Garden Crafts

It's Mid-winter! And Brigid's Day, Candlemas, Imbolc, and Groundhog Day

Celebrating Brigid's Day Happy Mid-winter! We have made it to the midpoint between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox!

Winter Wonderland Trees Made From Fresh Corn Husks

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Finally! My "frightful" trees have made the transition from Halloween table toppers to sparkly, snow covered winter holiday trees.

A couple layers of spray snow, a few weeks of obsessing and finally a liberal application of fine, snowy glitter transformed what began as fresh corn husks - into a winter wonderland of holiday prettiness.

Make Lavender Wands and Enjoy the Fragrance of Summer All Year Long

Lavender Wands

Photo and lavender wands made by Nancy Hiroka

The very second I saw Nancy's image of her beautiful Lavender Wands I fell in love! They may not be new to some of you, but they sure were to me!!!

How To Make a Punched Tin Dragonfly

Punched tin Dragonfly

Several requests have arrived from the blogiverse for a tutorial for making a punched tin and bead dragonfly. So here it is!

NOTES before we start:

** Wiring on the wings is a bit tricky and I have done my best to make the process clear. If you will follow the written steps, you should have no problem creating your own dragonfly. However, if you have a question, don't hesitate to write me.

Great Way to Use Kitty Litter Before Your Cat Does.

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Several of our "rock hound" friends, have a box of kitty litter sitting near their cutting and grinding equipment. It's sole purpose - to remove the oil residue that remains on the stones after the stones have been cut into slabs or cabochons.

It just naturally occurred to me one day that if kitty litter does such an efficient job of removing all traces of smelly oil from the surface of cut stones, it might be a great material for drying flowers!

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