Category Archive for: ‘Holiday’

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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Succulent snow globes are the perfect decorations for plant lovers. Make these DIY decorations from easy-to-find materials and enjoy the garden all year.

A Succulent Snow Globe Will be the Star of Your Collection

These are the perfect winter decorations for plant lovers: succulent snow globes! A snow globe is meant as a souvenir for a special place or time and I can’t think of anything more special to me than the garden. I usually stay far away from artificial plants, but in this case I’ve fully embraced them! Of course, living plants would …

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This easy-to-make fresh holly wreath dotted with bright red berries is a traditional way to decorate for Christmas. See how to make one at home in this DIY.

A Very Merry Fresh Holly Wreath for Christmas

A fresh holly wreath dotted with bright red berries is a traditional way to decorate for Christmas. While I love to play with all sorts of different greens (as well as the whites, golds, yellows, blues, and reds) for my holiday decorations, the 20ft tall holly tree that adorns the entrance of my urban garden explodes with berries that beg to …

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This attractive ombre melt and pour soap is lightly scented with lavender and moisturizing with rich shea butter and it's easy to make at home.

Lovely Lavender Ombre Melt and Pour Soap

This attractive ombre soap is lightly scented with lavender and moisturizing with rich shea butter. While it looks like a high-end decorative soap from a fancy shop, it’s surprisingly easy to make at home.  Follow my instructions for making triple layer soap with a few tweaks to make it ombre. Materials 2 lbs shea butter soap base Lavender soap dye …

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Aromatherapy Clay Pendant

Wear Aromatherapy Pendants and Bring Garden Therapy with You

If you find the sights and scents of the garden uplifting, then this fun little project is a great way to bring a little of that garden therapy feeling with you wherever you go. Aromatherapy pendants can cheer you up, help with a headache, and boost your immunity by using the therepeutic properties of essential oils. Clay is porous, making …

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Ornamental Gourds Make Beautiful Fall Candles

Impress Your Friends and Family with these Simple yet Elegant Gourd Candle Holders

Now, here is a seriously last-minute decor project that will bring a little garden to the table. These ornamental gourd candle holders are fun to make and surprisingly long-lasting. Gourds are a much harder version of winter squash and pumpkins, making them perfect for decor that can hold their own for the holiday season. Bumpy, colorful gourds can be found in most …

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