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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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Roped in: A Timber Press office craft

May 22, 2017

Inspired by the rope planter project from Potted, we set out to adapt the craft for our office windowsills.

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Get roped in: How to highlight your handmade potted style

May 10, 2017

Craft your own DIY, rustic planters for a Mediterranean look inside or outdoors.

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An interview with Annette Goliti Gutierrez and Mary Gray of Potted

April 26, 2017

“To some extent, part of the DIY code is being able to accomplish something at a reasonable cost.” —Annette Goliti Gutierrez and Mary Gray

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Keep those Mother’s Day flowers

March 30, 2017

Make the thoughtful gift of Mother’s Day flowers last the rest of the year with inspiration from Caitlin Atkinson’s Plant Craft. After enjoying your bouquet in a vase for a few days, clip off your favorite blooms and follow these instructions for an easy, DIY decor makeover. Click on image to enlarge, right-click to download and […]

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DIY concrete vine planter

March 29, 2017

Click on image to enlarge, right-click to download and print.

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Winter photography: Working with the elements

March 7, 2017

Garden photography depends hugely on weather. When planning photography shoots, keep a close eye on the forecasts, taking note of three separate predictions and averaging out the results. Winter weather—frost, snow, and mist or fog—poses unique photographic challenges as well as stunning opportunities. Developing an understanding of it can help you to anticipate when it will […]

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DIY hosta leaf mosaic

February 1, 2017

Though this leaf design is a simple-moderate mosaic project, it gives you the opportunity to play with grout lines and color values and more deeply explore the beautiful range of hues found in hosta plants.

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Plant-inspired styling: DIY anthotype photograms

January 27, 2017

Lush, plant-filled rooms are as stylish as they are rejuvenating, but it can be hard to care for an urban jungle. Add a splash of green and garden-inspiration (without a watering can, fertilizer, or direct sunlight) with these elegant, minimalist anthotype photograms from Caitlin Atikinson’s Plant Craft: 30 Projects that Add Natural Style to Your Home.

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Mosaic garden project: Stepping-stone

March 18, 2015

Congratulations to Melody from Michigan for winning our Mosaic Gardening Projects kit! And thanks to all for participating. One of many fun, colorful garden art ideas from Mosaic Gardening Projects. This stepping-stone mosaic is a beginner-level project that can have a big impact in your garden. The spiral design is simple and timeless, and the […]

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