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5 Tips for Taking Awesome Photos of Kids or Pets for Holiday Cards

As soon as I took this photo of my two-year-old’s chubby, little hands holding on to this miniature tree I knew that the image was going to be our Christmas cards. Want to make your own personalized card this year? These five tips will get you off to a great start at taking your own Christmas card photos using kids and/or …

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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 to sit down for tea, and have the heat of the teapot release the scent …

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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 gnomes. Materials* *Some of the following links may be affiliates while others are not. Either way, …

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Homemade Gifts From Nature

Simply Stunning Homemade Gifts Inspired by Nature

Do you dread the thought of fighting your way through busy malls and shopping centers in order to pick out the perfect gift? You are not alone. It’s not that I dislike purchasing gifts, I just do not like shopping for them. Gasp, I know, I know…who doesn’t like shopping? Me! (But I LOVE crafting.) I appreciate when someone takes the …

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What A Christmas Cactus Needs To Bloom

How to Get Your Christmas Cactus to Bloom!

A Christmas cactus is one of my very favorite holiday plants. Pops of unexpected color bloom from alien-like tendrils that creep and drape over the plant. These are attractive plants to have all year, but the real magic comes from when they bloom. There are a few specific steps you can take to ensure that you get the best show …

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Orange Ginger Cranberry Sauce

Orange Ginger Cranberry Sauce Recipe

I have never had canned, processed cranberry sauce. I’ve seen it slide in a can-shaped lump into a serving bowl, get mushed around, and presented beside the holiday bird, but I’ve never tried it. Hmmm, I wonder why? For many years I thought I just didn’t like cranberry sauce. The idea of that bright red, weird-looking jelly on turkey just …

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Creative Wood Slice Project Ideas

Creative Wood Slice Projects

Slices of branches or tree trunks are all the rage! It’s no wonder why there are so many uses for these rustic yet beautiful cross-sections of wood. I can’t think of a better way to bring the outdoors in than with a unique wood slice project. I created a guide over on my eBay blog with tips to make something creative with …

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Tint Terrarium Projects

Make These Colorful Terrariums to Brighten Up Your Day!

These brightly-hued, vibrant terrariums come alive with living air plants (Tillandsia), colorful sand, stones, pebbles, shells, reindeer moss, and miniature garden accessories. I wrote out all the step-by-step instructions over on eBay where I collaborate as a blogger, so you can learn how to design and care for one of these gorgeous colorful creations. Make These Colorful Air Plant Terrariums …

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17 Easy Homemade Gifts From The Kitchen Round Up

Easy and Delicious Homemade Gifts From the Kitchen

There’s nothing like a homemade gift; especially one that’s edible. I purposely preserve extra jams and jellies each year for gift-giving. My friends and family look forward to my baskets of homemade food gifts that I give out for special occasions. An edible gift is perfect for those hard-to-shop-for people in your life, as well as those who already have everything. …

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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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Seasons Greetings Printable Herb Packet And Recipe

Season’s Greetings! A Kitchy Printable Herb Packet Gift Idea

Quick and easy holiday gifts are essential for surviving the holiday season. This free printable “Season’s Greetings” Herb Packet is perfect for small gifts and can easily fit into the mail with your holiday greeting cards! Use herbs harvested from your own garden to create flavorful seasoning mixes paired with a simple and delicious recipe. Materials: Cardstock Ruler & X-acto …

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Bleached Single Pinecone

How to Make GORGEOUS Bleached Pinecones

Pinecones are iconic natural items to use for seasonal decor. Instead of painting or bedazzling them with glitter this year, try giving them a softer, weathered look by bleaching them! Bleached pinecones require very few supplies and is an easy project. Even so, it does take some time. When I started researching how I should tackle this process, I came across …

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  1. Allison Taylor
    Allison TaylorMarch 16,16

    Great ideas. I totally love the carpet gardening. I’ve tried to create something similar in my small backyard garden, but didn’t have much of a success. You inspired me to try again, though, and will definitely do it.

    Regards, Allison from http://windowboxescompany.co.uk/

  2. Barry
    BarryApril 21,16

    I landed on your site as i was looking for inspiration to give our garden a makeover this summer. What an impressive site, Fantastic pictures along with even better content, ive subscribed! Thanks, B

  3. Taylor
    TaylorApril 22,16

    Great blog, great tips.

  4. Paul Grant
    Paul GrantOctober 11,16

    Such a great resource! I really love reading about composting. It is indeed an environmentally helpful way to improve the garden soil and reduce waste.

    These advises has a great impact to the readers who would like to know about garden projects. Two thumbs up!

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