This miniature greenhouse project is an excerpt from the book, Urban Flowers: Creating Abundance in a Small City Garden by Carolyn Dunster with photographs by Jason Ingram. It's a lovely, compact idea … [Read more...]
DIY Without Power Tools
This is one of the most-requested type of project here on Empress of Dirt: creative ideas that do not require the use of power tools.
I know what it's like not to own the tools you need, but it's another thing to have access to them but fear using them. If you do have a fear—but creative ambition—I'd encourage you to reconsider. I got past my relucatance to use power tools by starting from scratch, with good instruction, safety, and fun projects to make.
That said, you'll find oodles of projects here that you can make unplugged. Enjoy!
With some clear serving plates, mini vases, and craft paints you can create these sweet garden art flowers. You can find everything you need at a dollar store, thrift shop, or stuffed in the back … [Read more...]
This miniature terrarium is created from a mix of plants representing various habitats. It is one of many projects in the book, Miniature Terrariums: Tiny Glass Container Gardens Using Easy-to-Grow … [Read more...]
Got an old watering can? Turn it into garden art spilling faux water with wire, marbles, beads, and crystals. Also see the Watering Can Garden Art Idea Gallery for more … [Read more...]