A pond in the backyard is a must-have for me, but I move a lot and since I rent, digging up a hole in the yard to install a pond doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. It never even occurred to me to make an above-ground pond, but luckily I have all these craft blogs I follow that point out the things I don’t think up on my own. Click here for the how-to.
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I love tea and I love sharing my favorite teas with those who also love tea so it is with great pleasure that I share this project for making your own tea bags. In this tutorial Hello Little House suggests that you use prepackaged teas and sort of spiff them up, but you can also go to any loose leaf store, purchase empty tea bags and your favorite teas, and quite literally make your own tea bags. Click here to check out the how-to!
In the last few years I have seen hundreds, if not thousands, of recharge station DIY projects and though I absolutely love the concept, none of them really grabbed my attention. Until, that is, now. Tasha has found a way to turn an ordinary shoe box into a work of art that won’t make my apartment fell like I’ve filled my home with dumpster dive finds. Not to say that there aren’t people out there that don’t make wonderful items or even homes out of dumpster dive finds, I am just not one of those people. Click here for Tasha’s wonderful and easy project!
Here in Colorado, one of the driest states in the country, there are times where the temperature quickly becomes unbearable. So how do I manage a little lounge time in the backyard, by the pool or in the park and mountains? Why with a little mist, my dear fellows! I had never even thought of using something as great as green tea and now I’m thinking that a little lemongrass oil (amazing for the skin as well) would be great either on its own or along with the green tea in my neon blue mister bottle! Click here for the recipe.
Whether your looking to make a little bundle to pop into your lingerie drawer or to hang about the house, a lavender braid is an absolutely beautiful way to spruce up your space! Click here for the original post by Double Kitchen and either look at the easy to follow pictures or translate the page with Google Translate as the blog is written in Croatian.
I am a bath taking fanatic, there is nothing better in the world than spending a few hours alone in the tub with a delicious drink, maybe a treasured book, some great music and candles) so it shouldn’t come as a surprise when I say that I have had one of these bathtub shelves on my to-buy list for an eternity; they’re just too darn expensive! Well lucky for me and all my bath loving buddies, Snippets of Design has shared a post on how to make your own! Click here for the full post and directions.
I LOVE terrariums and I think I’m ready to embark on the task of creating a few of my own. It will give me a chance to find some really cool apothecary jars and also to create some gorgeous living art. How cool is that?! Click here to head over to Making It Lovely for the full post and directions.
Despite all our best efforts, intentions and hopes our gardens are bombarded on a daily basis by plant threatening critters that need to be taken care of. If you’re a lover of all living creatures and don’t mind the little guys chewing and nesting away in your potential food source, then this post isn’t for you. If you’re like me and want at least one tomato this year, then this post is definitely for you! Click here for Apartment Therapy’s recipe for an all natural pesticide that won’t harm the soil or the plants. Just remember that a lot of these, all natural as they may be, will also scare off your much needed ladybugs! See my post about making your own ladybug feeder here.
Most of us know that ladybugs are incredibly helpful around the garden when it comes to the little critters that kill our plants. What you may not know is that many of the earth friendly anti-pesticides we make and then dump on our gardens can still scare off the helpful little ladybug! Apartment Therapy has shared with us a simple way of creating a lady bug feeder where the little ladies can hang out when the aphids are scarce since ladybugs will leave an area where there is no food. Click here for the full post and tutorial!
If you’ve ever planted zucchini, or had an aunt who did, you’re more than familiar with the vast plethora of zucchini related recipes and the bags upon bags of zucchini that you can’t pay anyone to take. Well mint can be a bit like zucchini in that they both have evil overlord complexes and will quickly take over your garden if you’re not careful! However, since mint is so easy to grow and so very enjoyable, mint is a great first plant to tackle when starting your first herb garden. Click here to head on over to Apartment Therapy and read the full post for yourself.