How to Make a {Faux} Fresh Greenery Arrangement

{Faux} Fresh Greenery Arrangement- Perfect to greet Holiday guests!

Are you finished decorating for the Holidays yet? I still have much to do, but one area I can cross off my list is my front courtyard.  I shared it earlier this week and in case you missed it, here's a peek: I'd love for you to take a closer look here and you'll also find out why this space is so dear to me. I wanted to liven up my courtyard a bit, and one of the best ways to do that for the Holidays is by adding fresh greenery.  I usually keep the pieces that are sawed off the end of … [Read more...]

Christmas Tree Pillow {from Vintage Bedspreads}

Christmas Tree Pillow made from Vintage Bedspreads

How do you feel about Secret Santa gift exchanges? Fun? Stressful? Several of my friends in Blogland and I are participating in a Secret Santa swap this year and today I'm sharing what I made for my Secret Santa, and also what I received! I guess it wasn't really a secret, since we knew who had us from the start, but I thought it would be fun, and then it became very stressful! You see, the person I had to make a gift for is Jennifer Rizzo.  I love love (really) love her style, but what … [Read more...]

How to Make Double Welting for Upholstery {without double welting cord}

Easy step-by-step for making double welting for upholstery!

When I shared my French Provincial Chair Makeover recently, I had several people interested in seeing how I did it.  It seems there are a lot of upholstery projects waiting for their big makeovers out there! I am not a professional. In fact this was my first upholstery project of this magnitude, so if I can figure it out, you definitely can too! Today I am sharing how I made the welting that finishes off the edges so nicely. Then I will soon follow up with the chair upholstery. There are too … [Read more...]

DIY Mitten Ornament {no knitting required} +Over 30 More!

DIY Mitten Ornaments...no knitting required!

Do you make Christmas ornaments as gifts? Is it something you do every year for your special friends and family? My older sister and her daughters make a new ornament each year for us. They started when her girls were young. Now they are 17 and 22,  and we still get them, and I truly look forward to seeing what they create each year. My amazing friend, Christa, receives several handmade ornaments from her MIL that she makes to giveaway, and I look forward to being the lucky recipient of one … [Read more...]

DIY Sweater Stockings {Anthropologie-Inspired}

Sweater Stockings

Hello there beautiful people! I am really excited about today's post! This is part of the "Rock Your Knock-off Holiday Edition" Tour where some of my favorite blogging friends and I find high-end (and very over-priced) items, and make them for a fraction of the cost. Here is one of my favorite knock-offs from our very first tour: Such an easy way to dress up a cheap plastic garbage can. For our Holiday version, I chose this Spice Market Stocking from Anthropologie: This very … [Read more...]

Simple Halloween Soap Dispenser

Simple Halloween Soap Dispenser

Hi friends! Today I'm sharing a super simple way to turn an ordinary soap dispenser into something boo-rific! I shared this on my friend, Mandy's blog last week and I thought you might enjoy it too. I started with a bottle of Dial Gold hand soap. This was 88¢ at Walmart: I peeled off the labels. They will not likely peel off and leave a nice clean smooth surface. But, I used De-solv-it citrus scented adhesive remover to remove the residual adhesive, which took all of two minutes. (I've … [Read more...]

DIY Halloween Hand Towels

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It's officially Spook-tober around here!  We have been decorating outdoors all weekend long, and my body sure doesn't feel as youthful as it once did after two long days of bending and climbing. That's right, you can see what I mean by checking out last year's Outdoor Halloween Tour. It's a big deal around here ya'll. I can't wait to take pictures so I can share! Today I've got a not-so-spooky project to share...a super simple way to make your very own personalized Halloween hand … [Read more...]

Halloween Wreath {from a Cabinet Door}

Halloween Wreath from a salvaged cabinet door

Hi there beautiful friends! Today I'm sharing my new Halloween Wreath that I made using a salvaged cabinet door. But first you may notice my text is pink! In hopes of promoting breast cancer awareness, today I'm joining Holly Bertone's campaign to Paint the Blogosphere Pink! As a nurse, I have seen so many lives affected by breast cancer. Early detection is key, ladies!! Something that only takes a minute in the shower each month could save your life! Now about that wreath... My … [Read more...]

Quilled Paper Pumpkin {& $500 in Visa Gift Cards Fall Giveaway!!}

Quilled Paper Pumpkin Tutorial

Hi sweet friends! Happy Fall!!  Today I'm sharing another thrifty way to add a little Fall to your décor. A few pieces of scrapbook paper and a yard sale frame is about all it took to create this fun quilled paper pumpkin:   This was so simple to make. And it was cheap, as in less than $2! That's my kind of project! Want to make one? Here's what you'll need: Frame Card Stock (I used one for the stem, three for the pumpkin, and one for the background.) Pumpkin … [Read more...]

Thrifty Fall Decor

Thrifty Fall Centerpiece

Hey ya'll! Today I'm sharing my dining table centerpiece that I created on the cheap cheap cheap! Adding seasonal touches to your home does not have to cost a lot of money! I decided to stay with the same neutral theme I chose for my New Fall wreath: Are you ready to see what this centerpiece was made of? Yup.  It's true! Perty huh? The tiled tray and the wooden bowl-on-a-stand were thrift store finds that cost me less than $5 for both. I removed the tiles and painted the … [Read more...]

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