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20 ideas to make with twigs, sticks and branches

20 Best DIY ideas with Twigs, Sticks and Branches

How to install a flagstone path    Use our easy step-by-step instructions to install your own path in a weekend!

How to Install a Flagstone Path

How to install a flagstone path Use our easy step-by-step instructions to install your own path in a weekend!

How to Dry Herbs

How to Dry Herbs

To make an aromatic herb fire starter, gather old newspaper and an assortment of herbs. Sage, basil and rosemary work well; experiment with your favorites. Wrap the herbs in a sheet of newspaper and secure the ends with raffia or cotton twine.

Flower Bed Ideas for the fence line - including the stones around our lilac

Flower Bed Ideas for the fence line - including the stones around our lilac

This is called a swedish flame. Make your cuts like you're cutting cake. Leave about 6 inches at the base. Throw some fuel oil in there (about a cap full). It burns up to two to three hours.

This is called a swedish flame. Make your cuts like you're cutting cake. Leave about 6 inches at the base. Throw some fuel oil in there (about a cap full). It burns up to two to three hours.

Dry out banana peels, break them apart, and bury them around your roses to make them bloom like crazy. photo credit mugur

Dry out banana peels, break them apart, and bury them around your roses to make them bloom like crazy. photo credit mugur

Smoke bush - this is a wonderful bush for the garden.  The blooms are very airy, thus the name "smoke" bush.  Also changes colors with the seasons

Smoke bush - this is a wonderful bush for the garden. The blooms are very airy, thus the name "smoke" bush. Also changes colors with the seasons

Make your own Chia Pets.  How fun.  So many different bottle caps available to make so many different options.

Make your own Chia Pets. How fun. So many different bottle caps available to make so many different options.

Keep wasps and bees away this summer. Put about 10 cloves in 1/2 a lemon and set out. They do not like the scent.  For Outdoor gatherings.

Keep wasps and bees away this summer. Put about 10 cloves in 1/2 a lemon and set out. They do not like the scent. For Outdoor gatherings.