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

Garden art on the cheap DIY: Glass marbles in your fence « Garden Drama
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:  debspearlsHome & Furniture Crafts

Gift Ideas for poor creative souls (1) Posted by: Cathy on Apr 22, 2010 Tagged in: Untagged Having just spent hours in the garden, I thought this idea was perfect for this time of year. I know in the US they will celebrate mother's day on the second Sunday in May, so this gift is perfect and really inexpensive. This idea comes courtesy of Giver's Log. The intent of seed tape is to make planting easier when you have teeny tiny seeds that need to be planted just inches apart (like carrots and radishes). Here’s what you’ll need: -1/4 cup flour + enough water to make a paste -strips of paper to make the tape: black and white newspaper (no colored ink), single-ply toilet paper, and a thin paper bag all work -something for dabbing on drops of the paste, like the back of a paint brush -and seeds! You can also add a pretty flower to your boxes to pretty them up a bit. For tutorials on how to market yourself online, go here.

Free Shipping Codes & Coupons to 4,000+ Stores! FreeShipping.org™ Re-Upholstering 101: How I re-upholstered my swivel armchair Holy SMOKES……..this post is WAY overdue! I hinted way back in October that I was working on re-upholstering a chair for Chloe’s nursery, from a chair that I bought from a thrift store about a year before that. I finally tackled/finished it (except for the seat cushion) before the holidays and then I saved it to share until after the New Year. Anyway, that old velvet-y blue rocking chair is no more………and has been replaced by a clean textured white one. And hooray……Chloe’s nursery is now complete! It took several days to re-upholster but once I got going, it was very satisfying. ***The fabric is from Joann’s. Now, there’s a nice little upholstered chair, sitting in the nursery corner……ready to be cozied-up in. It’s where we sit and do one of Chloe’s favorite things in life……Story Time!!! So glad it’s done. Would you like a little mini lesson in Re-Upholstering?? WARNING: There are tons of pictures in this tutorial. To get started, you need to buy fabric. Now…..the FUN begins! See? See? See?

Bottle Art 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. Then soak them in a capped mason jar filled with aceatone alcohol for a week. Light them up and enjoy making the easiest candle there ever could be. Photography done in collaboration with Jocelyn Noel Photography.

A stockpiling reminder for all as we use our last roll of toilet paper… | Printable Manufacturers Grocery Coupons Blog A stockpiling reminder for all as we use our last roll of toilet paper… Yes, I am down to the last roll of toilet paper in our home. I’m such a shame to the couponer’s race, I know! But here’s the thing… I haven’t seen a stockpile price I’m satisfied with recently. Toilet paper is one of those things most American use regularly. Wait for the sale to come at the rock bottom price.Buy enough at that price to get you through the next sales cycle.If you are unsure of when the next sales cycle will occur, start keeping a price book to understand.Most sales cycle through every 6-12 weeks. Now, if you don’t see the desired stockpile price and you have a need, buy what you need to tide you over. My stockpile price for toilet paper is $0.25 per roll. Toilet paper is one of those things I don’t want to get down to the last roll to purchase. Was is one of your necessities that you can’t run out of? Check out the Seedling Planter tutorial from Girl in Studio which the image above was taken from!

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 CraftFreely.com | Popular Searches | Knitting & Crochet Books | How to Crochet | How to Knit | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use Tiny Polaroid Magnets | { Ambrosia Creative } Hi there! It’s felt like forever since I’ve last blogged, and has felt like an eternity since I’ve done anything crafty and nifty. Since my morning sickness has gone into full speed (yes, we’re expecting our third this fall!) I haven’t felt like myself. I came across these DIY Pantone chip magnets on How About Orange and wanted to do something similar. You will need: Cardboard (mine was the backing of a sketchbook — much thicker than the back of a regular spiral bound notebook) or 2-3 sheets of white cardstock or poster board spray-mounted together to use as a sturdy backing to the magnetsOpaque white marker (necessary only if your cardboard is not white) Craft knife Metal straight edge/ruler Clear packing tape or frisk film. Step 1: Download a Photoshop file of the Polaroid frames below. Step 2: Print out photos onto photo paper. Step 3: Spray the back of your sheet of photos and also the cardboard with spray mount. Step 4: Trim out photos with craft knife. 487 Comments

How to Do Art for Walls: DIY Wall Art Without Vinyl Welcome to Homemakers Challenge! If you're new here, I encourage you to subscribe to my RSS feed to receive new posts conveniently through your e-mail! Thanks for visiting! Vinyl wall art: gracefully-written scripture, phrases or poems to display on the walls of our homes are downright stunning. So I did! Do you have something you would like to see on your walls? Okay, here is what you will need: Paint (try to choose a color that blends with your home)Small paint brushTape (masking tape is suitable for your walls, but any tape will do)PencilA level (if you don’t have one you can still do this, although it will take a bit more time)PaperScissors (Umm, adult scissors. First, you’ll need to select what you’d like written on your wall. Write out your verse, poem, phrase, etc in a Word type program. Next step is to enlarge the font. Lighten the font color. Cut out each letter. When you’ve got a few finished, take them to the chosen wall and use your tape to hold them in place. Like this:

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