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How To Build A Tree Trunk Bench
Now that you've built one, why not build another? One project that is remarkably easy to build is a simple bench using fallen tree trunks. You can never have too many benches! If you have trees on your farm, then you've surely had a few fall down over...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Dave\'s Garden Book Review: Pine Needle Basketry
As long as men (and women) have had possessions, they've needed a place to store them. Gardeners love books, as the number of titles devoted to the subject attest. Guide tubes help keep the pine needles straight and allow the weaver to keep a constant...
California
El Segundo
Willow Trellises For Your Floppy Plants
Don't let the branches dry out. Step 2 Soak the tops in a bathtub of warm water for one to two days until pliable. Keep the ends bunched together so you know which ends to plant. Willow trees can grow in swampy patches of your farm that are too wet for...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
How to Make a Twig Trug
Use two 1-inch nails at slight angles to secure it to the base. We sawed and hammered all day, each taking home a beautiful, usable chair. Inspect each twig for insect infestation.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Handcrafted Rustic Wire Basket
It helps to use pliers and gloves, for this as the cut wire ends can be somewhat sharp. With a little effort and a budget-friendly trip to your local home-improvement store, it's easy to handcraft a wire basket.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
How to Make a Gourd Bowl
Tools gloves safety glasses dust mask towel copper pot scrubber hammer small nail twine pencil hand drill keyhole saw pottery tool, grapefruit spoon, dull paring knife or putty knife 60-grit sandpaper paintbrush (optional) scissors large needle and needle...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Customize Your Own Homemade Cotton Paper
Make a paste with 1 tablespoon cornstarch with 1 cup water, cooking until thick and clear; let it cool. « More of The Craft Hub » Tags homemade paper Make sure the fibers don't wrap around the blade and burn out the motor.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Wheatgrass Egg Cups
Turn the cups as the wheatgrass grows to keep it growing straight up, as it will grow toward the light. When the grass is still drab, these green egg cups will delight the kids and adults alike to dig into hard- or soft-boiled eggs.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Mint Chocolate Lip Balm
If using full-sized chocolate chips, try four or five. Castor oil adds a wonderful shine and smooth feel to lip balm along with extra staying power and protection from the elements.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
DIY Hip Basket for Harvesting
Step 2 Thread the other end of the raffia with the blunt needle. Work as before for 2½ inches and make another loop. Materials 35 feet 1/4-inch sisal rope 8-ounce package raffia 2 carabiner hooks or wire shower curtain hooks, for clipping onto a belt...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Making Soap With Kids At Home
Even if they say, “Mom, I already know what it says!” make them check it anyway. Warning: Making Soap Can Be Dangerous The necessity of precise measuring and the use of caustic lye keeps many parents from making soap with their children.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Easy Plastic Appliques In Less Than 2 Minutes
If the edges begin to lift, just pull out the iron and parchment paper and press it again to refresh it. Emily Lawrence Mendoza plastic shopping bag in desired color or design parchment Paper dish cloth or other fabric item iron scissors Step 1 Emily...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
8 Gift Wrapping Ideas Inspired By Herbs
When the gift is as pretty as this, there's no need to even wrap it. Why cover it up when you can plant an herb that will provide the tea? Write a recipe. Herb Honey Herb-infused honey is a treat to use and simple to make.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Decorate Easter Eggs With Farm-Made Dyes
Place 1 cup of your chosen ingredient with 1 cup water in a medium saucepan; do this with each ingredient separately to make three separate dyes. Bring to a boil, cover, lower the heat, and simmer for 30 minutes.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
2-Minute Fabric Pumpkins
Step 2 Insert the toilet-paper or paper-towel roll into the center of the jar. Decorate for the harvest season with these easy-to-make fabric pumpkin made from materials found around the house.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Making Mud Cloth
It would also make beautiful pillow cushions or even framed wall art. Patricia Lehnhardt Step 6: Cure Patricia Lehnhardt Hang your painted cloth in a warm dry place for a minimum of 3 weeks and for as long as 3 months.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
5 Natural Ink Recipes
General Instructions Patricia Lehnhardt In the recipes, we're producing only a small amount of ink—about 3 or 4 ounces—so it doesn't take a lot of plant material or time, leaving you room to experiment with a lot of different colors.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Papier-Mache Bowls For Mother\'s Day
Step 5 Patricia Lehnhardt Crosshatch the bowl with a second layer, and again in the opposite direction for a third layer. I used about 1/4 cup of each for the small bowls, adding a bit more water to get the right thickness.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Fragrant & Fresh Ginger Soap Bars
Amy Renea This article was excerpted from Crafting With Nature by Amy Renea. For a few bars, I omitted the citrus scents and added green tea powder and chia seed instead. I call these little bars “caterpillar bars” because they're made in a baking...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Wash Your Hair With Homemade Shampoo Bars
Ingredients 10 ounces olive oil (34.5 percent) 8 ounces coconut oil (27.5 percent) 5 ounces sunflower oil (17 percent) 4 ounces castor oil (14 percent) 2 ounces jojoba oil (7 percent) 10 ounces distilled water (or cool herbal tea) 3.91 ounces lye (sodium...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Coconut Honey Balm
It's gentle and safe enough to use on all of your family members, including the dog! Ingredients 4 T. (The 2 ounce glass jar shown came from SpecialtyBottle.com.) Once cool, cap and keep in a cabinet, out of direct sunlight.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Grape Ivy Plants – How To Care For A Grape Ivy Houseplant
These plants do not care for temperatures over 80 F. Amay be applied to the cutting to encourage this root formation.Grape ivy is susceptible to a few pests and problems such as. Fungus, mildew and leaf drop may be the result of overly wet or dry conditions.
Ohio
Willoughby
Herb Wreaths: Useful Culinary Decor
Depending on the size of your wreath frame and the length of your cut herbs, you might need more bundles. What farmhouse cook doesn't love something that's both festive and useful in the kitchen?
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Gardener\'s Hand Cream
A stand mixer works best for this recipe, but you can also make do with a hand-held mixer, used in bursts to avoid over-heating. Its purpose in the recipe is to cut oiliness while adding a silky feeling to your skin.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
DIY Fabric Paints From Natural Materials
Create your own natural paints that can be used for decorating fabric using this pigment-making technique. Grind into a paste. It needs to cure for several weeks before washing and using the fabric—three weeks is minimum, but as long as three months...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
How To Make Goat-Milk Soap
Slowly pour the lye/milk mixture into the shortening mixture, stirring constantly with the electric handheld mixer. Slowly pour the lye into the goat milk, stirring constantly with the wooden paint stirrer.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
5 No-Chemical Fly Repellent Solutions
Just be sure the plants you choose are safe for the livestock or pet species frequenting the area. Materials heavy paper (i.e., scrapbooking paper, paper grocery bags, card stock) twine scissors hole punch (optional) parchment paper or old towels 1/4...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Why Do We Use Lye In Soap?
If you find yourself sensitive to the fumes, consider wearing a face mask. Remember that these are worst-case scenarios. Handle lye responsibly. It's important to note that no matter who makes the soap, there is no lye left in the final product.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
DIY Spring Planter Boxes
Whether the box ends up being sold to a customer or serving as a gift for your own mother, I hope you enjoy this fun springtime project. One, of course, is an oversized card that sparkles and sings adorations of mom.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia