Friday, July 14, 2017

You Don't Need A Lot Of Money To Have An Interesting Garden

My garden was doing well, but it lacked points of interest. Looking online I found many things that I would like, but they all had one thing in common... They all cost more money than I was willing to spent. I started thinking that I could, with a little effort, create some of those things on my own with things I had around the house.
The Old Ladder Trellis
I had been wondering for awhile what I was going to do with this 40 foot wooden ladder that was no longer safe to use. Someone I knew showed me how they had made one into a little garden fence. That got me thinking about my garden, and what it needed. It only took a few minutes to see that yes, you could make a trellis out of an old wooden ladder, and the next day I did just that.
It wasn't complicated in the least. Just measure the 2 side pieces equally. and another for the top. Attach with screws, and brackets, and bury each "leg" about 1 food below the ground, and it was done. After that I hung some plants from it, and attached an old looking bird house (that I also made), and it looks great. It also adds interest to that part of the garden which I thought was lacking. I used left over ladder pieces for porch decoration, and tomato plant holders.

The Old Garden Signs
I had been wanting old signs for awhile to put around the outside of the house, but if you look at the prices, they can be a little costly. Again I used what I had at home already, which is wood, and paint. You need only to choose what you want your signs to say, and paint it on them. I then sanded mine a little to give it an aged look, and finished by staining it to seal it, and I was finished. You also have to paint in what you would like it to say, but don't worry too much about that, it doesn't need to be perfect. The sanding, and staining will hide any mistakes you might make.
I don't know what I will be doing next, but I an sure that it will be as fun as these two projects have been. Will you now be trying out something for your own home???

Monday, January 9, 2017

How to make a Burlap Wreath a DIY Tutorial

I hate the thought of spending money on things I think I can do myself, so we are going to make a Spring/Summer wreath decoration for my entry door. As it turns out it is very easy, and inexpensive, and fun as well!

Monday, December 12, 2016

How to make your own outdoor Christmas Tree Decorations

DIY Outdoor Christmas Tree Decorations
I had some left over old lattice lying around, and wanted to put it to good use.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

How To make your own Primitive Snowman for the Holidays

DIY Primitive Christmas Decorations

This is probably one of the easiest, and quickest craft projects that I have done yet. It's very simple, and yet, it looks really good in the house. #ChristmasDecorating



You could also try your hand at Sock Snowmen!



Tuesday, December 6, 2016

It's Christmas Time, House Tour, and Decorations!

Take a tour of an old Victorian house at Christmas Time.
Hand made decorations, twinkling lights, vintage sights, and more! Singing you to sleep with a parody of Have Yourself a Merry little Christmas the old timey way without music.


Monday, November 28, 2016

Make your own Primitive Santa in no time!

Step by step instructions for making your very own primitive Santa Clause for your home for Christmas. You will not believe how easy this really is!




Friday, November 18, 2016

How to make a Faux Stick Feather Tree out of a regular Christmas Tree

How to make a Fake Stick/Feather Tree out of a regular Christmas Tree. Do you love those old fashioned Stick, and Feather Christmas Trees, but can't afford the price? Not to worry, you can make your own out of a regular Christmas Tree, and save all that money. The best part...if you don't want one next year, you still have your regular Christmas Tree, no harm done. Enjoy a simple Christmas of the olden days.