Things to Do

We hope you enjoy this selection of garden-themed crafts, and we would love to see what you make! Please email photos of your creations to Amy, atalbot@pbcgov.org.

DIY Flower Arranging
Here’s a “recipe” from our own April Krebs for creating a beautiful flower arrangement at home! CLICK to view or download.

Gardener’s Hand Scrub
Whether you’re a gardener or not, you’ll love this easy to make hand scrub. It’s also a great gift idea! CLICK for the recipe and instructions.

Garden Gift: Simmering Potpourri
This homemade gift is inspired by the garden and crafted in your kitchen! It will surely delight family and friends. CLICK to start cooking!

DIY Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece
Here’s an easy way to create a beautiful and reusable centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table. CLICK to learn how!

Wine Cork Plant Markers
Here’s an easy way to create your own plant markers. CLICK to learn how!

Creating Mini Gardens with Succulents
If you’ve been propagating succulents, here’s a fun way to use shells as containers for succulent babies! CLICK to learn how!

DIY Stone, Rock and Pebble Crafts
Discover the fun of working with rocks and pebbles to create all sorts of wonderful things for decorating your life. CLICK HERE to get started!

Pressed Flower Phone Case
Dress up your smart phone with botanical style. CLICK HERE to learn how!

DIY Tree Branch Decor Projects
Learn to create some fun projects with found wood or wood you can purchase online (links are included). CLICK HERE to get started!

DIY Embroidered Monstera Leaf Wall Art
This fun craft was designed to pay tribute to the “queen of stunning indoor plants,” the Monstera deliciosa. Embroidering onto paper creates a lovely texture that adds a lot of character. The craft site includes a free printable template. Never done embroidery before? No worries, you’ll only use one basic stitch, which is easy to learn. All you need is a thick paper that can hold up to the stitching, like cardstock or watercolor paper. CLICK HERE to get started!

DIY Macrame Plant Hanger 
Macrame plant hangers are the perfect small space solution because they can be hung on the wall or from the ceiling, freeing up shelf space for other things. CLICK HERE to learn how!

Create a Nature Journal
A nature journal is typically used to record observations and thoughts on nature. We thought it would be great place to keep some of the crafts we’ve shared below. CLICK HERE to learn how!

Crafty Leaf Rubbings
Here’s a fun and simple craft for kids. It’s also a great way to document plants in a nature journal! CLICK HERE to learn how!

Pressed Flower Jewelry Dish
This week we learn how to press flowers and leaves into clay, which can then be used for a variety of projects such as the little dishes shown here or ornaments, tiles, jewelry, coasters and more. If you are doing this craft with small children, consider using non-toxic air dry clay. CLICK HERE to learn how.

17 Amazing DIY Succulent Crafts
Succulents have become a very popular crafting theme. From table top decor, to wall art and more, succulents can add a fun, natural element to any room in your home. They come in plenty of colors and textures and are easy to grow. CLICK HERE to find your next creative project!

How to Make Skeleton Leaves
Skeleton leaves are beautiful, delicate, lacy leaves used for scrapbooking, decoupage, and other crafts. They can be expensive to buy, but they are surprisingly easy to make. Not only can you save money by making them at home, you can customize them by bleaching or dyeing them. Best of all, you can choose your own leaf shape and size! CLICK HERE to learn how.

Flower Seed Bombs
This is fun for any age! CLICK HERE to learn how.

DIY Garden Markers
Create your own DIY garden markers using Scrabble tiles or crafting tiles. CLICK HERE to learn how!

Faux Hydrangeas
Make faux hydrangeas with items you have in your kitchen: coffee filters and food coloring!  This video walks you through the process so that you can make your own beautiful display. Enjoy!

Pressing Flowers
Here are some great ways to preserve your favorite blooms to enjoy for years to come.  We’re going to give it a try and use them in creating greeting cards and bookmarks for friends and family. Learn how to do it with this fun tutorial. Enjoy!

Leaf Prints
This is a fun project for creating art, giftwrap, cards or for scrapbooking.  It would be fun to print on fabric too! All you need is paper, acrylic paint, a paint brush and some leaves from your garden. Here are the leaves I picked and the finished leaf print. Learn how to do it with this fun tutorial. Enjoy!