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    Christmas simmering fragrances for your home

    Posted on December 23, 2016 by in Aromatherapy, Christmas crafts, Potpourri making

    Natural home fragrance There’s nothing quite like the spicy scent of Christmas, but these days there are increasing concerns over chemicals such as formaldehyde created by room fresheners and scented candles. Why not freshen your house using natural ingredients? Simply simmer your favourite fruits, herbs and spices in a little water. Natural home fragrance combinations […]

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    Decorating candles with cinnamon sticks

    Posted on December 20, 2014 by in Christmas crafts

    Candle article for the Herb Society part 2 I was very pleased to be able to write an article about decorating candles for the December issue of Herb Society magazine Herbs, and you can see the first part in my previous post: A winter candle project with herbs. Decorating candles with herbs and spices Both […]

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    Dried flowers diaries November 2014

    Posted on November 22, 2014 by in Diary

    November – the time for natural Christmas crafts Dried flower crafts for the winter Once the clocks change and the evenings start getting darker, it’s great to start planning ahead for Christmas. At our house, it’s only a few weeks before we start thinking about putting a tree up. Natural Christmas decorations with cinnamon sticks, […]

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    Dried flowers diaries October 2014

    Posted on October 31, 2014 by in Diary

    Dried flower bunches R us What a month! The world and his wife seems to have discovered our dried flower bunches! Maybe people turn to Autumnal dried flowers and bunches once the colour starts to leave their own gardens? At daisyshop we sell three levels of dried flower bunches – British grown ones we have […]

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    Dried flowers diaries August 2014

    Posted on August 29, 2014 by in Diary

    A busy month for dried flower crafts & Mums I always find August tough as a Mum of two, because I want to spend as much time as possible with the kids while they’re off school, but work doesn’t ease up. We’ve been very lucky at work in that our busy Spring has turned into […]

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    Dried Flowers Diaries December 2013

    Posted on December 31, 2013 by in Diary

    Christmas dried flower crafts in abundance! I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas – I am writing this in the lull between Christmas and New Year, when the house is starting to look untidy, we’ve eaten far too much and the kids are starting to get restless! Here is a pic of me (left) with […]

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    Natural Christmas scented bags make

    Posted on December 20, 2013 by in Christmas crafts

    Bring natural Christmas fragrances into your home These naturally scented bags of Christmas fruit and spices turn your Christmas tree into a sensory experience! My Christmas tree is just inside my front door and I’ve already had some lovely comments from visitors. It’s simple too. Making a Christmas scented bag You will need Little organza […]

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    Making a cinnamon bundle Christmas tree decoration

    Posted on December 17, 2013 by in Christmas crafts

    Natural Christmas tree decorations made with cinnamon sticks These cinnamon bundles were really quick to make and I didn’t even need glue! Cinnamon bundles – equipment You will need 8cm cinnamon sticks Butchers twine Wire Scissors Cinnamon stick bundles – how to make Cut about 40cm of twine Wrap twine around 5 cinnamon sticks firmly […]

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    My Christmas tree with simple natural homemade decorations

    Posted on December 16, 2013 by in Christmas crafts

    Natural tree decorations My Christmas tree finally arrived courtesy of Mike and the local farm shop! I have had a relaxing morning decorating it with handmade natural decorations. These are all quick and easy and don’t even require glue (unless you want to stick glitter on the pine cones!). Decorating my tree with simple things […]

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    Natural Christmas wreaths

    Posted on November 22, 2013 by in Christmas crafts

    You can’t beat natural Christmas wreaths There are some great handmade Christmas wreaths out there, with felt, buttons, ribbon and all sorts of fancies, but I prefer something a bit more natural, with fruit, foliage and spices. Here are some Christmas wreath ideas I have accumulated over the years from ones I have purchased. Christmas […]

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