Decorated Baby Boo Pumpkins for Halloween

Halloween! It's a fun day that kicks off the season of holidays! This year I decided to do more to make this spooky event fun for the kiddos in our neighborhood. I decorated baby boo pumpkins to set out on the porch. See how to make your own!   I confess I've never attempted to carve a baby boo pumpkin. I thought it'd be easier to make little faces with felt.   Start with clean baby boos and try to select shapes that have a … [Read more...]

Fall Berries Grapevine Wreath: Easy DIY Project

Are you ready to start decorating for fall? Today I'm sharing how to make a pretty Fall Berries Grapevine Wreath!   Not only am I showing how to make a fall wreath today - but so are several of my blogging friends. You'll find the link to their wreath instructions at the end of this post.   Wreaths can get pretty pricey so I like to save a few dollars and make my own. My favorite base to use is a grapevine wreath because … [Read more...]

Make a Beautiful Silk Fall Flower Arrangement

Do you love the fall season? The colors are so amazing and I couldn't wait to make a beautiful silk fall flower arrangement for my home! Today I'm sharing the instructions for creating your own bouquet of posies in a basket! (This post contains affiliate links.)   First, let me give a shout-out to Krista at The Happy Housie for organizing today's Fall Craft and DIY tour as part of the "Seasonal Simplicity" blog series. Visit my … [Read more...]

Daisy Printables for Summer Art

Pretty prints make it easy to create your own artwork - all on a friendly budget! Today I've got a trio of summery daisy printables for you to enjoy in your own home!   Daisies always remind me of my mother. They were her favorite flower. Every birthday or Mother's Day, it seems like someone would give her daisies.   I wasn't planning to share another printable so soon, since last week I shared a pair of charming vintage cow … [Read more...]

Cow Printables: DIY Farmhouse Art

Add instant farmhouse appeal to your home by creating country style wall art with a pair of vintage cow printables.  Enjoy these soft images of beautiful cows in peaceful fields during the summertime.    Today I'm joining a group of bloggers to share free printables for you to use and enjoy. A special thank you to Krista at The Happy Housie for organizing this creative and fun event! It gave me the motivation I needed to fill a blank … [Read more...]

Make a Summer Birdhouse Wreath in Minutes!

See how to make a cheerful summer birdhouse wreath to brighten any room in your home. A few inexpensive supplies and less than an hour of your time is all that's needed!   Welcome to the month of June! It's the first Saturday which means it's time for another Cozy Living post! I'm joining my cozy blogging friends to bring you inspiration for enjoying the month of June. I like to create a few pretties for my home when I'm feeling … [Read more...]

Easy DIY Summer Floral Wreath

The first wreath I ever made was back when I belonged to the Geneva Young Mother's Club. A local florist came to a club meeting for a hands-on tutorial. She said she liked my wreath but I wasn't so sure. I've always envied people who can make pretty wreaths, and I think I finally figured out how to make an easy DIY summer floral wreath. If I can do it - you can too! I promise! First, I'd like to give a huge THANK YOU to Krista at The Happy … [Read more...]

Ribbon Chandelier: An Easy DIY Project

When summer rolls around I like to add a bit of decorating whimsy. To create a pretty summer table setting, I decided to make an easy DIY ribbon chandelier in pink and white. I'm sharing the instructions so you can make one of your own!   I promise you'll be amazed at how easy it is to create your own ribbon chandelier. Choose a color scheme and head to the store for rolls of ribbon. I opted for pink and white with a touch of gold. I … [Read more...]

Wooden Valentine Boxes: Heartfelt and Handmade

Welcome to Heartfelt and Handmade! In honor of Valentine's Day, 28 bloggers have joined together to share something they made by hand for Valentine's Day. You'll find crafts, recipe, artwork, printables, and more! Heartfelt and Handmade runs Monday through Wednesday this week and all links are at the bottom of this post (just remember that Tuesday and Wednesday links won't be live until those days). My project shows how to make pretty wooden … [Read more...]

Pressed Fall Leaves: Window Art

Fall is fading and I find myself wishing to preserve it for as long as possible. Remember when you'd collect colorful leaves and take them home hoping they'd stay fresh and pretty? But they'd curl up and dry out unless you took proper steps. Today I'm sharing a super easy way to display pressed fall leaves. (This post contains affiliate links.) Pressed fall leaves make beautiful wall or window art, and the actual assembly time is just a few … [Read more...]

Vintage Bird Printables for Fall

Fall will officially be here in less than two weeks! I've been cozying up my rooms with warm colors for the autumn season. I saw beautiful bird prints in round black frames that I loved, but didn't purchase them due to their price. Instead, I decided to make my own. And what's more ... I have the vintage bird printables here on my blog that you can download to make your own!   Today I'm joining several bloggers to bring you a variety of … [Read more...]

Fall Floral Chandelier: Make Your Own

Kids are back in school and my thoughts and creativity have turned to fall projects. Today I'm joining four blogging friends to bring you a collection of autumn DIY projects. Thanks to Taryn of Taryn Whiteaker Designs for organizing this crafty event. I'm sharing how to make a fall floral chandelier with beautiful silk flowers. Even if you think you can't arrange flowers, you'll be able to tackle this project successfully! (This post contains … [Read more...]

DIY Recycled Cardboard Coasters

Last week we were idly shopping on my favorite street in Geneva, Illinois, and I came across a set of adorable coasters - made of cardboard! I knew I had supplies at home to make my own DIY recycled cardboard coasters. Why spend money if you don't have to? (This post contains affiliate links.) Cardboard coasters are quick and easy to create. Keep them for yourself or give them as a small gift. These might be cute for party favors.   I … [Read more...]

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