Neutral Fall Mantel

The first day of Fall is in two days...come on, Fall...I'm ready! I've got my mantel all decked out to welcome you! I am excited to be a part of a fun Fall tour with some of my favorite blogging friends this week, and I'm participating today with my mantel! Come on in... I decided to use last year's Fall wreath on my mantel this year instead of on my front door: I love this neutral color combination for Fall.   Remember my mini pumpkin garland I had on my … [Read more...]

DIY Shell Garland

Well hello again! Didn't I just see you yesterday? Yes I am posting again ya'll and guess what? I broke out the shells again too!  My friend Kathy from Petticoat Junktion had a great idea for us all to come up with a fun project using shells. Now I just posted the perfect project for this challenge yesterday! I shared this fun shell wreath inspired by Pottery Barn that just screams SUMMER! Pottery Barn Inspired Shell Wreath So for today's project I had to think what I could possibly come … [Read more...]

One More Use for an Old Window

Hi sweet Friends! I can't believe it's day #28 of my thrifty makeover series! That's a lot of makeovers, ya'll! If you're just joining us, you missed a fun month of thrifty goodness. Not to worry though, you can catch up at the bottom of this post! There are so many creative uses for old windows, and today I am sharing one more use for them. I found this window, bedazzled in clam shells, for $2 at an estate sale a while ago: It was looking pretty sad. If you've seen my … [Read more...]

A New Christmas Wreath and Mantel

Welcome to the Twelve Days of Christmas Holiday Tour! Today is day one of a themed tour where each participant selected a Twelve Days of Christmas theme to decorate around. Sounds fun, right?  My theme was Two Turtle Doves, so I think I had it pretty easy! Not sure about Eight Maids a Milking, but I know my friends can pull it off. Here is my take on Two Turtle Doves with a new Christmas Wreath: Those are turtle doves umkay? (Wink) A wreath was the first thing that came to mind when I … [Read more...]

Pottery Barn Inspired Halloween Mantel

I am SO excited about my post today! Not only is this part of the Rock Your Knock Off Tour with some of my favorite bloggers, it's also a Halloween post! I love Halloween! This is our second Knock Off tour where we find high end décor and replicate it, but for much less. Right up my alley, right? This tour falls at the perfect time to incorporate Halloween ideas. When I searched for "Pottery Barn Halloween" looking for an idea, I came across this Ghostly Gallery Mantel from Pottery … [Read more...]

Tulip Wreath Tutorial and a Spring Mantel

I have got the simplest wreath to share with you today. I know I always say that, but I think it's even easier than my Simple Spring Wreath, because you don't even need a bow! This is my new tulip wreath: Isn't she perty? I'm going to share exactly how I made it, but first let's get a quick peek at my Spring mantel: I love all the green. It's so fresh and full of life! Here's what you'll need to make this simple tulip wreath: Those are fake tulips by the way, and I can … [Read more...]

A New use for Old Christmas Cards

Are you like me? Do you hold on to every last Christmas card? They are so pretty, I just can't throw them away! I usually cut the fronts of the pretty ones off and recycle them as gift tags, but this year I chose a few to recycle another way. I made a fun little addition to my mantel... I started with a scrap piece of  bead board... ...which I cut into a star shape. As you can see, it took me a few tries to get a shape that didn't look like my three year old drew it  I was happy … [Read more...]

Quilled Paper Skull & Halloween Mantel

Hello spooktabulous friends mwah ha ha ha!  I hope you don't mind if I share a little Halloween project with you today. I was looking to make something new for my mantel to add to my decorations this year and this is just the perfect piece! This was a CHEAP project to make, as in it cost me all of $1.63! Unfortunately, I can't promise that it was quick and easy.  Although, it was one of those projects that isn't labor intensive and you can sit in one place (unlike most of the projects I take … [Read more...]