Get Out and Play! DIY Outdoor Activities for Your Family

DIY Backyard Board Game

Summer is the time for kids’ imaginations to run wild in the backyard. Finally, they can go outside and play, to the relief of parents everywhere! Fresh air, exercise, and mess-less fun make the great outdoors the best place to play. At, we’re celebrating summer with DIY outdoor activities to get your whole family […]

11 Homemade Bird Feeders for Your Back Yard

11 Homemade Bird Feeders for Your Back Yard

Hearing singing birds in the trees is the number one sign that spring has officially arrived. Once the snow melts and the trees begin to wake from their winter slumber, birds begin to flock back to their favorite spots…but have they made your back yard one of their most frequented destinations? Make the most of […]

10 Must-Make Summer Crafts for the Home and Garden

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The summer days can be long and hot if you have nothing to do but with our free eBook you’ll be a busy crafting bee. These 10 Summer Craft Ideas and Garden Crafts for Summer are the perfect way to soak up the spirit of summer and give a little life to your humble abode. […]

Link Love: Camping Crafts for Kids


How are you enjoying the Summer Camp Week giveaways and crafts? I know I am! To continue the weekly theme, Link Love this week is full of some of the best kids camping crafts from across the web. I love being outside, and I think interacting with nature is a great way to satisfy a […]

Ask Maria “Protecting Metal for Outside Use”


Question I am making a metal spoon wind chime. Should the spoons have a protective coating on them especially here in Florida outside. Bev in FL via Facebook With no protection the metal will age which is a lovely look for outside, however if you do not want the spoons to rust then you should […]

How to paint a gazing ball or transform a bowling ball: garden crafts

I ran across this Whimsical Recycled Garden Art a while ago and was instantly enamored! It made me wonder what other kind of garden crafts you could make to transform a yard if you didn’t have the greenest of thumbs (like me). I remembered seeing a great garden craft project a few years ago — […]