Clothespin Snowflakes {Handmade Ornament No.25}

Clothespin Snowflakes {Handmade Ornament No.25}

Happy Friday my friends. This week has quickly passed by - with just one more day to go! I have one last handmade ornament to share today and they are so easy - you could even add them to your to-do before the holiday arrives. If you don't have a stash of wooden clothespins they can found at any dollar store and easily transformed into pretty snowflakes. I used a few to embellish some packages though these can easily be made into ornaments or used in number of different decor ideas as well {I like that snowflakes can be left out throughout the Continue reading

Turn Recycled Cardboard Rolls into Fresh Greenery Hangers {A Simple Holiday Decoration}

Turn Recycled Cardboard Rolls into Fresh Greenery Hangers {A Simple Holiday Decoration}

I love the warm cozy feeling festive decorations and seasonal decor add to a home this time of year. Fresh pine and winter greenery are my favorite go-to's and they smell amazing when brought indoors. I like to tuck a little greenery every where I can so I thought a simple pouch would be the perfect accessory to hold and hang these festive greens all around. This is practically a free decoration too as the pouches are made using recycled cardboard tubes from paper towel rolls - and fresh cut greenery right from your backyard. Materials Continue reading

10 Penny and Nickel Crafts using Your Loose Change – My Tuesday {ten} No.20

10 Penny and Nickel Crafts using Your Loose Change – My Tuesday {ten} No.20

Hope everyone had fun enjoying the festivities last night! Did any of your neighbors happen to pass out pennies? I stumbled upon the coin letters below and fell instantly in love with the beautiful metallic color of all the change - Who knew pocket change could look so good! This got me thinking and of course I had to peek around the web and find some more inspiring projects. So this weeks Tuesday {ten} is a collection of crafts made with pennies {and some other loose change}.My Tuesday {ten} {one} These fabulous signs from artist Justine Continue reading

10 Uses for Your Pumpkins after Halloween – My Tuesday {ten} No.19

10 Uses for Your Pumpkins after Halloween – My Tuesday {ten} No.19

With Halloween quickly approaching, there will soon be plenty of pretty pumpkins left over from all the spooky festivities. We usually wait until the last week before Halloween to carve a few since I like having them around to enjoy as long as possible. Whether you have carved your pumpkins already or not - there are plenty of ways to use your pumpkins after Halloween. For this week's Tuesday {ten} I have rounded up some creative ideas to keep in mind before you toss your pretty pumpkins aside. Many of us spend a good amount of time picking Continue reading

30 Different Ways to Embellish Plain Glass Votive Candle Holders – Saturday Inspiration & Ideas

30 Different Ways to Embellish Plain Glass Votive Candle Holders – Saturday Inspiration & Ideas

Glass votive holders can be found for next to nothing and if you are like me, you already have many of them just sitting around. With a number of different materials they can easily be spruced up to fit in with any tabletop or vignette display. This week's Saturday Inspiration & Ideas rounds up 30 different ways to quickly embellish plain glass votive holders and transform them into stylish additions to your decor. Painted Votives {source: Once Wed} Hand-painted Cross Stitch Votives {source: Martha Stewart} Aged Mirrored Continue reading

50 Crafts and Projects Using Recycled, Repurposed, & Upcycled Cans {Saturday Inspiration & Ideas}

50 Crafts and Projects Using Recycled, Repurposed, & Upcycled Cans {Saturday Inspiration & Ideas}

I love a good project you can make utilizing items you would noramlly just toss away. It's not only a great way to recycle and be green - but an excellent source for free crafting supplies and materials. {and who doesn't like a homemade project that costs next to nothing to create}This weeks Saturday Inspiration and Ideas is packed with 50 crafts and projects to turn those trash worthy tin cans into something worth keeping around. Painted Can Centerpiece {source: Jayne Weddings} Can Vases {source: Rachel Ray Magazine} Wallpaper Continue reading

Repurposed Brass Lighting Fixture turned Outdoor Candle Chandelier

Repurposed Brass Lighting Fixture turned Outdoor Candle Chandelier

Candlelit summer nights on the deck are pretty awesome. When we built our deck last year I envisioned a chandelier of some sort hanging from the upper deck to cast a little ambiance onto the seating area below. As I looked at a few different options I wasn't that please with the light given off by the regular bulbs that many of the fixtures required. There were a few chandeliers that had candle glass shades, which I love, but of course they were pretty expensive not to mention, any hardwired fixture would require running additional electric. I Continue reading

25 Ways to Update, Decorate & Repurpose Plain Pillar Candles – Saturday Inspiration & Ideas

25 Ways to Update, Decorate & Repurpose Plain Pillar Candles – Saturday Inspiration & Ideas

While I am one who generally loves a plain white pillar candle, over time many of them get too nicked or discolored to still have the same fresh effect they once had. {Some have never even been used - either} While springing for new candles probably won't break the bank - why not transform them and give them a brand new look.This week's Saturday Inspiration and Ideas is all about ways to update and decorate plain pillar candles. Whether you are re-purposing old candles or buying new ones - a little creativity can turn a simple candle into a Continue reading

The Vintage Glider Makeover

I have wanted a metal vintage glider for-like-ever. You know the full metal ones with the pie-pattern cut outs..I just adore them. So when my mother-in-law offered us her vintage glider I jumped at the opportunity. Even though it wasn't one of the one's I had been eying up over the past few years...it was much much better. Better because this vintage glider, from the 50's, set on my husbands porch all throughout his childhood and had sentimental value. {something I would never be able to find in any other piece}. My mother-in-law had picked Continue reading

Ideas and Inspiration for Re-purposing Picture Frames – My Tuesday {ten} No.10

Ideas and Inspiration for Re-purposing Picture Frames – My Tuesday {ten} No.10

It's Tuesday and time for the Tuesday {Ten}. The Tuesday {Ten} is all about sharing what's going on, things you love, recent purchases, cute photos...pretty much all the sweet tidbits that make up daily life that you'd like to share, bundled in to one post. It can be short and sweet or filled with pictures and details...anything goes - just casual and fun! I recently re-organized my craftroom/workshop and came across so many unused picture frames. Some definitely had some wear from storage and even though they may never be used again for Continue reading