Garden Craft Projects
Knife in hand, you are ready to carve the Halloween pumpkin you harvested from your garden? But wait a moment there, Mack the Knife! This craft tutorial presents some pointers on carving pumpkins that you should have a look at, first. Learn how to carve that jack-o-lantern expertly and illuminate it -- all without taking unnecessary risks.
How to Make a Scarecrow
Making a scarecrow is an example of a "garden craft project" in two senses. Not only can some of the supplies, potentially, be found in or around the garden (e.g., straw, hay or leaves for stuffing; and, as an alternative head, a gourd or pumpkin), but the scarecrow can also become "garden art" after completion.
Chinese Lantern Plants
Chinese lanterns are a natural for Halloween crafts. Grown for their brightly-colored orange pods, these plants do not come without challenges. Here I offer suggestions for growing them successfully, containing their spread and harvesting the novel pods.
How to Make a Snowman
This is one of the easier garden craft projects, in that the primary material (snow) often falls from the sky in abundance in the North. But you can grow your own carrot for the nose and recycle junk from your garden shed for the hat if you really want to get into the spirit of it! I provide ideas for sculpting snow and dressing the snowman.
Garden Craft Project for Christmas: Kissing Balls
Some like lots of bling in their Christmas decorations; others prefer the natural look. Whichever camp you fall into, you'll like this tutorial on making a kissing ball. I gear the article to natural tastes, but a bling-lover can add the glitz and glitter later. In this project you'll be harvesting evergreens, berries and cones from nature...