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 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 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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DIY Soccer Party Favors

DIY Soccer Party Favors

My friend’s daughter, Ashley, LOVES soccer. She loves the game so much that she asked for a soccer themed party for her 12th birthday. Party planning is one of my favorite hobbies, so I volunteered to put together some fun beaded bracelet soccer favors that I know she will love sharing with her friends. These… 

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DIY Mason Jar Floating Citronella Candles

DIY Floating Citronella Candle with Personalized Favor Tags from Evermine (www.evermine.com)

This simple craft is perfect for summertime, and can make pretty outdoor centerpieces for a wedding or backyard get-together. I first discovered this idea on Nest of Posies blog and knew I had to try it. The ingredients are simple and easy to find at my local grocery store, plus I used fresh herbs from… 

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4th of July Party Ideas

4th of July Party Ideas

Hosting or attending a 4th of July barbecue this Friday? Check out some of our favorite Independence Day ideas from our archives: Fruity Lemonade Firework Cookies 4th of July Brew Napkin Wrappers 4th of July Cupcakes Caprese Kabobs Happy 4th of July!

Farm-to-Table Wedding Welcome Basket

Farm to Table Wedding Welcome Basket

These days, folks grow more and more concerned with where they are getting their food, so it’s no surprise that agritourism is increasing in popularity, and taking over a niche of destination weddings that are becoming more and more prevalent in the United States. These weddings come in the form of Farm-to-Table events, and are… 

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4th of July Root Beer Float Kits

Root Beer Float Kits for 4th of July with Personalized Liberty Labels from Evermine (www.evermine.com)

4th of July is coming up and this year I’ve decided to gift Root Beer Float Kits to my friends and family. To me, a root beer float is the classic American treat, and what better time to enjoy one than on July 4th! Creating this kit was both fun and easy, and will make… 

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Spa in a Jar

Spa in a Jar

A Spa in a Jar is a wonderful gift for someone who could use some pampering. For this gift set I choose an uplifting and healing scent combination: eucalyptus / mint. You can create this whole set in a few hours and customize it to have just about any scent you can think of. I… 

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Simple Gift: Summer Memory Jars

Summer Mason Memory Jars

Summer memories are the ones that last a lifetime. For a party to kick off the summer, I decided to host a BBQ and send our guests home with a “memory jar.” A simple gift personalized with a beautiful label – perfect for adults and children alike! A mason jar to hold different trinkets, memorabilia… 

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