Author Archive for: ‘Stephanie’

Jelena Witch Hazel

Check Out These Cool Characters! The Top Plants for Winter Garden Interest

Winter doesn’t have to be white in the garden. Even if there is a blanket of snow covering the soil, these colorful characters will add some pizzazz to the winter garden with their showy limbs, bright berries, and even some flowers! Here are some ideas for what to plant for winter garden interest.   Emerald Colonnade Holly This beautiful evergreen …

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How To Make A Grinch Tree 2

A Small Tree With a Big Message: DIY Grinch Tree

This miniature Grinch tree is a table-top reminder of the spirit of the holidays. Learn how to make one, and more importantly, why you should!   In How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Dr. Suess perfectly explains what the holidays mean to me: He puzzled and puzzed till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. Maybe …

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Cute Gnomes Made From Branches

Twiggy Gnomes and Gardens

Aren’t these little gnomes made out of branches adorable!? As I was decorating a miniature Christmas tree to set out in the play garden I realized that I had no gnomes to give the tree to. It’s not that I’m against gnomes. I made Woody, the moss-covered wild man, for a charity event that I was involved in. As he was part of a …

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5 Tips for Taking Awesome Photos of Kids or Pets for Holiday Cards

As soon as I took this photo of my two-year-old’s chubby, little hands holding on to this miniature tree I knew that the image was going to be our Christmas cards. Want to make your own personalized card this year? These five tips will get you off to a great start at taking your own Christmas card photos using kids and/or …

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How To Make This Adorable Gnome Minaiture Tree

This Miniature Mushroom Tree is for the Gnomes

Forget the birds, this sweet little mushroom tree is for the gnomes! I made this miniature tree with glass mushrooms, an outdoor conifer, and a plant pot made out of a tiny bucket. It is meant to be kept outdoors in the garden with the garden gnomes. Materials* *Some of the following links may be affiliates while others are not. Either way, …

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Homemade Gifts From Nature

Simply Stunning Homemade Gifts Inspired by Nature

Do you dread the thought of fighting your way through busy malls and shopping centers in order to pick out the perfect gift? You are not alone. It’s not that I dislike purchasing gifts, I just do not like shopping for them. Gasp, I know, I know…who doesn’t like shopping? Me! (But I LOVE crafting.) I appreciate when someone takes the …

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