Since I published my DiY Garden Decor post here on Hometalk recently, a lot of you have asked if I had a tutorial for the copper coil wind chimes. I didn't document the chimes pictured in that post, but I decided to make another one and document the process in the following tutorial. I hope you find it helpful.
This is how we made a solar powered waterfall for our new fairy herb garden. It cost us less than $10 to make, and is such a fun feature to have.
I love the look of lanterns in outdoor decorating, but the cost to buy them can get quite pricey, and most do not come with lights and I of course wanted both. I decided to make my own, lights and all. The cost , $12.00 to make two lanterns I can use year round in my outdoor decor!
DIY Watercolor Accent Wall using Floral StencilsWelcome back, our crafty Cutting Edge Stencils fans! We are so excited to show you this trending paint technique using our gorgeous Flower Stencil patterns! Watercolor wallpaper is such an adorable accent to add to a room but application is time consuming and puts a dent in the bank account! Today we will show this exact wallpaper hack using our reusable wall stencils and some paint! Let’s begin our stencil project!!
While we were in the process of designing our new home my husband made the mistake of bringing me along on a trip to Vegas for "World of Concrete"..... WOW! I hate Vegas.... not a fan.... but was amazed at all the ways concrete was being used.... and so began my love affair with concrete. Our fire-pit is one of many concrete projects around the house and I'm always looking for creative ways to add a little more.....
How to Build a Free Fire PitOne of my goals this summer was to build a fire pit in my backyard. I looked at lots of DIY options on Pinterest and thought that I would make one from concrete paver stones.I started planning out my project, thinking I would need 36 concrete pavers from the home improvement store, sand to make a base and construction adhesive to stick the whole thing together.I was going to dig into the ground and make a completely level base for the pavers. Then, I realized I was completely overthinking this whole thing.I remembered that there were several piles of broken concrete over on a nearby field on our farm. If I could haul it back to our yard then I could just arrange them into a circle to make the fire pit.
I grew up going to a cabin that had a firepit. It was the heart of the activities. Everyone came together around it and the best memories happened there. So, when my husband and I bought our own cabin (right next to the one I grew up going to), our top priority was building a firepit.
My husband and I decided to turn an unused corner of our backyard into a family-friendly area where fun memories (and food) are made by building our own backyard fire pit! We poured the cement, built up the sides, mortared the inside - waited for it all to dry and then striked up a match and roasted some hot dogs! After the cement pad was dry, it took us a couple hours to build up the sides of the pit and a few days later we were enjoying a nice fire on a cool summer evening. Gathering around the pit is one of our favorite summer activities.
I've had an idea in my head to make a chime for quite some time now. I finally got everything together that I thought I would need. The large pot was a gift. For awhile I was using it as a vase and then it got set aside. The little cups I've had FOREVER sitting on the top shelf of a cabinet. When it clicked that they all had the same design (flowers and blue handles) I started thinking more about a chime. I studied the chimes I already have and decided I needed a weight to swing around and something in the middle that would knock around in the cups. I also needed something the cups could hang from...like my rusty Bath and Body soap holder!
Hummingbirds are so pretty and fun to watch. This is a wonderful way to reuse and upcycle empty wine bottles. The hummingbird feeders look beautiful and attract hummingbirds to your yard.
I had a bunch of keys I saved over the years. I just hated to throw them away. ( I know who saves keys? ) on one of my treasure hunts to the thrift shop. I found a wire basket. and then the big light bulb moment popped into my head! a Key wind chime is what I needed for my screened in porch! I had some artificial flowers around the house that needed a home. I stopped by the dollar store and picked up some green ribbon & brown yarn and a coco basket. took them home and made my key wind chime. I first made it with the green ribbon then made it again with the brown yarn.
We don't know what it is about tree stumps that we love so much - maybe the natural texture, the joy of reusing materials, or the fact that they're completely free. Whatever the reason, we LOVE them, and we know you do too, which is why we collected some inspiring and crazy cool pictures of tree stump upcycles that you'd better not miss!
1. Tree Stump Planter
My galvanized watering cans were collected over the years from flea markets and antique malls, some European, but most made in USA. They’re a rag-tag bunch, complete with dents and missing roses. While I love to find them in mint condition with their roses intact, I’m fond of those that were well used, imagining all the flowers and gardens they watered. I hung part of my collection on the corner of my Potting Shed a couple of years ago, where a rain chain would hang, but to be decorative rather than functional.