Polymer clay is ideal for making a variety of tiny treasures including dollhouse miniatures, fairy garden accessories, and jewelry charms. I'll show the supplies you'll need to get started and walk … [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!
Make a garden art chandelier using some old household junk, marbles, and lamp crystals. For more, also see how to make a mini greenhouse from old house windows. Garden Chandelier My … [Read more...]
Create magical mini fairy doors to add a fun optical illusion to your tiny garden. This project is based on a full-size project I made for my garden: Optical Illusion Garden Mirror. For more … [Read more...]
Decorative garden balls are an inexpensive alternative to the classic gazing ball. Plus, it's a great way to recycle some old household items and turn them into garden art. This tutorial shares the … [Read more...]