Holiday Gifts from Nature: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-162

Holiday Gifts from Nature: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-162

Language: English

Pages: 32

ISBN: 088266610X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

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Double-faced wreath, continue wiring on both sides, gently turning the ring over after each bunch is secured. 4. When you reach the spot where you began, tuck the base of the last bunch underneath the tops of the first that you wired. Wire it in carefully, so neither the stems nor the wire show. Securing greens to the ring 5. Cut or break the wire and fasten it tightly with several twists to one of the wires or to the ring itself. Wreath-Making Tip Since the upper and lower sides of greens.

Sage leaves 4 cups apple cider or wine vinegar ¼ ounce gum camphor ½ ounce gum benzoin 3 tablespoons grain alcohol 1. Mix together the fresh or dried herbs. 2. Steep mixture with the vinegar for several weeks, then strain. 3. Mix together gum camphor, gum benzoin, and alcohol until dissolved. Stir into vinegar, cover, and let stand for three days. 4. Strain, bottle, cap tightly, and label. BASIC COSMETIC VINEGAR II (for the bath, skin, or hair) 2 ounces fresh (or 1 ounce dried) each.

Tall) pine cone Dried apple slices (approximately 1½ cups) Small sprays of baby’s breath 3 or more 6-inch lengths of ⅛-inch ribbon Glue gun and glue sticks 1. Level the bottom of the pine cone by rocking it back and forth on a flat, solid surface to break off uneven petals from the bottom. 2. Cut a large, dried apple slice in half and fold to form a cone shape. Glue the ends together and allow to dry. This will form the base of the apple cone tree. Apply hot glue to the tip of the.

Boxwood, or other tiny blossoms. Allow to dry. Figure 2 3. Wrap the lace around the base of the tussie mussie, cut to fit, and glue around the edge. Cover the bottom with a fitted circle of white paper, first snipping off any stem ends that may protrude. 4. Wrap together the two loose ends of the wire with florist’s tape. Then finish off with a tiny bow of ribbon in a matching or complementary color. (Figure 2) PRESSED HERB ORNAMENT adapted from Herbal Treasures As herbs bloom, save.

Mission of Storey Publishing is to serve our customers by publishing practical information that encourages personal independence in harmony with the environment. Cover illustration by Brigita Fuhrmann Cover design by Carol J. Jessop (Black Trout Design) Illustrations on pages 3, 7, 8, 10, 21, 27, 28, 30, 31 by Brigita Fuhrmann, pages 4 and 5 by Judy Eliason, and pages 11, 12, 13, 14 by Alison Kolesar © 1996 by Storey Publishing, LLC All rights reserved. No part of this bulletin may be.

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