Do you have flowers in your garden or in a bouquet that you’d like to dry? Here are a few handy tips to help you do just that. From your garden- It’s always best to harvest your flowers in the late morning when the dew has dried and before the heat of the day. Pick flowers that are not quite mature, they will continue to open during the drying process and younger flowers tend to be more sturdy. Also, flowers that are more mature tend to lose some of their petals while drying.
Do you ever wonder what the best polish is for your antique wood furniture? I feel that beeswax is the best polish for wood antiques. Not only is it natural, but once applied in many cases you may only have to wax your furniture once a year or in some cases every few years.
General maintenance for wood antiques- dust weekly with a soft cotton cloth. Never use oils or silicones and wax only when the dusting fails to restore the shine.
When wax polishing use a soft cotton pa
Chemical silver cleaners can be harsh on your jewelry and on yourself. Here is a great way to clean silverware and sterling silver jewelry.
-Line bottom of a non-aluminum dish (like a glass baking pan) with a sheet of aluminum foil and place your items into the pan on top of the foil.
-Mix one tablespoon of baking soda into a quart of hot water, pour into the pan.
-Soak for a half an hour. (Time may vary depending on degree of tarnish. Most only take a few minutes.)
Ever wondered how to make a bow for a package, wreath or bouquet? It’s not too hard, it only takes a little practice. I recommend, especially when you’re first learning, wired ribbon. This is ribbon that has wire inside of it on both edges, it keeps the ribbon stiffer and makes it easier to manipulate. For this project you will need sharp scissors, wire and your choice of ribbon. (Most average size bows need three yards of ribbon.) 1. First make a loop and twist the ribbon so
WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE SUGAR SCRUBS Jars or containers – I like to use these eight ounce wide mouth canning jars because they hold about 1-cup of the mixture. If you want to make the scrubs go further, put them in four ounce canning jars (these only hold about 1/2 cup). Brown and/or white sugar – I usually use organic brown sugar, but white sugar is also great. Or, try a mixture of both. Oil – a light oil usually works best. Generally, I use grape seed,sunflower, sweet a
How to make a wreath with dried flowers: 1. Start out with the base of your choice. You may find that you need to add more to the base to fill it out. Use small bunched and clip to the desired length. 2. Glue your pieces in, I recommend hot glue as it dries quickly. 3. Next start adding your first plant. I always move in a circle around the wreath and from front to back to give depth and balance. 4. Once you have gone all the way around, start with your next choice. Always tr