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Innovative uses for shipping pallets continue: here a play on shipping pallet gardens, painted bright colors and hung on a wall. In a post we wrote about how-to transform a shipping pallet into a vertical, layered garden, some readers brought up the question of food-safe paints for pallets that will house herbs, greensburlap pillow cover diy, nasturtiums and other edible plants. Kate Payne of Hip Girl’;s Home (whose book we’;re featuring in a giveaway) took the initiative and emailed the Old Fashioned Milk Paint folks, who make a completely non-toxic, zero VOC paint and sealant. Wrote Kate:?“;…;air quality matters here, but so does sustained exposure to moisture and possible leaching, this is a great question!”;

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Here’;s what she found out:

Milk paint is fine to use on raised beds. If you want to topcoat it however,?you need to use a sealer designed for exterior use. Our Clear Coat is for?interior use only. Perhaps a tung oil or a beeswax.

Here is a site that you might like to see that shows how to use milk paint:

If not topcoated, milk paint will spot white when it gets wet. Some people?like this weathered look. If you want to use white, no spots will show.

The paint is not toxic and will not harm any plants.

…;like these strawberry plants nestled into a blue-painted pallet.

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Of course, it’;s essential to start with a safe, non-toxic shipping pallet.

?Thanks Kate!?

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There’s something so fresh about Christmas trees and greenery around the holidays. Every year my family debates whether we should put up our fake Christmas tree or just get a real one. I always want a real one, but it’s nice to switch it up every couple of years. This year, I really want to do more natural decorations including pretty greenery. I was able to achieve the look I wanted with these super easy DIY filled ornaments. I could have used real greens too, but it’s kind of nice that I don’t have to worry about them dying or turning moldy. Also, they still look pretty real to me! Follow along to see how simple it is to make these greenery-filled ornaments.

Make your own crocheted knot?creation?with this free crochet headband pattern! This headband is a great project?because?it takes?less than one skein of yarn and works up super quickly. Plus it?gets some extra style points from a cute sailor knot up front.

Bollywood films never fail to win the heart and soul of its audiences by delivering some whistle-worthy dialogues every time. And, when it comes to the role of mothers, Bollywood has always entertained us with so many hit movies that actually acknowledge the role of mothers in our society. From portraying their love by making your favorite food to saving you from your father’s scolds to being their always as pillars of your strength, Bollywood proved that a mother’s DNA comprises of selfless love.