Pine Cone Christmas Trees

When I see a gathering of pine cones on the ground, I envision what I can make with them. They're the perfect craft project because they're easy to work with and they're free! Today I'm sharing how to make Pine Cone Christmas Trees! You've probably seen similar little trees on Pinterest or in the pages of your favorite crafting magazine.   First of all, don't buy pine cones at the store since you can get them for free almost anywhere … [Read more...]

Frosted Mason Jar Votives

My Christmas home tour is next Wednesday and I'm hoping to finish up my decorating this weekend. It always takes longer than I think, as I move from room to room and see projects needing completion. At the last minute I decided to make Frosted Mason Jar Votives for my stairway. It's become a tradition now to line my staircase with some type of candle. The frosted votives are so easy to make and don't take much time either.   Start with … [Read more...]

Wooden Christmas Ornaments with Free Printable

Next week is Thanksgiving and I've been trying to get the majority of my Christmas decorating done before then. I've never finished decorating for the holidays this early, but this year I want to spend as much time as possible with my family during the holiday season. I'm also keeping my decorating simpler and feel much less stressed than I did last year. I do enjoy small Christmas projects though, like the wooden Christmas ornaments I recently … [Read more...]

Christmas Village: Free Printable to Make Your Own

Are you ready for Christmas creativity overload? I sure hope so because I'm joining a slew of bloggers with free printables ... all just for you! A special shout out to Kristen at Ella Claire for organizing this whirlwind event.  I always enjoy our printable hops because it's fun to see what my blogging friends have created. I thought and thought about what to share and finally settled on a Christmas Village, with a free house pattern template … [Read more...]

DIY Pink Champagne Christmas Ornaments

Christmas is seven weeks away and that means it's time to ramp up crafts and projects for the holiday. I was searching for specific-looking ornaments at the store and couldn't find what I wanted, so I decided to make my own DIY Pink Champagne Christmas Ornaments. (This post contains affiliate links.)   I was looking for glittery, pink champagne Christmas ornaments that would pair well with my existing mercury glass ornaments. Since I … [Read more...]

Leaf and Cork Banner: Make Your Own

Today I have a fun and simple Leaf and Cork Banner for you to make using my free leaf printable. It's a quick and easy project, which I needed since I've been getting ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Have you noticed tasks always take much longer than expected?  I could use another 6 hours in every day!  Luckily this banner is easy to make and you can drape it on your mantel or over a hutch. (This post contains affiliate … [Read more...]

Mini Christmas Box Ornaments: Make Your Own!

This month I'm joining 30 talented bloggers to bring you a handmade Christmas ornament every day. We've each chosen a day to feature our ornament, and today it's my turn. I made a few Mini Christmas Box Ornaments that are super easy and don't take a lot of time. And when you're done checking out my ornament, you'll find the list of all the ornament bloggers at the end so you can check out their holiday craft on their day to post. (This post … [Read more...]

Handcrafted Note Cards: Make Your Own

I miss the art of letter writing. When I was little girl my grandmother and I would write letters to each other. Mimi lived in the country about an hour away and I always enjoyed finding a letter from her in the mailbox. We'd try to choose the prettiest stationery and surprise each other with our new writing paper or pretty note cards. To this day I still love the look and feel of printed paper, and I still enjoy giving people note cards with a … [Read more...]

Tiny Trio of Leaves: Fall Printable

Welcome to a gathering of free fall printables provided by bloggers from across the country! Each of us has created a special printable for you to download and use when decorating your house for fall. Thanks to Kristen at Ella Claire for coordinating this fun blog hop; I know you'll find plenty of printables to inspire you!  I'm sharing a tiny trio of leaves with you today along with two ways to use them. (You can download the leaf template at … [Read more...]

How to Make a Vintage Patriotic Banner

It's the 4th Friday of the month and that means it's Farmhouse Friday!  My farm decor blogging friends and I are sharing patriotic projects with you today, in honor of Memorial Day weekend. What's great is you can continue to use these projects for Flag Day and 4th of July! Today I'm sharing how to make a vintage patriotic banner ... it's super simple and costs no money! I'm also including the free vintage printables for you to download. My … [Read more...]

11 DIY Pallet Projects

Where I work during the day, we have tons of pallets laying around just waiting for something to happen. I've often thought of hauling a bunch of them home to make stuff ... but what would I make?  Lucky for me I have blogging friends who inspire me on a daily basis and have provided me with much needed inspiration to get started on a few DIY pallet projects.  Here's my collection of ideas from them. Let me know which you like best! Oh, I … [Read more...]

Floral Chandelier: How to Make Your Own

The past few days I've noticed a new pep in my step and I know without a doubt it's because the grass is green, the trees are budding, my lilac bushes are blooming, and the Earth is bursting with life. Oh how I love this time of year! Truly. The death of winter is over. Finally! To bring a little of that sweet springtime cheer inside, I made a floral chandelier a couple weeks ago and I'm going to show you how easy it is to make your own. For … [Read more...]

Lemon Chamomile Bath Salts

Gardening season officially started for me today! I dug up dandelion weeds and errant grass that had spread into my front flower bed. I planted some violas and a beautiful pericallis, both of which can tolerate temperatures plunging into the 30's. Since I haven't been gardening for months, I found myself a little sore in areas.  What better way to soothe my sore muscles than with a warm bath laced with fragrant, homemade Lemon Chamomile Bath … [Read more...]

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