Strawberry Tower | how to grow strawberries in a basket

Strawberry Tower | how to grow strawberries in a basket

Strawberry Tower | how to grow strawberries in a basket Strawberry plants are one of the easiest berry crops to grow and excitingly, one of the first plants in the garden to produce fresh ripened fruit. The plants have the ability to survive adverse growing conditions and can not only be grown in garden beds, but in containers as well. This year, we decided to tuck our plants in a decorative basket, creating a Strawberry Tower that is already bearing tasty homegrown goodness. Along with cherry tomatoes, they are one of Butch's favorite Continue reading

Planting Container Evergreens | patio paver planters

Planting Container Evergreens | patio paver planters

Planting Container Evergreens ~ patio paver planters | This shop is #sponsored by #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. The story and opinions read here are entirely my own. #ReadySetGro No matter where you live or how much space you may have, the simple addition of container plantings can instantly make any outdoor space feel cozy and inviting. This time of year our deck transforms into a much-used outdoor extension of our indoor living space. After all of the cleaning, maintenance and staining is done - plants and flowers are one of my Continue reading

Flower Pot Miniature Fairy Gardens

Flower Pot Miniature Fairy Gardens

Flower Pot Miniature Fairy Gardens #michaelsmakers | From terrariums to fairy gardens, putting together mini landscapes combines the beauty of mother nature with imagination and creativity. There are no rules when it comes to creating these miniature magical worlds. It is truly a project full of ingenuity and fun for any age. The mini living gardens are created with just a few basic supplies and brought to life with the simple addition of mini accessories. We still have a few more weeks to go before I can begin to play in the outside Continue reading

Flower Pot Wind Chimes | how to make a terra cotta pot wind chime

Flower Pot Wind Chimes | how to make a terra cotta pot wind chime

Flower Pot Wind Chimes | how to make a terra cotta pot wind chime #michaelsmakers #craftinstyle - The end of June is near and we have already started checking some activities off of our Summer Fun List for the year. We always try to incorporate some simple craft projects into the mix as creating alongside my little guy is one of my favorite things to do, ever. As I mentioned a couple weeks ago, we were pretty excited anticipating the return of this year's Passport to Imagination Classes . Michaels offers these in-store crafting sessions Continue reading

Drip Paint Flower Pots | terra cotta toad house kids craft

Drip Paint Flower Pots | terra cotta toad house kids craft

Drip Paint Flower Pots | terra cotta toad house kids craft - Who knew freely dripping paint right out of the bottle could be so mesmerizing? My little guy was so captivated by this simple project and I have to admit, I totally loved every minute of it as well. These Drip Paint Flower Pots originally started out as an attempt to fancy up some easy terra cotta toad houses for the garden. Once we were done I adored the colorful pots so much, I just had to keep some for our plants. We were inspired to create the houses for our garden toads Continue reading

Beach Terrarium | diy succulent garden accessories with friendly plastic

Beach Terrarium | diy succulent garden accessories with friendly plastic

Beach Terrarium - diy succulent garden accessories with Friendly Plastic | We are counting down the days until summer officially arrives and welcoming the warmer weather today with some coastal vibes. Living near the coast nothing screams summer more than sandy toes and salty kisses. While the ocean may be just a drive away, we are bringing the feel of the season right into our own home with a simple beach terrarium. I simply adore mini dish terrariums for many reasons. Aside from their natural beauty, they are extremely easy to put Continue reading

Garden Plant Markers | homemade herb labels

Garden Plant Markers | homemade herb labels

This post brought to you by Duck Brand. All opinions are 100% mine. Garden Plant Markers - Homemade Herb Labels | Despite the cold winter weather still lingering around I couldn't wait any longer to get my hands in some dirt. Once the stores start displaying their spring goodies this time of year I usually can't help myself. We always try starting some plants from seed - mainly our herbs. It usually becomes an activity CJ is interested in as he loves getting his hands dirty too. Sometimes the seeds grow and sometimes we're just left with a Continue reading

Orange Birdseed Ornaments | Homemade Citrus Bird Feeders

Orange Birdseed Ornaments | Homemade Citrus Bird Feeders

Orange Birdseed Ornaments - Homemade Citrus Bird Feeders | I have one more outdoor ornament to share today - another fun birdseed ornament. We've been using the same gelatin based 'recipe' for the birdseed mixture for a few years now and have stuffed in just about every kind of mold we could find. It turns hard and dry when it is left to set properly and holds together very well. This time around we stuffed the birdseed recipe into orange rinds. The inside pulp we give to chickens, so it's a win - win. This is one of CJ's favorite Continue reading

Birdseed Ice Wreath Ornaments | homemade birdseed & fruit cakes

Birdseed Ice Wreath Ornaments | homemade birdseed & fruit cakes

Birdseed Ice Wreath Ornaments | With the crazy amount of cold weather we have been having, I couldn't go that long without posting a little something for the birds. We love all of our feathered friends around here and making homemade birdseed treats is something my little guy and I love doing together. Our birdseed ornaments were one of the first things I shared on the blog close to four years ago!  A few days ago we decided to change the ornaments up just a bit and make them out of ice this time around since the temperatures have been Continue reading

How to Drill Drainage Holes in Ceramic Flowerpots and Planters

How to Drill Drainage Holes in Ceramic Flowerpots and Planters

I have come across many clay flowerpots and planters I absolutely adore only to pick them and find out they do not have any drainage holes. It's a big disappointment, considering pretty much all plants need adequate drainage to survive - however, it's not that difficult to drill drainage holes yourself with just a few simple supplies. I have used this method on several different ceramic containers over the years to create some pretty unique planters - even though they were not originally intended for plants. The key to properly drill Continue reading