Garden Made (Paperback)

A Year of Seasonal Projects to Beautify Your Garden and Your Life

By Stephanie Rose

Roost Books, 9781611801743, 192pp.

Publication Date: October 27, 2015

List Price: 24.95*
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Winner of the 2016 IPPY Award Gold Medal for Home & Garden

40 down-to-earth ideas for inspired garden crafts, including containers, handmade gifts, outdoor lighting, holiday decorations, and more.

Blending the pleasures of gardening with the joys of crafting, Garden Made showcases over forty projects to adorn your garden, beautify your home, or give as gifts. Following the natural cycle of the garden in all its seasons—yes, even winter!—these garden-inspired projects, made by hand and finished with finesse, are the perfect way to express your love of the garden in fresh ways. With full step-by-step instructions, as well as gardening tips and advice, Garden Made will inspire seasoned and novice gardeners, and everyone in between.

About the Author

STEPHANIE ROSE is the creator of the popular blog Garden Therapy, where you will find hundreds of DIY garden-related projects you can really dig into. Stephanie's creative take on garden making has been featured in Women's Day, Country Woman Magazine, Romantic Homes, the Huffington Post, and Apartment Therapy, among many more print and online publications. Stephanie spends her time as a gardener, writer, and artist in Vancouver, where she has turned her small urban yard into a Garden Made heaven, proving that size truly does not matter. She is passionate about organic gardening, natural healing, and art as part of life. Her mission is to bring the joys of garden therapy to everyone she meets, which serves her well in her volunteer work as a Master Gardener. Stephanie lives with her husband, son, and tiny dog who provide her with inspiration and delight both in and out of the garden.

Praise For Garden Made: A Year of Seasonal Projects to Beautify Your Garden and Your Life

If your crafty needs run along the garden path, this resource offers an assortment of projects. First-time author Rose has an easy confidence with her topic. The designs are inspired by nature and gardening, and arranged by season. Many of these crafts are quite familiar-planting containers, markers, outside lighting, etc. Each of the 40 offerings is well organized, and beautiful illustrations add to the tome's attraction. Standout projects include a mason jar solar lantern from a cannibalized stake solar light, a bug hotel for beneficial garden insects, and an autumn harvest wreath incorporating sage and garlic. -VERDICT For DIYers seeking simple but creative projects, this book will appeal. While inspirational photos are abundant, some of the instructional images are a bit small. However, the instructions are sufficient, and Rose's Master Gardner status gives her writing authority. Recommended for those looking for a breadth of projects." —Library Journal

“Garden Made
, by author Stephanie Rose combines her passion for gardening and crafting to create beautiful pieces that will liven up any indoor or outdoor space.” —Made By You Magazine
“These crafts make garden art fun and functional.” —Country Woman Magazine
“Stylish yet easy DIY projects” —North Coast Journal
“Whether you’re looking to make an accent for your home, a gift for a friend or create a piece you can use outdoors, Stephanie has ideas for you” —Vintage Gardens Magazine
“Softcover, and chock full of pictures of projects for your garden, this delightful book is a fun read, and one you'll revisit lots” —"Drought Smart Plants" Blog
Pinterest has inspired all of us to craft some pretty amazing projects, and that has made it more difficult than ever to come up with new ideas! This gorgeous book is full of exactly that... new ideas that you can make throughout the year using things that you can source right in your own yard and garden. —"A Beautiful Little Life" Blog
“The brand new book by fellow miniature gardener, Stephanie Rose of Vancouver, Canada, will need a permanent space next to your workbench. Garden Made: A Year of Seasonal Projects to Beautify Your Garden & Your Life will definitely keep your creative juices flowing and your workbench jam-packed with year-round inspiration.” —"The Mini Garden Guru" Blog