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 …

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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 …

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holiday planter ornaments tutorial

Decorate on a Dime with These Copycat Planter Ornaments

Get ready to amp up your holiday planters with a quick and easy DIY. These festive planter ornaments can be …

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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 …

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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 …

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Winter Window Box Planter 1

A Wonderful Winter Window Box Planter (That You Can Make Even If You Don’t Have a Window Box!)

Does it surprise you to learn that window boxes are back “in”? You read that right! Just as beards and …

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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 …

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  • These flaky and sweet cinnamon palmiers fill the house with a warm butter-and-spice aroma. They also are very easy to make when unexpected guests arrive.

    Cinnamon Palmiers: Fancy French Pastries that are Surprisingly Easy-to-Make

    Do you have a go-to baked treat that you can whip up in a flash for guests or gifts? I’m going to let you in on my little secret weapon for the holidays: palmiers. Palmiers are made from layers of pastry rolled into butterfly or …

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  • Finished Miniature Wreath With Real Evergreens Pinecones And Seed Heads

    Miniature Evergreen Wreath Ornaments

    With just a snippet from an outdoor evergreen you’re well on your way to making these miniature wreath ornaments. You can hang them on the tree, use them to decorate the outdoors, add them to gifts, or even use them as napkin rings! No matter …

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    Make a Miniature Twig Reindeer Ornament

    Expand your miniature garden menagerie to include pets or favorite animals, like this twig reindeer. Consider tiny spruce branches for ears or furry antlers and use tiny Christmas balls or lights cut from ornaments to decorate them. You will surely find an abundance of miniature …

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  • Christmas Miniature Garden

    Have a Merry Little Christmas with These DIY Miniature Tree Decorations

    Here is a unique and crafty garden idea for the holidays! Get ready miniature garden lovers, this project will get you started with a holiday garden, or help you decorate your existing miniature garden for Christmas. Janit Calvo, the Miniature Garden Guru from Two Green …

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  • Seasons Greetings Printable Herb Packet And Recipe

    Season’s Greetings! A Kitschy 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 …

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  • How To Make Tub Teas 5

    A Healing Herbal Bath Tea {With No Messy Clean Up}

    A herbal bath is supposed to be a thing of luxury. Soaking away in a warm tub filled to the brim with healing botanicals is as good as it gets, right? Well, as long as you aren’t the one who has to do the clean up. …

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  • How To Make Lavender Bath Salts For A Relaxing Soak After A Long Day Of Gardening Custom

    Easy Homemade Bath Salts Recipe

    Making fragrant jars of homemade bath salts couldn’t be easier. In vintage Mason jars, bath salts look beautiful on display and make wonderful gifts. Here is a recipe to make your own as part of the Natural Skincare Series. Materials: Epsom salts 100% pure lavender essential oil (not fragrance) Dried lavender …

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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 …

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  • Holiday Gift Tags made from recycled Christmas cards

    Recycling Cards into Gift Tags

    If you are still busy working on the last Weekend Project, 20 Crafty Recycling Projects You Can Make With Your Christmas Tree, you will be happy to see this quick and easy project for this week, recycling Christmas cards into gift tags. It’s simple, reduces waste, and is …

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