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Project 1: Rock + Bowl + Flame ( 31 DIY Projects for Busy Gals) 31 minute project You'll need: Sakrete Quickset Concrete a bunch of rocks (perhaps dug up from your yard) a plastic bowl a large canned good chafing dish gel fuel pack PAM cooking spray newspaper plastic tub for mixing concrete stick to stir concrete You are going to create one of these (which, FYI, Restoration Hardware doesn't sale anymore, hence why we are making our own) In pictures: For the readers: 1. 3. 4. 5. 6. and 7.

Project 1: Rock + Bowl + Flame ( 31 DIY Projects for Busy Gals)

Fun ambiance for the whole family. Check out what's to come with 31 DIY projects for Busy Gals by clicking the log above. Linking up here:DIY Under $15 @ A Little TipsyTutorial Tuesday @ Hope Studios. Bird feeder, esprit cabane, alternative garden ideas. City and country sparrows alike can have their own simply and sleekly designed "open bar".

Bird feeder, esprit cabane, alternative garden ideas

All the ingredients you need are some spare wood, a hook, some wire and a glass bottle with a screw cap. Cut a two pieces of wood from a plank about 15 cm (6 in) width: 11 x 15 cm (4 x 6 in) one and 31 x 15 cm (1 ft x 6 in) other. Join them with screws or wood dowels to make a right angle. Using the glass bottle, mark the board to show where you will attach your two wire loops - one near the neck of the bottle, and one near the bottom of the bottle.

The opening of the bottle should be about 3 to 4 cm above the base. The space you left between the opening of the bottle and base will let the birdseed flow out gradually. DIY Garden Markers. This year I’m planting my herbs in the sunniest corner of our yard, so hopefully they won’t turn yellow and die again.

DIY Garden Markers

Third time’s the charm, right? I don’t really need herb markers (I mean, it’s pretty easily to tell the difference between basil and rosemary), but they are so darn cute that I decided to make myself a set with my old stash of polymer clay and rubber stamps. This is what you need to make your own: oven bake-able polymer clay rolled into 1.25″ balls (one ball for each marker) appropriate baking dish (according to package instructions) a rolling pin a butter knife rubber letter stamps an oven Roll each clay ball into a coil about 5.5″ long.

Use the dull side of your knife to trim one end into a point (the dull side won’t leave behind serrated marks), and shape the edges of each marker with the flat side of your knife. Stamp your garden markers, and bake them according to the clay package instructions. My Tuesday {Ten} - Building a Succulent Dish Garden. It’s Tuesday and time for the Tuesday {Ten}.

My Tuesday {Ten} - Building a Succulent Dish Garden

The Tuesday {Ten} is all about sharing what’s going on, things you love, recent purchases, cute photos…pretty much all the sweet tidbits that make up daily life that you’d like to share, bundled in to one post. It can be short and sweet or filled with pictures and details…anything goes – just casual and fun! My Tuesday {Ten} You have lifted me up with your thoughts and prayers and I can not say thank you enough. I have read over the comments from last week numerous times {and will continue to do so} as they make my heart smile. 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.

Recycled Tin Can Flower Caddy

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 {}I choose to make a flower caddy inspired by this Tin-Can Caddy posted on Martha Stewart’s website {here}. While the concept is basically the same, I altered the steps and materials since I plan on using my caddy outdoors. The materials needed for the flower caddy are;6 Lg 4 inch Diameter Tin Cans {emptied and cleaned}A Scrap Piece of 1X6 Pressure Treated Deck Floor Board {cut to 9 inches long} To make the handle I used a 2 1/2 inch Hole Saw Drill Bit. I choose white vinca. Buckets, boxes, bowls, oh my!

Create a Magical Miniature Garden. Night Light - Real Wedding: Melody and Adam, Port Gamble, Washington - Real Weddings: You'll find charming, inventive, even silly ideas in these inspiring wedding photos. - Nice Home Garden Patio & Wood Path Design Idea. Birdhouses made from VHS and cassette tapes. DIY Succulent Pallet Table.

Max with the new Succulent Table.

DIY Succulent Pallet Table

Can you believe that our latest DIY project was once just a couple of junky pallets and some scrappy table legs? Crazy…if I didn’t have photos, I wouldn’t believe it myself. Not too long ago, we whipped out a coffee table sized succulent table out of an old shipping crate. Now we scaled it up. The pallets. First bit of advice, deconstructing pallets are a big pain unless you have the right tools…and our hammer and wall scrapper wasn’t quite doing the trick. Couple good planks. Love the scares of time left on these chunks of pallet wood. Attaching the legs. After pulling apart two pallets, we used the 2 x 4 sized boards to make a rectangular frame to attached the appropriated table legs. Dry run for fittings. Like TV magic (and 2 days later), the table was more or less put together.

Megan with some semps. After a weekend of slivers and sweat, we finally got to plant this baby. Getting messy.