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Good Clean Fun: THE Idea Book for Creative Melt and Pour Soap Projects

It’s the feeling of giddiness you get when you are doing something you love; the smile you can’t keep off your face. You might even sing or hum from bliss. That is how I feel when making soap. It’s good, clean fun. I have been making all of my own cold process soap and natural beauty products for many years …

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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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Take some inspiration from the outdoors by making a leather and birch bark picture frame that can be used and so many different ways around the house: to display photos, hang on wall as a wreath, or as a dry erase board.

Three Creative Ways to Use This DIY Birch Bark Picture Frame

Take some inspiration from the outdoors by making a leather and birch bark picture frame that can be used in so many different ways around the house. Using a die cutting machine is a quick and fast way to cut a variety of materials. The die cutter brings a professional look to this project with the unique organic shades of …

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Make These Easy Pinecone Spheres - an easy nature project for festive holiday decor

Holiday Decorating with Nature: DIY Pinecone Spheres

This holiday decor project takes very little time yet it’s surprising how many uses you may find for some festive pinecone spheres. Many years ago I collected a large number of pinecones from trees in my garden and neighborhood. After drying them, I had the idea to make a few different sizes of pinecone spheres, mostly for the sheer fun …

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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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Stunning Clay Leaf Dishes that are Easy to DIY

These clay leaf dishes are a project you can do anytime throughout the year. Head out to the garden and look for unique shapes to preserve. Then it’s just a matter of using clay to mold them and paint to decorate. When choosing leaves, look for those that are still supple, as dry leaves may crack and break before you get …

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