Bringing Nature Indoors

Earth Day was on Monday, and while it’s a celebration and call to action for the world we share and live on, the fact is we do spend a lot of time indoors.  So today I thought I’d share some ways to bring some of nature into our homes, or celebrate nature in our homes.

Go Natural:

Hanging geometric planter

Floral pickup truck planter

Chic twig planter

Hanging, hooked plant holder

Wood hanger with 3 planters

Buttoned plant sling

Plant stand

Wood plant stand

Polka-dotted tiered planter

Chandelier planter

Faceted gem flower pots

Miniature shell-potted succulents

Drawer planters

8 glass bottle vase in a wood frame

Succulent book ends

Nature Inspired:

Cactus pillow

Lily of the valley pillow

Hanging planter string art

Hello daisy card

Spring sensory bottle

Flower wreath

Beautiful day spring wall sign

How are you celebrating and decorating with spring?

Rock-ing Creativity

Yes, today we’re taking a look at some cool rock inspired craft projects, and maybe a snack or two!

Crafts and Activities:

Rock creatures

Rock dominoes

Stone spa mat

Door stop

River rock mirror

Tic tac toe game

Button stepping stones

Critter paperweights

Rock cabinet pulls

Rocky garden gift

Fabric covered stepping stone

Glow in the dark creations

Paisley rocks

Monster rocks

Crochet rocks

4 more rock craft ideas

Food:

Candy rock favors

Pop rocks pretzels

What are your favorite rock creations?

Green Gardening

With Earth Day this week today I’ve got some garden thoughts and projects for you.  This week there’s a little more reading than usual, but lots of projects as well.

Garden stools

Garden bucket organizer

Rubberizing garden tools

Gardeners apron

Summer straw hat

Garden tools

Garden raised beds

Quick garden hoop

Waterfall fountain

Hydroponic gardening

Organic gardening

DIY outdoor projects

What outdoor projects are you planning this spring?

Bright with Birds

Today I thought we’d celebrate the little birds that are out there not enjoying the winter with some crafts about them and for them.

Bird Crafts:

Crepe paper birds

Bird nest with branches

Birds of a feather family tree

Bird embroidery projects

Bird messenger thank you cards

Bird embroidered quilt

Bird mobile

Glittered bird cards

DIY outdoor bird art

For the Birds:

Pinecone bird feeder

Hanging bird basin

Better bird feeding tips

Suet bird feeder

Pumpkin bird feeder

Bird food

Sparkling ice wreath feeder

Gourd bird houses

Satisfyingly Spring

To finish off our spring and Earth Day inspired week I’ve got some springtime, earthy recipes to enjoy!

Breakfasts:

Spring tonic quiche

Cream scones with currants

Orange glazed blueberry scones

Caramel banana pecan bread casserole

Earth Day bars

Homemade granola bars

Lunch and Dinner:

Sweet potato gnocci

Chicken and rice casserole

Pasta primavera

Grilled shrimp and noodle salad

Spring pizza

Spring pasta salad

Spring asparagus tart

Greek sloppy joe pitas

Vegetable polenta lasagna

Tender crisp spring braise

Quinoa salad with apples and almonds

Dessert:

Cherry cupcakes

Garden theme cupcakes

Ladybug and flower cupcakes

Flower cupcakes

Worm cupcakes

Tulip cake pops

Marbled Easter egg truffles

Dirt cups

What foods and dishes have inspired you this spring?

Green in the Garden

To celebrate Earth Day today I’ve got some fun earth and plant themed crafts!

Garden hat card

Thanks a bunch card

Peas in a pod garden wreath

Wood platter cake stand

Garden themed checkers game

Crepe paper roses

Giant paper poppy flower

Straw flowers

Paper roses

Paper poppies and peonies

Knee pad

Orchid Terrarium

Daisy birdhouse

Cheery cherry birdhouse

Backyard bird feeder

Herb garden centerpiece

Chalkboard pots

Garden stools

Natural plant markers

What garden themed crafts have inspired you?

Greening Up the New Year

Today I thought we’d get a little extra oxygen and some cheery green leaves in our lives with some indoor gardening activities and ideas.

Terrarium

Green and grassy

Spring in a bottle

Windowsill gardens

Indoor water gardens

Chalkboard pots

Cute house planter

Goldfish pond gazing ball

Wrapped clay pots

Can’t forget the plants of course!  Try these top 10 plants for cleaning indoor air, or 29 super easy to care for plants.

What do you plant indoors?