essential oil blend to scent pinecones

Homemade Scented Pinecones and a Pretty DIY Diffuser

Smelling your favorite fragrances can make you feel relaxed, revitalized, and comforted. Use natural essential oils to fill your home with the warmth of the holidays by making this pinecone aromatherapy diffuser! Scented pinecones are easy to make at home, as long as you follow a few important steps.    Materials Decorative bowl or dish Pinecones Essential oils of your …

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A Magnificent Magnolia Wreath Brings Cheer to the Season

I love experimenting with different wreaths, and this year I decided to try making one out of magnolia since they …

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The essential guide to poinsettias.

Get to Know Your Poinsettias: History, Growing, and Styling

We all see poinsettias everywhere we go throughout the holidays. They are for sale in pretty much any store you …

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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 …

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Secret gardeners: Jeremy Irons

Secret Gardeners: Peek into the Private Gardens of Five Celebrities

Have you ever wished that you could step into the luxurious private gardens of some of the world’s most impressive …

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Two kinds of soap come out of this project: soap stars and bars. Turn the stars into soap-on-a-rope and give them, and the bars, as gifts.

The Essential Guide to Rosemary: Care, Uses, and Healing Benefits

Rosemary can be used in so many different ways, from culinary recipes to natural beauty to pest control, and it …

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rosemary in the snow

Learn How to Overwinter Herbs and Keep them Happy All Year

Homegrown herbs are wonderful to have on hand for culinary purposes, natural beauty recipes, and for their natural healing properties. …

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  • Succulent snow globes are the perfect decorations for plant lovers. Make these DIY decorations from easy-to-find materials and enjoy the garden all year.

    A Succulent Snow Globe Will be the Star of Your Collection

    These are the perfect winter decorations for plant lovers: succulent snow globes! A snow globe is meant as a souvenir for a special place or time and I can’t think of anything more special to me than the garden. I usually stay far away from …

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  • This easy-to-make fresh holly wreath dotted with bright red berries is a traditional way to decorate for Christmas. See how to make one at home in this DIY.

    A Very Merry Fresh Holly Wreath for Christmas

    A fresh holly wreath dotted with bright red berries is a traditional way to decorate for Christmas. While I love to play with all sorts of different greens (as well as the whites, golds, yellows, blues, and reds) for my holiday decorations, the 20ft tall holly …

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    4 Brilliant Ways to Repurpose and Display Your Finished Coloring Pages

    I don’t know about you, but I’ve been hit with the Adult Coloring Book Craze! I’m the type of person that NEEDS a low-key, creative activity to help me wind down from a busy day. Sipping a glass of wine and working on some coloring …

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  • DIY Tulip Garden Lights 4

    These DIY Outdoor Garden Lights Will Take Your Breath Away!

    In months when the garden is asleep you can still have flowers that glow late into the night. Look closely at these stunning garden lights. The iridescent petals capture the light and create a graceful and enticing display in the garden. And then you see …

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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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  • How To Make Glass Gazing Balls For Miniature Gardens

    Simple Gazing Balls Idea for Miniature Gardens

    Great Balls of Glass! Gazing balls in the garden are all the rage. It all started back in Venice, Italy, where hand-blown glass artistry adorns all parts of the home, including the lawn. After that, decorative gazing balls traveled their way around Europe and while they …

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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 …

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  • Ornaments And Ribbon Decorate A Tall Skinnt Cedar Tree From Christmas Tree From How To Make A Nine Foot Grinch Tree

    How to Make a Nine-Foot Grinch Tree

    There are many versions of the Dr. Seuss-inspired Grinch Christmas tree (like this miniature one!), from Whoville-esque trees adorned with candy-coloured ornaments to snow-covered, oddly-shaped trees that set the scene outdoors. Perhaps the most iconic is a tall, skinny evergreen wound up with wire with …

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  • Savoury Kale Scones

    Savoury Kale Scones with Pumpkin & Cheese

    Kale-evangelist, Sharon Hanna, is back again today to share a recipe from her book, The Book of Kale: The Easy-to-Grow Superfood 80+ Recipes (Harbour Publishing). You may never look at scones the same way again after trying these ones made with kale, pumpkin, and cheese! Whether you pronounce …

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  • Healing Cuticle Balm Recipe

    Healing Cuticle Balm Recipe

    Home chefs, gardeners, and just about anyone who works with their hands can regularly have problems with dry, cracked cuticles. This soothing cuticle balm is packed with an herbal blend that will mend those cracks and make hands soft again. Like all of my homemade …

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