One of the best parts of being a gardener is benefiting from all your hard work. But those benefits don’t have to end with fresh vegetables or a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Try your hand at some of our favorite fall and winter DIY projects that all start with your garden.

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At Gardening Know How, we’re gardeners just like you. Over the years, many of us have leaned on our love of gardening to decorate our homes, nourish our backyard ecosystem, and make DIY gifts for friends and family. Here are just a few of the projects many of our staff members have taken on themselves.

A candle in a jar encircled with evergreen twigs

DIY Holiday Candles

Whether they’re gifts for loved ones or you make them for your own home, holiday candles are easy with the right Know How.

Learn how you can make your own candles using natural elements from your garden by clicking here.

Bottle Bird Feeders

We’ve always appreciated plastic bottle feeders. Everyone knows that plastics aren’t very good for our environment. So, why not use plastics to help your backyard ecosystem instead of tossing them in the trash?

Learn how to create a plastic bottle bird feeder here.

A bird in a feeder made out of an old bottle
succulents growing out of a book

Turn a Book Into a Planter

With just a little bit of craftiness, you can turn some of your old books into living page-turners! Imagine one of these displayed as a bookend on your bookcase or on an entryway table.

Find out how to create this very smart display in your home by clicking here.

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, it’s never too early or too late to talk about how Christmas and your gardening knowledge can go hand-in-hand in spreading joy.


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