These sweet little egg candles are a snap to make. Heidi says 1/3 pounds of beeswax filled six hollowed out eggshells to complete her project. The candlelight through the shells is particularly lovely, no? For the entire how-to, visit Mom's Crafty Space.
Gardens are one of the most creative things to do, whether it's blending the colors of annuals in your pots for just that perfect contrast, or developing the perfect layout for your garden path. Gardening is all about creating. So we thought we would finish out the week with a fun creative project that gets those artistic juices flowing. Continue Reading
On the off chance that you actually find a vintage card filing cabinet in decent condition, it's probably going to be pretty pricey. (Gotta love the up-charge at those sweet consignment shops!) If you care more about the look than the vintage street cred, this DIY version is big on style and low on cost! Continue Reading
Nothing beats a DIY project made from free materials you were going to recycle anyway. Except for a DIY project made from free materials you were going to recycle anyway that prevents weeds from growing among your tasty veggies! Continue Reading
If you've ever flown into or out of the Lindbergh terminal at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport during the summertime, you've probably noticed very large pots of (usually) petunias hanging from just about every lamp post bordering the entrance and exit routes. Every time I drive past them, I'm always struck by how thick the blooms are, as you can Continue Reading
One thing I learned while researching this blog post? You can make a planter out of anything. Seriously, anything. I left the toilets out (you're welcome), but take a peek at seven other charming ways to give your green thumb a workout.
I'm guessing these wine bottle planters would be easy to replicate. First we'd have to cut off the bottom of the bottles. We wouldn't be able to use potting soil as our planting medium. From the look of the pictures, it seems Continue Reading
I'm no coffee drinker, but I do love grabbing a few of those teeny tiny straws when they are out for the taking just because everything tastes better through a little straw. Who knew they also served the purpose of making up a modern, geometric mobile? Continue Reading
Another genius idea that will make you smack your forehead while simultaneously exclaiming, "Why didn't I think of that!" The technique of turning an old pair of jeans into a gardening apron could not be easier. It's just a matter of knowing Continue Reading
During my growing-up years, my parents had a small garden in our backyard. As a result, we were all in the habit of tossing our fruit and veggie scraps into an empty milk jug, and then taking that jug outside to dump the day's collection into our compost bin. A routine spreading of the compost on our garden had terrific results! Even in the blazing Arizona heat, we had giant tomatoes, beets, carrots, and other deliciousness gracing our garden.
My parents have since moved, and we are planning on putting in a nice garden for my mom for mothers' day in their new backyard. A compost bin is a necessary companion to her new garden. A "beehive" container like the one above, (via Tilly's Nest), would be a beautiful way to disguise it! Continue Reading