Today brings our first DIY tutorial to the blog. I've been stitching these somewhat time consuming but inexpensive and easy poinsettia ornaments each December for the past four or five years. I love the look of poinsettia flowers, but I'm bad about remembering to water plants and didn't like the thought of having poisonous flowers around with small children. So these felt beauties were a way to bring them into our home for the holidays with minimal cost, fuss, and worry.
The materials needed are simple. For every two ornaments you want to make, you need one 8.5x11 inch sheet of felt in green and whatever color you want your poinsettia to be. You'll need a pack of acrylic gems, a roll of thin ribbon, a needle and thread, and a hot glue gun with plenty of glue sticks.
I'm excited to tell you about a new tradition we're starting. You already know about our seasonal scents, but we're also adding special holiday fragrances and designs to our yearly rotation! These specials will be made available for only four to six weeks around their holiday, and of course, we're beginning with Thanksgiving and Christmas.
These two new fragrances are available now through New Year's Day, and once they're gone, they aren't returning until the week before Thanksgiving 2016. So, stock up while you can!
No Thanksgiving would be complete without pumpkin. Pumpkin Maple Crunch is a decadent blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin, rich maple syrup, and crunchy pecan. The soaps are a blend of our glycerin and goat milk soaps in a warm amber with toffee colored swirls and chunks and baring a cheerful pumpkin in the middle.
What's more reminiscent of holiday cheer than the kitchen at Grandma's house when it's packed with relatives and holiday goodies? Bring those memories back with this bright blend of vanilla bean, cinnamon, peppermint, warm apple pie, and just a hint of coffee brewing in the background.
The soaps are our glycerin and goat milk recipes colored with mineral oxides and mica powders.