A simple technique lets you turn any expanse of pretty fabric into a welcoming coverlet. Here, a vintage floral linen tablecloth creates the top of the quilt, but any medium-weight fabric will work. We used a piece of linen in a complementary color to create the backing and border.
Looking for some good, clean fun? Try making these colorful, fragrant soaps. You already have most of the ingredients in your kitchen or garden. Because of their fresh ingredients, some of these soaps have a shelf life of several weeks, so plan to use them soon after making them. (But with soaps this appealing, that will hardly be a problem.) Use our easy wrapping ideas to give the soaps as gifts, or just add a splash of color to your hand-washing routine.