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Peace Lilies
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Peace Lilies
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You remove it because it has so much pollen and can make a mess, on the leaves or other spots.


Keeping the leaves dust free will let the natural shine of the leaves.

Cleaning them also allows for the natural air filters to do their job.

Use a clean soft cloth and dust these babies once a month- it’s worth it, trust me!


Peace lilies will tell you when they want water by wilting, but why put them through that stress? Keep the soil evenly moist but not saturated, watering 1 or 2 x per week.

For maximum flowering place the peace lily in bright, indirect light. Many of us know that the peace lily will do fine in medium, even low light, but it will not be at its best!

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Floral Beauty DIYs
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Floral Beauty DIYs
Floral Beauty DIYs
Health & Beauty


DIY Lavender Solid Perfume:

  • 2 tbsp of wax pellets
  • 2 tbsp of carrier oil (your choice)
  • 20 drops lavender essential Oil
  • Dried lavender
  • Tin Container

Hibiscus Blush:

  • Hibiscus Powder
  • Arrowroot Powder

DIY Rose Body Scrub:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 10 drops of rosehip oil
  • 15 drops rose essential oil
  • 1 cup rose petals


Lavender Solid Perfume:

  1. Melt wax pellets and carrier oil in double boiler until liquids
  2. Take off heat and add essential oil and dried lavender
  3. Pour into tin, and let harden.

Hibiscus Blush:

  1. Mix together hibiscus and arrowroot powder until you get desired shade.
  2. Apply to checks with brush.

Rose Body Scrub:

  • Mix together using a food processor.
DIY Spring Dish Towels
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DIY Spring Dish Towels


  • Scissors
  • Dish towel
  • Design cutout
  • Pencil
  • Fuse-able webbing
  • Iron
  • Embroidery Yarn
  • Accessories - Cotton ball


1. Print out your shape on the computer
2. Trace out your design over your dish towel
3. Cut out your design
4. Take your fuse-able webbing and place on the wrong side of your fabric.
5. Iron the fabric to fuse it to the webbing.
6. Cut out the exact shape.
7. Peel off paper backing and iron a second time to fuse cutout to fabric.
8. Blanket Stitch your design to secure our pieces of fabric.
9. Accessorize! Add a cute tail to your bunny or add a flower that will have a button.

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DIY Kite Door Hang
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DIY Kite Door Hang


  • Styrofoam wreath
  • Bamboo skewers
  • Hot glue or Fabri-tac
  • Fabric
  • Trim
  • Yarn
  • String
  • Mod Podge or regular glue
  • Baking sheet
  • Wax paper
  • Spool
  • Scissors


· Hot glue end of yarn to wreath and begin to tightly wrap around.
· Continue to wrap until the whole wreath is covered and secure with hot glue or tie with knot.
· Use bamboo skewers to create base/shape of kite. Secure with hot glue.
· Measure and cut fabric to size of kite. Attach with hot glue or fabric tac
· Add trim to kite with hot glue or fabric tac
· OPTIONAL: Glue string to kite in the shape of a “T”
· Cut fabric strips out for bows
· Fold sides and secure with hot glue to create clean edges
· Create a loop and secure together with hot glue/fabric tac
· Fold accordion style
· Wrap string around center of fabric to create bow shape.
· Repeat until you’ve created 5-6 bows. Attach bows to string with hot glue.
· Attach kite to wreath with hot glue. Wrap kite tail with bows around wreath
· Place and secure “Fly a kite” wording (with hot glue) on wreath. (*Instructions on wording below)
· Hot glue spool to wreath and wrap some string around the wreath to make it look like the same spool of string is being used through the whole wreath.

· Print “Fly a kite” template
· Place wax paper on top of template
· Dip string in mod podge or glue
· Trace letters with string
· TIP: Use bamboo skewers to help shape
· Let dry for 24 hrs.

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DIY Ombre Butterfly Initials
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DIY Ombre Butterfly Initials


  • Canvas
  • Craft paper
  • Mod Podge
  • Paint brush
  • Butterfly hole punch
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1. Using your butterfly stamp, stamp out butterflies in the ombre colors
2. Bend their wings up for 3D aspect
3. Take your canvas & trace your letter onto the middle
4. Start to paint mod podge onto the canvas & press on butterflies as you go. Paint on mod podge inches at a time
5. Once the letter is covered go in with filler butterflies to make sure no gaps are shown
6. Hang & enjoy!

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DIY Blooming Placemats
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DIY Blooming Placemats

Materials for Floral Petal Placemat

  • Round placemat or felt cut into a circle shape for base
  • Hot glue
  • Silk flower petals

Materials for Burlap Blooming Placemats

  • Burlap Fabric
  • Green Ribbon (Green Yarn Can Also Be Used)
  • Small Silk Flowers
  • Glue Gun
  • Ruler
  • Chalk
  • Fabric Scissors

Materials for Daisy Placemat

  • White Felt
  • Yellow Plate
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Chalk

Directions for Floral Petal Placemat

1. Starting from the outside of the circle, glue the petals onto the placemat with a hot glue gun
2. Repeat by layering the next layer of petals slightly over the previous layer
3. Repeat until you get to the center and fill the center of the placemat as needed with petals

Directions for Burlap Blooming Placemats

1. Measure out placemat and cut out base with fabric scissors
2. Preplan where you want to place the stems for the flowers with chalk
Tip: keep your lines straight by using the ruler (you want straight lines because this is where the ribbon is going to go)
3. Once the stems are drawn, use the scissors to cut a few slits in the placemat long the preplanned placement
4. Thread the ribbon through the slits and secure it on the back of the placemat with hot glue
5. Cut back of silk flowers so they’re as flat as possible.
6. Use the hot glue to secure the silk flowers onto the placemat at top of “stem”
7. For additional details, glue silk leaves on as well

Directions for Daisy Placemat

1. Place the yellow plate into a piece of white felt to judge scale.
2. Use the chalk to create the “daisy” petals around the plate.
3. Cut the felt with the scissors to create the daisy shape.
4. Place the yellow plate in the center and that’s it!

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DIY Birdcage Floral Hang
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DIY Birdcage Floral Hang


  • Bird Cage or Lantern
  • Foam
  • Decorations from crafts supply store
  • If using real flowers, make sure you buy foam that is made to hold water


1. Cut foam size of bottom of cage
2. Place into cage (no need to glue to bottom)
3. Start poking foam with plastic flowers, birds’ nest, whatever you prefer
4. Larger flowers center back, smaller in front
5. Consider using Ivy to cascade from cage/lantern

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Spring Bloom Care
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Spring Bloom Care


  • For soft hydrangeas, submerge in water for 2 hours then place in water right side up for approx. 2 hours
  • To help with water flow, cut hydrangea stem at an angle. Dip in ½ inch alum spice and then place in water

Lilacs & Viburnum

  • Crack stem to allow water to more easily flow upwards. Crack with hands or hammer. Peel back wood layer.


  • Tulips grow approximately 2-3 inches once cut and placed in water. To prevent growth before arranging, place in dry cool place- like a refrigerator.
  • For droopy tulips, prick a pin at the base of the tulip bulb to release air that gets trapped.

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How to Grow Raspberries
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How to Grow Raspberries
How to Grow Raspberries
Garden, Fruit
Seasonal Event:


  1. Plant in a LARGE container, at least 18 inches deep and wide, filled with potting soil with slightly acidic PH.
  2. Make a hole in the potting soil and mix in a small dose of fertilizer before adding plant
  3. Add plant, and, set up a support trellis at planting time to avoid damaging roots and canes later.
  4. Tie the canes to the support, creating an open "V" shape
  5. Cover the soil with compost or mulch to keep soil hydrated and warm.
  6. Water well and water as much as needed to keep soil evenly moist.

(Make sure pot has good drainage so roots don’t rot.)

DIY Seasonal Mirrors
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DIY Seasonal Mirrors


  • Wall Mirror
  • 4 Frames That Fit Around the Mirror; You want them to be large enough to have some space between the mirror and the frame
  • Paint; Optional
  • Seasonal Decor
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1. Choose either the mirror first and find frames that fit around it or the other way around; either way works!
2. Mount the mirror onto the wall
3. Decorate the frame for the season; this is easily done with seasonal decor from the craft supply store
4. Hang the frame on the wall to fit around the mirror

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DIY Umbrella Stand
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DIY Umbrella Stand


  • Rubber rain boots
  • Paint brush
  • Paint
  • Spray paint
  • Drill
  • Basket
  • X-acto knife
  • Clear varnish sealant
  • Umbrellas
  • Binder Clip


1. Remove liner from rain boot

2. Drill approximately 5 holes in the bottom of rain boots for drainage

3. Use an X-acto knife to clean up holes/circle

4. Attach boots to basket with drill or hot glue

5. Paint interior of boot using brush

6. Spray paint outside of boots. Let dry.

7. Add clear varnish sealant. (Mod podge spray or crystal clear would work)

8. Attach boots to basket with drill or hot glue

9. Place brick or cinder block under basket to prevent tipping

10. Clip boots together using a binder clip to keep it sturdy

11. Add umbrellas

12. Enjoy!

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Choosing the Right Garden Pots
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Choosing the Right Garden Pots

Garden Pot Considerations:

  • Besides style and color, climate is important
  • Material of container
  • Weight of container
  • Sun or shade
  • Cold climate

Let's Start with Glazed Ceramic Pots:

Ceramic Pot Pros:

  • Beautiful colors
  • Many styles
  • Easy to clean

Ceramic Pots Cons:

  • Not porous like terra cotta so if you over water, plant can rot
  • Whole vessel can crack in freezing temp’s. Be able to move it indoors.
  • Look for a label that reads “frost proof”
  • Glaze cracks if watered in hot temp’s
  • On the topic of weight, fiberglass & concrete pots look heavy but actually, are not!

Fiberglass & Concrete Pros:

  • Many styles from classic to modern
  • Different finishes- textured or smooth
  • Lighter than real concrete
  • You can patch and paint it if you damage it!

On the Downside (Depending on the Quality):

  • Color can fade in full sun
  • Can crack and warp in freezing/hot temps if has a hole that lets water into container walls and compromises its integrity.
  • Absorbs heat so it can cook roots of tender plants


  • No full sun. Use indoors, in shade, or patio. Water early morning or evening to avoid root damage **Moving on to plastic. We see these everywhere.
  • Plastic is one of the most popular materials for containers, many are made using recycled plastic.

Plastic Pros:

  • Many shapes, sizes, colors
  • Looks like terra cotta
  • Affordable
  • Lightweight

Plastic Cons:

Depending on Quality

  • Doesn't Breathe, Water Can't Evaporate - Don’t Overwater
    • Example #1: "Cheap Plastic" In Full Sun, Color Fades, Walls Crack If Plant Has Aggressive Roots- Warps
    • Example #2: "Better Plastic"- Thicker Walls & Molded Rim.
  • Considered "Commercial" Grade and Can Be Used in Full Sun Without Backing. Used in Many Cityscapes- See Photo
    • Example #3: "Best Plastic" Made from A Blend of Plastic and Resin Polymers Plus Other Proprietary Materials, This Is The Strongest And Most Durable Of All The Plastic Type. It Costs More Too.
  • Can Be Used in Or Out, All Temperatures. Lightweight.
DIY Spring Tulip Wreath Three Ways
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DIY Spring Tulip Wreath Three Ways


Rain Boots

  • Rain boots
  • Tulips - fresh or faux
  • Wire
  • Ribbon
  • If using fresh tulips: Plastic cup and water

Watering Can

  • Watering can
  • Ribbon
  • Tulips - fresh or faux


  • Orange faux tulips
  • Piece of craft wood apron 3” x 18”
  • Faux carrot greenery (fern)
  • Ribbon
  • Staple gun
  • Wire


Rain Boots

  1. Arrange the rain boots and run wire through their loops
    1. If rain boots don’t have a loop to put wire through: use 2 pieces of wood, wrap ends of wire around each piece of wood, and place them at the bottom of the boots.
  2. Insert tulips
  3. Run ribbon through loops and tie a bow to cover hanging loop.
  4. Hang on door
    1. If using real tulips: fill plastic cup with water and place inside boots

TIP: Be sure to trim stems of fresh tulips every couple of days.

Watering Can

  1. Add fresh or faux tulips
  2. Add water to watering can if using fresh tulips
  3. Use bow/ribbon to hang on door


  1. Start by attaching one tulip to the end of the board using staple gun on the stem
  2. Layer two more over stem of first, covering staples and attach them.
  3. Layer several more over those and so on and so on, creating a carrot shape.
  4. Staple greens to the top.
  5. Cover where greens and tulips meet with ribbon.

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DIY Stamped Farmer's Market Bag
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DIY Stamped Farmer's Market Bag


  • Bag
  • Chopped in half fruit or veggies for the stamps
  • Fabric Paint (with a shallow bowl)
  • Paint brush
  • Cricut or stencil lettering
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1. The first thing you’re going to want to do is.
2. Chop your fruit in half & dip it into a shallow bowl of paint. Then stamp the fruit onto the bag.
3. Do this with as many fruits/vegetables you would like.
4. Let dry. Then go in to add or fix any detailing for stems or seeds within the fruit.
5. Finally take your bag to the farmers market & fill it up with goodies!

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DIY Spring Mantel Decor
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DIY Spring Mantel Decor

Materials for DIY Moss Balls

  • Styrofoam balls
  • Moss sheets
  • Hot glue gun
  • Glue sticks
  • Push pin
  • Green thread

Materials for Spring Cloche

  • Cloche
  • Spring decor, items, trinkets
  • (Optional) Hot glue
  • (Optional) double stick tape
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Directions for Moss Balls

1. Glue moss sheet to styrofoam ball. *Use low heat setting
2. Cover styrofoam ball with moss sheet
a. OPTIONAL: Cut moss sheet into smaller strips and attach one strip at a time until the whole ball is covered
3. Use green thread that matches moss color and wrap around tightly to create circular shape
4. Secure with push pin
5. Place on top of candlestick as mantel decor

Directions for Spring Cloche
1. Gather spring items and arrange on base

OPTIONAL: Secure items with hot glue or double stick tape

2. Place cover over base

3. Add to mantel decor

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DIY Spring Welcome Mats
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DIY Spring Welcome Mats


  • Coco coir or round bathmat
  • Acrylic paint
  • Fabric paint
  • Spray polyurethane
  • Paint brush
  • Card stock
  • Chalk or pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors


  1. Start with plain round bathmat
  2. Fold it in half to find the center
  3. Cut in half.
  4. Draw half-moon rind edge.
  5. Measure & mark the center of mat.
  6. Draw triangles and round the edges.
  7. Paint the “rind” edge.
  8. Fill in triangles with various pink shades.
  9. Let dry.
  10. Spray with polyurethane on painted areas. (optional)


  1. Start with plain coco coir mat (1 inch or less).
  2. Using acrylic paint (outdoor if you plan on using it outside), freehand paint all the green stems and leaves in alternating heights.
  3. Repeat on opposite side.
  4. Using a blunt edged paintbrush, daub the “flower buds” on end of stems.
  5. Spray with polyurethane on painted areas. (optional)

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DIY Teacup Wreath
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DIY Teacup Wreath


  • 16 teacups
  • 1 dinner plate
  • 1 saucer
  • 16" plywood round
  • Ribbon
  • White paint
  • Hot glue
  • E 6000 glue


1. Use E 6000 to glue dinner plate to the center and the saucer to the center of that.

2. Position the teacups on their sides, handles resting on the plate rim, all around the circle.

3. Use hot glue on the sides of the cup to hold them to the wood round.

4. Use a few drops of E6000 to glue the handles to the plate.

5. Glue ribbon to the edge of the plywood.

6. Make a bow and attach to the front.

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DIY Bunny Sweaters
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DIY Bunny Sweaters


  • Puff Ball
  • Paint Pen
  • Sequin Trim
  • Fabric Glue
  • Rhinestone
  • Sweater
  • Shadowbox
  • Lights
  • Parchment paper (If needed)


1. Take bottom off of shadow box.

2. Add lights to shadow box.

3. Put image on top of box.

4. Put sweater on top of image.

5. Use a Sharpie or paint pen to carefully trace your image.

6. Add paint if desired (and remember to paint “in between the lines”).

7. Let dry.

8. Add embellishments as desired.

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DIY Spring Table Setting
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DIY Spring Table Setting


Nested Placemats

  • Parchment paper
  • Glue gun
  • Glue sticks
  • Tape
  • Spray paint
  • Pencil
  • Piece of yarn or string

Nested Vases

  • Vase
  • Glue gun
  • Glue sticks
  • Spray paint

Pom Pom Sticks

  • Sticks
  • Glue gun
  • Glue sticks
  • Small pom poms


Nested Placemats

  1. Place a sheet of parchment paper on a flat workspace and secure it with tape on all four corners.
  2. Place a plate upside down onto the parchment paper.
  3. Measure a piece of string or yarn from the center of the plate to about 2 inches longer than the plate.
  4. Hold the pencil at the end of the yarn and hold the other end of the yarn on the center of the plate, and use that to draw a circle around the plate; this helps to evenly draw a large circle 2 inches longer than the plate so that the placemat can be seen underneath the plate once done.
  5. Remove the plate.
  6. Option to draw the desired design onto the parchment paper.
  7. Use the glue gun to apply the glue over the traced design, or freehand a “nested” intertwined look.
  8. Allow to cool completely.
  9. Remove from the parchment paper.
  10. Allow to dry.
  11. Place under plate as a placemat.

Nested Vases

  1. Use the glue gun to create a swirled “nested” look unto the vase (It helps to spin the vase around while doing this).
  2. Allow to cool completely (The glue dries quickly so you shouldn’t need to worry about it running down the vase).
  3. Spray paint in desired colors.

Pom Pom Sticks

  1. Use the glue fun to place the little pom poms all over the sticks as desired
DIY Spring Bunny Wreath
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DIY Spring Bunny Wreath


  • Printer/paper
  • Sewing machine
  • Pattern paper
  • Scissors
  • Stuffing
  • Needle & thread
  • Fabric glue
  • Sweatshirt
  • Faux fur puff ball
  • Ribbon & felt


1. Print out your free clip art image to the size 24”.
2. Since 24” can’t be printed onto one sheet of paper you need to print it on multiple sheets of paper.
3. Once printed, tape it together like a puzzle.
4. Cut out & trace that onto thicker pattern paper. (optional)
5. That becomes your larger pattern.
6. Lay that on your sweatshirt, & pin to the sweatshirt, then cut out the pattern.
7. Start to sew around the patterns edges & then leave an opening at the bottom.
8. Stuff the bunny & then hand sew up the rest of the bunny.
9. Once that is done it's time to create the hanging carrots.
10. Make an arch shape/half circle shape & cut it out on felt.
11. Cut out long little skinny pieces of green felt for the greenery coming out of the carrot.
12. Put the green pieces inside of the arch pieces & start to roll the carrot.
13. Be sure it keep it tight at the bottom to give it a nice point, the rest of the carrot will start to roll naturally.
14. Take your faux fur puff ball & use fabric glue to attach it to the bottom of the bunny.
15. If you prefer, take a thick piece of ribbon & tie a bow around the neck to finish!

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DIY Wooden Slat Shower Floor
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DIY Wooden Slat Shower Floor


  • 2x2 cedars slats cut to width of shower stall
  • Two 1x2 cedar lengths cut to length of shower stall
  • 1x2x2 wood pieces to act as spacers
  • Wood glue
  • Screw or nails


  1. Cut 2x2 strips to width of shower stall
  2. Line them up and place two 2" pieces of the 1x2 between each slat for spacing
  3. Once desired dimensions have been achieved, cut two pieces of 1x2 to span length of slats
  4. Using wood glue and screw or nails attach two cross pieces to bottom of slats.
DIY Bunny Sneakers
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DIY Bunny Sneakers


  • Neoprene
  • Fabric
  • Scissors
  • Fabric glue
  • Pompoms
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1) Cut bunny ears shape and repeat eight times on neoprene

2) Cut same shape 4 times on rhinestone fabric

3) Glue ears together

4) Cut tonuges of sneaker

5) Put glue on tongues then slot ears over the top

6) Glue pompom on the back

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