just love fresh chopped chives on a baked potato!
We all need to store pens on the top of our desks and most of the time they’re cluttered in a cup with no real style. That’s totally fine, but when we thought of this idea, we thought it was the perfect solution to help make that cup of disorganized pens actually double as pretty desktop decor. And not just any decor. Succulent decor! Now you can "hide" your desk pens in plain sight with this easy craft. And the best part? This project will take you less than 10 minutes total.
I have to say that hypertufa 'seat cushions' are my all time favourite DIY upcycle project for the garden! When we stumbled upon a discarded chair at the side of the road last week, hubs and I couldn't wait to make a hypertufa planter to replace the broken seat! At first glance, we both thought the chair was cast iron, but on closer inspection it turned out to be a plastic imitation. Hubs and I loaded it into the car; luckily we grabbed it before anyone else did!
So who’s ready for to get some dirt under their nails? In this article I’ll be blending my love for succulents with a fun gardening teqhniqe called Kokedama. Follow along and I’ll show you How to Make a Hanging Succulent Garden. See my full post here: http://www.thehiphomestead.com/hanging-succulent-garden/
I've been busy transplanting blackberries and, in the process, building new raised beds that combine a trellis. The following details share how to build this project and details for filling these beds and if you need more info on transplanting, it can be found here.