Category Archives: Crafts

Coming Clean: The Truth About Soap

What Is Soap? Soap is the oldest cleanser around. It is created by a chemical reaction between oils, water and lye. Although lye is used to make soap there is no lye left after saponification (the chemical reaction that makes soap) is complete. There is no such thing as a bar of soap that was made...
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How to Make Pomanders

In the tradition of the Victorians and Royalty alike, pomanders were used to mask odors. The sweet smelling scent will fill your home with citrus freshness. (more…)...
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How to Make Potpourri – Instructions and Recipes

Want to make some potpourri? Here is all the information you'll need. You can create your own scent for your home by adding spices that enhance your well being. Ask at the florist shop for any discarded flowers, or dry out your own flowers. Remember to handle your herbs and flowers carefully to avoid bruising...
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Wheat Weaving

A Simple Family Craft Idea - Although the stores are trying to convince us it's time to start putting up our December holiday decor, I'm personally just not ready to start thinking about snowmen and red-nosed reindeer invading my home in November. We're still working on the autumn leaf theme around our house. Read more

Drying Roses

In addition to their romantic role as a traditional Valentine’s Day token of affection, roses are a classic symbol of love and beauty. (more…)...
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