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Decktop Pond

Photo courtesy of lowescreativeideas.com

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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Personalized Tea Bags

Photo courtesy of hellolittlehouse.com

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!

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DIY Recharge Station

Photo courtesy of tashachawner.com

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!

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Poolside Green Tea Mist

Photo courtesy of petitelefant.com

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.

 

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How To Braid Lavender

Photo courtesy of doubletkitchen.blogspot.com

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.

 

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Build Your Own Bathtub Shelf

Photo courtesy of snippetsofdesign.com

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.

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DIY :: How to Make a Terrarium

Photo courtesy of makingitlovely.com

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.

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