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Easy Pressed Flower Gifts

Pressing flowers is a lovely old art form. In the Victorian era woman used pressed flowers from the garden to create wall hangings; pioneer woman used them to create samplers and note cards. Over the years the creative use of pressed flowers has taken on wonderful new shapes and forms, and for good reason!  It’s […]

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culinary herb display

Easy Culinary Herb Hanger

Here’s a simple and inexpensive way to display fresh or newly dried herbs, ready to be snipped and used in your favorite dishes.  It’s the perfect handmade gift for any of your foodie friends too! Materials Cardboard Burlap Thin ribbon or decorative string Large-eyed needle Fresh herbs Twist ties Packing tape or fabric glue Pen […]

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Homemade Pressed Flower Journals

These handmade pressed flower journals capture the beauty of the gardens. Displaying your hard work in a beautiful keepsake that lasts long after the frost arrives, it also makes for a special gift for a favorite friend. First, decide the intention for the journal. If you would like to use the journal for drawing, purchase […]

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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 a to make an always-appreciated “gift from the garden”, or a rainy day project, particularly on that’s a garden inspired indoor activity?  A soothing lip balm is great for dry winter lips.   To make this lip balm even more healing (and pretty!), we added dried calendula flower petals, which have been used […]

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