·Time to apply your DIY, handmade, crafty inspiration to natural, plant crafts!
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This floral arrangement is by Françoise Weeks—a leading floral designer known for her creativity and ingenuity. Bark trough with abutilon, buddleia, calendula, angelica, verbascum, sweet peas, brassica seedpods, bells of Ireland, sage, kalanchoe, blueberries, lavender, rattlesnake grass, houttuynia and cyclamen foliage, seedpods of eucalyptus.
This floral arrangement is by Françoise Weeks—a leading floral designer known for her creativity and ingenuity. Woodland with bark, lobelia, kalanchoe, monarda, grapes, persimmon, succulents, romanesco, aruncus, cosmos, asclepias, zinnia, papyrus, dill, figs, kangaroo paws, alchemilla, blueberries, blackberries, seedpods of bluestar, nigella, candytuft, alstroemeria, viburnum, asclepia
Giveaway: Tell Us About The Coolest Craft Books!
The weather is getting cooler, but I just can’t bring myself to knit yet another stocking stitch scarf. Been there, done that. So do a crafty chick a solid and submit your best recommendations for the coolest craft books. The how-to handbooks that bring the quirk. The crafting books that will tickle my brain while occupying my otherwise-idle hands, and leave me with fun, handmade conversation pieces to keep or gift. And your recommendation?
Discover how to use paper plants for home décor, wall art, holiday decorations, gift giving, and more. The projects are simple enough to be made in few hours and the materials are affordable and easy to find. Packed with colorful photos and filled with inspiration, Handmade Houseplants shows how paper plants can provide a modern, light-hearted touch to a well-designed home.
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! Pilea peperomioides, or Chinese money plant, is one of my favorite plants to make. It has also been a favorite among the readers of my blog. The pilea does not grow from seeds; it only propagates by sending off shoots from a healthy adult plant.
Pilea peperomioides, or Chinese money plant, is one of my favorite plants to make. It has also been a favorite among the readers of my blog. The pilea does not grow from seeds; it only propagates by sending off shoots from a healthy adult plant. These offshoots have been shared across the globe to the lucky few! More common in Europe, the pilea is hard to find elsewhere, so why not make your own? Learn how in Handmade Houseplants by Corrie Beth Hogg.
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.
Cut flowers during the cool part of the day. Use clean, sanitized tools and containers. Remove all foliage that will be underwater. Recut the stem underwater just as it is put in the vase. Finally, display in a cool location out of direct sunlight for a longer-lasting bouquet. Now for the details.
There are all kinds of studies that suggest doodling improves memory, and creative writing promotes innovative thinking. With writing prompts and blank space for drawings, handlettering, and general scrawling, your planner can be an outlet for expression and practicing more mindful imaginative play.