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Bookmarks always seem like a classic gift. I’ve given more than my fair share when I was growing up – and received equally as many. But I was never really much of a reader, so I never really got that much use out of them. As I’m getting older, though, I’m certainly reading more than I used to… and recognizing just how necessary these simple little objects really are!

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JoAnne Murphy -Mar 08, 2014, 1:37PM
I like your pressed flower/herb bookmark and I have another suggestion. I take a leaf, flower and or herb and use flower pounding technique to pound these onto watercolor paper. The herbs leave a scent that lasts quite a while and the bookmark is flat. I then punch a hole in the top of the shaped bookmark and tie ribbon or string, beads etc to the top, to dangle out of the book. Hope you enjoy this idea.
diane -Feb 06, 2014, 1:11AM
Would you please do a follow up post to this that gives ideas for ribbon, paper and/or thin fabric bookmarks that will keep your place with out stressing the spines of beloved books? Bookmarks need to be so thin that you cannot tell there is something in the book except that there is something sticking out the top. There is no visible gap when you look at the pages.

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I think the last time I did a block print was back in high school art class. Read more »

Susan -Feb 15, 2014, 6:53AM
Wow! I love this! I've been wanting to do some block printing on fabric so this is going to definitely give me the push I need! I am wondering if you could share your source for the tools and products needed? Thanks! Sue
DIYEARTE♦DIY -Jan 27, 2014, 5:27AM
I love it!! ♥♥♥ → DIYEARTE ♦ DIY

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Told you guys I’ve been on a coffee kick lately… I may not drink it, but of course I love using it to make body scrub, and who doesn’t enjoy spending some quiet time at a quaint cafe like this or this? Today I’ve got another use for coffee — and tea, too! Natural dyeing. We’ve done flowers and black beans, and now we’re on to coffee and tea. It’s easy, effective, fun… and it smells delicious. Read more »

Jessica -Jan 25, 2014, 4:10PM
I've dyed paper and dresses with tea. I let the dresses soak for half the day in the bath tub, then wipe the tub with vinegar afterwards. I think tea gives them a vintage color.
Milka -Jan 22, 2014, 3:01PM
A tutorial on that dream catcher, PLEASE!!!!

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-Feb 08, 2014, 1:09AM
lol if i was in a place that had a microwave, i wouldnt need hand warmers
{freespirited} -Jan 13, 2014, 10:44PM
This DIY is just the greatest✨✨ I started working on it today and even cut out and sewed on little flowers and added some ruffles onto one of the hand warmers! This is really such a great idea and I know that when I finish them, they will keep me warmer, and stylish too!

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Love is a beautiful thing… and weddings are beautiful ceremonies. We are endlessly inspired by the gorgeous bohemian weddings that we’ve seen — whether in person or online — and love nothing more than to share this beauty to all. Read more »

Yanyan -Feb 05, 2014, 12:57AM
How about freepeople inspired wedding dress? Hihi! Been lurking around your blog for years and how I wish you have a freepeople office here in the Philippines. http://www.rocknrollbride.com/2012/11/an-october-lovefest-in-the-philippines-ray-yan/ http://www.fuguwicollective.com/ray-and-yan-october-lovefest-full-wedding-film/
Alex -Jan 11, 2014, 9:16PM
So cute! These can also be used as name-cards on the holidays or dinner party! Alexx www.freshhealthynatural.blogspot.com

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I’ve always been so amazed by natural dyes. The fact that a beautiful flower or fruit has the ability to turn a white fabric into one of that same hue is a mesmerizing thing. Read more »

western -Feb 06, 2014, 2:26PM
Hi, I was wondering if you could use this method to tie-dye? Should i submerged my t shirts for no more than 24 hours or just an hour,then cure it in a plastic sack, as i would normally do for my tie-dying method. I might just have to just give it a try.
Vanessa -Jan 15, 2014, 11:59PM
Wow, who knew such a beautiful color could be achieved via black beans? :) http://cafecraftea.blogspot.com

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UPDATE: This post originally ran on November 4th 2013, but for all of you who are wrapping your holiday gifts today, we wanted to share it again! Read more »

Beth -Apr 20, 2014, 9:27AM
I wrap all my gifts with recycled things. http://www.pinterest.com/bethob/wrap-it-up/
Shalu Jain -Feb 11, 2014, 5:37AM
Lovely Gift Ideas!!! I like gift wrapping very much. I usually use wrapping paper that can make more festive or unique by adding decorations that are readily available like flowers, pine cones, or sprigs of a fragrant plant add a special touch to the wrapped gift.

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Post image for 12 Last-Minute Gifts You Can Make

Every year, without fail, I find myself scrambling for gifts at the last minute.  It doesn’t matter how early I start my holiday shopping, it just always seems to come down to the wire.  My go-to for those last-minute gifts is always something handmade — you can never go wrong with something that was made with love and a special personal touch.  Throughout the past year we’ve done a number of DIY projects, and here I’ve rounded up some of our favorites that would make excellent holiday gifts.  Read more »

sanchana -Feb 25, 2014, 6:09AM
Its so tough to find gift something my husband will really use and like......finally i bought this 3D face gifts from 3du-eshop for our anniversary........he really loved it.
Ella Wild -Feb 15, 2014, 9:07AM
I really love these, so fresh and sweet. when i have more time i'm going yo have a girls night and make a few of these! Love it! Ella Wild xoxo, Visit my store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/HeartJewelryAlways

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Rachel Bell -Dec 19, 2013, 2:21PM
Wow this is an awesome idea. I actually just ordered some custom wrapping paper that I hope I can use this season.
Jessica Oliva -Dec 19, 2013, 12:16PM
I made a bunch of these the other day!!! I had so much fun crafting and painting. Thanks for the cool idea! You can see my creations on my instagram @sapphirexpit

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Just as we take care in the food we put inside our bodies, I also feel that it’s very important to feel good about what we’re putting on our bodies. Read more »

Lovisa -Jan 13, 2014, 5:32AM
Just something to add from someone from the other side of the world, it's that Borax is illegal to rinse down the drain in Scandinavia (Sweden). So if you wanted to try this, like I did before i read about the ingredients on the internet, try to change borax to something else instead, or just buy normal laundry detergent in the shop. Sad but true. Care about your environtment!
Becca McNabb -Jan 08, 2014, 9:48AM
I have made laundry detergent with these ingredients, but cooking with water to make a liquid version. I love the simplicity of this, but... Can you use it dry with front loaders?

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Post image for 3 Ways To Gift Cookies This Season

It’s cookie season! Sugar, gingerbread, chocolate chip…the list goes on. There’s nothing like whipping up a batch of cookies in a warm house as snow falls silently outside. Read more »

Salwar Kameez -Dec 13, 2013, 4:30AM
Such a lovely tips! I will definitely be using of Birthday for my little sister !! Thanks...
Stephanie -Dec 12, 2013, 3:13PM
Super cute idea! Love it! x StephC

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Is there anything more beautiful than that which occurs in nature? I truly think not. I’m always on the lookout for new ways to incorporate nature into my life, whether decorating my home, adorning my body, and everything in between. I recently came across a way to make prints from fresh flower petals (similar to these hammered leaf prints), and I love the idea of incorporating them into a homemade holiday card this season, as well as creating a card by attaching fresh flowers themselves! Read more »

lucy -Dec 13, 2013, 2:01AM
Love this cite
Brenda -Dec 07, 2013, 2:27AM
I absolutely love this & might have to try it!

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