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  • Recycling plastic bottles: creative and clever with plastic bottles

    Garden, Green crafts, Home and garden, Home decor, Recycle  |  0 Commentrecycling plastic bottles: creative and clever with plastic bottles

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    Cards, Garden, Holiday & seasonal crafts, Home and garden, Making flower, Paper crafts  |  0 Commenthappy spring! butterflies and grass

    BUTTERFLIES AND GRASS Spring is my favorite season, when all things feel possible. It's also the most beautiful season in New Orleans, when the entire city seems to burst into bloom at one time. I always need a little dose of that indoors, so I did a couple of quick projects over the weekend to mark the shift in season. The first thing  I did was make a new runner for my table. It's simple - I just hemmed the edges of

  • Green gifts: Mini flower pot for gift.

    Garden, Green crafts, Holiday & seasonal crafts, Valentine's day  |  0 Commentgreen gifts: mini flower pot for gift.

     Green gifts: Mini flower pot for gift. Hi TKB readers! It’s me Lauren and as promised last week, I have a great Valentine’s DIY to share today!  I am super excited about this one because it is not your typical Valentine’s craft project.  (Not to mention, it can do double duty as wedding escort cards, or table decor for your reception!  Just food for thought:)  I am all about embracing what you truly love and to be honest, we all can’t love

  • Eco gifts for home decor: Sprouted Wheat and Grass Heads tutorial

    Garden, Green crafts, Home and garden  |  0 Commenteco gifts for home decor: sprouted wheat and grass heads tutorial

      Eco gifts for home decor:  Sprouted Wheat and Grass Heads tutorial I had been wanting to try sprouted/soaked wheat in baking for a long time. When I saw this tutorial on Delia Creates for sprouting wheat, I decided to give it a try. We grew wheat grass last year around Easter time, but I watered it a bit too much and along with the grass, we grew mold. Eww. Needless to say, it didn't last long and wasn't the cute

  • Unique flower pot for decor: reason to celebrate, sky planters

    Garden, Green crafts, Home and garden, Natural crafts  |  0 Commentunique flower pot for decor: reason to celebrate, sky planters

    With its unique design and ground-breaking technology, the Skyplanter by Patrick Morris allows you for the first time to grow plants upside down inside your home. With a Skyplanter you only need to water your plants once a month. Its internal reservoir system feeds water directly to the roots, so no water evaporates or drips and the soil is locked in so there’s no mess. And what a great way to conserve water! What’s more, as it’s suspended from your ceiling, it

  • Eco gifts: Hemp String Gardening Pot tutorial

    Garden, Home and garden  |  0 Commenteco gifts: hemp string gardening pot tutorial

    Materials: Gardening pot Hemp string Elmer's Glue Q-Tip Scissors Directions: This is as straight forward as it looks, which is why it's a perfect craft for kids. Simply paint a pattern on the pot using a Q-Tip covered in some Elmer's glue. Then lay the hemp string along the glue markings. Cut the string as needed. Allow glue to dry. Throw in some potting soil and a plant, and voila! You've spruced up just a boring ol' gardening pot. Sunny and I kept her pot's design simple

  • Eco gifts: {Tea Cup} Succulent Wedding Favors tutorial

    Garden, Home and garden, Wedding day  |  0 Commenteco gifts: {tea cup} succulent wedding favors tutorial

    Today's DIY wedding project comes to us from ABC San Diego and teaches us how to create a succulent teacup that can doubles as a table place setting and a bridal favor! We've all seen those inexpensive mini succulents at the local garden center that are begging to be brought home to liven up a window sill or shelf, and this project adds a twist by utilizing porcelain tea cups and colorful moss. Such a charming wedding reception idea or maybe

  • Eco gifts: beautiful pear terrarium

    Garden, Home and garden, Natural crafts  |  0 Commenteco gifts: beautiful pear terrarium

    Eco gifts: beautiful pear terrarium I don't know about you, but when I see things I like I make a mental snapshot to put in my mental "I'd Like to Have This Someday" list. So imagine with me, you are walking through the Tuesday Morning Close-Out Store, picking through all of the stuff in the bins. You move to let someone pass in the narrow isle, when you spot..... YES!!!! I did a double take. It was a moment where I

  • Eco gifts: mini garden for kids (How To: Create a Terrarium )

    Garden, Natural crafts  |  0 Commenteco gifts: mini garden for kids (how to: create a terrarium )

    I love the idea of having a living gift for someone. Recently, some very nice people have done super thoughtful things for me, and I wanted to say thank you with a little something, something. To create a Terrarium, start by assembling what you need: variety of succulent plants, different sizes pretty glass container rocks, small rocks for drainage, large rocks for decoration sand cactus soil fertilizer   Assemble all of your materials. You can find glass containers at Pier 1 or Michael’s. If you go to Michael’s, you

  • Eco gifts: Cooking Up Something Different For A Spring Centerpiece

    Garden, Green crafts, Home and garden, Natural crafts  |  0 Commenteco gifts: cooking up something different for a spring centerpiece

    I love a centerpiece that grabs attention and gets a reaction – especially from my children. Whether you are having a large group for dinner or simply having a friend over for tea it is so easy and fun to create a little something different for the moment you share together. Wheatgrass is grown in a 5-inch cast iron skillet that I picked up for a few dollars at a resale shop. Place soil and seeds in skillet, keep moist and in

  • Baby Favor: Painted Garden Pavers

    Garden, Home and garden  |  0 Commentbaby favor: painted garden pavers

    Painted Garden Pavers I know it is kind of late in the gardening season now, but making garden stones from patio pavers is a fun and frugal craft for kids of all ages. Last month I found lady bug and turtle shaped patio pavers at Menards.   I bought several of the ladybug/turtle shape, which I believe are called colonial or heritage pavers for only .64 each.  I also bought 5 white crescent shaped pavers for only .33 each. We found them the day

  • Crafts flower pot tutorial

    Garden  |  0 Commentcrafts flower pot tutorial

    to fabulous. . . I think I got this old terracotta pot from my mom last year. Nothing wrong with it. But why settle for average when you can have fantastic?! I promise, it's easy. Here's how I did it.   First I cleaned and primed {the outside} of the pot. I didn't have any spray primer so I just brushed it on.   Once the primer was dry I sprayed two coats of Krylon Ivy Green spray paint, allowing about an hour drying time in