We are creating a path in the backyard and wanted to grow some moss in between the rocks. Looked up this nifty trick for getting it going and wanted to store it away and of course share with all of you!
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I wanted moss to grow around the edges of my raised water garden. To do this, I lined the top edge of my garden with landscape fabric and laid a small piece of moss on it. Since the fabric soaked up water and stayed moist, the moss took hold and spread quickly.
So now when I want to start a new patch of moss, I put it on a scrap of landscape fabric and set it in on the side of my water garden, although a suspect a shallow tray of water would work as well.
Once the moss filaments are attached to the landscape fabric, I can move the whole piece to the soil I’ve raked and prepared for transplanting. You’ll still need to keep it moist for several weeks, but it seems to make a stronger start.
File this under why didn’t I think of that!?!
What do you think this pretty garland is…can you guess?…… Its a plastic table cloth!!
Turn the fact the, usually annoying, fact plastic that table cloths & plastic bags stretch and pull, into a positive and ruffle those bad-boys up! Check out the DIY over at Cupcakes & Cutlery.
Clearly this original DIY was during the holiday season, but how fab is this for any time of year?? Congrats… happy day… bon voyage… you’re old… love… the word choices are endless! Simple materials and seemingly simple instructions.
Check out the full DIY over at Hant + Hunt amongst many other party planning pretties!
I love a good barn door, in fact I narrowly avoided purchasing one this weekend at the SOWA Vintage Market…its still on my radar don’t you worry.
My point is I love a good barn door for all its uses: desk, back drop for pictures, structural support for some rustic shelves, headboard…the lists goes on. However how about when a good barn door is used for, well, a door! Brilliant!
For a tight space this really allows you some extra options since you don’t have to take into account the door’s swing. Plus its just an awesome architectural element - pair that with the awesome styling of this room and I think you have a winner!
As a bonus…House Tweaking is also home to this clever headboard:
Yup, you know you’ve reached a new level of cool when you are jealous of a laundry room and you settled into your pajama pants at 8:32pm last Saturday night…
But I mean really how can you not be jealous of this beauty?
Lets get a close of up that pegboard shall we? Gorgeous.
Every year I swear I’m going to do one of the following things:
Ask me if I’ve done any of the above…go ahead ask me.
As you might expect, the answer is a big fat NO! And as each winter (painfully slowly) comes to a close I start wondering once again…did I put a plant in that corner last year? What do you suppose was in this empty space…something that will come back or an annual that’s gone forever?
So its with the best intentions (again) that I type this post, I’m trying to fool myself into believing that even though these are more complicated & labor intensive the sheer fact that they are pretty will motivate me to take the time to stake my garden…check back with me in 2012.
Without further ado, someone who is less of a procrastinator then I has made these colorful, re-purposed fabric square plant stakes - ENJOY!
As my feet rest on a hard coffee table and I find my legs squirming around looking for a comfie position I’m yearning for this gorgeous ottoman to be under my feet!
Now lets be honest for a moment, this DIY definitely belongs on my dream DIY list…this is a lot to tackle! But what a result…
I’ll leave it to the pros over at ECABOnline to give you the full scoop.