DIY · Garden Art · Gift Ideas

DIY: How to Make a Bee Skep

When I first saw a decorative bee skep, I knew I had to have one! I just didn't want to pay the price, when I knew I could make one myself. Now that I have, it's absolutely adorable sitting amongst my plants. These are purely decorative and perfect for indoor use. However, these would also… Continue reading DIY: How to Make a Bee Skep

Christmas · Garden Art

Christmas Urns

I just had to share this post from Cindy! She made two of these stunning (and very inexpensive) Christmas Urns, They are perfect to flank your front door or garage doors, made with beautiful natural items. I just can’t express how much I love them! Pop over to Cindy’s blog for detailed instructions and see how easy it is!

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Sunday was a warm day for December, and the perfect time to finish up raking leaves and redecorate the urns for Christmas.  I pulled out the fall arrangement of cornstalks a few weeks ago and arranged a trio of birch logs.

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I follow a blog called Dirt Silver, written by Deborah Silver, a landscape and garden designer who owns Detroit Garden Works.  She writes posts showing the composition of beautiful arrangements made by her staff for their customers.  Their outside arrangements are stunning, and although made for grand homes, the principles are the same for smaller arrangements, and their work is inspiring.

I cut branches from a large blue spruce in my back yard to make the first layer around the base, by simply sticking them in the dirt.  Next, I added some fragrant pines I bought from a local nursery to give the arrangement height.

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DIY · Garden Art

Draped Hypertufa Pots

Have you heard of hypertufa? it's a light weight cement mixture that can be used to make all kinds of things. I'm going to show you how to make these beautiful Draped Hypertufa Pots. You may have heard them called cement fabric pots. They are super attractive, whether left natural or painted. Our local Master… Continue reading Draped Hypertufa Pots

Garden Art

Whimsical Garden Lady Scarecrow

I'd been wanting to make a fun Garden Lady Scarecrow to keep me company in the garden for a long time, but never took the time to make one. When I put together my galvanized container shade garden last summer, I knew that would be the perfect place for her. So I finally made one… Continue reading Whimsical Garden Lady Scarecrow

DIY · Garden Art

Diy Topsy Turvy Planter

This is another easy to make garden art project, that will look so cute sitting in your flower bed! Check your local garden center for clay pots. They should be going on sale soon, so that the retail stores can make room for their (gasp) Christmas merchandise. These would make wonderful gifts. (It's July as… Continue reading Diy Topsy Turvy Planter