Category: DIY

Growing a Poinsettia from a Cocktail Napkin and a Poinsettia Cocktail!

‘Tis the Season for Poinsettias! I’m doing my part for the US economy and I bet you are too, since more than 70 million poinsettias are sold annually within the six-week period between Thanksgiving and Christmas. With less than 2 weeks until Christmas, {yikes!} I’m trying to Keep Calm and Merry On while scurrying to check off…

A Tree for the Birds & DIY Bird Seed Treats

In the midst of the hustle and bustle of the season, I’m taking a little time out for some advent fun. I decorated a tree for the birds with bird seed treats, an easy and fun project that kids would enjoy, along with your feathered friends! My inspiration took flight from my Birds of a Feather Advent Calendar.…

Seeds of Inspiration: DIY Seed Gift Envelopes

I’m joining The Novel Bakers for Garden Week! You’re invited to pull on your gardening gloves and dig in with some virtual gardening as we share books, tour gardens, set tables, and enjoy some garden-inspired projects & recipes this week! I found some seeds of inspiration from In and Out of the Garden. . . Adorable…

Adding a Little Punch~ Flowering & Fluttering Branches

My branches and burlap window dressing in my Potting Shed were ready for a spring metamorphosis! I found the idea and inspiration for spring-flowering branches  at An Extraordinary Day~ using a paper punch to make book page flowers. You can find the tutorial here. My branches in my Potting Shed were ready to shed their oak leaves and…

Easter Table Inspiration~ Tussie Mussie Napkins

I found some Easter table and napkin inspiration in the March/April issue of Southern Lady Magazine~ Napkin-Turned-Tussie-Mussie! Fun for dressing up white dishes and providing your family & guests with a few Easter treats! You’ll want to use a solid color or a reversible-patterned napkin, since both the front and the back will be visible…

Coffee, Tea, or Seed?

I found some silverplate pieces thrifting~ a few trays, a mismatched coffee server and some stray cream & sugars~  Tarnished and a few pieces pitted and scratched~  ideal for a little project for our feathered friends. I had a little tabletop fun celebrating their faded glory before I decided to give them a new life and repurpose…

For the Birds~ Repurposed Chandelier Feeder

I’ve been looking for bird feeders to hang near my Potting Shed. Inspired by a birdelier on Pinterest, original source here, I went to my local Habitat ReStore and found a chandelier to repurpose as a feeder. Originally polished brass, I found one for $8   I thought would work, despite a bent cup and broken arm…

Gardening Under Glass

Garden under glass with a terrarium for a fun winter DIY project to add a little green indoors. Easy and self-sustaining and best of all, no green thumb required! I consulted the almanac and decided that since Spring is still a couple of months away, February was the perfect month to Garden Under Glass!  An escape…

{Inspired} Seed Catalog Wreath

I was the happy winner :) of Inspired You by Marian Parsons, aka, Miss Mustard Seed, graciously given away by Shirley at Housepitality Designs back in November! While Miss Mustard Seed gets giddy over room makeovers, I get giddy over books :) “Some girls get giddy over a new pair of shoes. Marian Parsons gets giddy over…

New Life for a Chest Gone to Pot

I’ve been busy Nesting in my Potting Shed~  My grandmother’s sad, pink chest had gone to pot :) and has come home to roost for storage in my Potting Shed~ given new life and purpose thanks to Annie Sloan Chalk Paint! I had been wanting to try ASCP after seeing and hearing all the buzz~ My…