Planting Container Evergreens | patio paver planters

Planting Container Evergreens | patio paver planters

Planting Container Evergreens ~ patio paver planters | This shop is #sponsored by #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. The story and opinions read here are entirely my own. #ReadySetGro No matter where you live or how much space you may have, the simple addition of container plantings can instantly make any outdoor space feel cozy and inviting. This time of year our deck transforms into a much-used outdoor extension of our indoor living space. After all of the cleaning, maintenance and staining is done - plants and flowers are one of my Continue reading

Flower Pot Miniature Fairy Gardens

Flower Pot Miniature Fairy Gardens

Flower Pot Miniature Fairy Gardens #michaelsmakers | From terrariums to fairy gardens, putting together mini landscapes combines the beauty of mother nature with imagination and creativity. There are no rules when it comes to creating these miniature magical worlds. It is truly a project full of ingenuity and fun for any age. The mini living gardens are created with just a few basic supplies and brought to life with the simple addition of mini accessories. We still have a few more weeks to go before I can begin to play in the outside Continue reading

Coffee Gift Baskets | coffee and crafting party

Coffee Gift Baskets | coffee and crafting party

Coffee Gift Baskets - Coffee and Crafting Party | This shop is #sponsored by #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. The story and opinions read here are entirely my own ~ #SipIndulgence No matter how busy life can be, I consider myself pretty lucky to know a group of girls that are always up for a fun night of crafting. There is nothing like taking a moment for yourself and gathering with like-minded souls to create, make and connect. This month we came together, not only to craft - but to assemble some gifts to pass along to others and Continue reading

Make a Tulip Wreath | spring floral ideas #michaelsmakers

Make a Tulip Wreath | spring floral ideas #michaelsmakers

Make a Tulip Wreath | spring floral ideas #michaelsmakers One of my favorite ways to welcome each season is with a new wreath on the front door. A wreath is such a simple addition that instantly brings a fresh perspective to the front of any home, without much effort. It's one of the first things your guests see and an easy way to speak volumes and express your style, without even saying a word. As we begin to refresh our homes for the upcoming season, Michaels challenged the Michaels Makers team to incorporate some beautiful spring Continue reading

Make Easy Soy Wax Candles | diy personalized candle holders

Make Easy Soy Wax Candles | diy personalized candle holders

Make Easy Soy Wax Candles | diy personalized candle holders #michaelsmakers Candles are one of my most favorite decorating accessories.  They are such an easy way to personalize your space - from the stylish containers to the amazing scents. And lets not forget the dramatic impact of being surrounded by the warm, cozy ambiance. I keep a candle in almost every room of my home. Making your own candles is such a rewarding process - especially when you get to create your own scent and container combinations. It has been a couple of years since Continue reading

Christmas Table Setting Ideas | refreshed holiday decor #michaelsmakers

Christmas Table Setting Ideas | refreshed holiday decor #michaelsmakers

Christmas Table Setting Ideas | refreshed holiday decor #michaelsmakers It's really hard resisting the urge to purchase new holiday decor this time of year. Even though I have several containers packed full of decorations, I still catch myself browsing the seasonal aisles in hopes of finding something different and exciting. As much as I love refreshing my home with brand new items, it can be tough justifying those purchases with so many items in storage. This month Michaels challenged the Michaels Makers blogging team to come up with some Continue reading

Jockey and Race Horse Costume | homemade coordinating halloween #michaelsmakers

Jockey and Race Horse Costume | homemade coordinating halloween #michaelsmakers

Putting together a homemade costume for my little guy has become one of my favorite projects of the year. I love the idea of themed costumes and simply cannot pass up the opportunity to coordinate my little guy and his furry friends. This year we decided to honor the 12th Triple Crown Winner, American Pharoah - the first in 37 years! Our homemade Jockey and Race Horse costume was put together as part of this month's Michaels Makers Challenge - creatively centered on making a DIY Halloween Costume. These two costume are very simple to Continue reading

Craft Pumpkin Candle Holders |#michaelsmakers

Craft Pumpkin Candle Holders |#michaelsmakers

Craft Pumpkin Candle Holders - #michaelsmakers | September is finally here and we are highly anticipating the arrival of fall. We have a few festivities lined up the next couple of months so I'm anxious to get a jump start on our fall decor. It will be a few more weeks before the pumpkins are ready to be harvested at our local roadside stand, so I made a trip to Michaels Pumpkin Patch for some early picking. This year I decided to turn our pumpkins into some Craft Pumpkin Candle Holders as part of the Michaels Makers September Continue reading

Custom Photo Candle Holders | diy packing tape transfers #michaelsmakers

Custom Photo Candle Holders | diy packing tape transfers #michaelsmakers

Custom Photo Candle Holders - DIY packing tape transfers #michaelsmakers | Hello August! I'm pretty excited as the girls and I were able to get together over the weekend and begin the month with an impromptu crafting night. I love the thrill of learning new art & craft techniques. Even more so when I have the opportunity to pass along the information to others. This new technique is not only incredibly easy, but pretty genius - to say the least. It requires just a few inexpensive supplies and left all of our heads spinning with a variety Continue reading

Monogram Crab Wreath | 3doodler 3d printing pen giveaway

Monogram Crab Wreath | 3doodler 3d printing pen giveaway

Monogram Crab Wreath | 3doodler 3d printing pen giveaway #michaelsmakers | I finally took some time this week to update the wreath on our front door. Around here crabs are a summertime staple - and after enjoying our first bushel of summer last weekend - I could not help but add a little crab to our entry. I created the crab with this incredibly innovative tool called the 3Doodler. The 3Doodler is a handheld 3D Printing Pen in which you can create three dimensional objects, by simply sketching in mid-air. You hold the device just like a pen Continue reading