DIY Quick Moss Garden Planters

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Oh, you are going to all love me for this one.  Did you know that you can quickly grow moss by applying just one simple recipe? Go figure! Even if you live in the newest apartment, you can quickly create that ‘grandma cottage garden’- look and feel. Oh, it’s so cool. I’d say that a […]

Groovy Curbside Vegetable Gardens DIY

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  Since moving to the Brighton, UK,  I’ve seen many streets with homes with front gardens turned into whimsical curbside vegetable gardens. As well as that, there’s a bit of a village-spirit and identity here whereby residents have transformed street-based common spaces into well-loved and attended-to community vegetable gardens.   Folks here are not bothered […]

Natural Father’s Day Centerpieces with Hurricanes

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:: Tips for Beautiful Father’s Day Centerpieces and Vignettes :: Home Décor Fathers Day Crafts for Moms :: This article is written by guest writer Tammy Henderson. Tammy contributes weekly to FineCraftGuild. Every Monday morning she show us how to create a beautiful seasonal centerpiece, made with pre-owned and recycled goodies. Learn all about Tammy […]

DIY Pallet Deck

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There’s just something about those pallet planks that captures everyone’s imagination. I feel I have a huge collection of ideas here already on what to do with pallets: how to make pallet furniture, how to make a pallet garden fence, how to make pallet bathroom wall, how to make a pallet garden planter, and so […]

Simple Spring Gardening Tips

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Linky party time with a Spring theme today and some lovely, simple Spring Gardening tips. I love the notion of having a completely edible garden. But…. it’s always a flower garden that fills my heart with joy. So, today’s feature highlights YOUR suggestions for both! Spring is definitely in the air, and today’s party features […]

Food as Home Pain Remedy + LINKY PARTY

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::  Simple Food can be effective as Home Remedy against pain. Explore some healthy choices :: + link up   Featured Linky Party Guest Post Food as Home Remedy against Pain Sometimes I come across an article and I wonder ‘is it craft’? This linky party link-up is definitely not craft nor home decorating but […]

Indoor Vertical Gardening Plastic Bottles: A great idea!

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:: Your’ll love this idea for Indoor Vertical Gardening Plastic Bottles :: I came across this idea to grow spring onions in large recycled plastic bottles in a way that it would look like ornamental exotic plants. Isn’t it cool?!! Recycle all your large plastic bottles! This is a compact vertical vegetable gardening idea that’s […]

Earth Week LINKY PARTY

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Earth Week: April 21-27, 2014.. and I am continuing the party till next Wednesday! Sunday I treated you 50+ Earth Day Activities and Crafts for kids, including the 5 steps to grow vegetables from seed, and a gazilion recycled craft projects, for home, garden and personal use.  Yesterday I shared an infographic to help you […]

Which Compost is Best for You?

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Because today is Earth Day, here’s an eco-friendly gardening tutorial to help green Mother Earth and to enhance your passion for gardening. Because growing fruit & vegetables is so much more so fun, when the plants reward you with an abundance of produce! And to get good at gardening, you must get your compost to […]

50+ Fun Earth Day Activities

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Tomorrow, April 22, will be Earth Day 2014. Celebrate the day with these Cool Crafts for Kids and Earth Day Activities that also grown-ups can benefit from and enjoy! 5 Earth Day Facts – the 5 most important facts. I’ve added this section for school teachers among our readers 1 of the Best Earth Day […]

Humble Rosemary Wreath smells Wonderful & Promotes Health

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Learn how to make yourself a friendly & fresh smelling rosemary wreath, to give a 100% natural cheer to any place you wish to hang it. Ah, Easter wreaths, Spring wreaths, anytime of the year wreaths. I love them all! i JUST revised this post with 10 verrryyy pretty Easter Wreaths. And on that overview […]

DIY Garden Canopy

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The verdict is out: I  NEED to make my own canopy for the backyard. Don’t get me wrong, I love it here in the UK but it is still a tat early for sitting outside in the garden for any stretch of time. It’s not so much that it is too cold or that the […]

Seed Bombs :: How to Make Your Own

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Make Your Own Seed Bombs! Or diy seed balls, as I call them. It is a cool crafts for kids: a fun Spring break craft, or Weekend activity with the kids. And a useful one too if you want to have a field of wild flowers around your house & in your neighborhood. You’ll love […]

Top 10 Most Fabulous Interior Designs

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Here are my top favorites out of Architectural Digest’s top 50 most pinned photos in 2013. No craft tutorial nor a DIY manual for any of these interior design ideas. Let’s call this ultimate inspiration instead. Perhaps we can find a few DIY projects to do in 2014 from furniture and interior design ideas shown […]

50 DIY Wooden Furniture + Woodworking Projects

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Here they are: 50 fabulous woodworking & wooden furniture DIY projects, to be cherished by non-girly girls and DIY-ers like us. Yesterday I received a lovely email of a new newsletter reader who was hoping to get more woodworking projects. Well, I have a nice surprise for her & you: an overview of most of […]

Cascading Bucket Planter DIY

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Beautify your porch this Fall with a flower waterfall. You can actually implement this marvelous gardening idea  year-round, to give your porch, garden or terrace a lift.  This abundance of flowers set in a cascading bucket planter will put a smile on your face, even when it rains! Yes!!! We need it! Let’s do go […]

Fall Landscaping Ideas

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Remember the ‘Beach in a Pot’- container gardening idea we included in our ‘How to Create a Beach Cottage’-series ?  Now, I want to show you three different autumn gardens in a pots and planters. Beautiful landscaping ideas by Sunset, for your garden, patio and balcony.   These Fall landscapes in pots are neither Halloween […]

How to :: Halloween Curb Appeal

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Creating Halloween Curb Appeal is not as daunting as one might think. There are several tricks to creating fabulous Halloween curb appeal that will delight you every time you get home as well as all passersby. Here’s the Halloween Home Decorating How-to ..   How to Create Halloween Curb Appeal Step 1: Remove all prior […]

DIY Planters from Cement

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:: Pictorial tutorial on how to make the most exquisite cement planters :: It’s such an easy DIY, yet the results looks, well, shabby chic glamorous!!!  I love this look + the ease & practicality of this DIY garden craft project makes it ‘one for me’!!!  For you too? What is nice about this technique […]

9+ Vertical Gardens :: Vegetable Garden Ideas

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June 7 – update: Here are two more fabulous vertical vegetable gardening ideas. I took these photos a while back, and I thought to let you feast your eyes on them, just in time for the weekend. So that when you go to that garage sale over the weekend, you’ll pick up just the right […]

DIY Fire Pit + Other Party Features

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How to build your own fire pit in 30 minutes.   :: Features from the linky Regular Party :: Having several linky party sections now means that I have lots of entries to choose from. I want to feature so many of you, that I decided to simply make two articles featuring YOU. Today, I’m […]

Craft for Humanity: Crochet a Plastic Sleeping Mat for the Homeless

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Creativity with a mission. While the creative process may feel good to us, it can also be useful to others. Crochet Plastic Sleeping Bag Design These plastic crochet sleeping mats for the homeless are a project by humanitarian and environmentally concerned Dawn Warmbold from Arkansas that has warmed many hearts and bodies already. Dawn has […]

Recycled Can Crafts :: a Butterfly

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Still snowing and not much delight in your garden just yet? Make Spring come early with some recycled can crafts and make your own jewel butterfly! So delightful.     1,2,3 Step-by-step Tutorial on How to Make these Fun Recycled Can Butterfly STEP 1. Cut the top and the bottom of your can with a […]

Spring in Italy

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While not a pattern, DIY idea, or anything handmade by me, the Divine Creation of Mother Earth is just so inspirational, particularly in Spring, that it is worthy to write about. Spring is this soulful time when the blooms bloom, as if to say, hey, you can do this also. Just begin again. Therefore, I […]

Rooting Roses

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The Gift of Roses. Last year, I simply asked my husband for an entire rose bush instead of a bunch of roses for Valentines’ Day. I enjoy having roses year-round rather than just 1-2 weeks in the middle of winter. And sure enough, I had roses from my bush for a long time and can’t […]

Companion Planting Guide, a Free Download of Plants’ Best Friends

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Free Companion planting Guide. Just created tons of friendship bracelets so our house is all about friendship. Then I had a chat with my gardening friend here. We started talking about which plants like to stay next to which other plants. Kind of like plant friendships… Which let me to develop this free downloadable companion […]

Step-by-Step How to Grow Hydrangeas

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Hope you liked coming for a stroll with me through hydrangeas-heaven in Capranica, and see my glorious photos of this exquisite streetscape. Here are a few more pictures of these romantic flowers. Be sure to click the images to see larger versions. More photos of gorgeous hydrangeas. How to Root Hydrangeas Clippings Are you ready […]

DIY Exquisite Hydrangeas

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Hydrangeas for free and in abundance! These wonderful plants are omnipresent in Italy and I totally adore them. They make me happy!! I have to say, flowers like the ones in the pictures below make Italy seem like paradise. So incredibly charming. Despite the fact that these flowers are not native to Italy, you can […]

Lovers of Campers: Van Makeover

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Join the Smallards in their joy over their campervan makeover. This camper sure looks ready for a vacation trip, camping in nature. So happy. Isn’t this a super-sunny campervan with Blue, Red and White? Tri-color stripe upholstery with white piping for definition Sailboat stripe bunting Matching polka dot French café curtains (learn how to make […]

Bike Bags! Make Your Own

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  Whether you choose this apple fabric or another one, this is a happy pattern as I know from experience, that anyone with a bike will love to own. I know I’ve recently featured a bike lunch bag. This is handy, don’t get me wrong. But these classic Dutch, extra large bike bags that hang […]