Surroundings – Page 2

Speed Autumn Along

AutumnCraftsI have been noticing lots of excitement over the beginning stages of autumn on Instagram and Facebook. However, down here in South Texas, we have a little time yet before the heat breaks. I wanted to get in on the excitement too, though, so I looked around at some really great nature/autumn related projects and I thought I would share. How do I decide which one I start with? 🙂 You?

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Spring Fling Favors


A friend of mine is planning a great spring party. I have worked with her in the past creating different items for her parties and she tasked me with creating these great drink stirrers that she came across online here. I took the idea from that tutorial, added this tutorial on the flowers and voila! –  my version!





Make Your Own Garden Markers

Our family has had a few different gardens over the past couple of years and, although we missed last season with moving and renovating a house at planting time, we are ready to plant again. A great way to remember what you planted are garden markers. Most plants come with their own plastic markers, but it is much more fun and festive to make your own:


Wooden fairy wands from a craft store are inexpensive and have enough room for little hands to write the veggie of choice. The wands pictured were painted with chalkboard paint so that they could be used again next season.


Another possibility is decorated rocks. Find rocks large and smooth enough to write your veggie’s name. Use either a paint pen or a small brush and acrylic paint to decorate.

What do you use for markers?