Make it! Garden Craft

Flower pot Christmas cake recipe

Next time you bake a Christmas cake for a friend, try baking one in a terracotta flower pot. Once the cake is devoured, they can reuse the pot to plant up their favourite plant.   Ingredients 1.5kg mixed fruit 1/2 cup of your favourite sherry/brandy/rum 2 tbsp apricot jam 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed 5 eggs 250g butter, melted …

Read More »

Easy Bird Seed Hanging Feeder to make

Bird Seed Hanging Feeder Want to attract more birds to your garden? Here is an easy and quick recipe to whip up in the kitchen and hang in your favourite tree. Make a cup of coffee and watch your feathered friends come to visit. Ingredients 2 x 50g gelatine packets 250ml water 2 or 3 cups of bird seed Oil …

Read More »

Rosemary Wreath for Anzac Day

Rosemary wreath for Anzac Day fragrant herb

Rosemary pinned to the chest is a familiar sight at Anzac Day services around Australia. The tradition began when a wounded digger brought back a small rosemary bush from the shores of Gallipoli and sprigs of this bush were worn to honour the fallen. To mark 100 of Anzac in 2015, consider hanging a Anzac Day Rosemary Wreath on your front …

Read More »

Make it! Cottage Garden Seed Bomb Favours | Airdry Clay Method

Cottage Garden Seed Bomb Favours - Clay Method DIY step-by-step instructional aboutthegarden

Eco friendly, fun and totally adorable, Cottage Garden Seed Bombs are a wonderful party favour or small gift you can hand make for under a $1 each (under $2 if wrapping individually). No great skill is required, just a willingness to get your hands a little dirty! What are Seed Bombs? Seed bombs are round balls made up of seeds, …

Read More »

Four (4) Garden Craft Projects for Father’s Day (Child’s Craft)

Four 4 garden craft projects for a happy fathers day 2014 #gardeningaustralia www.aboutthegarden.com

 Father’s Day is always a special time and I love to encourage my children to ‘craft’ something special for their Daddy and Poppy. Here are Four (4) Garden Craft Projects for Father’s Day that I think are pretty awesome! 1. Decoupage a Pot This Father’s Day Garden Craft project (by me) is a fun and useful way to showcase children’s ‘art’. I’ve …

Read More »

Make It! Sunflower Seed Gifts

Growing sunflowers is so much fun and what better way to share the enjoyment with friends and family than by creating your own Sunflower Seed Gifts. Great for Mother’s Day Gifts, party and wedding favours! By Renee Nugent I love growing Sunflowers in the garden, but have always wondered what I can do with the seeds once the flowers are …

Read More »

Make It! Brush Free Painted Pots

Get a little messy and give herbs some ‘pizzaz’ , with this great little brush FREE craft activity. Everyone loves a handmade gift, especially when it’s been made by a little person. A gorgeous little handcrafted gift for Father’s Day, that will have pride of place next to Dad’s BBQ!   Supplies – 1 x plastic cover for table – 1 …

Read More »