DIY Mason Jar Floating Citronella Candles

DIY Floating Citronella Candle with Personalized Favor Tags from Evermine (

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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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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Wedding Color Trend: Black and Gold

Modern Geometric Wedding: DIY Citronella Candle Wedding Favors

We have been obsessed with the black and gold color trend lately, so we put together a wedding inspiration board featuring our black and gold Modern Geometric wedding stationery and paper goods. Then to further inspire you, we’ve included a simple tutorial for citronella candle wedding favors that make the perfect accompaniment to this style…. 

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DIY Wool Felted Magnets


There are a number of methods for felting wool. Needle felting is one way that is quite simple, and this project for felting little wool balls is a great starting point. Crafty older children could make these as teacher appreciation gifts or friendship gifts. Materials: Wool roving Felting needle or needle felting tool Felting mat… 

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Graduation Favor: Monitor Cleaner and Mini Spray


Graduation, a fantastic milestone to be celebrated! My daughter is part of a worldwide online homeschooling program, and ‘goes to school’ on a computer. She has many friends from around the world, and has met up with them at overnight camps and in New York for an official graduation trip. My daughter and her online… 

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Garden Twine in a Can

DIY Twine in a Can

Vintage and rustic gardening supplies are popping up at modern stores previously known for something other than gardening. Some have even created new stores to cater to the gardening crowd, like West Elm Market and Anthropologies’ sister, Terrain. I love that these shops are embracing the handmade look, and often even showcase Etsy sellers or… 

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DIY Mason Jar Sewing Kit


My Mother-in-Law loves to sew. It’s inspiring what she can make with a sewing machine and some creativity. Given that her four children have showed no interest in her passion, she warmly (and hopeful, maybe?) prepared a large sewing kit as a gift for me one birthday. There were so many mysterious items in the… 

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DIY Painted Wooden Spoons


I found this cute idea from The Gilded Hare, and I’ve been dying to try it for a special occasion. My friends Ana and Theo are getting married in spring, and I’m providing the bridal shower favors to thank everyone for celebrating the bride! What You Need: Assorted Wooden Spoons Painters Tape Spray Paint Food-Safe… 

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Baby Spider Plant Housewarming Gifts


If you have a healthy, well-fertilized spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum) growing in your home, you are already likely aware of its tendency to send out long stems with developing baby spider plants in the summer when the days are bright and sunny. Fortunately, those baby spider plants are easy to propagate with just a little… 

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DIY Home: All-Natural Baby Wipes


Last year I officially became a Mommy Blogger. When I got pregnant everyone asked me, “So you are going to write about kids stuff now, right?”, to which I responded, “No!”. It’s not like I’m against kids’ stuff, it’s just that my focus is on garden-related projects, crafts, and recipes. Then everything changed. I had… 

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