All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘handmade holiday gifts’

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 challenge this year to make a fresh wreath and get a little garden therapy while you are at it. The best part is that you will come up with something different every time you try it!  Fresh, Festive, and Free …

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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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These flaky and sweet cinnamon palmiers fill the house with a warm butter-and-spice aroma. They also are very easy to make when unexpected guests arrive.

Cinnamon Palmiers: Fancy French Pastries that are Surprisingly Easy-to-Make

Do you have a go-to baked treat that you can whip up in a flash for guests or gifts? I’m going to let you in on my little secret weapon for the holidays: palmiers. Palmiers are made from layers of pastry rolled into butterfly or heart shapes. They look elegant and sound fancy, but they couldn’t be easier to make. …

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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 holiday gift-giving season. This project is extra special because it creates two types of soap …

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Lavender Dryer Bags

Naturally Freshen Laundry with Homemade Lavender Dryer Bags

Lavender dryer bags are a natural way to freshen laundry and a good use for dried lavender harvested from your garden. Lavender is a lightly floral but clean-smelling fragrance that adds a little lift to your laundry. Dryer bags can be filled with the dried flower buds and used many times over before needing to be replaced. Adding in a few essential …

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