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

  • How to Coil a Hose for Fewer Tangles
    In this video we show you a novel way of coiling your hose to make sure it unravels quickly and easily every time.
  • How to Build an Herb Spiral
    What's an "herb spiral"? Unlike a flat garden, an herb spiral is 3-dimensional and packs more plants in a smaller space.
  • How to Make a Hypertufa Planter
    In a few hours, you can create a planter made with hypertufa, a material that has an ancient, hand-hewn quality. Hypertufa containers are perfect for alpines, succulents, mosses and even tiny evergreens.
  • Saving Seeds
    This year's seed holds next year's harvest. When else in life can you get something for nothing?
  • How to Age Corten Steel
    In this video we give you the exact recipe and instructions for weathering your Corten Steel products quickly and safely.
  • How to Use the Terracotta Microwave Flower Press
    Microwave flower pressing forces moisture from the plant material through the absorbent pads and out of the terracotta tiles.
  • How To Grow Loofah Sponge Gourds
    Loofah, also spelled Luffa, are in the cucurbit family—along with cucumbers, melons, squash, and other gourds—and grow on long vines. They require a long, hot growing season.
  • Green Up Your Gift Wrapping
    Beautiful wrapping can add mystery and excitement to a gift, and you can make thoughtful choices that are kind to the earth. Here are some ideas to make your gifts a feast for the eye without feeding the landfill.
  • Create a Garden Path
    Where there's a will, make a path. Our step-by-step guide to making your own garden path.
  • Just Breathe; Breathe Deep
    Unlock the power of pure essential oils, which can be used to lift the spirit, relax the body or bring clarity to the mind. Just close your eyes and breathe.
  • Make Goat Cheese at Home
    Making your own chevre is easy when you start with the Deluxe Cheese-Making Kit, which contains almost everything you need. Just add goat's milk.
  • Use LED Candles to Create Holiday Decor
    Flame-free LED candles can be used safely in inspiring centerpieces and decor.
  • Make Your Own Elderberry Syrup
    This year, I decided to use the many elderberries on my two bushes to make elderberry syrup.
  • Easy, Homemade Spa Gifts
    Shower friends and family with garden-inspired bath and body treats using fragrant essential oils