With the cool, crisp air of fall and the changing leaves, it’s the perfect time to make seasonal crafts. Fall in New England and many other parts of the country is a magical time. We like to capture some of that magic with DIY projects and crafts. These fall craft ideas are some of our favorites. [Read more…]
Calling all Green Thumbs! Let’s talk about how to grow vegetables in the winter! If you’re like most backyard gardeners, you think planting time doesn’t start until after the danger of frost has passed. Depending on where you live, this could be anytime between March and May. Waiting until then to plant crops means you also have to wait until mid-summer or early fall to begin enjoying the fruits of your labor. Instead, try these garden veggies you can plant in winter and start using your homegrown veggies much sooner! [Read more…]
Fairy houses are a favorite of Sisters Know Best! Whether you believe in fairies or not, fairy houses are a cute mini-project that add a touch of whimsy to every home or garden. There are many different ways to make a fairy house, but we like to use the bounty of nature to make ours. Living in the woods, it’s easy to collect twigs, moss, stones, bark, and other items to construct a completely natural fairy house. It’s a fun DIY project that younger kids can help with and older children will enjoy doing on their own. Adults love it too!
We love campfire food and camping out during the summer! Check out our Camping Prep List if you are new to camping. It’s great bonding time with the family and there’s really nothing like sleeping under the stars and making memories around the campfire. Fellow campers know that one of the more enjoyable parts of camping (once you’ve set up your tent, of course) is cooking over the campfire. It’s lots of fun, but so often winds up with burnt food or hot dogs lost to the flames. Ugh! Instead of that huge bummer, give these easy campfire food ideas a try! [Read more…]
Backyard games are exactly what any outside event needs. Badminton and Whiffle ball are great, but they’re so much more fun when you’ve got a crowd. Instead, you need outdoor games that are fun for kids and adults. These DIY backyard games provide hours of entertainment for the whole family! Your house will be the cool place to come for cookouts, backyard fun, and making memories this summer! [Read more…]
Fall means crisp air, changing leaves, and kids back in school. It also means Thanksgiving! Traditionally, most families gather over a turkey feast and catch up on what’s happened since they last got together. Whether you’re hosting the meal or simply bringing yourself and a smile, these Thanksgiving craft ideas will add some cheer to the table. [Read more…]
It was only a short time ago that I was sharing how I harvest my vegetables and how to prepare my garden for winter, and already it’s time to start working on those pesky weeds! Pulling weeds is not anyone’s favorite thing to do, and there are hard-to-get-to spots in every garden. Here’s an easy solution. Natural Weed Killer – this stuff REALLY works and isn’t harmful to you or animals. [Read more…]
Yay! Color is here! It’s been a loooooong winter. It’s even longer when you garden in Maine, but it’s so rewarding to take a tiny seed and have it grow into a gorgeous flower or a delicious vegetable. [Read more…]
At Sisters Know Best, we love an easy fall leaf craft. And, since you all loved the Nicole Duke’s Easy & Free DIY Leaf Rose tutorial, we thought you’d like to keep in theme and try this one! Those fall leaves are still coming down like crazy, and every day we notice gorgeous colors to make crafts with. We found this on Pinterest. We fell in love and think you will too!
Here’s what we did:
Since writing the post about DIY Fall Leaf Roses, we’ve been asked how to preserve them. Of course, we have since they are so beautiful and fun to make! Who wouldn’t want to keep them around as long as possible? There are quite a few ways to preserve dried leaves and flowers. #3. How To Preserve Leaves with Hairspray is our favorite way but we’ve listed other ways below so you can choose what you like best. If you have other ways, we would all love to hear about them!
I found these easy DIY fall leaf roses on Facebook but the person who posted it was not the girl who created it, Nicole Duke. I did a Google search for Nicole Duke’s fall leaf roses and nothing came back directly about her but I LOVE this idea and had to share with you! It reminds me of the flowers my mom showed me how to make when I was a kid using leaves. I can picture these as a table centerpiece for Thanksgiving or a wedding. It’s a great autumn decoration. My family had a fun time using the fall leaves for roses and we are sure you will too!