All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘holiday’

Pine Cone Swag Tutorial

Simple & Elegant Natural Pinecone Swag

Here’s an easy to make decor accessory made with natural materials you can probably scrounge up in your yard. The simple and elegant pinecone swag can be hung on the door, stair banisters, or even the front gate. Forage in your yard, the woods, or a friendly neighbor’s garden for the greens and pinecones for this stylish holiday-themed craft. Materials: *Pinecones (assorted sizes) …

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Homemade Simmering Spice Blends For Holiday Entertaining And A Great Gift Idea

It’s Beginning to Smell a Lot Like Christmas Simmering Spices

It’s amazing how scents just whisk you away to another world: a memory or place that is recognizable by how it smells. Christmas has a smell for sure, perhaps like hot apple cider mixed with pine trees, oranges and clove? At least that what it smells like for me. Even during those days that I haven’t had my oven working …

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This Evergreen Wreath Is Made Completely From Trees And Shrubs In The Garden

Gardening For Your Front Door: Making a Fresh Wreath

Every year we like to hang a different wreath on our front door during the holidays. We’ve amassed a collection of wreaths to match the holiday season trends of sparkly red berries, Christmas ornaments, peacock feathers, and square-shaped boxwood but my favorites are most certainly natural, fresh wreaths. A fresh wreath makes for an individual work of art that smells …

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Beautiful Hand Stamped Cocktail Napkins That Would Make A Great Holiday Gift

Hand-Stamped Fabric Napkins

These hand-stamped cocktail napkins are great for a dinner party, but they are so easy and inexpensive that you could use them every day. I personally like to use cloth napkins at every meal. Even with a messy toddler. Well, especially with a messy toddler. I need a new napkin each time we sit down at the table and they get …

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Grand Scale Holiday Lights At VanDusen Garden

Holiday Lights to Dress Up the Winter Garden

Full disclosure: these are NOT photos of my garden. Oh how I wish that it was…well, maybe not. I would have a broken body from the amount of work it takes to manage the 55 acres that makes up the beautiful VanDusen Gardens. Each year VanDusen dresses up their 255,000 plants and surrounding areas with the most amazing holiday displays, some of …

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Frozen Ice Candles

Frozen Garden Candles

Looking to get a little garden therapy in these winter months takes creativity, but that is not a quality that is lacking from our guests today, John Gillespie & Christina Symons authors of Sow Simple: 100+ Green and Easy Projects to Make Your Garden Awesome (Harbour Publishing). These ice candles are a simple project that will gleefully help to decorate your home and …

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