Category Archive for: ‘Christmas’

Bleached Single Pinecone

Elegant + Upscale Pinecone Crafts

Taking nature walks to collect pretty bits and pieces from the forest floor is a wonderful way to lower stress and get exercise. But what do you do with all that stuff once you’ve got it? If you’re anything like us, you have a large collection of foraged pinecones just waiting to be put to good use. Pinecones have such …

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grinch tree

A Small Tree With a Big Message: DIY Grinch Tree

While it’s lovely to have classic holiday decor like elegant Christmas trees decked in traditional ornaments and holly-adorned wreaths, I also like to inject the Christmas season with a little quirkiness and whimsy. Queue this little wonder! Not only is it adorable and brings back happy childhood memories of Dr. Seuss’s Beloved How the Grinch Stole Christmas, this miniature Grinch tree …

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Cold Process Handmade Soap 10

Cold Process All-Natural Handmade Soap

Cold-process soap is a beautiful looking soap that when scented with essential oils and colored with botanical elements, makes for a project you can make at home that looks like it came from an artist’s gallery. Cold-process soap has no additives that are bad for the earth and it is gentle on sensitive skin. Many bath and body “soaps” that …

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Make a mini garden snow globe.

Whimsical Mason Jar Snow Globes for the Holidays

Is there any more quintessential winter object than a snow globe? There is something about these tiny snow-covered winterscapes that fills us with a sense of nostalgia and wonder. Making your own is easy and fun, and all you need are a few simple materials that you may already have around the house. This project is fun for kids and …

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Holiday stove-top simmering spices

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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Christmas candle wreath tutorial

Gather Around this DIY Christmas Candle Wreath

If you want an elegant, natural centerpiece for the holiday table this year but also crave a project that is simple and quick to make, this DIY Christmas candle wreath is just the thing. The natural elements and cozy, flickering candle will make everyone want to gather around the table to bask in its beauty. And it looks so impressive, …

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