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Our Garden in 2021 and Wild Week 4

Our garden has of course been the subject of a few blog posts over the last couple of years! IT has a few statement pieces, such as our upcycled Belfast sink planter, and the bunting pinned to the fence! But what’s new in the garden in 2021?

30 Days Wild graphic with tree and flowers and a bee in the 0

With a few additional colourful pots and LOTS of colourful planting, I thought I’d share our garden this year, and catch up with our final week of 30 days wild!

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Bright Knitting Update and Wild Week 2

I thought I’d share a little bit of a bright knitting update this week; as I have finally finished the first sleeve of the jumper! I am of course also still trying to participate in The Wildlife Trust’s 30 Days Wild; and thought I’d share what I’ve been up to this week.

30 Days Wild graphic with tree and flowers and a bee in the 0

The goal of 30 Days Wild is to do something wild; or connect with nature in some way, for 30 days.

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Getting into the Garden – A-Z Challenge 2021

Getting into the garden, or exploring those around us. Definitely a couple of our regular activities! I’m not in any sense a gardening expert; but I am slowly learning; and love sharing some of my projects on the blog. As well as, of course; our visits to local gardens, and those further afield!

A-Z Challenge 2021

One week into the 2021 A-Z Challenge; and I am sharing a retrospective; or look back at The Craft Room and Beyond. Sharing past content, and photos from the archive! Of course I may mention other things, and not link to them; if you’d like to know more, feel free to leave a comment, or try the search bar!

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Posted in Blogging, Crafts, Days Out, Garden Projects, Home, Home Decor, Life

Happy New Year – Hello 2021!

Happy New Year! So, here we are, the beginning of a new year, a fresh start, a new page etc etc! I’m sure I’m not the only one typing “Hello 2021” with a little more hope than previous years!

Happy New Year from The Craft Room and Beyond

I’m not going to be all “New Year – New Me”, because it’s not my style. I don’t even have a huge amount of “goals” but I thought I’d take a little bit of time to share some of what you can expect here on The Craft Room and Beyond this year!

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This Week #17 – BBQ, Sunshine, Reading and LOVE

Well this has been a week and a bit hasn’t it! To begin: Happy June and Happy Pride Month. Huge love to anyone who needs it right now.

This Week

So, let us begin, with a mere statement. YOU can be WHOEVER you ARE. I will not judge you for that. I will judge you if you are intolerant of others. As far as I am concerned, if you don’t like something, you can be a grown up and self-censor. Walk away. Live and let live.

On with the week….

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In the Garden – Upcycling Furniture

How to Brighten Up Your Garden When You Rent (Part 4)

The final project I am sharing this month; something I had in mind for the garden for a long time. Which I really never actually thought I’d actually do; but we did it last summer! Upcycling the furniture!

In the garden

Plagued by windy and wet weather at the time; it made this project a little harder than it could have been; but getting Stu in to help, we got there eventually!

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In the Garden – Upcycled Candle Jars

How to Brighten Up Your Garden When You Rent (Part 3)

When I started on my mission to brighten up the garden last year; I knew I wanted to include handmade and upcycled elements, but this is sometimes easier said than done. This week I share some easy upcycled candle Jars!

In the garden

Because our outside space is somewhat limited; our garden is mostly grass, with some unruly hedges on one side, bordered by high fences. We have essentially a smallish square of decking, where we can actually sit. Therefore anything I do, is mostly to make this small space, more pleasant to sit in!

While I was already working on ideas; I knew I wanted to do something a little different…

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In the Garden – Cotton Bunting

How to Brighten Up Your Garden When You Rent (Part 2)

Quick cotton bunting is great for birthdays and other events; or like me, you can just use it to brighten up a dull space…

In the garden

Coming up with ways to brighten up a boring, and rather grey corner of the garden without modifying anything (as we rent), can be a bit tricky, but this is a really quick and easy project, that you can do for all sorts of occasions, or, like me, just for fun!

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In the Garden: Bright Planting

How to Brighten Up Your Garden When You Rent (Part 1)

I’m somewhat new to the idea of gardening, so bright planting of any kind is a little scary… But considering we rent our house; there is only so much you can do to create an outdoor space that is really what you want… right?

In the garden

Wrong! Over the last couple of years I have been a mission, to make the garden a fun; welcoming space; we actually want to spend time in. So, join me this month for some fun creative ideas to add some joy to the outside of the house!

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Painted Garden Furniture * Project Garden

Painted garden furniture was something I had in mind for the garden; which I never thought I’d actually do! Something that always seemed a little too adventurous, and probably too difficult to do. But in the spirit of doing up the garden, and making it a much more fun space to hang out in; here we are!

This post contains a gifted product or products*, the content of this post is entirely my opinion.

In the garden

As I say, painting the plastic furniture, seemed a little too much of a pipe dream; until I was chatting recently with the lovely people at Pinty Plus about a collaboration!

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