Hi Guys! It's Megan from Homemade Ginger again and I'm so excited to share this water bottle planter craft with you today. I love how these turned out and they are so fun for kids to help make! Have you noticed that indoor plants are all the rage right now? I don't think I owned a single indoor plant until a few years ago and now I can't get enough. I love how they instantly refresh any space. My only issue is that I have a black thumb. I can't keep my plants alive. Even succulents, that are … [Read more...]
Crafts for the garden? Yes, please! The backyard is just bursting with crafty opportunity! These projects are fun, simple and a great way to add a creative and personal touch to your garden.
From unique birdfeeders to mason jar candles (which are awesome homemade gift ideas by the way) here are some awesome outdoor project ideas to spark your creativity.
Spoiler alert: Most of them are really easy to make!
These birdseed ornaments are really easy to make! They look amazing and they might even look complicated, but don't let it fool you - They're super simple! I ended up calling them "bird cookies" with the kids because it's kind of what they look and feel like. So when our birdseed ornaments were done, we went outside and hung our "bird cookies" on the trees and bushes in the backyard. The kids had a blast! I don't know why, but I get a little giddy when I see birds in the backyard eating the … [Read more...]
These mason jar citronella candles were a really fun project. They didn't quite turn out how I expected though. I had visions of a small beautiful flame, glowing on top of the patio table. The flames were actually quite a bit larger than I expected but they worked REALLY well to keep the bugs away! Now, don't get me wrong, these are fun, and they're really easy to make - but - you're playing with torch fuel here, so make sure you handle them with care. And if you do decide to make these for … [Read more...]
Do you have neighbours who keep their grass in perfect shape? We do. We are mostly surrounded by retired people who have taken it upon themselves to make their front yards look like golf courses. It's beautiful for the neighbourhood, but it makes it particularly more embarrassing that we are NOT that diligent with the grass (or weeds) on our property. With three young kids, we are lucky if we have time to mow the lawn before the grass gets dangerously close to the kids' knees. (Kids are short … [Read more...]
One of my favourite things about summer is planting a vegetable garden! It's far from perfect, but it works for us. Some vegetable gardens are big, and some are small, and some people still manage to grow vegetables on nothing but a balcony. Whatever your space situation is, this list of 15 unusual vegetable garden ideas has you covered and will get your creative juices flowing. Vertical Vegetable Garden If you live in the city, you know that sometimes land comes at a premium. So if … [Read more...]
Here are 17 fun and clever vegetable garden hacks to help make your garden more successful this year! These are brilliant! I've been staring at our empty garden boxes in the backyard, just itching to buy our vegetable seedlings for the year! I'm counting down the days before the risk of frost is gone, (It's Canada, so it takes a little longer, eh?) so we can finally start planting! Start Seedlings from Eggshells Don't throw away those used eggshells! Save them up and use … [Read more...]
We've been talking about chilly winter projects lately, so let's start thinking about some warmer spring time projects, shall we? For example, I am loving this pebble covered planter! It would look so cute on a patio or deck. And the best part is that it looks really easy to make! Check out Centsational Girl for a great tutorial with lots of photos for how you can make this yourself. If you make it now, you'll have it ready and you can pull it out and enjoy it the moment springtime … [Read more...]
This is another craft idea that I have completely fallen in love with - DIY cork planters as fridge magnets - It's almost convincing me to go out and buy 6 bottles of wine so I can make these for my own fridge! Or maybe you are more organized than I am and you saved your corks from over the holidays? They would be so great to bring a little life to your kitchen in these cold winter months, and would also make a terrific gift idea. (I'm pretty picky, but I'd be really happy getting these as … [Read more...]
Jason has always wanted to have a fruit tree. He used to talk about it all the time in our old house. So when when we found out that one of the trees in the backyard of our new house was a pear tree we were super excited! Until it rained and rained and rained one night last week making the soil really soft, and our 20 year old pear tree feel down from the weight of the hundreds of pears on it. We didn't even get to enjoy one season of pears! I forgot to take a picture of our tree when it … [Read more...]
It's so much fun to be able to watch vegetables grow and to actually produce your own delicious and nutritious veggies each year! Kids seem to LOVE going to the plants in the late summer and eating tomatoes right off the vine. It's definitely a rewarding hobby. Here are my top ten tips for how to start a vegetable garden: How to start a vegetable garden 1. Start small, and work your way up (or down) You don't need to have a giant vegetable garden to grow your own vegetables. In fact, … [Read more...]