Posts Tagged with "seasonal decor"

Tied Knot Heart Hanger

Friday, February 12, 2010


Re-purposed Clothing This week I was inspired by a craft club blog called, Crafts in Bloom. The author gave out the project assignment to use old clothing to create something beautiful and new. (click here to see the club’s results) I chose to make one last Valentine’s project. I used Ryan’s old shirt (he wore [...]

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More V-Day Decor

Monday, February 1, 2010


Just a few more touches… I filled a baker’s tin with Scrabble tiles to send a loving message to my family. Red winter berries bring my sideboard “mantle” just a touch of color. To add a hint of love to my bedroom, I created a LOVE banner for the old farmhouse window. I made the [...]

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Valentine’s Day Decor

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Time to get your Cupid On I am okay with any excuse for chocolate and candle light, you? Valentine’s Day is notorious for romance but I want more! Am I coming across as high maintenance or what? Seriously, what good is ONE day of romance if the rest of your days are filled with sub-par [...]

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Winter Decor

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


A Quick Tour I had plenty of empty nooks to mess around with since the Christmas decor is finally in the attic. Does anyone else pack all the red and green bins up right away, then take 2 weeks to get it out of the hallway in front of the attic? Anyway, here is a [...]

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Christmas Tour

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


` Come on In! I made a snowball tree from a wrought iron votive holder to dress up my front step. My front door displays a winter friendly decoration. Check out my wreath tutorial. Well, that’s all for now. I hope you enjoyed your tour. I think I’ll be playing around with Christmas decor and [...]

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Merry Days & Silent Nights Tutorial

Monday, December 14, 2009


So many good things start with the phrase, “So, I had this old sign from a thrift store”, don’t they? Here is a good example… I also clipped the huge raffia bow and wire hanger off of the sign. Just as I was feeling proud that I was showing Molly about the alphabet…she stole sips [...]

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Decorate Christmas with Messages

Saturday, December 12, 2009

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Words to Bring Meaning Into Christmas Decor I love having a new alphabet printer in the house (Ryan, 5). He sees signs and phrases all over the place, including our home, and asks what the signs spell, and more importantly what they mean. Ryan posted a sign under his loft bed that spelled out, “NO [...]

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Picture Frame Wreath Tutorial

Thursday, December 10, 2009


Season’s Greetings I made a new wreath for my front door using an old picture frame, old ice skates and old garland. Using items from around the house, attic and garage to create new decor has been a necessity for me because I have a tight non-existent budget for projects.  I use my blow money [...]

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5 Senses of Christmastime

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

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Getting Ready for Christmas Today the kids and I spend most of the morning decorating for the season. It was so fun to see Molly and Ryan discover all the ornaments like it was the first time. There is so much wonder that just glows from my kids. It is really easy to “catch” a [...]

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Pinecone Wreath with Polka-dot Monogram

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


My Wreath Got a face lift I was given this beautiful, handmade pine cone wreath a number of years ago. (Thanks Aunt Mary J0!) For Christmas, it needed a bit of festivity splashed on her. 1. Start with a plain pine cone wreath. The wreath could stand alone too, it’s so wintery and natural. But, [...]

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