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Terrarium Art

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What is a terrarium you say? Well, I was asking myself the same thing a little while back….until I did some research on how to utilise and repurpose a huge pile of old jars I have lying around at home. I found some amazing terrarium creations on Pinterest that were so simple, elegant and unique that I had to try it for myself. All made out of a glass bowl/vase/jar, some soil and some beautiful low maintenance hard wearing plants, it really was so easy.

I have never been much of a green thumb. But since moving to a small town and now living on about an acre of lush gardens, I have had to embrace it. This is a good start for me because its not just using plants and having living breathing green in our home… is Art. Really Beautiful Art. And you can really play around and…

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Upcycled Wheelbarrow Aeroplane

My husband (Andrew) and I just had a lovely 3 day weekend with the boys, hanging out at home and enjoying the sunshine. Andrew is an “active relaxer” so diy projects are usually on the cards for him if we are at home on the weekends.

The boys were with him for a good few hours outside, so I went to investigate. I found them making the coolest upcycled wheelbarrow aeroplane. We had some unused plywood leftover from another project of his, an old camping chair, nuts, bolts, switches, plastic sheeting and a set of keys. And of course an old wheelbarrow base and tin bucket. Andrew can create just about anything with stuff lying around.






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Lots of creativity and imagination to be had by all the family with this one. And half the fun is the time spent making it together.

Have you made any upcycled/creative toys lately? Feel free to comment below – I’d love to hear your crafty ideas!