Nature is a wonderful source of art...Before stores like Michaels or Hobby Lobby existed, people looked to nature for their craft supplies. Here are a few crafting ideas that utilize the beauty from your own backyard!Flower Petal PaintsMaking paint from flower petals is an easy and fun process. The processed paints that are in stores are far more pigmented, so flower petal paints are subtler and look more like watercolors. First, go exploring outside for colorful flowers. You will need approximately 1/2 cup of flower petals per color. Separate the petals from the flowers and divide them into different piles according to color. Individually, put the petals into a food processor or blender to break them up more. After they are ground up a bit, place the petals into 1/4 cup of hot water and let them steep for a few hours until saturated. When the paints are ready to go, drain them using a sieve or cheesec...
Fall has so many enjoyable pastimes…One of the most beloved fall traditions is visiting a pumpkin patch. The prospect of finding the perfect pumpkin, or taking home charming miniature gourds, is a delightful one.Commonly found on front porches across America, members of the gourd family are standard home ornaments this time of year. They are also perfect for artistic minds, chefs, and crafters! This autumn, prepare to think outside the patch with some exciting, unusual uses for the pumpkins and gourds in your life.Pumpkins in Your Household DécorThe pumpkin, a ribbed, jolly orange member of the gourd family, is a quintessential fall staple for many reasons. Whether found in a pumpkin pie or carved on the front steps, pumpkins are known for their versatility: the question is, how can you get more creative than the classic jack-o-lantern look this fall?If you are planning to carve pumpkins the old-fas...
Uses for wooden pallets abound, there is truly no shortage
of projects these rustic wood pieces can achieve! They can be used for things
such as a bookshelf, filled with novels to give a rustic and charming vibe. Maybe
put them to even better green use by creating flower pot hangers, or even an
herb garden. Here are a couple ways wooden pallets can not only be used as
decoration or as more useful:A Pallet Herb GardenHerb gardens are one of those things that give food a spark
with their fragrance and fresh flavor in your favorite meals. Sometimes just a
small herb garden is enough to make a big difference. You can shape the pallets
into many sizes, as a
trusty saw will cut your pallet into whatever size desired. Planting an
herb garden in a pallet keeps all the herbs in one spot and makes the garden
portable. You can pick up your pallet and move your little garden wherever is
best. Wooden pallet gardens...