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Fairy Door. Make a wee fairy door, and invite a touch of fairy magic into your garden.

Fairy Door

Great way to encourage outdoor imaginative play. My four year old daughter JJ’s been obsessed with listening to Rainbow Magic fairy books for months and months now, and roleplaying with fairy figurines is one of her favourite games to play. She and I often see evidence of fairies in our day to day lives – a wildflower blooming, a mushroom growing or the sparkles of dew. But she recently made a tentative comment about how fairies aren’t really “real”. You can tell she wants to believe, but is just not quite sure. This DIY fairy door took only a couple of minutes to make. Green coloured craft sticks (or you could paint your own using acrylic or other waterproof paint).garden shearscordless hot glue gungumnut 1. 2. 3. 4.

If someone could send me a gardener, that would be fantastic. Twig Chair. Aren’t these cute?

Twig Chair

Am I allowed to say that about my own work? I was so thrilled with how they turned out, and how really simple they are to make that I had to photograph the construction of one so that everyone else could have fun making them too. To build these you need some basic supplies, a handful of twigs, pruning shears or other clippers or saws, and a glue gun. It would be nice to make these without glue, I bet they would be really nice with some lashing, but the glue gun makes it so fast! I made six chairs in under an hour, which, given how long it takes me to make most things, is pretty darn fast. So. Line up the four twigs for the seat, and cut two more twigs that are one twig width longer than the seat depth. Now for the front legs. Stick those front legs on. Flip the chair right side up and measure how long you want your back leg/chair back twigs to be and cut two of them. Here is the first back leg in position. Cactus Garden Idea. This one is a nice DIY project which will show you how to plant a simple cactus garden.

Cactus Garden Idea

Plants are always a great idea when it comes to decorating your home so why not making a project with them? Just take a simple circle-shaped vase (make sure that it is a shallower one). Cactuses may be of different forms, this is why they are perfect for this project, as you can group them in different ways. Planting A Pineapple. Did y’all know that you can take this and turn it into… This?

Planting A Pineapple

And that this will eventually produce… This? Yes, I’m talking about turning your average, ordinary grocery store pineapple into a tropical showpiece within your home. Moss Graffiti. Green Terrarium. - A clear glass jar, vase, bowl, glass, or whatever interesting glass container you have on hand - Rocks, pebbles or recycled glass chunks - Activated charcoal (sometimes called activated carbon) - Potting soil appropriate for your plants - Moss (optional) - Figurines, sticks or decorative items (optional) - Various small plants - A scoop, spoon or shovel - Scissors - Gloves.

Green Terrarium

Terrarium Centerpieces  The other week, my good friend Stephanie and I planned out a craft weekend.

Terrarium Centerpieces 

Our mission: Terrariums. Not the kind you keep lizards in, but the kind you can seal up and watch the moss grow. It was fun, cheap, and easy, and while we were creating them I realized how awesome they would be as centerpieces at a wedding. They are totally unique, creative, and beautiful. We each made four of them, which just goes to show they are not even that labor intensive. Terrariums are meant to be long lasting, so you can even make some months before the wedding and still have them thriving in time for the big day. So lets get down to the nitty-gritty of how you can actually make them: Step 1: Materials • Glass containers in whatever size you heart most.

. • Good dirt and rocks. . • Figurines or decorative rocks to place inside. . • Horticultural Charcoal. . • Moss (another one of those things you can find outside, but can also order if you don’t live somewhere it doesn’t grow naturally). - Paula Hayes. Framed Hanging Succulent Garden. If you have some vintage picture frames and you want to reuse them then you can make a hanging succulent garden.

Framed Hanging Succulent Garden

Of course you can also use some other plants and even grow herbs in such hanging garden but succulents and cactuses looks so good and are so easy to keep them alive that they are the best choice for such project. If you want your succulent garden to pop out you can sand your frame and paint it in some bright color. For the project you’ll need a large picture frame with an interior opening, a large piece of 1″ Chicken Wire, wood strips, a sheet of oak plywood, a bunch of nails, a can of varnish spray, cactus soil and a lot of small succulents. Concrete Planter Hands. Hi Friends!

Concrete Planter Hands

I’m very excited to share my latest DIY. I made these really cool concrete planter hands. Use them as planters or toss your keys or spare change into them. My inspiration for these DIY concrete planter hands came from a recent feature post I did on another set of DIY concrete planter hands. I thought they were so fun. 50 lbs. of concrete.