Christmas With Stencils: Warm Wishes on Slate

My friend Carole asked me to join her and a great group of creative bloggers, to create a project using Christmas stencils. There are so many to choose from, but after searching for quite a while I picked this one from The Stencilsmith. Decorating with Christmas Stencils Carole has so many great projects that she has… [Read More]

Handwritten Family Recipe Tea Towel Gift

My mother was trained as a pediatric nurse, but after she married my father and start having children, she become a stay at home mom. It’s been 20 years since she passed, at the early age of 64, and I still miss her. Recently I pulled out her recipe for Christmas cookies, handwritten on a… [Read More]

Dried Citrus Ornaments: Natural Holiday Beauty

So many people loved the dried orange slice garland project, so I thought I’d make some whole dried citrus ornaments to decorate the house this Christmas. This took a little trial and error, but in the end they turned out really nice. I tried lemons, limes, oranges and clementines. The orange and clementines worked out the best,… [Read More]

Easy Front Door Swag for the Holidays

We all love wreaths, but sometimes it’s nice to change it up, and use something new for our front door decor. This year, instead of making wreaths, I’m making a front door swag for each of our double doors. We just had a fir tree cut down in the back yard. I was so sad to… [Read More]

Make Your Own Holiday Invitations – Free Printables

I like to make my own invitations by creating a graphic that fits 4 to a page, and printing them on an inkjet printer. They allow me to be creative, and they’re inexpensive to make. In light of today’s Thanksgiving holiday in the US, I have created a couple of fun prints for you to… [Read More]

How to Make a Sugared Fruit Centerpiece

The holidays, or any special occasion for that matter, require a little something special for the table. Although I love using my flowers for a centerpiece, there are times, like during the winter, or even certain times during the growing season, where I just don’t have the right materials available. You can always buy flowers… [Read More]

Scented Beeswax Ornaments to Brighten Your Tree

Here’s another throwback from my herbal gift shop days. In addition to the many items we sold as a retailer, we also made some of our own products, such as wreaths, and aromatherapy products. One that I remember making, were these sweet angel beeswax ornaments, with cinnamon essential oil, for a nice scent. Scented Beeswax Ornaments… [Read More]