Category Archive for: ‘Gifts’

How To Make Sun Print Cards

Preserve the Beauty of the Garden with Cyanotype Sun Print Cards

There are many ways to collect beauty from the garden and preserve it but one of my favorites is to create greeting cards using a historic photographic method, cyanotype printing. I first used this method to create sun print napkins  and was thrilled with the results. I was a hooked on the possibilities of the interesting shapes in the garden that just needed to be …

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Copper Garden Art Flowers DIY Project

These Copper Garden Art Flowers Will Never Stop Blooming

Right now I’m smitten with copper. The rosy hue is cheerful and elegant. It shines so brightly that it seems to belong in the garden. In the summer when the garden is growing well on its own, I turn to garden art projects for my garden therapy. I like to add ornaments for interest to areas that are not blooming …

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All Natural Sunscreen Lip Balm Recipe1

Protect Your Lips with an All-Natural Sunscreen Lip Balm Recipe

Before you head out in the sun do you make sure that you cover your skin with sunscreen? What about your lips? Applying sunscreen meant for your skin directly to your lips doesn’t taste very good. Plus it is dries out your lips and dulls the shine. Instead, try this homemade sun protection lip balm, it will protect your lips, …

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DIY Beach Mason Jar Solar Lights

Beach Glass Solar Lights

These beachy solar lights are like little treasure jars filled with the calming blue, purple, and green tones of beach glass. The light reflects off of found seashells and a puff of reindeer moss, but the glass almost looks electrified they way it glows! Make these tiny seaside worlds with just a few materials then bask in the cool glow …

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Easy DIY Citronella Candles In Cans

How to Make Citronella Candles

If your favourite thing in the summer is warm nights outside then likely one of your least favourite is getting eaten alive by mosquitoes. Making citronella candles in cans is a great recycling project that is inexpensive and effective much like the Soy Beeswax Jar Candles I made a few months back.   I make plenty of candles to create a bug-free barrier …

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Wild Air Plant Necklace Garden Therapy

Plant Geeks Be Warned: This Living Jewelry Will Feed Your Obsession

I’m a complete plant geek, I admit it. I get overly excited about plants and I am always looking for new and interesting applications for them. When I created a way to accessorize with plants—by making living jewelry—well, then I became a little obsessed. Air plants are such fun. They’re the modern-day pet rock: a spiky, green, (alive) pet rock, …

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