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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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How to overwinter succulents, both hardy and tender by knowing what they need to go dormant as well as soil, temperature, light, and watering needs.

Overwinter Succulents to Keep Them Beautiful All Year Long

With succulents at the height of popularity, there is now a great variety of interesting new plants available for the …

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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 …

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  • Two kinds of soap come out of this project: soap stars and bars. Turn the stars into soap-on-a-rope and give them, and the bars, as gifts.

    Rosemary Lemon Soap-on-a-Rope {Stars and Bars}

    Soap-on-a-rope is more than just a catchy rhyme. It’s a decorative way to display soap that also keeps it from getting soft or sitting in a little soap puddle in your shower or bath. These rosemary lemon soap-on-a-rope stars come straight from the garden into the …

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  • Sore Throat Tea

    Natural & Homemade Common Cold Remedies

    These tried and true cold remedies really work! I have an adverse reaction to cold medication and some of the symptoms can really be a pain without some sort of relief. I have been using many alternative remedies for years to get through cold and …

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  • Herbal Hotpad For Tea

    Sew Creative! Make this Herb-Scented Tea Trivet

    I’m always on the look out for new craft projects that can easily double as handmade gifts for friends and family. While sifting through my collection of vintage craft magazines, I came across the idea of a scented tea trivet. How nice it would be …

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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 …

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  • Birds And Berries Image From Garden Therapy Coloring Book

    Learn How to Color Like a Boss

    I was floored by the response to the free printable adult coloring page that I posted last week. So far, thousands of avid coloring fans have downloaded it and are coloring their way to stress-free bliss. What I didn’t expect was all of the follow-up …

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    Vintage Skate Swag

    Authors John Gillespie & Christina Symons join us today with a festive winter project from their book, Everyday Eden: 100+ Fun, Green Garden Projects for the Whole Family to Enjoy (Harbour Publishing).  Swish Swag Who doesn’t have a pair of old skates lying around the basement gathering dust? You can …

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  • Rosemary Infused Sea Salt Recipe

    Small Batch Rosemary Lemon Sea Salt

    Sea salt infused with lemon and rosemary makes a great addition to chicken or lamb dishes. I also like it in grain dishes like quinoa and since I’m eating mostly vegetarian these days, it’s fun to have it to spice up a salad or a roasted veggie …

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  • Homemade Granola Recipe

    Christmas Morning Granola

    My recipe for Christmas Morning Granola packed with pecans, cranberries and coconut can be found in my Handmade Gifts from the Kitchen eBook. Buy the Handmade Gifts from the Kitchen eBook here: https://gumroad.com/l/kitchengifts It makes a healthy breakfast choice for holidays laden with rich food and too …

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  • Holiday Planter Burlap Green Ribbon Bow Medium

    DIY Burlap-Wrapped Holiday Planters and Front Door Décor

      Ready for your weekend project?  It’s holiday planters this week and a quick tour of our front door, decorated for the season in non-traditional but natural tones of deep green, eucalyptus blue, and golden yellow. It just didn’t feel like a red and green year …

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  • Euonymous Europaeus Aka European Spindle Tree Small

    Euonymous europaeus AKA European Spindle Tree

    While shopping for interesting foliage to add to my holiday planters and wreaths, I was stopped in my tracks by this interesting beauty: Euonymous europaeus. There are some really fascinating winter blooming plants that I have seen, like witch hazel ‘Diane‘ and white forsythia, but I wasn’t familiar with this …

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