Have you got a creative itch to scratch? These seven projects are the perfect remedy when you have a few hours on a weekend afternoon.
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7 Crafty Projects for a Weekend Afternoon
There is only one cure for creative urges: make something! Have a look at these project ideas and use them as a launching point for your own crafty projects. Whether you want to paint, design, or build, the ideas here should get you started.
1 Get Crafty with Rocks and Stones
These delightful painted stones are by artist Sehnaz Bac, author of the new book, The Art of Stone Painting: 30 Designs to Spark Your Creativity. Click the buttons (below) for tutorials from the book, reprinted with permission from the publisher.
2 Turn Terracotta Pots into Art & Decor
Clay pots are inexpensive and suitable for endless crafts and DIY projects. Whether you want garden art, a fairy garden, or decor, there are lots of ideas.
3 Print Your Photos and Turn Them Into Art
Learn how to print your favourite photos and turn them into art by transferring them to artist’s canvas. Great idea for unique gifts.
4 Create Giant Blooms
I love over-sized garden art. I have a giant bird’s nest, complete with eggs, on top of my garden shed. These giant alliums look perfect in the flower garden. Can you guess what they are made with?
5 Delight the Butterflies
One of the best things you can do for a garden is provide fresh water. Life depends on it! This simple water feeder is a favourite feeding spot for butterflies, bees, birds, small mammals, and all those nameless insect pollinators.
6 Give Your Plants Pretty Protection
A quick trip to the thrift shop or Re-Store is all you need for these pretty hose guards. I rely on them to keep my garden hose from crushing plants, plus, they just look sweet.
7 Plant a Flower Arch
If you love nature-inspired garden art, the book Gardening on a Shoestring by Alex Mitchell is an essential resource. I love this book. This sweet pea garden arch tutorial was provided with permission from the publisher. The book is filled with gorgeous outdoor projects for the garden and patio.
Ok. That should get your creative juices flowing. Go grab your supplies, get messy, and have fun.
~Melissa the Empress of Dirt ♛