These instructions show how hypertufa garden containers can be made with molds or free-form using cement and natural fillers. I'll give you the basics to get started plus some good resources for a … [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!
Tipsy pots, also known as topsy turvy planters, are flower pots arranged in a stack to look like they are tipping over, even though they are sturdy. Once you know the trick, they are easy to … [Read more...]
Turn old jars into magical garden treasure jars with this simple, frugal project. With glass gems from the dollar store and solar votive lights, they will make your garden sparkle at night. For … [Read more...]
How do you make a fairy garden? Follow these simple steps to start a miniature garden in a container, flower beds, or on a patio table. I also have more tutorials for creating fairy gardens, and … [Read more...]