gathered-leaves

Gather leaves, dip them in wax to hold their colors, and suspend in front of a window. Gorgeous!

When dipped in wax, colorful leaves can be preserved through this season and beyond.

And it creates a stunning effect to greet …

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common-garden-hero

Where we live, 4 backyards congregate together. But they are separated by fences. And thus – the old style talk to your neighbour over the backyard fence – ritual is somehow skewed.

So when I read this post on ModernFarmer …

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coolest-farm-robots

We love our Roomba and Scooba’s. You know – pet robots that clean and vacuum the house. So it was no surprise to learn that there are similar products for the farming industry as well.

Not DIY – but you …

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citrus-indoors

If you live in warm climate – growing citrus trees is not a problem. But what if you’re not in such an area?

ModernFarmer shows you step by step how to grow your citrus fruits – like orange and lemon …

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kitchen-sink-outside-fountain

An old 1916 Kitchen sink – and a desire to make something with it – led to the creation of an outside water fountain.

Although not really a tutorial – this is a fun idea. Now to go scrounging in …

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garden-wreath

Here is a very clever idea: DIY wreath for the gardener made from a garden hose, dollar store flowers and garden gloves. Perfect to adorn a potting shed, garage door, or patio.

Donna of As The Card Rack Turns sent …

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treehouse-lights before-and-after-treehouse

Michelle and her family transformed the kids outside play area into a cubby house. They used a beach theme – and the finished result is gorgeous. Hats off to the whole family who seem to have a knack for doing …

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Hanging-Basket-Stand

This is a super cool idea that is so easy to make that anyone can do!

Grab a few pieces of wood, some scraps, some paint.. oh.. why don’t you go over to Shanty-2-Chic’s blog to read up on how …

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rustic-garden-shed-transformation

Donna, from FunkyJunkyInteriors, has written a 4 part series on how she transformed an old cow shed. She used some old crates for a flowerbox, some rusty tools for decorations and many more simple hand me downs.

The result is …

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deck-garden

Absolutely love this idea. And so simple as well!

Michelle of StitchWishDesigns has created a herb/vegetable garden for the deck and I love the simplicity and the no-messiness of it.

Go get details of the DIY Deck Garden.…

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chicken-proof-garden

ModernFarmer has a great post on what it takes to create a space where you can have a decent garden and still keep chickens. ¬†Creating a fence isn’t too difficult, but it is the planning that makes it perfect.

Go …

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straw-bale-garden

ModernFarmer.com is fast becoming my favorite garden website. The instructions are clear, the pictures are descriptive and they always have something interesting going on.

Today, they show you how to build a straw bale garden. If you have ever thought …

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build-a-worm-farm

diy-worm-farm

It is my enduring desire, to one day get into gardening with my kids. Before they grow too old.

Because, you know, all kids like to play in the dirt and mess around in the sand – with their bare …

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pallett-chair-project

How cool is this. Perfect for a household with teens, this would make a quick DIY project. Use pallets, string them together and hang them up to make a garden chair.

The original instructions are in Greek. But you don’t …

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hanging-daybed

I-would-never-get-off-this-bed. Never. Ever.

Picture perfect and ready to “flop” on with a glass of Sangria in one hand and the latest John Grisham in another, this bed would “make” a backyard or outdoor space.

Beware though – even though this …

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