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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Plants you grow in your garden can be used as embellishments

ARTICLE - Plants You Grow In Your Garden Can Be Used As Embellishments!

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by John Yazo

Capturing and preserving the natural beauty of your garden can simply be done by creating a scrapbook and journal of your memories. Scrapbooking is a great way to preserve these memories and to share them with friends and family members for generations to come. There is no better feeling than to look back at these precious times and to be able enjoy their memorable moments.

Preserving flowers and plants from your garden can be done by drying or pressing them. They can be saved for years to come and can be used as embellishments in your scrapbooking and card making projects. It is a unique way to add your own personal touch and feelings to your crafts.

Small flowers and leaves can be pressed to make embellishments and larger flowers like sunflower pedals, or leaves can be dried and pressed to create a unique natural background for your scrapbook pages. Other plants like herbs can also be used to add accent when they are dried.

There are many other ways that your preserved plants can be used, such as dried flower arrangements, framed and hung on a wall as natural wall decor. The ideas are endless and the only limit is your imagination.

There are many ways you can create unique, natural scrapbooks that will keep the memories of your gardening experiences alive and able to be passed on to members of your family and friends for years to come.

Drying and pressing your flowers and plants is simple to do and can be done with common household supplies that are already available to you in your home.

Both environmentally friendly and healthy, Organic Gardening is a way of gardening in harmony with nature. Growing a healthy and productive crop in a way that is healthier for both you and the environment.

John Yazo
http://www.organicheirloomgardening.com

4 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Just added you to my blog as a fellow Splitcoast Sister! Looking forward to visiting you regularly.

Interesting article, thanks for sharing.

AK Stamper said...

Hey Angi, I tried a few time to visit your blog and only came up with a Scrappin online store......this what comes up!

http://scrappinoutloud.com/

I found you on Stampin'Webring! maybe you could figure out what to do? Anyway Welcome to the SBS 28

Please post your information as I have on my blog.......was nice to browse your blog bye the way!

Shell in Alaska SBS28
http://akstamping.blogspot.com/

Jackie said...

Nice article...tfs!!

I'm happy to be a part of this SCS SU! group!!

Mary Q Contrarie said...

I have been reading all the how to dry flowers information that I can find. I found this website that seemed really complete and helpful. http://www.bestdryingrack.com/How_to_dry_flowers.html I hope you and some of your readers think it is useful as well. Thanks for the ideas.