Shabby Chic Christmas

Think out of the box and let the non-traditional side of you run wild.  Pick up a box of vintage ornaments, crepe paper, glitter, and create something that is one a kind!  Here are some ideas to inspire you. Crepe paper Christmas tree with tutorial!!!! via Creative Chaos via Velvet Strawberries Vintage Christmas In~the~Pink via BHG {three above} via Georgia Peachez Wreath Blog Papier mache showman via … [Read more...]

One Dozen {12} Quick, Easy and Cute Halloween Craft and Decorating Ideas

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What to do with a box of marshmallow ghosts? Isn’t this adorable? A jar, some lovely rubber stamps, ribbon and some Marshmallow Peeps…}are they still peeps if they are ghosts?} This is from Disney Suits Me. Paper Bag Bowls Recycled paper bags from The Long Thread. Fabric Bags made from thick wool felt with a tutorial via Domesticali {you could also use some inexpensive felt…they might not be as cute as … [Read more...]

Photo Carousel from Old CD Cases

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I love Photojojo ~ I just  recently 'found them' and although I haven't had much of a chance to snoop around their site I did subscribe to their posts and received this one today. Turn Old CD Cases into Wondrous Spinning Photo Carousels How cool is this??!!!?? and this is all you need to make one I would have made one to show you but I have been on my declutter spree and of course gave all of my empty CD cases away … [Read more...]

Gift Wrap & Topper {Recycled & Almost Free}

Newspaper Package Topper

You have so many gifts to wrap, you're trying to save money, you want to recycle & yet still be creative-look no further- use your newspaper!  For smaller gifts the newspaper always has been a great way to wrap a gift and recycle but you can also make an adorable topper to match that adds a feminine finishing touch to your gift that's simple & quick. I saw this in the December/January 2010 issue of Country Living … [Read more...]

Halloween Bat Luminary

Bat Luminary

Here is a very easy Halloween decoration...... a luminary.  You can use any size can you would like....soup can to super sized can.  I had a can of potatoes from Sam's Club (a big can) that I had saved and that is what I used.  First, remove the label from your can and then spray paint the can any color you choose.  I spray painted mine dark green because that is what I had on hand.  Once dry, I made a template of a bat, … [Read more...]

Pink, Lace, Glitter and a Candle

Candle Holder Lit

    I love pink.  I love lace.  I love glitter....and well, candles...I love those, too.  I guess it is obvious by now that it does not take much to make me happy.  The "take with you" craft for today is a candle holder.  I am thinking ahead to Christmas gift giving.  This is definitely something you could produce multiples of inexpensively and make each a little … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Can Buddies

Pumpkin Buddies

Today, I have the oh so simple instructions for making the pumpkin cans from Saturday's post. The pumpkin cans were made over a few years ago and have withstood the test of time for Halloween decorating year after year. There will not be visuals other than the completed project for this but if anyone would like a template for the face {eyes, mouth, nose, etc.}, just  click here.  drop me an e-mail … [Read more...]