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Garden art on the cheap DIY: Glass marbles in your fence

Garden art on the cheap DIY: Glass marbles in your fence
Colorful marbles make a plain old fence sparkle. I had the pleasure of speaking at the Lake Owasso Garden Club this week. It was a full classroom of avid, fun-loving gardeners and the topic at hand was Art in the Garden. As I told the group, I think art and the garden go together like peas and carrots and as I prepped my talk, I was reminded of one of my favorite DIY project from my own garden, the Garden Drama test garden. Festooning a six foot privacy with marbles is addictive fun that really adds a pop and punch to the garden setting, especially when the sun hits it from the back. I would recommend using new marbles. Then go to town. I lose a marble or two over the winter from the wood contracting and expanding and maybe a couple over the summer, but a little vigilance, popping them back in is all that’s needed. Beware though, once you get going on this one, you will want to be be-dazzling your entire fence. Like this: Like Loading... Related:  debspearls

Free Shipping Codes & Coupons to 4,000+ Stores!™ how to turn your corks into candles This week we turned a corner from warm days, full flowers, and late spring into full fledged summer vacation. We’ve been drafting up our summer bucket list, looking at all the amazing places to swim around Reno like here, and here, as well as starting fires out back! I have a few festive Fourth of July projects coming up, but first this simple little trick will take you happily through the many summer evenings ahead – and it only has two steps. Finish your wine and collect corks. Light them up and enjoy making the easiest candle there ever could be. Photography done in collaboration with Jocelyn Noel Photography.

Free Knitting Patterns by Category - 9,000+ Free Knitting Patterns and Crocheting Patterns Crochet Patterns Knitting Patterns Sewing Patterns Cross Stitch Patterns Quilt Patterns Yarn Stores Search for: in: Free Knitting Patterns by category (over 9,000 free patterns!): © 2014 | Popular Searches | Knitting & Crochet Books | How to Crochet | How to Knit | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use Christmas tree ornament mobile, how-to Here is how I made my Christmas tree ornament mobile, it was easier than it looks, promise. The Supplies a 17″ steamer rack from a restaurant supply storeabout 5 feet of lightweight jack chaina small carabiner100 basic ornament hooksone roll, 500 feet, monofilament jewelry string (not the stretchy sort)200 jewelry crimp beads or tubesjewelry crimping tool100 lanyard hooks100 ornaments Note: In the photo above I show earring wire instead of ornament hooks. Creating the Mobile Frame Creating the frame for my ornament tree mobile turned out to be fairly simple. For the top of the mobile I needed something that would allow me to easily secure a lot of hanging points without them sliding around too much. Turn the rack upside down and the spots where the legs were secured neatly become four hanging points. I bought some inexpensive jack chain to use for hanging. I joined the chains using another lanyard hook, and put that on a little carabiner which hung from the hook in the ceiling.

Knitting Pattern Index We have made every effort to ensure that the instructions of patterns or recipes are accurate and complete. We cannot, however, be responsible for human error, typographical mistakes, or variations in individual work. We welcome your comments and suggestions. Thank you! Home | Email | Patterns | Recipes | Join | Help | Links This site created and hosted by: Woven Denim Rug or Trivet DIY Tutorial Many, many years ago, I went on a rag rug kick and starting cutting all the fabric I could find into strips—nothing was safe. This lead me to cutting up a bag full of secondhand denim jeans. But after I had created hundreds of yards of 1″ wide denim strips, the obsession fizzled out. So, for all these years I’ve had stacks of rolls of 1″ wide denim strips I had no idea what to do with. It’s all pretty simple and the technique is fairly obvious (who didn’t learn to weave paper like this in kindergarten?) I made two. The other was made the same way except I cut new strips of denim at 3″ wide, then folded and ironed each side (lengthwise) back 3/4″. This style object can be used as: a trivet or hot pad (just sandwich a couple layers of cotton batting in there) a table runner or mat placemats coasters a rug a wall hanging pet dish mat Though I will admit, it might not be too practical for those that are bound to get super dirty since you can pretty much only spot clean it.

Free ebooks - Project Gutenberg What Not To Toss Weekend: Busted Calculators & Remotes How many of you have wound up with one of those freakishly large calculators or remotes from the dollar store? Kid #2 proudly came home with the calculator version and it lasted all of a day before it cracked in half on the first drop. Time to toss that bad boy, huh? Wait! Don’t toss that! The outer shell may be toast, but the buttons can live on. A few left-over peel-n-stick magnet strips and scissors later … … we wound up with some fun, practically free frig magnets. And man have the kids had fun doing math problems on the frig this week. And while petty and childish, I’ll admit that it was fun last night to skunk my snarky nine-year-old who declared that he “pretty much knows everything about math, mom” with a simple problem using negative numbers. Um, Kid … –25 + 54 does not equal 1, nor is the square root of anything involved. And so that no one’s left out, anyone without a freakishly large calculator could just buy a new one for $1 and cannibalize it to make their own, cheap magnets.

My Favorite Sites for Free Crochet Patterns - This Is Crochet | This Is Crochet First for Women Magazine asked me what were my five favorite sites for free crochet patterns for their December 7, 2009 issue. Here are my favs: 1. Crochet Pattern Crochet Pattern Central is an online directory of thousands of links to free crochet patterns of all levels. In addition to the patterns, CPC has links to tutorials and stitch instructions. 2. 3. 4. 5. The Crochetville messageboard community features a Free Original Patterns forum. Honorable mentions: Naturally Caron, Interweave Crochet, Stargazer’s Crochet, Yarn Lover’s Room, Free Vintage Crochet, Do you have any favorite sites for free crochet patterns? Follow my blog with Bloglovin About turquoizblue