Home » Archive

Articles in the Garden Crafts Category

$1 and Free, Garden Crafts, Headline »

[14 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 5,137 views]
Make DIY Solar Jar Lights

Solar lights are a great way to add a touch of ambiance just about anywhere once the sun goes down.  They come with a little stake for putting them into the ground, but what about those places where a stake isn’t a good option, like on a porch?  Dawn at Creative Cain Cabin discovered that solar lights can be easily fit onto the tops of …

$5 and Under, Garden Crafts, Headline »

[8 Mar 2014 | 2 Comments | 2,859 views]
Make a Mosaic Flamingo

With spring just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about garden projects! We’re big fans of the ol’ classic pink plastic flamingos, so it’s no surprise that we love this quirky mosaic flamingo by Lucy at Lucy Designs. Starting with a plain flamingo, you can make your own with a few tiles, a little grout, a fair amount of time, and lots of …

$1 and Free, Garden Crafts, Headline »

[14 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 2,985 views]
Make Slinky Flower Pot Stakes

Is anyone else dreaming of spring? It might be hard to believe if you’re currently digging out from under a snow bank but spring is scheduled to arrive just next month! Whether you want something to dress up your garden or need stand-ins until your real flowers bloom, these slinky flower stakes from Birds and Blooms are both adorable and clever! [how to make slinky flower pot …

$1 and Free, Decor, Garden Crafts, Headline »

[27 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 2,661 views]
Make Sheet Music Pumpkin Planters

While plastic pumpkin buckets might be the iconic collector of sweet treats on Halloween night, they are a far cry from classy decor. Is there a way to salvage these gaudy beasts? Kelly from Eclectically Vintage proves it can be done! With a little bit of Mod Podge and sheet music, even the ugliest of pumpkins can turned into a cute fall planter. [how to make …

$5 and Under, Decor, Garden Crafts, Headline »

[4 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 2,302 views]
Make Easy DIY Fence Art

As part of a series of outdoor decorating projects, Breanna from Dollar Store Mom decided that a lank section of fence in her yard was in need of some art.  Using a pile of picture frames that she already had on hand and some large wooden letters, she decided to give her garden a word of encouragement.  Don’t have access to or the budget for …

$1 and Free, $5 and Under, cheap crafts, Decor, Garden Crafts, Headline »

[16 Aug 2013 | 3 Comments | 5,521 views]
Make Stamped Rocks for Your Garden

I love crafting with natural materials. I recently wrote a tutorial for these stamped rocks on Creative Green Living and am delighted with how they turned out. The flexible, clear stamps I used in the tutorial make getting perfect images on curved surfaces easier but with a little practice, you can use block mounted stamps you already have on hand to get the same look!

$1 and Free, $5 and Under, Decor, Garden Crafts, Headline »

[3 Aug 2013 | One Comment | 5,237 views]
Make Outdoor Wall Art from a Shower Curtain

Our friend Breanna, AKA Dollar Store Mom has been re-doing her outdoor living space. In true “mom on a budget” style, she’s been shopping her home to save as much money as possible. A clearance shower curtain she had on hand is her secret ingredient to making all-weather art fit to stand up to Pacific Northwest rain. [how to make all-weather outdoor wall art]
Project Estimate

$10 and Beyond, Decor, Garden Crafts, Headline, High Concept »

[2 Aug 2013 | No Comment | 4,648 views]
Make Solar Light Deck Decor

I love this upgrade given to some humble solar lights. I think it looks like something straight out of a nautical decor catalog. The writers of The 100 Block used fence posts and 4×4 scraps to work their magic. This would be awesome on a porch or even in the living room of a beach cottage.

$1 and Free, cheap crafts, Decor, Garden Crafts, Gifts to Make, Headline, Tutorials »

[9 Jul 2013 | 8 Comments | 10,535 views]
Tutorial: Tea Cup Bird Feeder

One of my favorite movies as a child was Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland.”  I was enchanted by the crazy antics that ensued at the Mad Hatter’s tea party, and always imagined how fun it would be to happen upon an “un-birthday party” in the woods.  Now that I have my own yard, I’ve decided to create a Mad Hatter inspired garden area, where my kids …

$5 and Under, Decor, Garden Crafts, Headline »

[8 Jul 2013 | No Comment | 4,974 views]
Make Cheap Nautical Garden Decor

Breanna from Dollar Store Mom has been on a mission this year to give her yard a little beautification with a series of inexpensive DIY projects.  She knew she wanted an anchor to hang on her gate, but all the real ones she found were out of her budget, as were the store-bought ones intended for use as lawn decorations.  Then she came across a …