Happiness is Homemade #425

Welcome to Happiness is Homemade! We have a new co-hostess on the team, Allyson from Southern Sunflowers! She will continue choosing our features for the month of May. Before we get to this week’s features, let’s check out what’s been going on here on the blog over the past few days. Be sure to head over and link up on Crafty Creators before you go!

Last Sunday I teamed up with some lovely ladies for our monthly DIY Blog Hop. The theme was “bathroom,” so I made this beautiful farmhouse style bathroom storage set using Dollar Tree items.

Completed farmhouse storage set: three glass jars with burlap on each lid and one with lace on top of the burlap and two decorative glass knobs on the other two. The jars are placed on a dark stained wood tray.

Since we began moving on Friday, I was only able to do two posts this week. I managed to squeeze this one in just under the wire! This hand crocheted chunky yarn wreath is easy to make, and I think it turned out beautifully! Check out the tutorial with video to see how to make your own.

Hand crocheted chunky yarn wreath pinnable image

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This Week’s Features

Since the spring weather has gotten us in the mood to venture outdoors, Allyson, from Southern Sunflowers has chosen five garden-related entries to be featured this week. Let’s find out what we can learn from these gardening posts. On to the features!

garden project and ideas

This Week’s Features!

Ann, of Ann’s Entitled Life, teaches us how to grow vegetables in garden soil bags. What? I never knew this could be a possibility! Just look at those healthy veggies growing. Hop over to her blog and follow the instructions to replicate her gardening style.

vegetables growing in garden soil bags

Five Spot Green Living tells us how to make pesticides from orange peels for a natural way to repel pests in your garden. Visit their blog to find out what insects their solution repels. Go natural for our environment!

natural pesticide in spray bottle made with orange peels

Lisa, at Condo Blues, has a great idea for a DIY hanging herb garden for small spaces. For an even better idea, she made the hanging planter to be self-watering! Lisa’s patio was a little crowded with other plantings so she decided “if you can’t go out, go up,” so a hanging garden was her solution.

easy diy self watering hanging planter

Corine, from Junk to Gems, shows us how she made a farmhouse bucket planter for her front porch. Her supplies not only included a galvanized pail and watering can, but also a recycled item and a Dollar Tree supply. Sounds intriguing, doesn’t it? Visit her blog to find out how this beautiful project all came together!

DIY farmhouse bucket planter

Melissa, from Little Frugal Homestead, shares with us a peek of her vegetable garden in her “Happenings on the Homestead” series. Aren’t you envious of her wonderful looking garden? You can tell a lot of labor went into the design! Pop over to her blog post and find out what she has planted.

garden layout of growing vegetables

Time for the party!

Thank you for joining us this week whether you are a blogger sharing your latest posts OR a reader enjoying all of the inspirational shares!   Don’t forget to drop by and say hello to all our hostesses, they always appreciate your visit! Here are all of our hostesses at Happiness Is Homemade!

Linda @ A Labour of Life

Sinea @ Ducks ‘n a Row

Beverly @ Eclectic Red Barn

Katie @ Love My Messy Messy Mess

Mel @ Décor Craft Design

Niki @ Life as a Leo Wife

Allyson @ Southern Sunflowers

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