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Simply Wrap It Up

Too much seasonal glitz and glam for your tastes? There is something to be said for the adage “less is more.” And that goes for gift wrap. Minimal materials add a simple elegance to your gift-giving glee. All you need is a roll of brown Kraft or butcher paper, evergreen sprigs, cinnamon sticks, pinecones and twin of choice. You’ll need a glue gun to secure the pinecones, but all other materials can tuck away nicely under twin. If twin is not your thing, pick what you like in the ribbon ...

Hand-cut flowers for Mom

Real bouquets wither with time, so why not give Mom some hand-cut flowers for keeps! First, gather assorted colors of construction paper. Cut the bouquet and flower pieces shown above. Pick any color that suits your fancy. Next, grab a glue stick and put the pieces together. Don’t forget to write a sweet note on the front of the bouquet. It’s a fun way to show Mom that she is loved and thought of on Mother’s Day. Plus, it’s fun and kid-friendly! P.S. Dad may want to pick up a ...

Don Your Wellies for Door Appeal

Wellies, or rain boots, make for colorful seasonal door décor. Simply insert a large plastic tumbler or other container into the shaft of each boot, add a few stones for weight, water and cut flowers or live greenery like ivy or rosemary. You can also stuff each boot with eucalyptus, lavender and other dried fare. Place boots at your front entrance for a fashionable demarcation of spring. The neighbors will be green with envy and, hopefully, they don’t share your same shoe size! Here’s ...

Plant Your Show of Support

Both past and present military service is observed in the month of May, on Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day. It’s a fitting opportunity to get crafty with your show of support! This project is for kids and adults alike, and starts with a wheelbarrow or pushcart (new or antique), a trip to the nursery or garden section, a pack of American flags, a few helpful hands and a sprinkle of patriotic spirit. First, position you wheelbarrow in a preferred location. Pick up a variety of plants ...

Easter Basket On Trend

Looking for a unique and artful Easter basket to give to someone special, serve as a hostess gift, or use as table décor…. this basket is sure to entice all the senses. Start your project sourcing a small to medium sized wooden crate or rustic natural woven basket. Pick up a package or two of natural grass. Nestle an orchid and succulent in the basket, then fill the basket with grass. Add seasonal chocolates, speckled egg candy like Robbin Eggs brand or other, a few white or brown hard-boi...

July 4th Door Décor

I like to glam up the front entrance on ALL occasions, and July 4th is a perfect opportunity to break out the patriotic red, white & blue laurel! It’s a rather easy crafting project to piece together. All you need is a grapevine or wire wreath form for starters, assorted materials like velvet, lame, themed ribbon, or tulle, zip ties or crafting wire, scissors and a few decorations like plastic stars, small flags or silk florals that you can nuzzle in the arrangement. First, cut your ...
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