Archive for the ‘Eco Friendly’ Category
What’s your favorite thing about the summertime? Is it the sunshine? A warm beach? Sitting outside with a good book? How about the pollinators in your yard? Okay, this last one may not be at the top of your list, but we’re focusing this Weekly Spotlight blog post on one pollinator that is vital to the health of our plants and our planet: the bee.
We’ve introduced many new bee-themed home accents to our catalog this summer, and we hope you love them as much as we do (scroll to the bottom for an item that actually caters to the bees themselves).
Artist Tim Campbell created the Bee Skep Print to the left, which features one of the first man-made beehives used to collect honey. In true Tim Campbell folk art style, this elongated wall art is perfect for a country home. Also with plenty of charm is our returning Bees Please Pitcher, which is ideal for flower arrangements and storing miscellaneous items, like utensils in the kitchen.
This set of Bee Magnets is both functional and decorative, and will keep reminders attached to any metal or magnetic surface.
Finally, our Cedar Bee House. This unique outdoor home accent is specifically designed to attract bees to your flowering garden and yard. It’s constructed from rot-resistant cedar, and can be situated on a stump or hung up on a post. You can get all the information about how to display it here.
Interested in more bee decor or information on why we should be creating a welcoming space for bees? Find it all on our website by clicking here.
Tags: Bee Magnets, Bee Skep Print, bee themed decor, Beehive Hooked Wool Pillow, Cedar Bee House, dianna swartz, Metal Bees Pitcher, tim campbell
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Mother nature has finally brought us some beautiful spring weather, and although it’s rainy today, the temperature outside isn’t too chilly so we won’t complain. Because we can’t quite get to our gardens and outdoor living spaces without getting soaked, today we’ve rounded up some springy DIY projects from Pinterest that can be done inside. When the skies clear up, some of these can even be taken outside as decoratives or play things. Click on the images below to be taken to the DIY instructions.
The following two DIY projects are perfect for kids. The first is a sidewalk chalk recipe that takes a fun shape and makes it functional. *Project Nursery + Junior
The second is a DIY birdhouse, and this whimsical carton version is a fun craft for a child both during the process of making it and watching it function for backyard birds. *Red Ted Art
(and since there are so many DIY birdhouses out there, here is a link for a roundup of many more)
Do you have any fun spring DIY plans? Share your ideas in the comments below, and happy crafting!