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8 Ways to Naturally Color Soap

Marie of Humblebee & Me makes her own, natural soaps.  And she uses natural ingredients to color her soaps.  If you look at the ingredient list of some commercial “natural” soaps you’ll find that they often use artificial, petroleum-based colorants which can be toxic. In this post Marie shares 8 different natural ways to color […]

DIY-Spray Paint Glass Decanters For Home Decor

I selected this DIY post by Kathy of Petticoat Junktion,  because it’s a creative way to reuse old decanters and give them a new lease on life.  They make great vases for flowers from your garden, and can be used either inside or outside on a porch or deck.  If you don’t have glass decanters like this […]

How to Make Herbal Sachets

In this post, Molly explains how to make homemade herbal sachets. These are pretty cloth bags willed with the herbs of your choice. The sachets are easy to make and would be wonderful gifts for the special people in your life. There aren’t any directions on how to make the bags but you can get […]

100 Brilliant Projects to Upcycle Leftover Fabric Scraps

If you sew, you probably have a bag of fabric scraps.  This post includes over 100 different projects where you can use those fabric scraps.  Vanessa has done an amazing job in pulling this collection of projects together. If you see a project photo that you like, just click on the link following “DIY Instructions […]

How to Make Soy Candles

This is a nice, simple recipe and tutorial for soy candles by Staci of Cobble Hill Farm.  She recommends using wax flakes because they are easier to melt.  Soy is good wax choice because it’s affordable, and has a longer burn time.  Also one pound of soy wax flakes will fill a pint-size canning jar, […]

Carving Pumpkins with Cookie Cutters!

I love Autumn, the changing colors of the leaves, crisp air, and Halloween. Decorating for Halloween at my home always involves carving at least one pumpkin and putting it outside. At night I turn on the battery tea candles I put inside. Nice. But the carving is always a pain. When October rolls around, I […]

15 Earth Day Crafts (Tutorials)

I missed Earth Day but loved these crafts and decided to share anyway. Erin has collected 15 fantastic DIY recycled crafts that are easy to make. Some of these are really neat! If you see a craft you’d like to make, just click the link above the picture. You’ll find tutorials for: Earth Day Eco […]

How to Make Watermelon Mason Jars [Video]

I really liked the look of these watermelon mason jars. In this post you’ll find a video where Angie demonstrates how to make these decorative mason jars. It’s a super simple and can be done very quickly. In the same video, Carolina first explains what a frog is. It’s a metal grid insert that you […]

Homemade Milk Chocolate Mint Soap Recipe

  Jan is a master of creativity when it comes to making homemade soap. This is a recipe and tutorial for Homemade Milk Chocolate Mint Soap. It’s a milk-based soap (cow, goat, coconut, almond etc). I just love the combination of chocolate and mint (in just about anything!) Jan has some helpful tips on working with […]

How to Make Epsom Salt Luminaries

Luminaries have an interesting history. According to tradition, shepherds left small bonfires pointing the way to the manger of the Christ child. For centuries on Christmas Eve people in Mexico would light bonfires in an outdoor area to honor this Christmas tradition. They would sing and celebrate. Afterwards, they would light small fires in front […]