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Give Living Ornaments by Flora Grubb

Gold Leaf Cup Christmas Ornament by Flora Grubb

Gold Leaf Cup Ornament by Flora Grubb

20 days y’all! C’mere you jolly bearded man. Let’s snuggle.

I just love this time of year, don’t you? The lights are hung, the stores look beautiful, and handmade events are popping-up everywhere. It’s a great time to get out and fall in love with some local makers.

With such a wild year nearly behind us, there’s a simple wintery style we’ve cozied up to this December—seems our favorite stores have too.

It’s a mix of woodsy natural textures, crisp whites, shimmery touches and geometric everything. Have a look at the gifts on Wantist’s page one to see what I mean.

Forest Floor Christmas Ornament by Flora Grubb

Forest Floor Ornament by Flora Grubb

Falling perfectly into this mix are these wonderful ornaments by Flora Grubb. Made with living succulents and air plants they make truly unique gifts for all friends of little plants.

And with just a bit of care they’ll even continue to thrive long after the holidays have come and gone.

Aren’t they lovely?

Succulent Ornament by Flora Grubb

Succulent Ornament by Flora Grubb

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So Fresh! Seasonal Produce Calendars by Chasing Delicious

Seasonal Produce Calendar Posters by Chasing Delicious

Seasonal Produce Calendar Posters by Chasing Delicious

You know what? It’s berry season!

You know what else? These Seasonal Produce Calendars are really terrific. Every foodie, aspiring foodie, and fresh-food lover who wouldn’t dare call themselves a foodie, needs these on their kitchen walls.

Created by Russell van Kraayenburg, he’s a self-described food-crazed writer, photographer, and creative director obsessed with deliciousness. Russell’s also the author of Chasing Delicious, an educational and beautiful blog that encourages people to prepare foods from scratch using all natural seasonal ingredients.

Seasonal Fruit Calendar by Chasing Delicious

Seasonal Fruit Calendar by Chasing Delicious

Chasing Delicious emphasizes eating seasonally for flavor and nutritional benefits but also explains one other perk—the Thanksgiving effect—that I especially enjoyed reading about:

My favorite part about abiding by an ingredient’s natural availability is what I like to call the Thanksgiving-effect. Most of us only eat those famous turkey-day dishes on thanksgiving because the meal, and each particular dish, is more special that way. Approaching fruits and vegetables with the same zealous attention to seasonal availability makes that tiny dewberry window in May all the more special.

(Read more from Russell’s Kitchen 101 post.)

The posters are printed on heavy weight paper with room for framing and can be purchased at a great price individually or as a set of three.

And with that, I do believe it’s time to whip up a Basil Mint Cake for us to share and a Watermelon Swash for me. Right now. Hello June and happy weekend!

(h/t Sodapopgirl)

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Gift Toppers Abloom

Bloom Gift Toppers by Stephmodo

Bloom Gift Toppers by Stephanie Brubaker

Have you seen these? Oh I’m so sad I missed them prior to Mother’s Day, but happy to have found them today! Stephanie Brubaker’s bloom gift toppers are such a simple idea with such a lovely result—and what fun to go collect all those flowers.

Stephanie uses basic kraft gift boxes, a little washi tape, and sprigs and stems of herbs and blooms from her yard and nearby. I’m thinking gifts for weddings, birthdays, baby showers—they’d all look great with flowers!

Visit Stephmodo to get her tips, see the combinations she’s come up with, and to get inspired to create your own.

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Last Minute Inspiration: DIY Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother’s Day Ice Cream Treats by Joy Cho of Oh Joy!

Mother’s Day Ice Cream Treats by Oh Joy!

Did you know that West Elm has a pretty great blog? They do! And they recently had a few lovely bloggers (Nicole, Joy, and Kate) as guests sharing fun do-it-yourself Mother’s Day gift ideas that utilize products from West Elm’s Collection.

So here’s the thing. You’ve got one good Saturday to put together something fun for Mom. If these ideas inspire you to head to your nearest West Elm for parts and pieces, awesome. If that’s not in the cards, consider looking around the house and use these great ideas as a jumping-off point.
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Mother’s Day Memory Jars by Kate Riley of Centsational GirlMother’s Day Terrarium by Nicole Balch of Making It Lovely

Make this Gift: Handmade Clay Planters

DIY Handmade Clay Pots by Fellow Fellow

DIY Planters, by Claire of Fellow Fellow

Yes, I’ve been on a succulents kick lately and this kick won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. I think moving to California has something to do with it. My flower-rescuing housemate Cariann, she’s responsible as well. The fact that they’re easy to care for and completely giftable are other reasons. And their undeniable cuteness—yes, there’s that too.

So a handmade home for the little plants? Hello! Yes, let’s make these. For everyone we know. They’re sure to make them smile and that’s what it’s all about right?

The wonderful Claire of Fellow Fellow shows the steps to make these adorable clay pots over on Say Yes to Hoboken. See, undeniable cuteness. And another thoughtful gift for Mom. (Or me. Why yes, I’d love one. Thank you!)

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Make this Gift: Succulent Cupcakes!

Succulent Cupcakes by Pixel Whisk

Succulent Cupcakes by Seton Hurson Rossini

Prepare to have your mind blown. These are cupcakes! Succulent cupcakes! No really, I’m not kidding.

The absolutely creative Seton Hurson Rossini of Pixel Whisk made these knowing how much we all love the tiny little plants. I mean, you do love tiny little succulents, don’t you? They’re so cute you just want to gobble them right up. Now you can!

DIY Succulent Cupcakes by Pixel Whisk

Succulent Cupcakes by Seton Hurson Rossini

Want to make your own? Head to Pixel Whisk for the step-by-step tutorial. Now I’m not suggesting this is the easiest of crafty baking feats. Clearly Seton is one talented lady, but just imagine the look on your recipient’s face when you give them one of these adorable potted sweet treats. So worth the effort. Give it a try!

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DIY Succulent Cupcakes by Pixel Whisk

Wrap It: DIY Paper Calla Lilies for Mother’s Day

DIY Paper Calla Lilies

DIY Paper Calla Lilies, by Chiara Alberetti Milott

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! These paper calla lilies from Oh Happy Day are a perfect way to dress up your Mother’s Day (or wedding, bridal, baby shower, and birthday) gifts. All you need are a few basic supplies and you’re on your way to wowing that special lady in your life. I love these paired with brown craft paper and a band of neon, don’t you? The possibilities are endless, really, so go nuts!

See how to make your own paper calla lilies over on Oh Happy Day!

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Makin’ & Eggs: 24 Easter Egg DIYs to Dye For!

Makin' and Eggs: 24 Easter DIYs to Dye For

Color and creativity blossom like crazy in the Spring. Blogosphere you are an imaginative bunch! After rounding up these gorgeous DIYs, I’m now completely antsy and dying to get crafty with these awesome ideas.

For your Easter brunch hostess, your kids, your table, and by all means yourself, here are 24 fantastic DIYs to turn the incredible, edible canvas into a work of art.

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Lovely Indeed Washi Tape DIY and Roy Jot Easter Succulent DIYWashi Tape and double-stick Tape Easter Eggs diysPolka dot eggs and Ombre eggsNatural Easter Egg diys and dotsEaster Message Egg by Present&Correct and PoppytalkNeon Dipped Eggs and Thread wrapped eggsPink Deviled Eggs by The Year in FoodEaster Egg Brownies by La Receta de la FelicidadLove Eggs and Jello EggsDipped wooden Eggs and String wrapped eggs by Craftberry BushRIT dyed eggs, Candle eggs and painted egg