Make beautiful, photographic cotton prints of favorite backyard plants and leaves with this Sun Printing Kit. The printed fabric can be turned into framed art, a table runner, and more. About $48; shopterrain.com
Aspiring arborists can turn every backyard excursion into a scientific mission with this pocket-size guide to trees and leaves. The nature book covers 161 native species in the U.S. and Canada east of the Rockies. About $6; Terrain
Paint Paris Gray over gold frames and let them dry really well. Sand with a wet rag and then use a coat of clear wax and then a coat of dark wax. After coating liberally with the dark wax, take an old t shirt and dab some clear wax on it, rub over the dark wax to take off all the excess. The result is amazing.
used aluminum leaf because it was the brightest silver tone and looked the most to me like mirror (and the bonus is that aluminum is less expensive than silver leaf). A box of 500 5.5 x 5.5 sheets is $40-$50 and was more than enough for these two dressers.
Make mom's lengthy gardening sessions more comfortable with this Floral Ceramic Garden Stool. The glazed finish means it's weather resistant, and when the weeding is done it makes a great side table in an outdoor room. About $60; Urban Trends, T.J.Maxx