Inspiration for simple DIY home and garden projects, natural crafts, and homemade healing remedies.

How to Make Hydrosols on the Stovetop

By Emily Han

Learn how to use a simple stovetop method to make fragrant rose water that can be used for a refreshing spritz on a hot day.

How to Make a Sweet Dreams Sachet

By Dawn Combs

To encourage calm dreams, make a dream pillow with soft fabric scraps and soothing herbs, including anise.

Love-in-a-Mist Lotion Recipe

Traditionally, this lotion was intended for the upper torso, but it makes a wonderful full-body moisturizer with an appealing aroma.

Build A Window Sash Cold Frame

By the Editors of Storey Publishing

Protect your garden by building this simple, yet effective window sash cold frame.


Make Your Own Flower Press

By The Editors of Storey Publishing

Create your own inexpensive flower press that is easy to make and will leave you with beautiful results.

How to Make A Solar Food Dryer

By the Editors of Storey Publishing

Build a practical and inexpensive solar food dehydrator that is perfect for drying and preserving fruits and vegetables in your backyard.

How to Dry Herbs at Home

By Tabitha Alterman

You’ll never buy dried herbs again after you try one or more of these six methods for drying your own herbs at home.

My Garden Journal

By Joanna Ridenour

Keeping a "Garden Miscellany" book

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