The softer colors of these naturally dyed easter eggs is simple, pastel and ...well, natural. They don't have the intensity of the store bought, pop-in tablets but the smell of white vinegar is sure to awaken the olfactory senses that will transport you to Easters past. The colors can be created by using basic
I just woke up this morning with natural wood on the brain. One thing led to another and Pow! I found a blog I've never seen called I (heart shape) Wood. A blog magazine devoted to all things wood. Well, combine that with an itch to get outside and do some front porch lollygaggin' and I found all shapes, sizes and styles of modern wooden rockers to dream of. I don't care what anyone says, you think more creatively in a rocking chair and you look better doing it MODERN. Take a look at the collection of rockers and...
Krylon.com offers a great DIY project featuring some of their less Crayolaish colors. A bit of tape, some actual leafs to stencil, and the result? A very fine natural modern print with a bit of glam.
- Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Paint - Gloss White
- Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Paint - Semi-Gloss Black
- Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Paint - Ivy Leaf
- Krylon Brushed Metallic - Satin Nickel
- Krylon Webbing Spray - Gold Chiffon
- 2 Canvases...
We find high glossed coffee tables made out of tree slices to be organic, modern and very appealing. DIY-ing a coffee table would be a hefty task. However, slicing up a tree limb,
Photo by Allen Hart
Don't you wish your house had that fresh spa smell when walked in the door? There used to be a candle that replicated that wonderful aroma, but like all good things, it was discontinued. Not to worry, over on TipNut there are nine simple recipes involving eucalyptus that you can whip up to use as household cleaners.
Here are two to get you started and a link to the entire collection:
As if by synchronicity, two back-to-back Instructables offer how-tos for creating large scale chandeliers using natural elements.
The first, The Castaway, employs vines and twigs and lamp/cord kit for a more controlled look:
The second tutorial utilizes a tumbleweed and string lights for a bit more craziness.
This is truly the first 100 % biodegradable, guiltless, enviro-BFF piece of furniture I've ever seen. Designed by shinwei rhoda yen, the table is made with natural wood embedded with mushrooms which spawn after being exposed to the weather. The wood
Esprit Cabane gets back to nature with these very easy to make wood buttons. They suggest the best applications for them are decorative ones, like embellishing a cushion or a hand-made purse.
It's not often you find commemorative memorabilia that's actually useful (unless you count those gold-plated Royal Wedding commemorative plates, and who doesn't?!)
Well, now you can commemorate the upcoming presidential inauguration AND get nice and clean. (And chuckle quietly to yourself, Lemongrass roots support - tee hee.) MyObamaBar's soap is available in 8 aroma's and made in the US of all natural materials, prices start form $5.99...
Wabi Sabi Baby gets back to basics with this unbelievably easy and inexpensive way to make homemade moisturizer. They say a 12 oz batch will cost us less than a dollar to make! Also, because it’s au naturel, it’s great for babies and those with sensitive skin.
What you’ll need:
1 cup glass measuring cup
2 cup glass measuring cup
1/4 cup olive oil
1 1/4 cup water
1/4 cup emulsifying wax, available at craft stores and online
A great way to bring a little outdoors in is by making one of these beaded wood door curtains. Materials you’ll need include:
6 or 7 branches about 3 feet long and a few inches thick
pruning shears, a lopping tool or a saw
a vise or a pair of adjustable lockjaw pliers
drill and 1/8 inch bit
60-pound test fishing line
For the entire tutorial, jump to Natural Home Magazine. Via.
These wool dryer balls are a natural, handmade alternative to chemical fabric softeners or commercial dryer agitation products. They're a clever way to use extra yarn, and are a guaranteed way to keep your laundry habits easy and ethical.
• Wool Yarn:
• Old Pantyhose or sock
• Cotton or Acrylic Yarn or String
• Small Crochet Hook
• Measuring Tape
• Natural scents
This Easter season, head to the produce aisle and dye your eggs with nature.
- Free-range eggs
- Alum powder (available at the supermarket in the spice aisle)
- White Vinegar
- Vegetables and spices, see step one
- Measuring spoons
- Wooden spoon and slotted spoon
- Vegetable oil, wax, electrical tape, leaves, stickers, etc (optional)
Choose which colors...
It's the most wonderful time of the year...and by wonderful, we mean getting out your fanciest china and tableware. If you have a sharp looking set of sterling silver, keep it tarnish free with this natural, earth-friendly cleaning method.
- Silverware (or jewelry, if you please)
- Aluminum foil
- Baking Soda
- Clean, soft rag
Read the full instructions from Cleaning.GetRidOfThings.com.