Terra cotta clay pots have a special look and character to them when they have an old, weathered look. We’ve shared before how to make clay pots look more stressed.This project shows how to speed up the “antique” appearance on terra cotta and cement pots/planters, along with adding moss or even a “faux moss” look.
One of the recent internet trends is so-called life hacks: tips and tricks to make your life better, faster, simpler, easier, or more productive.Can you really use your Doritos to start a fire? Will a hammer and nail open a bottle of wine?Learn the difference between truth and myth in these life hacks before you try them yourself.
We’ve shared many things to add to your garden to set your landscape apart and make is personal.From clay pot lighthouses, glow jars and sheds made from old windows.The Weathered Door has the honor of being our first post of garden art made from car parts. These flowers arePretty Cool! Check’em out!JOIN Our FREE Plant Care NewsletterBy entering your email address you agree to receive a daily email newsletter from Plant Care Today.
Mosaic garden stepping stones are a beautiful and eye-catching way to make use out of old plates, glassware, and sea stones. They catch the light beautifully and are a unique means for adding pizzazz to your garden and it is simple.You Make Also Like:Turn Broken China Into Gorgeous Stepping StonesMake Personalized Concrete Stepping StonesFrom intimateweddings.
Starting seeds can be one of the most challenging, but also the most rewarding parts of growing plants. Many seeds germinate at “room temperature”, but sometimes warmer soil can help things germinate better.It’s better to heat only trays instead of a whole room. That’s where a heat mat comes in… but they can be costly.
Did you know that everything from turnips to strawberries can be canned? Fruits and vegetables of all kinds can go through the preserving process and become a delightful snack or side for a meal.Here are a few canning tips from BellyBytesJars should still be sterilized when foods are processed using the open kettle methodPack most meats, peas, corn and lima beans loosely – heat penetration is slow on these foodsSolidly pack fruits and berries due to shrinkageNever use any type of artificial chemical substance or preservatives when product is cannedWhether you are new to preserving or an expert, check out the recipe list for over 50 unique canning recopies of all kinds, arranged by their ideal season.
Concrete blocks can look ugly and be nuisance to get rid of, but with a few creative ideas… it doesn’t have to be that way!Over at Icreativeideas.com they have assembled over twenty different ways to use concrete blocks in and outside of your home, such as benches, bookshelves, and more!Along with the ideas comes great photos to get your creative juices flowing, and make use of those tired old cement blocks once and for all!
Whether you are bored at home looking for something fun to do, or you need something to keep the kids entertained, you can not go wrong with creating Garden Art and Craft Projects… and using glass adds a whole new dimension.In this collection at pinterest you’ll find lots of ideas step by step instructions, and images to guide the way to creating unique garden art for your landscape!
Every garden should have something that makes it unique. It could be the use of garden art and stepping stones are one easy way to personalize your garden.Accidental ProjectThis project happened by accident – literally. At Over The Big Moon, Lisa shares how she took her grandma’s broken china and turn it into attractive stepping stones.
Summer is in full swing, and nothing beats the heat better than a nice shower… and an outdoor shower takes it up a notch.Not only are outdoor showers great fun and practical for the “outdoor family”, they are also really affordable, and easy to do it yourself.Outdoor showers can also be great for your garden.
WD-40, this commonplace lubricating oil spray has many functions and uses besides just quieting a squeaky door.Use WD-40 to protect a bird feederExterminate roaches and repel insectsRemove tough scuff marksKeep wasps from building nestsThis slideshow from Reader’s Digest shows over thirteen simple yet highly effective tasks and problems that WD-40 can solve around the house, in the garden, and certainly the garage.
When a clay pot has been broken it does not mean “Life is over.” As you can see from the images below, a broken crock has a lot more decorative life to share.Keep it simple, strategically place the broken side down in the ground, disguise it by planting flowers or ground cover around it. Plus you get texture and interest to your garden!
Having a small greenhouse can be all that you need to get a jump start on the season or possibly grow those plants which need a little extra protection. Over at the doorgarden.com they built a hoop greenhouse for $50… it did take some recycle, freecycle, and scrounging.After checking out the post and reading so many greenhouse post across the web, here are a few tips to consider.
Maybe you didn’t start out wanting to build a backyard pond. but you decided you didn’t have much of a choice. That was the dilemma of Susan B of OhMyCreative. She had wanted a water feature in her backyard for years.In fact, she had the space all picked out, but estimates for a professional installation ranged between $4,000 and $5,000, which her budget could not handle.
The weed-killer commonly known as Roundup has been in extensive use around the world since the early 1970s.The manufacturer (Monsanto) claims the product is safe when used correctly. The fact is the science is as old as their product.With many tons of product sprayed on the planet every year, the toxins it contains are now in the air, water and soil.
With fall almost here, people get excited about the cooler weather, decorating and the produce they find in bushel baskets. But where do we find bushel baskets? Lucy found them at the paint store.Lucy Akins at Deco Art got the “idea to make a DIY Paint Sticks Bushel Basket to decorate my house with this fall.
If you appreciate home renovation and often like to refresh the look of your home, you may find that you have extra interior doors on hand and not much to do with them.Don’t send them off to the junk yard just yet! Here’s a fabulous home project that utilizes four discarded doors, turning them into a quaint, “shabby chic” garden shed.
The simple, classic clay terra cotta pot has so many possibilities. Sometimes we need help for someone to lead the way. Below you’ll find 7 projects which incorporate clay pot crafts to create unique uses in the garden an spice up the space. Enjoy!Terracotta Rain Chain Rain chains people who have them love them.
Mason jars are so versatile with so many uses, making solar lights for one but a few of the many decorative purposes indoors and out when made into oil candles.Oil lamps have been used as candle lighting in human history for thousands of years. They can be made easily with common household items such as recycled glass jars and vegetable oil.
Recycling is good, something we all know is beneficial to the environment, but do you know what’s even better?Instead of just recycling those plastic bottles, find ways to reuse the bottles before ever putting them in the recycle bin in the first place!I recycle plastic soda bottles and milk bottles all the time as pots or growing containers indoors and plastic buckets for growing vegetables outdoors.
Concrete garden projects is not only durable but offer lots of options. Finishing a garden bed usings precast concrete molds to create an edging, of course all the things done with concrete blocks and much more.We visited a bunch of sites for things you can make for the garden with concrete and picked 7 projects (really more) for you to check out for ideas.