Category Archive for: ‘Garden Made Gifts’

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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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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Homemade Bath Bombs aka Tub Fizzers Recipe

How to Make Bath Bombs the Easy Way

Love those awesome fizzing bath bombs but don’t want to spend $6 a piece?  It’s easy to make your own with natural ingredients that soften your skin. Rather than large round bath bombs, I like that these are half the size. It is just enough for one bath which makes them go a lot further. Using floral or decorative molds makes …

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garden-inspired gifts: kokedama moss ball gardening kit

Creative Holiday Gifts that Gardenistas Will Love

The holidays are coming up, which means it’s time to find the perfect gifts for all the special people in your life. This year, try giving gifts inspired by nature that bring the calming beauty of the garden indoors. We just love all of the unique, crafty stuff there is to be found on Etsy, so we put together this …

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