Craft Projects to Make to Decorate Your Home

Spray Painted Spring Easter Wreath

April 3, 2014
Spray painted Easter Wreath made using plastic eggs

I have a colorful post for you today… I challenged myself to try to revive two boxwood wreaths that have been hanging on my front and side doors since Christmas. I wanted to make them into Spring Easter wreaths.  They used to be glossy deep green and lush. They are still full in shape, but […]

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Powder Room Accessorizing

March 20, 2014
Powder room accessorizing ideas

I have a few little things to show you that I did in my powder room, but FIRST I wanted to tell you…. THANK YOU!!! To each and every one of you that took the time from your busy day to vote for my project in the BHG Makeover Madness Challenge last week.  I won […]

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Valentine’s Day Crafts – Free Printable Initial Hearts

February 9, 2014
Free printable Valentine Heart Initials to download

Valentine’s Day is this Friday.  When I was a kid in elementary school I used to love this week. Every year the teachers would put aside the reading, writing, and arithmetic to allow time to make Valentine’s Day crafts. We would make cards to give our family and classmates and a mailbox out of paper […]

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How I Made a Paper Boxwood Wreath

November 29, 2013
How to make a paper boxwood wreath

I could not have made this Paper Boxwood Wreath as easily as I did without the assistance of my favorite piece of technology – right after my iPhone – comes my Silhouette electronic cutting machine. I love boxwood wreaths and do have a few of them hanging around my house that I picked up last […]

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It’s a Pumpkin…It’s a Candy Jar

October 19, 2013
Pumpkin Carving Ideas - Candy Jar

A few weeks ago, I posted two foam pumpkin carving ideas.   Today, I have one more to share that you can complete before the first Trick or Treater rings your doorbell on Halloween. You may remember the other two foam pumpkins. For the tall pumpkin, I carved my street address.  Then, with the medium […]

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Fall Table Setting Idea: Burlap and Polka Dot Table Runner

October 15, 2013
Decorating with burlap ideas

I am planning ahead… for Thanksgiving. It is only about 5 weeks away and since it is my favorite holiday, I always want to make it extra-special and get a head start on the preparations including coming  up with a new fall table setting idea to make my dining room look holiday festive. It is […]

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How to Paint Recessed Lighting

September 11, 2013
How to paint recessed lighting

While I was painting my kitchen cabinets a few weeks ago, my eyes kept going to the 5 recessed lights under the soffit that runs along both sides of my kitchen.  They were staring down at me saying “Paint Me, Paint Me”. I knew it was time to learn how to paint recessed lighting! I […]

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How to Carve a Pumpkin with a Hot Knife

September 9, 2013
How to Carve a Pumpkin with a Hot Knife

The calendar still says Summer, but the past few days have been perfectly Fall like – beautiful, clear crisp days, chilly nights, and pumpkins showing up at my local farm stands and the supermarket.   I love pumpkins; they are one of my favorite things.   Their bright orange color is so warm and cheery.  I usually […]

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Map Covered Shelf Organizing Boxes

September 2, 2013
Pretty Shelf Organizing Ideas

I love maps!  They are one of my favorite things.   Why do I love them so much?  Two reasons: No.1  They are interactive works of art – filled with color and interest.  I love to travel – maps help me see where I am going in relationship to where I am and everything in between. […]

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Thrift Store Transformation: Tissue Box Cover

July 29, 2013
Thrift store find tissue box cover makeover

Remember the tissue box from the thrift store I wrote about. I told you I would show you soon what I was going to do with it?    Here it is –  my thrift store transformation of an outdated tissue box cover. I have also chosen the winner of the Silhouette Portrait – see end of […]

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