DIY Projects

Discover slide shows, step-by-step instructions, and recipes for nature-inspired DIY projects for your home or gift-giving.

  • How to Plant a Terrarium
    Learn how to create a colorful indoor garden in this step-by-step guide. In less than an hour, you can plant a terrarium.
  • Create a Garden Path
    Where there's a will, make a path. Our step-by-step guide to making your own garden path.
  • How to Calculate Soil Volume in Raised Beds
    Use the Soil Calculator to determine how much soil you need to fill your raised bed.
  • Gather Gifts from the Garden
    Giving a gift you've made yourself sends a message of caring to the recipient, and using homegrown materials makes it even more special. Summer is the time to gather and prepare flowers and herbs so you'll have plenty of gift-making materials.
  • Easy, Homemade 'Spa' Gifts
    Shower friends and family with garden-inspired bath and body treats using fragrant essential oils
  • Do-it-Yourself Patio Projects
    Find inspiration for updating your patio, adding curb appeal, drought-proofing your landscape, and other do-it-yourself projects. Our videos and slideshows offer step-by-step, how-to information on creative, easy and affordable ways to transform your living space.
  • Watch: Create a HoliSphere
    Make every occasion special with your own unique decorations crafted from our DIY HoliSpheres.
  • Watch: Use LED Candles to Create Holiday Decor
    Flame-free LED candles can be used safely in inspiring centerpieces and decor.
  • Watch: Make Your Own Shadow Box
    Build a miniature wonderland or arrange cherished curios to create a one-of-a-kind display. The DIY Shadow Box is a perfect starting point for unique gifts.
  • Watch: Make Your Own Advent Calendar
    Create a special advent calendar gift and treasured keepsake by using your favorite 4" x 6" photos.
  • Watch: Viva Planter Idea Book
    Slideshow features our self-watering Viva planters, a line that features bold color and a high-gloss finish, Photos include "recipes" for inspiring plant combinations.
  • Watch: Grow Seeds in an Eggshell
    Use an eggshell to grow a tiny crop of seedlings. Makes a great spring centerpiece.