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Edwardian DIY Silk Ribbon Rose – How To Make Ribbon Flowers

Edwardian DIY Silk Ribbon Rose - How To Make Ribbon Flowers

This Edwardian real silk ribbon rose looks almost like a real rose! To make this rose you’ll need silk ribbon in two shades of pink, green silk ribbon, wire and sewing thread. The silk ribbon rose takes some time to make but it’s so worth it! Continue reading Edwardian DIY Silk Ribbon Rose – How To Make Ribbon Flowers

How To Make Fabric Roses – Edwardian Tutorial

How To Make Fabric Roses - Edwardian Tutorial

‘Roses and buds, lilies, daisies, violets, “forget-me-nots,” dahlias, asters, sweet peas, pansies, carnations, sunflowers, in fact, a great many flowers, are possible of charming reproduction from scraps of silk and ribbon.’ (The Art Of Millinery, 1909)

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How To Make DIY Natural Holi Powder From Scratch

Make your own DIY natural holi powder from scratch with cornstarch and fruits & vegetables!

How To Make DIY Natural Holi Powder From Scratch

I’ve always wanted to make a holi powder photoshoot with my dog. But I didn’t want to use store-bought holi powder because it’s expensive and I don’t know what’s in it. And as I often make homemade natural food coloring, I thought why not make my own DIY natural holi powder from scratch with fruits and vegetables. Making DIY natural holi powder is cheap, easy and so fun! Continue reading How To Make DIY Natural Holi Powder From Scratch

6 Ways How To Make Candles – DIY Beeswax Candles

6 ways how to make candles with beeswax: dipped, poured, jarred, molded, and rolled with beeswax or beeswax sheets. Make beeswax candles from scratch at home with beeswax and DIY cotton wicks!

6 Ways How To Make Beeswax Candles - With Beeswax Sheets, Poured, Rolled, Yarred, Molded & Dipped Candles

Learn 6 ways how to make beeswax candles from scratch at home! Homemade beeswax candles are eco-friendly, non-toxic and even have health benefits because beeswax candles purify the air while burning. Historically, there were different ways to make candles with beeswax. Since the Middle Ages, beeswax candles have been rolled, dipped, poured or molded. And today, you can also make DIY beeswax candles in jars or with beeswax sheets. Continue reading 6 Ways How To Make Candles – DIY Beeswax Candles

3 Ways To Make A Natural DIY Easter Bunny With Straw Or Raffia

3 easy ways to make a natural DIY Easter bunny! All you need for the eco-friendly DIY Easter bunny ornaments is straw or raffia and natural twine.

3 Ways To Make A Natural DIY Easter Bunny With Straw Or Raffia Tutorial DIY Pom Pom Bunny

These 3 DIY Easter bunnies are 100% natural and eco-friendly made with wheat straw (or raffia) and natural twine! They look cute as natural Easter decorations. Just add a hanger and use the natural Easter bunnies as ornaments. Continue reading 3 Ways To Make A Natural DIY Easter Bunny With Straw Or Raffia

How To Make DIY Candle Wicks With Rushes – DIY Rush Candles

Did you know that you can gather your own candle wicks in nature? Make your own wicks at home with rushes! You can use rush wicks for DIY rush candles and DIY rushlights.

DIY Beeswax Candle With DIY Rush Wicks DIY Rush Candle Tutorial
DIY Beeswax Candle With Rush Wick

Rushes have a long tradition as DIY candle wicks. To make your own natural candle wicks, just gather rushes and use them as DIY candle wicks! Rush wicks are even better than braided cotton wicks, in my opinion. You can use DIY rush wicks for DIY beeswax candles, DIY tallow candles, DIY rushlights and even DIY oil lamps! Continue reading How To Make DIY Candle Wicks With Rushes – DIY Rush Candles

How To Make Rushlights

Learn how to make rushlights with leftover cooking fat! You can use this DIY bacon fat candle with a DIY natural wick as emergency candle or as eco-friendly alternative to store-bought candles!

How To Make Rushlights DIY Emergency Candle Tutorial With Leftover Cooking Fat DIY Natural Wicks

‘”I have no more influence than a farthing rushlight.” “Well,” was the reply, “a farthing rushlight can do a great deal: it can set a haystack on fire, it can burn down a house; yea, more, it will enable a poor creature to read […] Go your way, friend; let your farthing rushlight’ shine. (The Christian Miscellany, And Family Visiter, 1868)

Rushlights are one of the most ancient forms of lighting: They were already used in the Roman Empire and they were still used in the late Victorian era, especially in working class households. Rushlights were a cheap alternative to candles: They were usually made at home by children, women or older people.

Rushlights are really easy to make: You can still make them today as eco-friendly and cheap emergency candle. Besides, rushlights are a great way to use up leftover cooking grease! All you need to do is to gather rushes in summer or autumn, peel and dry them and then dip them into cooking grease or tallow. Continue reading How To Make Rushlights

How To Make Fabric Soutache

How To Make Fabric Soutache

Soutache – also know as Russia braid – is used to embellish clothes. Soutache was especially popular in the Victorian and Edwardian era.

But instead of using store-bought soutache you can also make your own soutache with fabric. DIY fabric soutache is really easy to make. And you can use almost any fabric. I like to use rayon or cellulose acetate lining fabrics to make fabric soutache because it’s cheap, shiny, not too thick and made of natural materials. Continue reading How To Make Fabric Soutache