Happy Monday! I’m sharing my Top 10 Must-Try DIYs and “Before and After” Projects!
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch is celebrating her 500th Metamorphosis Monday! Metamorphosis Monday, along with Tablescape Thursday at BNOTP, were the first link parties I joined 8 years ago when I started blogging and it continues to be weekly favorites. In celebration of her 500th week milestone, I’m sharing a round-up of favorite must-try DIYs and “Before and Afters”. Click on the links in red for the complete tutorial and post details!
Adding decorative shutters to the Potting Shed was on my to-do list for several years. The challenge was finding the size and width needed and three shutters, to hang one in the middle between the windows. Building the shutters was an affordable and easy project that you can tackle in a weekend, with the painting most time-consuming part.
We added the window boxes in 2015.
The window boxes look so naked without shutters don’t they? The photo below is how the window boxes looked in mid June of this year, planted with petunias, lobeila, coleus and sweet potato vine.
The red bench was an addition in 2016, purchased on sale from Grandin Road with a tip from Susan! The wood bench has held up in surprisingly well in the elements. Sadly the red color is no longer an option, but it is still available in either black or white.
I ‘spruced up’ (pun intended :) the window boxes with greenery for Christmas and the winter season using my ‘cheater method’.
Fresh greenery gives the window boxes an instant facelift and best of all, it’s free for the clipping!
With fall around the corner, these No-Carve Pumpkin Owls are a hoot to make! This is a fun project to give your pumpkin a life beyond the Jack–o’–lantern! Since they’re no carve, they’ll last throughout the fall season. I used white pumpkins but you can use orange or faux pumpkins to make a “parliament” of owls.
You can find them at a whimsical fall table, HERE.
I love finding and sharing flower arranging tips and this post from 2017 was a favorite for many of you, as well as mine.
Save your produce netting bags and use them for flower arranging! The plastic netting bag is strong and flexible, making it am ideal material to support your flower stems. It saves you the step of taping off a grid pattern on your vase and is a way to recycle too.
The plastic pot ring is more substantial than chicken wire for supporting stems and a great alternative to wet floral foam for arranging flowers!
Create a flower arrangement from Farmer’s Market flowers, fruit and foliage from your garden with these arranging tips and tricks! I used apples and limes for a bright pop of green. This post link has several arrangements with tips and tricks for creating flower arrangements.
Upgrade a ready-made wreath to welcome Fall! The addition of natural materials soften and add a realistic touch to a faux wreath.
I added dried hydrangeas, preserved pomegranates, grapevine pumpkins and pheasant feathers to help transform a ready-made wreath from discount to designer.
An Easy Short Cut to create Blooming Pumpkins, no cutting required!
Flowers and pumpkins are two of my favorite things and I love to combine the two for a seasonal centerpiece for Fall or Thanksgiving! This shortcut method is my favorite way to create a pumpkin ‘vase’ for flowers, not to mention a time-saver.
If you’ve ever cut these little tiger-striped pumpkins for serving soup or for mini vases, you know how hazardous trying to cut through the hard skin and flesh can be. Skipping this step saves time, prevents accidents, and extends the life of your pumpkins. See them at a fall alfresco table, HERE.
The ‘Witching Hour’ is drawing near and supplies for a Happy Haunting are already in craft stores like Michaels and Hobby Lobby.
Time to dust off your broom, polish your shoes and buy a new hat! <|:>)
Gather your supplies and conjure a ‘Witch Is In” Wreath, HERE.
This is a fun witch “craft” that starts with a pair of witch legs and an umbrella!
She’s getting some additional crinoline for her petticoat and an over skirt this year. You can see her floating over a table for Halloween, HERE.
Create a Birdseed Bed & Breakfast for your feathered friends!
This a fun DIY project with the kids for a snowy or cold winter day!
You can reseed your birdhouse again after the birds feast on their bed & breakfast. :)
Link also includes more fun ideas for feeding your feathered friends with a DIY Bird Seed Wreath from a Bundt pan, Easy Pine Cone Feeders and a Snowy Day Table for the Birds.
Visit my Potting Shed page at the link above to see how she’s grown for more DIYs and “Before and Afters”. . . windows dressed with landscaping burlap, a salvaged chalkboard door and links to projects, gardening and tablesettings.
Thank you for your visit, sharing with:
Metamorphosis Monday, StoneGable, Confessions of a Plate Addict, Worthing Court, Cedar Hill Farmhouse,