I discovered Petecia Le Fawnhawk’s amazing floral bundles (the materials for which she forages herself) on Etsy, and ordered an assortment to use as toppers for my holidays gifts. Gorgeous and fragrant, they were something I really wanted to learn how to make, and I jumped at the chance to create them with Petecia herself. The beauty of […]
As I’ve highlighted in past posts, I love giving gifts of the homemade and all natural variety. With Mother’s Day right around the corner, I wanted to share a quick tutorial for making essential oil room sprays as easy as they are lovely, with a presentation to match. Completely customizable, you can incorporate your favorite scents […]
With my little lady’s birthday right around the corner (stay tuned tomorrow for all the details), I’ve been on the hunt for all of the components, especially of the handmade variety. So when I found this quick and easy how-to for making your own birthday candles, I was thrilled.
Last week, I featured an easy (and unexpected) alternative to standard colored eggs, and wanted to share another technique that was just as inspired. When I saw these hand painted hanging eggs, I couldn’t resist. Just as great as the look: how surprisingly easy they are to make.
For our Easter eggs this year, I wanted to try something a little different (last year’s adventures in natural egg dyeing seen here). I asked the lovely Amy Blessing for some inspiration, and she suggested that we work with glitter. The end result: so pretty, and so easy to achieve.
I love using seasonal ingredients in homemade gifts, and this Citrus Simple Syrup is a new favorite. As delicious as it is easy to make, it’s wonderful for cooking, stirred into your tea, or mixed into salad dressing.
I’ve had the pleasure of learning about and working with natural dyes with the wonderful Deepa Preeti Natarajan on several occasions. One of my favorites – and happily one of the easiest to work with – is turmeric.
A while back, I shared all the beautiful details of Stephanie Schur’s baby shower, not the least of which was the activity for the celebration, created by Simone LeBlanc.
As you know by now, I love giving homemade gifts, especially for the holidays (last year’s gifts of infused olive oils and vinegars seen here). So when I spotted this wonderfully simple recipe for vanilla extract, I fell in love with the idea of making my own.
I’ve found that in giving gifts, the presentation – if done right – can be just as impactful as the the gift itself. With the holiday wrapping season officially upon us, who better to share her tips for extraordinary finishes than gift-giving extraordinaire, Simone LeBlanc.
For our Holiday Veggie Kitchen, the amazing ladies of Bash, Please created not only a warm and beautiful atmosphere for guests, but also their exquisite parting gifts.
Yesterday, I shared all the details of our upcoming Holiday Wreath Shop with Moon Canyon. In keeping with the handmade holiday theme, Moon Canyon’s own Kristen Caissie was kind enough to share some tips and tricks for creating fire starters, both natural and wonderfully fragrant.
For our Thanksgiving warm-up, which I featured earlier this week, along with the festive menus and place cards, the wonderful Amy Blessing also put together the most adorable favor. The thoughtful giveaway: to-go boxes filled with the perfect components for an elevated turkey sandwich to be enjoyed the next day.
I’ve long been a fan of burning herbs, as much for their cleansing abilities as for their amazing scents. With this in mind, I’ve been looking for the opportunity to create my own smudge bundles, and my sister Saree’s birthday dinner was the perfect excuse.
I fell in love with Purely Elizabeth founder Elizabeth Stein’s homemade floral syrups when I first spotted them on The Chalkboard Mag.