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Garden Crafts and Decorating - Bringing Your Garden Indoors

Enjoy your garden year round by bringing plants and nature indoors. Crafting and decorating with plants, seeds, flowers and herbs from your own garden will remind you of your garden even when you can't be in it.
  1. Crafts (13)
  2. Flower Arranging (6)
  3. Garden Decorations
  4. Gifts Made from the Garden (9)
  5. Wreaths (3)

Creating a Gardening Journal
Here's a quick, easy way to keep track of what you plant, where you plant it and how it's doing in a gardening journal that grows with your garden.

Review: The GardenScribe Plant Organizer
Still having trouble getting organized enough to keep a garden journal? The GardenScribe is a turnkey approach to getting all the information into a usable format.

Three Gourd Birdhouses.
Decorative Bird Houses made from Bird House Gourds

Holiday Greens and Decorations
Here are several suggestions for how you can use greens from your garden, garden center or nearby craft store to make lovely decorations this holiday season.

Creating Holiday Centerpieces from the Garden
If you find yourself at the last minute, searching for a quick and lovely idea for the center of your Thanksgiving table, look no further than your own plants. Indoor, outdoor, fresh or dried - if they look beautiful in the yard or on a windowsill, they'll look just as good on the table. Here are several fall centerpiece ideas that are certainly turkey worthy.

Sandra Fisher - Contributing Author
Pressing flowers and foliage from your garden is a wonderful way to preserve its beauty. You don't need a lot of expensive tools to get started with pressed flowers. You might also be surprised at the variety of flowers, leaves and even weeds, that press well. Here are some tips from an expert at pressing flowers, to press your own flowers and use the pressed flowers to their best advantage.

How to Cure Gourds
Ornamental gourds can last for several seasons, if you dry, or cure them, in the fall. Curing is a very easy process, especially for the hard shell varieties. Just follow the steps here.

Gourd Bird Houses
They don't call them birdhouse gourds for nothing. With little effort, turn your birdhouse gourd into an actual gourd bird house. These step-by-step instructions will walk you through how to make a gourd bird house of your own.

How to Dry Hydrangeas - The Best Ways to Dry Hydrangea Flowers
Hydrangeas are one of those flowers that almost dry themselves. Once dry, they can last and look beautiful for years. You can dry hydrangeas several ways, but IÂ’ve found the best way to dry hydrangea flowers is the water drying method. This drying method helps the hydrangea flowers retain their color and last longer. HereÂ’s how.

Hypertufa - How To Make Your Own Hypertufa Troughs & Decorations
Hypertufa planters are a wonderful way to bring the look of stone into your garden, without the weight. Hypertufa is easy to make yourself at home. Although it can be messy, it’s also a lot of fun. Here are some basic recipes and some creative suggestions for hypertufa toughs and garden decorations.

Drying Flowers
Save your garden's beauty by drying and preserving your flowers. Methods include air drying, speeding the drying process with silica gel and even easier, microwaving flower buds. Drying flowers is an easy way to extend your garden season.

Preserving Vegetables and Fruits
Techniques and tips for preserving fruits and vegetables. Keep the freshness of the harvest by preserving your own garden vegetables at home.

Fall Decorations from the Garden
The fall garden is full of raw materials for decorations and crafts. Take a walk around and gather dried flowers, seed pods, branches and grasses, then try some of these ideas.

Creating Quick & Easy Thanksgiving Centerpieces from Your Garden
Creating quick and easy Thanksgiving centerpieces from your garden.

Bring Outdoor Accessories Inside this Winter for Year Round Enjoyment
Cold weather used to mean moving all your delicate flower pots and garden ornaments into the garage for safe keeping. Why just store your garden accessories and have them take up space when you could put them to good use indoors. Here are some creative ideas for using garden items indoors during the winter.

Forcing Spring Flowering Trees and Shrubs
Gardeners in cold climates can have an early breath of spring by forcing branches of spring flowering trees and shrubs into bloom. Forcing spring bloomers is an easy task. The hardest part is probably getting yourself outside in the cold, snowy weather.

Kids Crafts: Top 8 Garden Crafts for kids.
Let them have fun pressing flowers, making mosaic garden stones and creating garden signs. Makes you curious to see the next 8 top crafts.

Making Gifts from the Garden
Gardeners love to show off their gardens. We also love to share them and there seems no end to the gifts we can create with our bounty. Here are 12 quick and easy gifts made from the garden that your friends will love to receive.

Making Gifts from Your Garden
Gardeners are a proud lot. We love to show off our gardens. We also love to share them and there seems no end to the gifts we can create with our bounty. Herbs, flowers, leaves and even seeds can be turned into thoughtful gifts to give year round and they don't take much effort at all, since you were gardening anyway, right? Here are 12 quick...

Preserving Your Summer Blooms
Quick and easy ideas for saving your garden blooms by drying and pressing. Plus more ideas for using them in sachets and other crafts.

Pressed Flower Picture
Save your prized summer blooms with a little ingenuity and help from our Family Crafts Guide.

Pressing Fall Leaves - How to Preserve the Beauty of Fall Foliage
Fall is beautiful, but brief. When the leaves start falling, gather some up and bring them indoors to press and preserve to extend the colors of the season as long as possible.

Pressing Flowers
Pressing flowers and foliage from your garden is a wonderful way to preserve its beauty. You don't need a lot of expensive tools to get started with pressed flowers. You might also be surprised at the variety of flowers, leaves and even weeds, that press well. Here are some tips from an expert at pressing flowers, to press your own flowers and use the pressed flowers to their best advantage.

Tulips as Cut Flowers
Tulips just don't seem to behave as cut flowers. They bend and bow and contort. How do you deal with tulips in a vase?

Beaded Garden - Garden Book Review
When you can't garden but you still want flowers, you can turn your love of flowers into an exquisite beaded garden with the help of "The Beaded Garden", by Diane Fitzgerald.

Clip Art - Garden Clip Art
Here’s a selection of garden clip art, including gardens, flowers, vegetables, birds and insects, to spice up your garden writing. Even in this day of instant digital photos, clip art is still a fun way to make a quick point. Thanks to some wonderfully skilled people, garden clip art has gotten more abundant and more sophisticated every year.

What to Do with Old Black Plastic Nursery Pots
Put those old, plastic plant pots to good use. Here are 9 clever ways to re-use "useless" old containers.

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