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Crafts Gardening Projects

Vintage Seed Label Containers

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Today, I thought I would share these vintage seed label containers. As the winter snow collects on the ground, I dream about getting into my gardens again, feeling the cool earth between my fingers. When I garden, I tend to save everything including beautiful seed packets that store the future bounty of summer vegetables and flowers. As a lover of all vintage things, I enjoy the thrill of the hunt. When I was at the Nashville Country Living Fair this past spring, I eyed these seed labels. Piles upon piles of vintage seed labels were to be had. I scooped them up. I had an idea for the perfect garden craft. My potting bench could use some help.

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Crafts

DIY Dog Toy

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Looking for the perfect gift for fido?

How about sewing up a sweet durable and long lasting home made dog toy?

I created this one to look like a log and Sara just adores it. Probably because I made it so that you could add a plastic water bottle. She goes bonkers for the crunching noise.

Get the complete step by step tutorial on my post for HGTV.

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Crafts

DIY: Rustic Mason Jar Utensil Holder

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We try to maximize our time outdoors for as long as we can. We enjoy dining al fresco from spring until early November. When we dine outside I love having real plates and silverware outside but sometimes keeping everything organized and getting it outside can be the most difficult part. I came up with the perfect solution to keep all the silverware organized and in tow. With three mason jars, a birch slice, and a branch, this rustic utensil carrier was born! Necessity is the mother of invention and this sure was the case! I love it because it is durable, hand-washable and adds a fun touch of whimsy to our time spent dining outdoors.

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Crafts Fall Seasons

Gathered Fall Wreath

Gathered fall wreath with pinecones and acorns

I love to walk in the woods and collect beautiful things from nature. Pine cones and acorns are no exception. I also love to decorate my home with natural elements through the fall and winter holidays. So, I combined my love of the woods and created this perfect gathered fall wreath.

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Crafts Fall Seasons

Back to School Teacher Gift: You Rule!

teacher gift planter made with rulers and filled with succulents
Nursing my love of succulents and spreading the succulent love. The kids and I recently created this adorable back to school teacher gift planter. As we waded through the aisles of Staples, I could not resist those creative gears from turning. I think this will make a sweet surprise on the first day of school.
 Don’t you?
For the complete step-by-step tutorial, please visit my post on HGTV Gardens.
Photo Credit: Tilly’s Nest

 

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Crafts Seasons Summer

Garden DIY: The Art of Kokedama

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Hundreds of years ago in Japan the art of kokedama emerged based on the age old tradition of bonsai. Kokedama or string gardens are often created when groups of these assorted plants are hung together to form a beautiful living arrangement.  These pot-less plants are wrapped in moss and watered by soaking.  They add a fun touch to the garden hanging on a gate, from a tree or even along a fence.

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Crafts Spring

DIY: Magnetic Air Plant Terrariums

Sometimes I think I might be just as addicted to air plants as I am to succulents. Both are super easy to care for and really add so much diversity to my collection of houseplants. For these, I re-purposed some small tins into these magnetic air plant terrariums which are just perfect for my fridge. I think they’d also make a darling gift and favor for parties too.