Author Archive for: ‘Stephanie’

A rustic and natural Christmas candle centerpiece planter can be used as table decor, fireplace mantle, or even outdoors on the porch. See the DIY.

Rustic and Natural Christmas Candle Centerpiece

A rustic and natural Christmas candle centerpiece planter can be used as table decor, fireplace mantle, or even outdoors on the porch. This is wonderful holiday decor project using my favorite decorating material: fresh-cut greenery from the garden. Many of the shrubs and trees in your garden that have evergreen leaves can be brought indoors for the holidays. They don’t …

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Outdoor Holiday Decorating

Winter Fountain Care and a Beautiful Winter Decorating Project!

If you live in an area that gets distinctive seasons, a garden fountain is a lovely feature in the spring, summer, and fall garden. And let’s not forget the winter! Your fountain is likely in a prominent location of your garden so you can enjoy it all year round. In the winter, when the snow falls and the temperature drops, it …

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These poinsettia candles make for a fun handmade Christmas project. They are made with beeswax and soy wax and scented with festive essential oils.

Handmade Christmas: Beeswax Poinsettia Candles

These poinsettia candles make for a fun handmade Christmas project. They are made with beeswax and soy wax and scented with festive essential oils. Beeswax poinsettias look fabulous and festive topping a soy candle. In addition to being decorative, when the beeswax toppers melt they give off a wonderful honey scent which fills the room with even more holiday cheer.  Poinsettia candles …

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This winter forest soap recipe is scented with essential oils from forest trees making it both fresh and woodsy. Quite refreshing for your morning shower!

Fresh and Woodsy Winter Forest Soap Recipe

This winter forest soap recipe smells like a walk through the forest in the brisk winter air. This soap is made with two colors of soap swirled together like cool winds in evergreen trees. It’s scented with essential oils from forest trees making it both fresh and woodsy. As a bonus, the combination of essential oils will perk you up and …

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Holiday greenery is not limited just to evergreens, and it’s not always green! Some of the most beautiful holiday arrangements include both needle and broad-leaf evergreen foliage, as well as perennial flower and seed heads, herbs, and branches.

The Best Garden Greenery for Holiday Decorating (and Which Ones to Avoid)

There is no need to look any farther than you own garden for the best greenery for holiday decorating. Right outside your door growing in your garden, neighborhoods, and parks are shrubs, trees, and perennial plants that would be very happy to share a few branches with you for seasonal enjoyment. This will guide you through some of the garden …

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Make a beautiful fresh wreath with a variety of greenery cut from the garden with this easy step-by-step tutorial

The Everything Wreath: Fresh, Festive, and Free

The everything wreath is everything you could hope for in a holiday decoration: it’s fresh, festive, and free! Take the challenge this year to make a fresh wreath and get a little garden therapy while you are at it. The best part is that you will come up with something different every time you try it!  Fresh, Festive, and Free …

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