Tag Archives | Garden crafts

making aromatherapy wreaths

Creating Aromatherapy Grapevine Wreaths

I just love the smell of summer. To me it means the scent of chamomile in bloom, hints of lavender, wafts of sage, the sweet sourness of lemon balm.  Herbs amaze me in so many ways. Is it weird to say I’m a bit smitten with them? To capture this coveted summertime smell and surround […]

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lavender body butter

Easy Homemade Body Butter

I don’t know about you, but up here in Vermont we are in the midst of a real New England winter. For my family, that means dealing with very dry skin, of course our pellet stove doesn’t help the situation. My latest experiment has been to create the most luxurious, super-soothing, all natural body butter.  […]

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home made lip balm

Easy-to-make berry lip balm

Looking for rainy day projects, particularly  garden inspired indoor activities?  Our latest endeavor at the Hiland Hall Gardens has been to create the perfect lip balm. However, this process has not been without its failures . . . We’ve made a crayon-tinted lip balm, but I won’t even bother giving you the recipe, since it […]

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Easy Bird Feeding Projects for Kids

Kids will love making these simple nature-inspired bird feeding projects! Now that the holiday season is wrapping up (yes, pun intended), it is a good time to reconnect with yourself and the important things in your life. For me, this means connecting with nature and my family. As a way to celebrate all that nature […]

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