How to Make a Felt Heart Valentine’s Banner

Normally I'm not a big decorator for Valentine's Day, but for some reason I find myself wanting to add touches of red throughout my home. So I've made up a list of Valentine's Decor projects I want to create and the first one I want to share with you is this super easy felt heart Valentine's banner. Simple felt hearts hang from a mini pom-pom garland. It didn't take long at all to make this sweet little banner.   I used 3 simple patterns … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Hanging Globe Terrariums

There's a store in the next town over. It's earthy. It's a little funky. And the fragrance of fresh dirt mixed with a hint of patchouli washes over you as you walk in the door. You find yourself bathed in ethereal comfort ... it's therapeutic, actually. A mix of unique plants, vintage decor, and artwork by local artisans make up the list of wares for sale. My mission during my recent visit was to gather enough supplies to make my own hanging … [Read more...]

How to Make Lavender Dryer Sachets

Want an easy project you can make quickly that smells oh so good? I'm here to show you how to make lavender dryer sachets. Yes ... dryer sachets! In a matter of minutes you can have pretty, lavender dryer sachets that you toss into your dryer to make your laundry smell fresh and beautiful. The subtle scent of lavender is sure to boost your spirits during these gray winter days! French Lavender is one of my all-time favorite scents ... But you … [Read more...]

DIY Mossy Pots

Now that we're officially in the throes of winter, I find myself craving nature's greenery. I have to admit, in the summer I sometimes have nightmares that it's snowing outside and I wake in a panic! I'm definitely a warm weather kinda girl and try to find comfort during these frosty days by adding natural elements to my home whenever possible. Today I'm happy to share these DIY Mossy Pots with you that are so easy to make and look cute, … [Read more...]

Create a Quick and Easy Christmas Banner!

Can you believe there are just two-and-a-half weeks until Christmas? Yikes! I haven't even started my shopping yet because I've been busy decking the halls! This week I'm excited to be joining 24 other bloggers for "Creating a Handmade Christmas" which started a couple days ago. You can see the full schedule at the end of this post and visit all the inspirational handmade holiday ideas! Today I have a quick and easy Christmas banner tutorial to … [Read more...]

DIY Tissue Paper Flowers

Would you like to learn how to make these simple DIY tissue paper flowers? Today I'm sharing a very easy tutorial over at Live Creatively Inspired. I had seen some fancier flowers made from script tissue paper in a local boutique but didn't want to spend $6 apiece for them. So I looked online at a few tutorials - some are simple, some are more advanced. I decided to go with something easy.   Simple and sweet, these DIY tissue paper … [Read more...]

How to Make Lavender Linen Spray

The June/August issue of Country Living magazine arrived in my mailbox and there was a snippet about making lavender linen spray.  Since I had leftover dried lavender buds from making sachets, I thought I'd put my stock to good use. Lavender linen spray is very easy to make and is far cheaper than buying it in a store. Lavender oil is said to help induce sleep so I plan to use the lavender linen spray on our bed sheets.   You don't need a … [Read more...]

5 Easy Steps to Make French Lavender Sachets

French Lavender is one of my favorite scents and I've been wanting to make lavender sachets for the longest time. I finally found a source for inexpensive lavender buds and placed an order immediately. It's so easy to make these fragrant little sachets! Simply follow these 5 easy steps and you'll have pretty little sachets to tuck in your drawers or wherever you want to leave the sweet scent of lavender. You can decorate your sachets in a number … [Read more...]

My Passion for Book Page Crafts

Lately I'm becoming more and more drawn to anything made with book pages! Within minutes the words on a book's page take you to another place and time. The musty smell of an old book with an elegant cover is a sensory pleasure I'll always treasure. And when you're done with a book, you can transform it into a work of art. I've been collecting books for projects around the house and thanks to Pinterest, I'm finding an unending supply of crafts to … [Read more...]