A bug hotel is part garden art and part winter habitat for beneficial insects. Click for how to make one.
Garden Stake Recipe Wooden Paint Stirrers Spray Paint Paint Marker Spray Varnish Lay paint stirrers out newspaper or a cardboard box, spray with a coat of paint. Allow the first coat of paint to dry 30-45 minutes, then spray opposite side. Once dry, use a paint pen to write on each. (I like all caps, with little dots on the end.) Next spray a coat of varnish over the stake and allow to dry. Place it in the garden.