Sweet Gum Seeds

Collection by Trisha Bain

Trisha Bain
for picking up all those walnuts / pecans  in the yard - - - bet this would work on those pesty rocks that make their way out of the landscape beds and Sweet Gum Balls!

Fattening pigs on acorns

Two weeks of Andrew and Sue volunteering comes to an end and another article in the post, it’s time to catch up with some blogging: Our pig farming neighbours, Paul and Christiane, have retired this year. Ever since we’ve kept pigs ourselves, we’ve done an exchange with them, whereby I manage the English-speaking guests in their gîte and they give us all the cereals that we need. It’s an elegant solution. What I give is just a small thing for me (a few minutes on the computer replying to…

Beautifulest Blessings To you all. This beautiful herb is referred to as Sweet Gum Balls or Witches Burrs...very powerful tool for spells warding off any evils that plague you or cleansing...homes etc.

Beautifulest Blessings To you all. This beautiful herb is referred to as Sweet Gum Balls or Witches Burrs...very powerful tool for spells warding off any evils that plague you or cleansing...homes etc.

Sweet Gum Balls (these are the seed pods). Stepping on these is the equivalent of stepping on Legos!

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Twig Christmas tree decorated with Sweet Gum balls

From Sticks to Twig Christmas Tree

My apartment is small. My small dog is blind and doesn’t get around well because of his arthritis (and blindness). These combined facts make it difficult for me to have a traditional floor Ch…

Blog gives instructions for baking pinecones and sweetgum balls to rid them of pests before using them as home decor.  Good to know.

Day 2: Decorating with nature (for free!)

Your guide to turning your house into a home... one DIY project and yard sale find at a time

I want to make one of these natural garlands.  Instead of making the silver wreath with my sweet gum balls that I have collected, perhaps I should keep it natural and make one of these instead.

An Urban Cottage

Remodelista: A Bewitching Old Stone House Old House Dreams In the Fields Madeline Stuart I was talking with someone about renovating an old house a few months ago and I came to the conclusion that my goal isn't always "renovation" as much as it is "restoring charm." One of the things I love about old houses are the details…

Two Dozens Daisies Made of Vintage Music Sheets. Could do the same, but with books.

Wood and Paper Flowers for Weddings & Craft Projects by Accents&Petals

Accents and Petals specializes in creating floral decorations from paper, wood shavings and other recycled materials for weddings and other craft projects.

Sweetgum ball Christmas Tree centerpiece... my grandmother made a large tree, and spray painted it green =)

Embracing the Sweetgum tree part 2

So this year I have made it a point to try to get to a point where I like the sweetgum tree that drops spiney little balls all over our front yard. After reading up on the tree and realizing that they only bear these spiney little fruits after they've reached the ripe ol age of 20 years, and the fact that it is our only source of shade in the front yard... I have decided that I need to just fall in love with the tree and find a use for the balls. So I've gotten crafty. You saw the spiders…

Lessons from sweetgum balls

Trees to Avoid - MORE trees not to plant - Gingko (Gingko biloba) - Chinese tallow (Sapium sebiferum) - Sweet gum (Liquidambar) - Mimosa *invasive*(Albizia julibrissin) - Honey locust *THORN COVERED*(Gleditsia triacanthos) -  Cottonwood *Cotton Pods everywhere*(Populus) - Linden*Attracts Aphids*(Tilia) - Russian olive*Invasive* (Elaeagnus augustifolia) - Weeping willow*Troublesome roots* (Salix babylonic)

More Trees You Should Never Plant in Your Yard

If you’re looking for trees for your home, don’t plant these. This slideshow explains why you should avoid these trees in your yard.

gum tree seed pods as bird feeders

Use What You’ve Got Birdfeeder

Last week the girls were asking to make a bird feeder, remembering back to my young years I thought about the pinecones my mom would let us paint in peanut butter and then roll in birdseed. Well we…

Sweet Gum Ball Wreath

Wreaths for every season

There are a few things every true Southerner knows: The proper conjugation of y'all. How to brew the perfect pot of sweet iced tea. And your front door is naked without a wreath. As a born-and-raised Southerner, I may be just a little wreath obsessed. My front door sports a new wreath for every season, and I've also figured out ways to use wreaths throughout my house. #Bestof2012

sweet gum ball crafts

Sweet Gum Ball Crafts

Sweet Gum Ball Crafts