Today I am sharing a fun DIY Halloween Cloche. This project couldn’t be any easier…seriously you can find these vintage cheese trays at any local thrift shop. I see them all the time. Usually at a price point of $1.50 – $6. Most times I have seen them with the glass dome. If you happen to see one grab it!… Read More
I’ve started trimming back a lot of my outdoor plants for fall. Though I love this time of year, I do get a little sad clearing out the fading flowers from my deck and getting the planters ready for winter storage. I am especially sensitive because there is a real lack of light, and plants, in my main living space…The situation… Read More
*Tutorial made Lauren @ Lucy Baby Designs for her win of the Refashion challenge of season 13* I am so in love with this piece, and I am floored that so many of y’all were too! This was the first time I ever re-finished any furniture, and after completing it I had totally confidence I could do it… Read More
Choosing a rug is one of the most difficult design decisions I’ve made in my house. Selecting flooring? No problem. Choosing paint colors? No big deal. Choosing a rug, even a small 2×3 for the entryway? Nearly impossible. Anyone else have this problem? In the summer I’ve resorted to using bamboo rugs in both the front entry and near the door out… Read More
*Tutorial byÂ Autumn @Â Itâ€™s Always AutumnÂ for the Refashion Challenge of season 13*
Hi! It’s Autumn here, fromÂ It’s Always Autumn, with a tutorial for the lace front blouse I made out of a men’s button down shirt. (CheckÂ my blogÂ for the slacks to skirt tutorial.) In the photo above you can see theÂ finished refashion, and below you can see theÂ before:
Just a fairly normal, cream colored men’s dress shirt. It wasn’t huge, just a little roomy on me, so I ended up using just about every scrap of fabric in my refashion.
One of the best things about WordPress is the opportunity it provides for fairly easy customization. Don’t believe me? Here’s the theme my site operates on in its standard form… Here’s my site: Big difference, right?! Amy obviously worked wonders with the framework (thank heaven for a great site designer), but much of the customization and preferences on individual pages… Read More
In an old house, you’re bound to run into wallpaper in at least a few of the rooms. In my grandma’s house, there’s wallpaper in almost all of the rooms – generally multiple layers. As we’ve de-papered several area’s now, I thought I would share the tips and tricks that have been picked up along the way… I love this… Read More
It seems like I always have a need for little gifts and items to share…It’s lead me to pick up little items here and there that can be up-cycled into a small goodie. It’s gotten to the point where I can’t resist the Target “dollar” area and I have a whole “gift” closet (please tell me I am not the… Read More
*Tutorial byÂ Autumn @Â Itâ€™s Always AutumnÂ for her win of the Stash Busting challenge of season 13*
Hi everyone! I’m Autumn, fromÂ It’s Always Autumn, here to share a tutorial for the pretty packaging boxes made from scrapbook paper. These boxes come together really quickly but look tidy and professional, making them the perfect way to dress up your tasty treats. Note: I recommend lining all of the boxes with wax paper or additional cupcake liners before adding your treats so you don’t end up with grease spots on your boxes. When using the cookie bag, I place cookies in a sandwich bag first, then inside the paper bag. (By the way – I actually created two crafts for this week because I wasn’t sure which one I wanted to use in the competition – if you’d like to see the other way I used up some of my paper stash, clickÂ here!)
There was one film I was dying to see in the theaters this year that I didn’t get to see – Snow White and the Huntsman. It looked like the perfect blend of fierce chick and fantasy. The movie is now available for purchase on Blue-Ray/DVD and I couldn’t resist a little viewing party… To mark the celebration, I made a fun… Read More
I am so very excited for today’s post. Not only is it a phenom project, but I get to introduce you to my newest contributor… Meet Rebecca, from The Crafted Sparrow. I connected with Rebecca, via Show and Tell. Each week, I found myself drawn to the fun projects she was posting online. I really enjoyed every project she linked… Read More
The boys eat watermelon like nothing else, so when we’re having a summertime celebration I always try to pick one up. The other day when I went to purchase food for our annual gathering to celebrate the start of the football season, there weren’t any small-to-medium sized watermelon in sight. I purchased the smallest of the melons on hand and… Read More
A couple of things mark the end of summer and the beginning of fall around our house (and I’m sure many of yours too), one of them is football. Whether it’s football for the kids, in-state college rivalries, or even pro-football on Monday nights, it definitely signals a change in seasons here. I don’t know what it is, but I’m… Read More
*Tutorial by Erin @ Erin’s Creative Energy for her win of Season 12*
I am very honored to be sharing my Arts and Crafts Style Mirror tutorial for everyone.
This is going to be aÂ VERY LONGÂ tutorial.Â Even though it only took me 4 days to complete, in all reality, this should have taken at least two weeks.Â So don’t get discouraged with time, the end result is completely worth it.
Also, before attempting any of this tutorial, please know how to properly use all the tools and equipment to avoid injury.Â There is nothing more important than your safety.
The first thing I did was cut my FREE mirror.Â Gotta love friends that inform you of trash on the side of the road.Â The mirror was broken (a very large broken mirror) that was put out for trash.Â I used it and cut it down to size…twice.Â The first time it broke, so I had to adjust my entire design plan.
You will need a glass scoring tool, cutting oil and running pliers.Â All shown above.
*Tutorial by Erin for the DIY Jewelry challenge of season 12* I am very excited to share with you how to hand turn a wood bracelet. I understand that not everyone will have the tools to do this, but maybe some of you do or know someone who does. You will need a lathe or midi-lathe in order to… Read More
When I was a kid people used to say, “I tried and tried to call you, but I just couldn’t get through.” Times have changed a great deal, now we have call waiting and EVERYONE has voicemail. Today’s “I tried and tried,” is electronic. I sent you an email, I commented on your site or on Facebook, but you can’t… Read More
Last week I got an email from a blogger asking “What is a favicon? And how do I customize it?” What a perfect question! Today we are going to talk all about how to add a favicon to your blogger site. What is a Favicon? First of all, a favicon is the cute little picture next to your url in… Read More
I like to give a little gift to my kids’ new teachers at the beginning of the year, just to let them know we’re excited to have them as our teacher. I try to give something useful so I came up with a fun way to give something that is always needed in the classroom – pencils! I’m loving neon… Read More