Category Archive for: ‘Crafts’

Halloween Golden Hop Wreath With Crow

Weekend Project: Halloween Hop Wreath

For this weekend’s project, we took a bunch of golden hops and tucked them into grapevine wreath.  With a crow nestled in it has just the perfect balance of “festive” and “ominous” to become Halloween décor.   Without the space to grow hops in our small, urban garden, we were excited to receive a gift of freshly cut hops from the country. …

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Lavender Wreath On Red Door

Dried Lavender Wreath

It’s no longer possible to deny that seasons are changing so perhaps it’s best to start winding down along with the temperatures and light.  Hanging a dried lavender wreath around the garden could be just the aromatherapy needed to help decompress after a long day, or perhaps it will just make you smile. Regardless, this lavender wreath is a quick weekend project that will …

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Lavender Sachets

Lavender Sachets

Me: I’m making you lavender sachets for your t-shirt drawer. Husband: But what will my friends think when I show up somewhere smelling like flowers? Me: That you’re married. DIY: Easily make these lavender sachets by filling  organza bags from craft or discount stores with dried lavender flowers.  In addition to freshening up drawers, you can tuck one in your pillow at …

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Citronella CAN-dles

Tonight the mosquitoes have decided that it’s time for a feast and, not one to give up a fight, I made citronella CANdles this year to keep those buggers away. DIY: This easy project can be simply done in an hour if you have some cans, some wax (old candle nubs will do just fine), and some citronella oil. The most difficult …

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Bounty Of Canning Jars

Homemade Canning Labels for Jam, Pickles and More

UPDATE: We’ve added 6 new printable canning label templates!  Enjoy! After spending hours making the perfectly crafted homemade jam, jelly, chutney or pickle, I get on to making the perfect label to gussy up my jars.  Like wrapping a present or dressing for dinner, accessorizing with labels can really add to the finished product.  What’s inside the jar is art: beautiful flavours …

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Mitten Sweater Large

Go Canada Go: Mitten Sweater

To show my support for Canada in the gold medal hockey today, I made my dog a sweater out of a red Olympic mitten.  He gets the other one as a toy.  He’s happier than he looks in the photos.   Go Canada Go!

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