branch swing shelves, crafts, repurposing upcycling, shelving ideas

Branch Swing Shelves

For my woodland-themed nursery, I decided to bring the outdoors in once again with these whimsical branch swing shelves. They were so simple to do and bring an unexpected charm to the room.

bicycle wheel trellis, gardening, repurposing upcycling, A great idea for growing peas in a compact space The project looks fairly simple as well

Bicycle Wheel Trellis

Spotted this trellis on a walk around the neighborhood. What a great recycling project and a sturdy trellis for peas. More on posts trellising peas here

create your very own miniature garden patio, crafts, gardening, What a beautiful setting Visit the blog to win a copy of Gardening in Miniature and A Gift Certificate to Two Green Thumbs to add some stylish details to your garden like this fabulous little garden bench

Create Your Very Own Miniature Garden Patio

What is the hottest trend right now in gardening... miniature gardens! I am just so thrilled to share with you Janit Calvo’s, book Gardening in Miniature: Create Your Own Tiny Living World. Everything in it is truly a work of miniature art and today we will share with you how to make a miniature garden patio.

making a fresh evergreen wreath, crafts, doors, flowers, gardening, hydrangea, seasonal holiday decor, wreaths, The holly and laurel branches that make up this wreath grow just outside my door I don t think it needs a single thing added to make it look more festive

Making a Fresh Evergreen Wreath

Before you get ready to decorate your front door for the holidays, have a quick look around you. What beautiful and festive greens are just begging to be transformed into a fresh evergreen wreath? Do you have Eucalyptus, Acuba, or Holly? Surely there are some greens nearby that look stunning at this time of year. A fresh wreath is a welcoming holiday decoration that celebrates natures beauty. And they smell as great as they look!

Here are some easy steps to make your own.

mason jar solar lights, crafts, mason jars, outdoor living

Mason Jar Solar Lights

Using just three materials and a wee bit of time you will quickly have stylish mason jars to light up the garden or patio.

save your lawn how to build a flushable dog run the doggie john, bathroom ideas, gardening, pets animals

Save Your Lawn! How to Build a Flushable Dog Run: The Doggie John

Using your lawn as a doggie bathroom means damage to the lawn. And it's not the cleanest place for kids and grown ups to hang out. So with my small yard and lawn, my resident Schneider built a flushable dog run or a Doggie John. Full and detailed instructions on how to build it at

how to save heirloom tomato seeds, gardening, Step 1 pick out the very best tomatoes for seeds that will make the very best tomatoes

How to Save Heirloom Tomato Seeds

Saving heirloom tomato seeds brings back those memories of science classes. The seeds can't be just scooped out and dried, they need to be removed with all the slimy tomato guts and left to ferment. A little gross factor and lots of fun makes this a great project to do with kids.
More information on this project at

learn how to make a succulent wreath, crafts, flowers, gardening, succulents, wreaths, A lush living wreath is easy to make and can be placed in the garden or use it as a table centrepiece for special occasions

Learn How to Make a Succulent Wreath

I was overjoyed to have authors John Gillespie & Christina Symons of the fabulous garden craft book, Everyday Eden: 100+ Fun, Green Garden Projects for the Whole Family to Enjoy (Harbour Publishing) on the blog. They shared how to make this stunning succulent wreath. I know you will head out to the improvement store to make your own after you see this. For full post information see you can also enter to win a copy of the book, Everyday Eden!

sun print cards, crafts

Sun Print Cards

After sun printing napkins a few weeks ago, I was a hooked on the possibilities of the interesting shapes in the garden that just needed to be immortalized. Using some of the leftover cyanotype solution from the project, I made a bunch of cards showcasing the various leaves in my garden

making a woven trellis, gardening, Reach for the sky peas That trellis is sturdy enough to hold you all

Making a Woven Trellis

It couldn't be easier to make a sturdy yet stylish trellis for peas, beans, or other climbing plants. This project uses just one material and takes very little effort and time. What could be better?! More information on how to choose the proper sizes and shapes for your plants in the full tutorial:

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