Category Archive for: ‘Crafts’

Paper Succulent Card

Seed Paper Card Designs: Freebird and Succulents

Making seed paper is one of my favorite crafts. You would never know from the organic look of this artisan paper that the materials come from such humble beginnings. I showed the steps for how to make homemade seed paper using a DIY mold and decal fashioned from two-dollar frames and shredded bills in my book, Garden Made: A Year of …

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Vanilla bean WINTER lotion bar for dry skin

Vanilla Bean Winter Lotion Bar

Homemade lotion bars are popular because they are convenient, full of healthy skin ingredients, and make wonderful gifts. If you have tried a lotion bar before and didn’t care for it, please give this winter lotion bar a chance. I have spent time testing different lotion bar recipes and this is the clear winner for moisturizing dry skin in the …

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A sweet and sugar-free way to say I love you - make a succulent valentine

A Sweet and Succulent Valentine

This sweet and succulent valentine is just what Dr. Love ordered for the winter blues. It’s a thoughtful way to brighten up someone’s day without all the extra calories. A colorful collection of succulent cuttings set in a heart-shaped candy box will surprise and delight your lucky loved one, and it’s also just the right size to root a collection …

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Free Printable Valentines Seed Envelopes / Seed Packets

Sowing the Seeds of Love with Seed Envelope Valentines

These printable seed envelope Valentines make a fun crafty Valentine’s Day gift that will keep on giving into the summer months. Give some seeds and your Valentine gets to grow the flowers. What a perfect little gift to sneak in the mailboxes of your neighbor (Random Acts of Valentine’s?). Or send these to school for classmates. Or just make one …

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How to Make Gorgeous Honeycomb Soap Bars Easily at Home

A Sweet Homemade Honeycomb Soap Recipe

I’m just buzzing about this honey soap because it was easy to make and it comes with a bit of a secret. While the soap looks like a sticky block of honey straight from the honeycomb, it’s actually an aloe, cucumber, and carrot soap that I’ve mixed with manuka honey and scented with citrus. The trick to this attractive honey …

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How to make these cute Felted Cactus Sweaters

Keep Your Plants Toasty in these Felted Cactus Sweaters

When it’s cold outside, it feels wonderful to wrap yourself up in a warm sweater. The wooly hug that protects you from the cold helps you get through the days of limited sunlight and long nights. Shouldn’t you give your plants the same care? Cacti are warm-weather plants who do not appreciate cold winter temperatures or the lack of light. …

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