Posts Tagged ‘garden’

July 6, 2012 Featured Projects

Every two weeks we pick our favorite 15 projects that Craftster readers have voted for with the “This Rocks!” button. Here are our latest picks which were lovingly and painstakingly chosen (so many amazing projects to choose from!), this time by rackycoo. We hope you enjoy them! Peacock Finger Puppet by shmac Fresh Apple and [...]

Green Thumb Thursday: Great Garden Challenge

Hey gardeners! Make sure you snap some pictures of your beautiful gardens and yummy crops! The Home Sweet Home category is hosting a Great Garden Challenge. Enter your garden by August 13. You can see all the information here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=386046.0 You can see more great crafts by browsing Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening [...]

Green Thumb Thursday: Zetti Inspired Raised Garden Bed

lvl0rg4n and her mom have a amazing landlord. They don’t mind that they added raised garden beds, not even brighty colored, zetti-inspired ones! I already love going out to my own garden but I think this fun paint would make me love it even more. You can see the full thread here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=383518.0 You can [...]

Green Thumb Thursday: Ceramic Plant Markers

I love this idea! Selenium as created plant markers out of painted ceramic tiles! They’ll last for years and will be easy to clean off for winter storage. You can see the full thread here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=31965.0 You can also view our own Craftster Quickies video for a full tutorial on how to make your own! [...]

July 21, 2010 Featured Projects

Every two weeks we pick our favorite 15 projects that Craftster readers have voted for with the “This Rocks!” button. Here are our latest picks which were lovingly and painstakingly chosen (so many amazing projects to choose from!), this time by jungrrl. We hope you enjoy them! Anna Feng Steampunk Avatrix out of bedsheets! by [...]

Keepin’ It Green: The Week in DIY: Must-Have Summer Beauty Products You Can Make at Home, How to Beat the Heat All Summer, and More

The Week in DIY: Must-Have Summer Beauty Products You Can Make at Home, How to Beat the Heat All Summer, and More Each week, we highlight some of our favorite craft projects from our friends at Treehugger and Planet Green to help inspire your inner DIYer. 50 All Natural Beauty Products You Can Make Yourself [...]

Crocheted Plant Holders

Randomly Spotted on the Galactic Interweb… These awesome little plant holders were designed by Lauren Anderson. They are probably such a simple thing to make (I’m not a crocheter, I don’t know!) but they look so adorable! You can either cut a few flowers and put them in a vase in the container or even [...]

Green Thumb Thursday: A Revamped Garden Bench

It’s hard to believe this cheery yellow bench from Blue_skiesMN was once a dreary, unloved garden bench. With a fresh coat of colorful paint and some pretty new cushions, it went from drab and ignored to a real focal point for a sunny garden or porch. Thrift stores, garage sales, and Craigslist are chock full [...]

Green Thumb Thursday: Gnome Garden

How sweet is this Gnome Garden, with it’s tiny plants and itty-bitty house? Just because you have a gnome sized garden, it doesn’t mean it can’t be fairy-tale pretty! sew_DIYlicious shows off her adorable gnome garden on the Home Sweet Home board. Let her inspire you with this lovely little gnome home! Thanks, sew_DIYlicious, for [...]

Green Thumb Thursday: Extreme Birdhouses

I wish I was a bird. OK, I am glad to be human, but who wouldn’t want to live in this amazing 17 room house with a rooftop pool, built by Cranbrook2? These are some lucky birds! They are even eco-friendly, being made from reclaimed barn wood. Gorgeous AND recycled, now that’s what I call [...]

Green Thumb Thursday: How to Make a Mail Box Tool Box

This ingenious idea was posted by rubytue and I love it! It’s so simple yet brilliant, the kind of idea that makes you think “why didn’t I think of that?”. “Plant” an adorable decorated mailbox in an accessible area in your garden to keep garden tools and supplies close at hand, but safe from the [...]

Eating Seasonally

A lot of people are trying to eat in a way that’s healthier, for themselves, for the environment, and for their pocketbooks. One really easy and tasty way to do this is to eat what’s in season. It seems simple, but when you can get most items in the grocery store year round, sometimes it [...]

Green Thumb Thursday: Parking Lot Container Garden

This week’s Green Thumb Thursday showcases the ingenuity that is a Craftster hallmark. Many of us are renters, condo-dwellers, and otherwise yardless. For some that’s just fine, but for some of us, even though we are urban residents, we still have a small inner farmer dying to break free. When ErinTheRed was faced with the [...]

Green Thumb Thursday: Hanging Bundt Pan Herb Pot

Welcome to Green Thumb Thursday, where we present gardening and house plant tips and ideas for your inspiration. To kick off this new feature, we have an ingenious idea from mlheran – the hanging bundt pan herb pot! These are thrifty, easy, and gorgeous! Most thrift stores have old bundt pans, and they are often [...]

Tute Tuesday: How to Make a Worm Composting Bin

With everyone looking for ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle, it’s a great time for this tutorial from lolo. She shows step by step how to make a worm composting bin that’s small enough for an apartment, and will yield wonderful compost for your garden. Compost is sometimes called “Garden Gold” for it’s enriching properties. [...]