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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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Clay Leaf Bowls 2

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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How To Make Pinecone Firestarters

These Festive Pinecone Firestarters Make a Crafty Gift and a Fun Fall Project

If you are anything like me you have a collection of pinecones somewhere. Perhaps you found some delightful ones on a walk in the neighborhood or a visit to a park. They just begged to be picked up, don’t they? That’s nature doing its job. As you collect those pinecones you may notice papery seed pods floating out of them. …

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How To Paint Watercolor Succulents Step 8

How to Paint Watercolor Succulents the Easy Way

Have you ever wanted to learn how to paint the easy way? I love the look of watercolor painting but I admit that I find it a bit intimidating to get started with. It’s probably been 20 years since I dabbled in the light touch of water and paint, finding myself more at home with forgiving acrylics. Then I discovered …

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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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