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Old Headboard Repurposed into Garden Fence

Old Headboard Repurposed into Garden Fence

A few years ago, we rescued a metal headboard from heading to the landfill. Originally brass, it was spray painted a flat black. It worked well, but I’m ready for a change. What to do with the old headboard? Throw it out? Certainly not! Before discarding something, […]

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Reusing old CD’s – How to keep birds out of the garden

Reusing old CD’s – How to keep birds out of the garden

I’m always on the lookout for environmentally friendly ways to keep critters out of the garden.  A simple fence will stop many animals but it will not deter birds who can fly over it.  Here’s an easy project that will help keep birds out of your vegetables […]

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DIY Tomato Cage Project

DIY Tomato Cage Project

I’ve been spotting these colorful tomato cages in gardens around town. I love the fun colors! But since I  have several metal tomato cages from previous years, and I happened to have a few partial cans of bright spray paint left over from previous projects, I thought […]

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Building a Trellis

Building a Trellis

The plants growing in my garden include tomatoes, cucumbers, and zucchini.  All three of these are vining plants that, if left alone, have a tendency to sprawl all over the place.  We have always used tomato cages to hold up our tomato plants but in the past […]

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is just around the corner so I have been trying to decide what to get my mom this year.  If you’re in need of something to give your mom check out these Mother’s Day gift ideas that I’ve come up with. To start off, why […]

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Revive Outdoor Furniture with Paint

Revive Outdoor Furniture with Paint

After a long, cold winter, it’s nice to emerge from hibernation and do some gardening, clean-up the yard, and pull the outdoor furniture out of the shed. Many years ago (when Ames was still in business), we picked up a discounted outdoor furniture set with 4 tall […]

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How to Make a Shell Necklace

How to Make a Shell Necklace

Last year, I picked up some shells during a stay in Cape May, NJ. One shell in particular was shaped perfectly to be a pendant necklace. Not knowing how to make a shell necklace, I gathered together some beads from a few broken bracelets and a worn […]

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Drying Flowers

Drying Flowers

I decided to dry several of my Easter flowers. It is a very simple process. All you need to do is hang the flower by the tip of the stem so that the petals are the lowest part. I used rubber bands to hang up my flowers. […]

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Transform Old Pots with Chalkboard Paint

Transform Old Pots with Chalkboard Paint

I came across these chic flower pots on Amazon. I love the practicality of the chalkboard label, and it’s so useful for identifying herb plants. Wanting to make my own pots, I rummaged through the shed and found a collection of old terracotta pots in need of reviving. […]

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Easy Homemade Easter Cards!

Easy Homemade Easter Cards!

This year I decided to make some home made Easter cards. I used some decorative scrapbooking paper and other materials I had around the house. Here is one of the cards I made: Here are the steps I used to make this Spring card. First I cut […]

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