DIY Wood-Burned Salad Servers

DIY Wood-Burned Salad Servers

This project comes with a warning. Not that wood burning pen tools are very hot and can burn you (although that is true and worth remembering). Not that your finished project needs special care (it doesn’t). No, the warning is that wood burning is addictive! Once you get the hang of it, you are going… 

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Homemade Camp Cookies

Homemade Camp Cookies #diy #recipe

What was the one thing that my son asked for during his one-month summer outdoor adventure camp? Homemade cookies! Not just ANY cookies, but the ones I bake with love, like a mother does for her child who is backpacking through the wilderness, sleeping under the stars… dreaming of my cookies! How can a Jewish… 

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DIY Seed Organizer

DIY Seed Organizer with Personalized Labels from Evermine {www.evermine.com}

I’m one of those gardeners who buys more seeds than I can find space for in my garden, particularly when a pack comes with ten thousand seeds inside! Even if I manage to plant all of the seeds, the leftover package contains a lot of useful information that I like to keep handy. Seed envelopes… 

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DIY Wedding Hangover Kit

DIY Wedding Hangover Kit

Celebrating your upcoming wedding day with your best friends and family is an exciting affair. Whether you are all meeting in Las Vegas, having a night on the town, or hosting an elegant cocktail party, giving your guests their own hangover care kit is a fun and useful party favor. They will thank you the… 

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DIY Candy Gift Bags

DIY Candy Gift Bags for Kids

So, making candy gift bags for 100 children is more than a good dose of a sweet tooth. These frosted tin-tie bags add to the fun of the party as they give a soft hint as to the delightful treats that hide inside. Soft shadows of candy sticks, gum balls and sour sticks look beautiful… 

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DIY Crayon Favors

Handmade Crayon Favors

Making your own crayons is a popular craft and a great activity you can do with your kids. I used a mini cupcake mold to make our crayons, but you could also try using a fun shaped silicon mold as well. My niece and I had a lot of fun making up a big batch… 

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Homemade Oregano Pesto

Homemade Oregano Pesto

Last year, I planted some spicy oregano in my garden. I didn’t touch it after planting last season, but this year it grew so huge it was taking over my garden box, so I decided to cut the whole thing down and make a big batch of pesto with the harvest. This recipe is delicious… 

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Homemade Chamomile Salve

Homemade Chamomile Salve

I recently decided to try my hand at making DIY bath and body recipes. I’ve never made anything of this nature before, so I admit I was a little nervous about it, but I quickly discovered that it’s a lot like cooking. Once you understand the science of the bases, the benefits of your ingredients,… 

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Simple Gift: ‘Soda-lighted’ Soda Block Party Favors

Soda-Lighted You're My Neighbor!

Block parties are a great way to get to know the people who also call your street home. Where neighbours are friendly, there is an increased sense of community, reduced crime, and pride of ownership (or rentership!). This is why there is a community small grants program where I live where neighbours get together and… 

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Simple Gifts: Vanilla-Coconut Sugar Scrub

Homemade Vanilla-Coconut Sugar Scrub

This easy four-ingredient sugar scrub is simple to make and inexpensive. It’s the perfect homemade gift for girlfriends or family. I plan to use mine as a housewarming gift, birthday gift and a hostess gift. You could even make these for your bridal party, or as favors for a baby shower. The gift ideas are… 

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