Succulent Wall Planter | How to Build a Vertical Garden

Succulent Wall Planter | How to Build a Vertical Garden

This post brought to you by Miracle-Gro. All opinions are 100% mine. Once the weather breaks I can not wait to get my hands in the dirt. While I'm inspired and intrigued by any living plant I can tuck in and around our garden - I am always looking for simple ways to incorporate them elsewhere outdoors. Today I'm working on our deck and put together this succulent wall planter to bring some green life to the space. Garden succulents are one of my favorite perennials and while there are a few that are finicky - there are many that are Continue reading

Hanging Cookie Cutter Bird Feeder | Homemade Bird Seed Cakes

Hanging Cookie Cutter Bird Feeder | Homemade Bird Seed Cakes

My little and guy and I have been busy making some treats for our feathered friends. We have a variety of regular vistors and really enjoy doing what we can to keep them around. We have made a number of different bird feeders in the past and they all have a common theme to them - simple and easy. These two words are key for getting CJ involved and really gets a kick out of actually seeing the birdies eat the creations he hangs outside. Materials Needed Large Cookie Cutter A Stick from the Yard Super Glue Twine and/or Wire Bird Seed Continue reading

10 Potting Bench Ideas with Free Building Plans – Tuesday {ten}

10 Potting Bench Ideas with Free Building Plans – Tuesday {ten}

Each year as the planting season begins, I start to envision the potting bench I will someday be able to put to good use. A strong sturdy base, spacious top, and a dedicated home for all of the pots, tools and garden essentials. Thanks to a mild winter, my husband had a chance to get a jump start on building a storage shed on our property {above left} to house all of our garden and outdoor stuff. There are still a few finishing touches left on the list - though before he can even get the doors on, I'm gathering ideas for the potting bench I Continue reading

Make a Rustic Fresh Fruit Bird Feeder for Your Feathered Friends

Make a Rustic Fresh Fruit Bird Feeder for Your Feathered Friends

This time of year I can't help but think about our feathered and furry friends outdoors. I have previously made a few treats, like the bird seed wreath, however I always seem to have fruit on hand that for some reason or another that ends up starting to go bad before we get around to eating it. Instead of tossing it in the compost, I put together a quick rustic handmade bird feeder to give it one last opportunity to be consumed. Materials Needed: Scrap Wood or 1 X 1 Square Garden Stakes Metal Kitchen Skewer Wood Glue Metal Continue reading

Distressed White Washed TerraCotta Pots

While the white mineral deposits that form on the outside of terracotta may not be the best thing for your plants - I happen to love the worn aged look it adds to the pots. Terracotta pots are rather inexpensive, especially compared to some of the other flower pots out there, however I am not really fond of the brand spanking new look that comes with them. I have played around in the past looking for different ways to roughen them up and wanted to share the latest one - which is super easy and quick. This is the perfect time of year to Continue reading

Make a Toad House from a Recycled Container – Fun Garden Project for the Kids

Make a Toad House from a Recycled Container – Fun Garden Project for the Kids

My little guy is pretty fascinated with all the creatures that pop out in the summer, especially the toads; so with a few supplies we had on hand, we put together a cozy home for our little friends. I love crafting projects that I can get my little guy involved in. Even though I did most of the work on our toad house {because my guy is younger}, he still had fun helping along and being involved - which is what it is all about. Materials Needed: Recycled Plastic Container - preferably a tall one {we used an old bulk Twizzlers Continue reading

Mini Mushrooms & Pennant Banners – Accessories for Plants and Terrariums

Mini Mushrooms & Pennant Banners – Accessories for Plants and Terrariums

Clay is one of my favorite crafting mediums to work with. It can almost instantly take the shape of any creative idea brewing in your crafty little mind. There is just something so youthful and fun about playing with clay too - no matter how old you may be. Since I have been on a little succulent and terrarium spree lately, I thought it would be fun to make some mini accessories to dress them up! There is almost nothing that clay can become...your imagination is seriously the limit on this one - just have fun. Materials Needed: Oven Bake Continue reading

Use Cheerios to Make a Cool Hanging Bird Feeder

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of working with Cheerios to throw a breakfast bash for our family and friends, celebrating America’s Favorite Cereal, Honey Nut Cheerios. There was fun to be had by all during our celebration, which I'll be sharing shortly. Our bash took place outdoors and of course by the time the party ended there were enough cheerios to feed an army scattered just about everywhere. {you'll see exactly what I'm talking about from the party photos - things got a little crazy at the end} After the party, we took full Continue reading

How to Make a Homemade Birdseed Wreath {for the birds}

How to Make a Homemade Birdseed Wreath {for the birds}

This is a wonderful craft to get the little ones involved with to treat our special feathered friends as the weather gets colder. They are made simply by combining gelatin and pre-mixed birdseed and are completely safe for the birds to snack on as food become scarce this time of year. We have a lot of fun creating new shapes for each holiday simply by picking up plastic or tin molds from our local thrift store. {you can usually find them anywhere from 50 cents up to a dollar} A couple weeks ago I found this cute round cake pan and thought it Continue reading

Recycled Tin Can Flower Caddy

Recycled Tin Can Flower Caddy

While I'm really trying hard to accomplish some of my indoor projects, it is just way too hard as my attention is drawn outdoors to the warm summertime weather that greets me each morning. I hope you'll stick with me through a few more garden projects before I'm forced to tackle my indoor to-do.I was thrilled to find out this weeks CSI Project was a Martha Stewart Inspired Challenge. {not to mention the guest judge this week is the Martha Stewart Craft Department - how exciting!} Photo Credit {marthastewart.com}I chose to make a flower caddy Continue reading