If you love fresh linens but are tired of buying single use herbal sachets, here’s a DIY tutorial for making your own re-usable lavender sachet. There are two sets of instructions; one for a quick lavender sachet that requires minimal sewing, and another that’s slightly fancier so that you can use it in place of single-use wrapping paper. Make these re-usable lavender sachets for your own linens or as a gift for someone special – Mother’s Day IS coming up, after all.
If you need a confetti cake for that special birthday or tea party, but don’t want all the commercial dyes and sugars, this spring flower natural confetti cake recipe is for you! Foraged spring flowers add just the right pizzaz to this natural confetti cake!
Have extra edible flowers on hand? Made some some sugared violets for a cake and have some left over? Don’t toss them! Make this family-friendly violet popcorn and make your movie night a thing of elegance.
If you’re inspired to make sugared violets every spring, but are trying to watch your carbs, here’s a simple solution for you: low carb sugared violets! This process is so simple that even the kids can help out. You should be enjoying low carb sugared violets in just a few days with these 5 steps!
If you’re looking for a unique gift for that special gardener in your life, try these 3 seed gift ideas. Each seed gift idea is simple to make from materials you may already have on hand. These DIY gifts are so easy that even kids can make them with some supervision. Celebrate Earth Day, Easter or Mother’s Day with these unique gifts! Continue reading “3 Seed Gifts”
Using ones you buy or ones you make, you can decorate candles with kids this holiday for simple decoration or to give as gifts. This is a frugal DIY holiday gift and decoration idea that also provides a new and useful skill. Plus, it’s super fun to decorate candles with kids at parties for any holiday – Valentine’s Day, Easter, Christmas! Why send your guests home with plastic toys and more candy? Decorate candles together for a unique craft; here’s how.
Have you heard reports about the dangers our honey bees face these days? Have you also heard that they pollinate an estimated 70 percent of the world’s plants, including many food crops? Here are a few ideas – and a good book, of course! – for helping out the pollinators. Continue reading “Bee House in The Bee Friendly Garden”
If you don’t have the time to make violet jelly, but really want that lovely, sweet flavor of violets try this simple recipe for violet gelatin. Using nourishing, healthy bone gelatin and fresh violets from the spring garden, you can throw together this flower food snack for after school or anytime. Plus, we have a wonderful round-up of other edible flowers and different ways to prepare them. Continue reading “Violet Gelatin and Other Flower Foods”
Ever heard of “vermicompost,” or composting with worms? We asked our friend Jo at Homestead Chronicles to help us out with a Q & A session on the topic of making compost with worms. Here are some vermicompost points to ponder. Continue reading “Vermicompost Q&A”
Creating a children’s garden is a DIY exercise that’s worth the effort. Save time and hassle with these 5 annual vegetables for the children’s garden. Simple to plant and harvest for kids and grown-ups alike!