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Craft

An interview with Maggie Enterrios of Nature Observer and Gather

September 18, 2018

“When you buy a piece of wall art, it creates ambiance and you can look at it when you come home. When you wear art, you take it with you everywhere you go, and it allows you to express yourself to the world.”

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DIY swiss cheese vine

September 11, 2018

The “Swiss cheese” holes always vary in size and location on the leaves, giving each leaf its own personality, and making this plant one of the hottest houseplants on the market. This DIY paper version gives you all the personality with none of the watering!

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Handmade paper pilea peperomioides

September 11, 2018

Pilea peperomioides is a well-loved and admired plant, but if you’ve ever tried to acquire one, you’ve probably noticed that it’s quite hard to come by… which is one reason why a paper version is terrific!

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The urban jungle without the maintenance

September 11, 2018

  Expert crafter and tastemaker Corrie Beth Hogg offers a no-water option for your urban jungle: plants made from paper!

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What You Need to DIY a Hypertufa Trough

August 2, 2018

In this trough-building method we’ll tackle creating a trough by forming it inside a mold. This is a viable, popular way to create beautiful planting vessels, and Lori Chips author of Hypertufa Containers has the expert advice you need.

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Creative trough making

August 2, 2018

Hypertufa containers—also known as troughs—are rustic, striking, versatile, and perfect for small, alpine plants. A mix of cement, perlite, peat, and water, they are simple and affordable to make at home. Here, Lori Chips describes how she fell in love with trough gardening and the inspiration for Hypertufa Containers.

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The top 7 benefits of keep a guided journal

October 17, 2017

Guided and bulleted journals are ubiquitous on Instagram these days, but is this just another lifestyle fad (like eating more purple food and wearing athleisure in the office), or is using a more visual and creative day planner here to stay?

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A haunted graveyard in miniature

October 11, 2017

Glowing jack-o’-lanterns, creaking porches, cobwebdraped windows and doors, and kids laughing and scaring each other willy-nilly are among the sights and sounds that make our spines tingle every October. Halloween is fun for everyone. But when it comes to the garden, full-size or miniature, there is only one very scary thing to make: a haunted […]

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Summer strategies to get your kids outside

June 29, 2017

This summer, make outdoor play a daily adventure. Some of the most playful ways to get your kids outside are taking inspiration for crafts and cooking projects from the garden, and using your yard as a site for birthday parties and celebrations. Check out some of our favorite must-do strategies from Whitney Cohen and John Fisher’s The Book […]

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A miniature Independence Day garden

June 27, 2017

There are a number of ways to represent summer in a miniature garden, and a special Fourth of July–themed miniature garden evokes a summertime gathering filled with food, family, and fireworks.

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