Naturally crafted room scents

A while ago I wanted to get crafty with scenting my home. I crafted these beautiful room scents that still smell amazing today. I was out and about with my children when I discovered some tree bark and was inspired to make something beautiful with it.
I took some home and had a think about what I could make.

I always crave a lush smelling house and for ages I had longed for something to make the rooms pleasantly scented as well as be aesthetically pleasing. My friend had gifted ne some lavender and I used this for the design base and fragrance.
I took out the collected bark and added glue to the areas I required it. After doing so I added the lavender into place. From there I removed some crystals from an amethyst and a peridot tree that I had.
Once I was happy with the design I took some of the nag champa incense dust I had been collecting and sprinkled it over the top and left it to set. Before I knew it I had crafted what my house was in need of and was more than happy with the results. I made a few similar pieces using different sized and shaped bark and gave most of them away as gifts.

To keep these ornaments well scented with an extra boost, like potpourri, essential oil drops can be added now and then. The oil soaks into the dried flowers and wood and gives a delightful aroma to any room.
This kind of crafting sparks off inspiration to do much larger pieces of art work for ornamental purpose by using these kinds of resources. The possibilities are endless!

Crafting pieces for your own home allows you to build up good, positive energy that you can feel more intensely in the areas of placement. For the first time in my life my dear sister actually said she could feel good vibes, positive energy and love within my home! I was overjoyed, finally I realised I am getting there. My home is indeed filled with so much love bursting from the seams and creating little ornaments is a great way to control and channel that love in a productive way.
Now time to make some more homemade glue 😊

Love Crafting – Gifts, Cards and Flowers

I just love to have the time to sit down and craft something magical for someone I love.
For me crafting started with making cards, I was looking for a more personalised and heart touching way to gift words to the ones I love so I got together a kit and went from there. I found much satisfaction in re-using parts of old cards I had been given like the pictures and parts of decoupage that many people just throw away. I see crafting gifts as a sustainable way of using paper and such alike when gifting others or making things for around the home as many creations can be made from things already around the home that are more than likely to just be sitting there for ages. I began finding many cards too beautiful to just bin and was determined to find new uses for them. This I will still do occasionally although now my favourite way of card making is with pieces of nature, old leaves, dried flowers, fruit and vegetable skins and gem stones etc.
I also love to craft bunches of home dried flowers to gift. To tie these bunches together I have found hemp cord to be an amazing resource. It is strong, beautiful and lasts for a respectable amount of time whilst saving the trees! Hemp cord has so many uses, an extremely versatile fabric and plaiting three strings together gives extra strength wherever needed leaving a really pretty effect giving presence of effort and care. It can be sown into cards, along the edges for a beautiful eye catching and detailed effect, it can also be made into many shapes to create images.
I feel home crafting, cards, flowers and gifts is an excellent way to project your love and emotions for that person showing how much you care for them. Whilst crafting away, the time, effort and care you use, puts your energy, part of you, into what you are making and upon that person receiving the gift they are able to feel your energy making it the most personal, powerful and effective way of giving gifts of love to the people you care most about.