DIY Projects

Creative Bird baths – DIY Garden Decor Projects

8 Creative and whimsical bird baths made from ordinary household items. What do you have that might be made into a bird bath? #birdbaths

These Creative Bird baths make use of re-purposed items that you may have around the house. They add a whimsical touch to any garden decorating theme. This time of the year, it’s common for bird baths to get really dirty.  Check out the video on cleaning a bird bath for and easy solution to this…

DIY Garden Decoration Projects – Make your Own Garden Art

Round up of unique Garden Art DIY projects

DIY Garden Decoration Projects Add a Touch Of Class These neat DIY Garden Decoration Projects will add  whimsical additions to any plain garden.  Most of them are made using recycled materials for an extra “green” touch. The projects are as simple as candles in Mason jars or as involved as the elaborate fish tower.  Today’s…

Boxwood Wreath Bird Feeder DIY Project

DIY Bird Feeder Wreath. Repurpose and old Christmas wreath to feed the birds!

Some of you may remember that I made a dogwood wreath for the first time in December last year for Christmas.   I’ve long since removed the Christmas decorations but left it hanging and it has started to dry out.  I decided to re-purpose it into a bird feeder for my backyard test garden. My husband…

Outdoor Games for Kids and Adults

7 Great DIY Outdoor Games and Activities for kids and adults

Add One of these Outdoor Games to your next Party. The weather is warming up here in NC and it makes me think of things to do outside.  Gardening is my first choice, of course, but I also love having outdoor gatherings and activities for them. I grew up in a family of six children…

DIY Garden Bench – Build it yourself

DIY Garden Bench

Do you have a spot where you would like to sit and enjoy your garden efforts?   This garden bench is perfect for that. You can make this attractive, comfortable garden bench yourself. It is strong and durable, and is made by using a simple biscuit joinery technique. Now is the perfect time to do projects…

Coffee Grounds are great for Hydrangeas, Camillias and Roses!

Used coffee filter

Don’t throw out those used coffee grounds.  There are lots of ways to put them use in your garden.  And more to the point, there are certain plants, such as hydrangeas, Camellias and roses that just love them! Put your Used Coffee Grounds to use in the garden. So you have a big ole cup of Joe…

DIY Apple Pine Tree Wreath

DIY Apple Pine Tree Wreath

Do it Yourself Apple Pine Tree Wreath This festive Apple Pine Tree Wreath makes a nice change from the traditional round Christmas Tree Wreaths so commonly seen.  Best of all, you can make it yourself! To make the project, you will need the following materials: 1 Wire Flat tree shaped form size 15 x 17…

My Favorite DIY Flower Projects – Gardening Creativity

Round up of 8 incredible Flower craft projects

DIY Flower Projects for those who Love Gardening in any Form These DIY Flower Projects appeal to me because they are not your normal run of the mill cut paper flower.  Most of those are cute but not very stylish looking to me. These projects take creativity to a whole new level. Some of them…

Junk Art and Home Decor Fall Projects Round Up

Halloween Junk art and home decor projects from the Garden Charmers

The ladies in my Facebook Gardening Group called the Garden Charmers are at it again.   I asked the ladies in the group to show me what they have to share for Fall Junk art and home decor projects, and they came up with a great variety of ideas and tips for you. Decorate in Style…

My Hydrangea Wreath Make Over

Dried Hydrangea Wreath Make Over

A couple of weeks ago, I did a tutorial on how to make a wreath from Hydrangea blossoms.  When I made the wreath, it had color (sort of a green a burgundy color) with a blue bow – shown in the picture below. Hydrangea Wreath gets a Fall Face Lift As the blossoms dried, the…

My Staggered Planter Gets a Facelift

Staggered Planter with house numbers and fall plantings

A few months ago, I did a tutorial on a staggered planter with house numbers on the bottom pot for great door curb appeal. This is what the planter looked like in early spring. Since it is autumn now, and the planter is looking a bit sad, I wanted to change plants out for an…

Making Hydrangea wreaths – Photo Tutorial

Make your own Hydrangea Wreath - Step by Step photo tutorial

DIY Hydrangea Wreath Making hydrangea wreaths is a very easy project and costs so much less than a store bought wreath.  Mine cost $6.99 and about an hour of my time, and I’ll be able to use the straw ring for another project later. Last year I showed you how to make hydrangea wreaths in…

How to Make a Floral Bow

Make your own Floral Bow - Step by step photo tutorial

Tutorial – How to Make a Floral Bow My experience has taught me that anything purchased in a florist shop is expensive and floral bows are no exception.  Why pay retail prices when they are so easy to make? I use floral bows for hand made wreaths, garlands and also on all of my special…

DIY Autumn Wreath Projects

DIY Autumn Wreaths

Many people decorate their doors with Christmas wreaths for the festive season but Autumn leaves and other materials also lend themselves to autumn wreath projects. There are colorful leaves, branches and twigs and acorns and pine cones all over the yard just asking to be dressed up.  Add these to some ribbon, a wreath ring…

DIY Fall Scarecrow Watering Can Planter

Scarecrow Watering Can Fall Planter

Watering cans make great planters and garden decor items.  The size is perfect and the opening can be used for a plant or cut flowers. Today, I am putting one to use in a scarecrow watering can planter that is just perfect for fall. One of my favorite things to do when I am at…

Frogs in the Garden and Home – Cute Accents

These Garden Frogs add A Touch of Whimsy to Any Garden or Home decor. Everyone seems to love frogs. That is a given. They seem to show up in all sorts of garden and home decor decorative accents.  Whether your frogs are the DIY kind, a one of a kind creation or one that you…

Easy DIY Garden Projects

DIY Indoor Garden projects

Spruce up your indoor space with one of these Easy DIY Garden Projects. These DIY gardening projects make the perfect home decor projects for indoor plants. They are simple to do and add so much appeal to a bare indoor space just crying out for some TLC. The beauty of these projects is that they…

Hiding Chain Link Fences

How to Hide a Chain Link Fence with Shrubs and Plants

Using Plants to Hide a Chain Link Fence Our neighborhood is made up of 1/2 acre lots, many of which use chain link fences to divide the properties.  While this type of fence is great to keep our German Shepherd dogs enclosed, it is not so great to look at. One of my projects for…

Where do you keep your vegetables when the season ends?

Storage of fresh produce at season's end

The growing season still has time to go and many of us are in the middle of the vegetable gardening season.  But it is never too early to consider how you will deal with storing garden vegetables that you have at the end of the season. Root Cellars, and basements are great places for storing garden vegetables.…

Keep Squirrels away with These Repellents

DIY Squrrel Repellents

The squirrels have made a mess of my vegetable gardening attempts, this year, in a big way.  I decided to see what I could come up with to keep them away. These DIY Squirrel Repellents were easy to make and did a pretty good job. I must admit that I have been so proud of…

Uses for Aluminum Pie Plates in the Garden

Aluminum pie plates can be put to use in the garden.

I love to find neat garden uses for common household items.  There are so many things that we throw away that can be put to good use in a garden.  Aluminum disposable pie plates are one of those things. Don’t Throw those Disposable Pie Plates away! These plates can be re-purposed for many garden uses:…

Easy DIY Garden Projects

DIY Garden Projects

These easy DIY garden projects are all simple to do but have an elegant look when finished.  Most require just a few tools and can be done in a few hours on a weekend. Time to make some easy DIY Garden Projects. I love to craft, but never have much time for intricate projects.  I…

Staggered Planter Equals Instant Curb Appeal

DIY Staggered Planter with Street Numbers adds instant curb appeal

Planters near an entrance way are a great way to add pizzazz to a front door. But add some house numbers and a staggered planter and you will get some instant curb appeal to boot. Add Curb Appeal with a Staggered Planter This DIY Staggered Planter with House numbers is easy to do.  Well, there…

On The Spot Composting with Brown Lunch Bags

On the spot composting with brown lunch bags.

If you don’t want the chore of composting with a large compost pile, you can still compost.  Just use brown lunch bags.  Don’t throw away those plain brown bags, or fast good restaurant bags. Save them for on the spot composting! They work great in any flower or vegetable garden. Vegetable gardening is greatly enhanced…

Turn that Junk Mail into Garden Mulch

Junk Mail Mulch

All you have to do is look into your mail box and you will see how much junk mail you get on a daily basis.  Junk mail is unwanted, wastes paper and other materials and ends up on our garbage heaps in huge numbers all over the country.  Turn this unwanted mail into garden mulch.…

DIY Compost Screen with Garden Trays

Recycle Garden trays as compost screens.

I have a huge compost pile at the back of my vegetable garden.  I am committed to organic gardening and try not to use any chemical fertilizers or pest control. Composting allows me to add some organic matter to my garden, but often needs sifting. Instead of buying a compost sifter, I made my own DIY…