I found these mini terra cotta pots in my craft stash and thought it would be fun to make a windchime for my garden. These are so simple to make and are fun to get kids involved in too (Mothers Day gift?). You can paint the pots and accessorize with different beads and string. You can even play with the size and number of pots. Use bigger ones or cascade them from big to small?
Are your plants THRIVING or just SURVIVING? If your garden is not growing well, try these 3 simple steps to help. Just like WE thrive on a nutrient-dense diet in a stress-free environment, healthy plants need 'food' and a 'happy home' to live in too. If we meet the ‘needs’ of our plants, they will flourish, blossom and produce a bountiful harvest.
We love love love cooking with fresh herbs around here! My favorite thing to do is snip the little leaves right from the plants as I'm throwing a meal together. Another love of mine is mason jars...yes, I even have a Pinterest board just for mason jar ideas...so combining the two things seemed only natural. My hubby was the one who came up with the idea to make mini chalkboards to use as the labels(he's so crafty!)..I know, I'm a lucky girl!
Here's what you'll need to put a mason jar herb garden together...
After years of sitting neglected in the closet, I was excited to re-imagine a vibrant scarf into something new.
I’ve seen fabric covered planters floating around the internet for quite some time now and have always wanted to make my own, so alas I did!
You can view the full post and tutorial over on my blog, along with additional scarf inspired projects.
Dear Hometalkers! I simply can’t wait for all the berries to turn red to share this with you – a super easy DIY strawberry tower with a built-in reservoir! Bonus: everyone can make this with recycled materials!
I had a pretty ornate fan,bought at Ross many years ago. It broke and didn't want to throw it out. I also didn't need a fan anymore, bought when our AC went out and in middle of August in SC. Also, bought a light fixture at a garage sale for $5, had plans to had it switch out for an existing light fixture. A thought just came to me.
When a friend of mine asked me to give new life to her old headboard sign, I immediately said YES! She owns a local produce stand, so figuring out what to paint on the sign was a no-brainer.
In the summer we go through bottles and bottles or orange and guava juice and I decided to save all the plastic bottles to make self-watering plant holders
Even though we have a huge yard, having a garden has always been difficult. With our 4-6 very large Rhodesian Ridgebacks, it was rare that I could ever pick anything grown before they helped themselves. The year that our Foundation boy decided to make a bed out of all of my tomato plants put an end to my spending the money on trying to garden.
This planter gave my front steps the perfect amount of "oomph" it needed. Not only does it allow me to display a variety of beautiful flowers at the same time, but my neighbors can't help but smile when they pass by my house now.
This super simple project transformed boring, frumpy plastic hanging planters (that I picked up for $3 each at my local hardware store) into hanging planters that are more my style! The whole project only took a couple hours – and I’m in love with how they turned out!
I have had these floor lamps for over 15+ years. They have moved with us from house to house and always seemed to find a spot to sit in the living room even though they were never used. Each time they got a new lamp shade to match the new decor, but they were just still sitting there looking sad. So I took them apart with plans to save the fixture and all the wiring to make new lamps. The stands just sat there for months. I knew I couldn't just toss them out, but I had no clue what to do with them. Until a few weeks ago. It's cold here in Wisconsin now and all the plants that I had outside for the summer had to start being brought in for winter. Yikes....I guess I collect a lot of plants. I had no room for them anymore. And then it dawned on me to repurpose my floor lamp into a plant stand! This way I could add more height to an area in my room, but I could also get more plants off the floor and off the tables.
I found this lovely piece at a thrift store with all its jewels in place. I have been on a search for an outdoor piece to create for my potting area.
Hen & Chicks or Sempervivum are hardy little perennial succulents that can grow almost anywhere in very little dirt. I use them in unique planters on my patio, deck and in my gardens.
This is the easiest way to create a Spiral Herb Garden in less than an hour and won't have you lugging heavy materials to get the job done! What can I say, I'm a lazy gardener. I just want results without the calluses and the expense!
There are plenty of versions of the spiral garden out there, this is my version with a twist on herbs and flowers that are Bee Friendly and attract Butterflies! Might as well make something for all your little garden friends right?
Do you love to garden but are tired of not being successful at it? I was too so I designed a unique new way to garden. Find out 13 benefits to gardening this new way. Never pull weeds or bend over...it's fun, easy, and it works!
Do you keep a folder of ripped out pages from magazines or catalogs of items you'd love to have or make? Tucked inside my over-stuffed folder was this little gem of a planter from CB2. Since there's nothing like a good knock-off challenge, see how I created my own version of this modern flower pot.
Back in the day, when I used to run a coffee shop, we used to bag up all of our used coffee grounds and put them beside the door for our customers to take home and use in the garden. It was a busy coffee shop and we went through a lot of coffee, but we could never seem to keep that bin of old coffee grounds full. As soon as we put some out, they were gone. Some customers would see how popular they were and ask us how they could use them too. We used to always say that they were really good for roses, but there are a lot of other great uses for them in the garden too!
Through one of my obsessions called Pinterest, ever heard of it, I saw a terrarium ornament and thought it was just beautiful, but was daunted by the size hole that I had to work the supplies through.
Then I was flipping through my CB2 magazine and saw a hanging candleholder that I thought would work perfectly. BAM! I used the CB2 whirly hanging candleholder and it is beautiful and works like a dream. I actually made one for each of my guests to take home after my Thanksgiving party, as another way to let them know how thankful we are to have them in our lives. I have since given one to my Mom and sister-n-law.
It would make a perfect gift for a teacher, friend, or for yourself! It takes less than 10 minutes to make and costs less than $10.00. How perfect is that!