green gift ideas

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DIY PROJECT: This adorable and economic gift was originally given from one creative boyfriend to his girlfriend of eight years. But this is a creative keepsake that you can make for friends, family, or even yourself!

Contained within are three-hundred and sixty-five handwritten notes, each color coordinated to the below themes (moments and memories, quotes and lyrics, reasons I love you). Every morning for the next year you can pick one note out and it will be a nice start to the day for you!

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etsyfindoftheday | gifts for: the plant mama | 12.3.16

crazy plant lady enamel pin by witandwhistle

i think we’ve all got a plant mama (or plant papa, i suppose!) on our gift lists this year … today i’m focusing on finds for them. this ‘crazy plant lady’ enamel pin is cheeky and adorable.

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Red Christmas Ornament Rear View Mirror Charm Green Butterfly Hanging Swarovski Crystal Suncatcher Car Charm Butterfly Decor Window Kid Gift
This gorgeous Dark Green and Red butterfly suncatcher / car charm has been hand crafted from Swarovski crystal & glass beads. Each butterfly has its own character, they are one of a kind, as they are individually created by hand, making each butterfly unique. This suncatcher can be hung inside or out (though protected from the elements). It gives a great sparkle in sunlight. Place it hanging from a manzanita tree in a wedding, or a car’s rear view mirror, near a window or hanging in the middle of the room. It makes for a great gift. Keep out of reach of babies and children. MEASUREMENTS: Total Length: approx 9 ½ inches (24cm) long String length approx 7 ¾ inches (20cm) long. Butterfly Dimensions: From head: approx 1 ¼ inches (3cm) long. Wing Span: approx 1 ½ inches (4cm) wide. For more Christmas coloured decorations visit: www.etsy.com/shop/MobileSuncatchers?section_id=19431117 For more individual suncatchers of different colour schemes visit: www.etsy.com/shop/bytheartisan?section_id=13518284 Designed & Created By the Artisan... Fernanda Created with care and attention in a smoke free environment. POSTAGE & HANDLING: The butterfly is bubble wrapped and packed in a cardboard casing. All shipping is done through standard general post. International shipping is by standard airmail, and it usually takes 2 weeks, though this does depend on each countrys customs and postage service. Please visit the policy page for more details. Expedite delivery and / or for a tracking number is available at the checkout or please contact me for pricing. Thank you for visiting MobileSuncatchers by the Artisan... www.etsy.com/shop/MobileSuncatchers
How to Propagate Succulents

My latest obsession is the pretty succulent. They are beautiful plants and come in so many varieties and great colours. They are very hardy and need little watering (once every two weeks or once a month depending on your climate and environment) so they make a very good plant for indoors and anyone who doesn’t have a green thumb. 

The great thing about these guys is you can actually grow heaps of succulents from the one plant. It’s called propagating and I’ll run you through just how to do it!

Step One:

Choose the succulent. Head to your local garden nursery or local market to pick one. 

Once you’ve got your little friend home. Start by carefully removing the lower leaves. Pull off as many as you would like to propagate. Most people usually remove all the leaves from the lower level. That way you have a few if any don’t make it. Hold the leaf firmly and wiggle it until you can feel it pull away.  Make sure you get the whole leaf and don’t tear it otherwise it won’t grow a new plant.

 Step Two: 

Your leaves should look something like this If you have correctly pulled them off in one piece.

Step Three: 

Now we wait. This step is the most important!! The leaves need to dry out & callous over before we plant them or else they will  absorb too much moisture,rot and die. This usually takes a few days to a week. 

Step Four:

Once you feel the ends have dried over, place them in a pot or tray ontop of well drained succulent & cactus soil mixture (you can buy this in a bag from your local hardware/ garden nursery I got mine from Bunnings). Some people dip the ends of the leaves in a plant cutting mixture (contains stimulating root hormones). This speeds up the growth process. You can try this but not essential.

Leave them inside where they can get indirect sunlight. After a few weeks you will notice roots shooting out the ends of the leaves. Then very small succulents will begin to form. Lightly water once you see these. During the process if the soil is dry add water to keep the area moist. Remember too much water is not good. Succulents aren’t big fans. 


Step Five:

Congratulations you've successfully growth succulents! Once they get to this size (see image below)  or even like the above image. You can carefully remove the new succulents and plant them in their very own pot (remember to use a succulent cactus soil mixture) and watch them blossom! Pretty cool hey! 

Now you can start getting creative and making gorgeous features out of your succulents. Mix them with other plants just like this. 

Happy Gardening! x 


Images via: www.pinterest.com

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CLEARANCE SALE - Lavender Purple and Lime Green Imagine Unisex Hemp Bracelet
*** CLEARANCE SALE *** Lime green and lavender purple hemp bracelet, with the word, IMAGINE, in silver tone block letter beads. 7 inches in size, this one uses a bead and loop closure, and is ready to ship upon order confirmation.
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Spring Decoration Green Firefly Nursery Ideas Baby Boy Mobile Baby Shower Gift Angel Baby Room Decor Birthday Gift Childrens Hanging Mobile
Does your nursery or childs room require a special something ...? This charming green and blue firefly chandelier mobile has a great sparkle in sunlight and is a great accessory for any room. Place near a window or hang in the middle of the room. This mobile is bound to delight people of all ages. This firefly mobile has been hand crafted from Swarovski crystal and glass. Each firefly has its own character. They are one of a kind, as they are individually created by hand, making each critter and mobile unique. This mobile contains 4 small Swarovski crystal and glass fireflies and 5 large Swarovski Crystal and glass fireflies. Keep out of reach of babies and children. MEASUREMENTS: approx 4 inches (10 cm) wide by hang from hoop: approx 14¼ inches (36 cm) long; total length: 20 inches (51 cm) long. Large Firefly Dimensions: From head: approx 1 ¼ inches (3cm) long. Wing Span: approx 1 ½ inches (4cm) wide. Small Firefly Dimensions: From head: approx 1 inches (2.5 cm) long. Wing Span: approx 1 ¼ inches (3 cm) wide. Colour Scheme: Green For a different Green chandelier mobile visit: www.etsy.com/MobileSuncatchers/listing/153154238 Or visit the green mobile section in the store: www.etsy.com/au/shop/MobileSuncatchers?section_id=13512487 Designed & Created by the Artisan... Fernanda Created with care and attention in a smoke free environment. POSTAGE & HANDLING: The mobile is packed in a small box with each critter individually bubble wrapped. All shipping is done through standard general post. International shipping is by standard airmail, and it usually takes 2 weeks, though this does depend on each countrys customs and postage service. Please visit the policy page for more details. Expedite delivery and / or for a tracking number is available at the checkout or please contact me for pricing. Thank you for visiting MobileSuncatchers by the Artisan... www.etsy.com/shop/MobileSuncatchers
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Weekend DIY: Spray paint marble-effect coasters

A weekend DIY that will have your guests sipping pretty. Using our Spring Fling palette as inspiration, we settled on using green, navy and white Rust-oleum 2x glossy spray paint to transform these white tiles into coasters. 

24 hours ahead of time, we prepped the tiles with Rust-oleum 2x Primer. Using a pail sized to the project, we added about six inches of water, then the spray paint. First blue, then green, then white. Using the handle end of the paint brush, we gave the colors a few gentle swirls, then dipped the coasters just under the surface of the water (wearing gloves!). You’ll need to respray the water after each coaster. We let them dry, then sprayed with a clear coat of Rust-oleum to help seal everything in. Lovely and practical, an easy DIY. 

Festive Frills 

Show your spirit in red and green handbags, shoes and jewelry!

‘Tis the season to get festive, so have a holly, jolly holiday in red and green hues. One of the best ways to add some holiday spirit to your look is through your accessories. Finish your look with a red leather tote, slip into a pair of comfy green sneakers or subtly wear delicate emerald and ruby jewelry for the perfect touch of seasonal charm. And just because these accessories are red and green, doesn’t mean you have to put them away once the New Year rolls around. These vibrant colors make the perfect pop of color to any outfit (just don’t pair them together). Gift your loved one, friends or even yourself the best spirited handbags, shoes and jewelry below!

Handbags

Cynnie Leather Satchel Bag, Green

Too Hot to Handle Hobo Bag, Cambridge Red

Isabella Fringe Crossbody

Isabella Small Pebbled Tote Bag, Red

Shoes

Zane Leather Ankle Boot, Red

Blazer low vintage trainers

Huntress Gloss

Sateen slip-on sneakers

Jewelry

Oval Drusy Ring

Ruby Stud Earrings

Sugarloaf Ring

'Henry Dinky’ Leather Strap Watch, 21mm

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etsyfindoftheday | CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN: 4 DAYS | 12.21.15

GIFTS UNDER $25: recycled wine bottle candles // christmas | regular by napauncorked

napauncorked recycles wine bottles from local california wineries to create their handcrafted soy candles — choose from a handful of holiday-perfect scents, like gingerbread, peppermint fluff, amaretto nog, and frankincense + myrrh. there is a year-round version too, with fun scents like cabernet, mojito, and champagne strawberry.

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etsyfindoftheday | gift blitz 2015: jewelry | 12.10.15

featured: bold gemstone jewelry finds by studio1980

what’s YOUR favorite color?! studio1980 has a pair of earrings or ring or necklace that will fit your style … and all your favorite hues that’d be perfect for any season.