Tag Archives: crafts

Which Wreath?

Psst! Don’t forget to go enter our Favorite Things Christmas Giveaway! I’ve been doing a little bit of Christmas crafting and I’m stuck. No, not stuck with hot glue or staples or something like that. I’m stuck on what to do with these two wreaths so I’m asking you for advice. For starters, I made […]

My Own Mistletoe: A DIY Kissing Ball

Since I promised you all two posts today in our earlier update, I figured I should get right to work on this one. It’s been a busy, busy, BUSY week around here (my messy house will attest to that) and I’ve started my Christmas crafts, so it’s time to get started sharing those fun little projects […]

Not-so-basic Baskets

While I was painting the glass bowl I used to plant one of my terrariums, I grabbed two plain, cheapo Walmart baskets we were using to hold random clutter in the living room and decided to give them a little upgrade as well. I have to say that this project hardly qualifies as a project […]

Tiny Terrariums

Several, several weeks ago, I picked up four little succulents from Home Depot with the idea of planting them to live in our kitchen window over the winter. It was the same day we grabbed the shrubs for the front of the house. I wanted to get a low, wide glass bowl to plant them […]

Place Mats and Pillows, The Perfect Fall Project

I upped the leaf count in the living room by one this weekend, guys. In perhaps the easiest and most “This-feels-like-cheating” sewing project ever, I added one fall-themed pillow to my collection. And since I’m all for sharing secrets (and faking a successful seamstress persona), I had to share this super fast and easy project […]

(Fake) Fall Leaves and Other Autumn Decor

When I showed you our fall mantle a few weeks ago, I mentioned I wanted to add a few more fall leaves to the tree branches. At the time I wasn’t sure if I wanted to use fake ones or real ones, but I since decided that real leaves, though nice in theory, are really […]

Let the Fall Crafting Season Begin!

I’m not sure what it is about fall and winter weather that makes me want to grab my hot glue gun and yarn, but for some reason, I seem to be extra crafty for these holiday seasons. It’s not that July 4th and Easter don’t deserve crafts…and in fact, they certainly do…I’m just less likely […]

Inspiration Station: A DIY Kitchen Blessing

From time to time, I’d love to feature awesome DIY projects, updates, and inspiration from other people to help give you all a little something new and different to think about. If you’re anything like me, you get excited by seeing the projects other people have completed. And, I know that our style isn’t exactly […]

Awesome Autumn (New Mantle Decor)

One of the things I love about our house is the big mantle and hearth we have in the living room. I enjoy switching up the decor in there to keep it fresh and fun. So, since it’s now officially fall, I’m sharing how we decked the halls for Autumn this year. I already showed […]

Soft, Sturdy, and Sweet: How to Turn a Foam Cooler into an Ottoman

Today, I’m sharing a fun project… turning an old foam cooler into an ottoman. As you all likely know, our garage is full of to-be-completed projects. (Psst…so is our basement.) So, when I’m given the gift of a day with my crafty friend Elizabeth, I use it to get something out of the garage and […]

Fun, Fancy, and Free: A New Chandelier

Last summer, we switched out our ceiling fan in the living room (which was all brass and light wood tones (not our style). We went with one that was a lot more modern looking. Some back story: Fortunately, my parents happen to like brass and lighter wood tones (it goes better in their 100 year old […]

Ready to Grow: DIY Oversized Ruler Growth Chart

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DIwYatt: Custom Framed Map Pinboard

This is Part 1 of a two-part series. Check out this post, for the final product! Melissa has been wanting a way to track our road trips, other than just in a photo album, or with videos, like this one of our trip to Texas. She decided on a pin board. We considered buying one, […]

A Better Branch

I spent a few minutes this week to change over my Easter-themed mantle decorations to a more generic spring theme, which meant removing the adorable eggs I made. I hadn’t planned on making anything new to add to what was up there, but it seemed a little bare and I wanted something with a little […]

“Egg”xtra Special: An Easter Garland

For those of you that have been keeping track, for the past several days, I’ve been sharing the various kinds of Easter egg crafts that my friend Elizabeth and I made. However, I haven’t shared any of the ways I was actually going to use those little cuties. Before the big Easter decoration reveal, I […]

“Egg”actly: Dictionary Eggs

Finally, guys, it’s the last type of Easter eggs my good friend Elizabeth and I tried our hands at this year. Have you been following along? We dyed eggs, wrapped them in yarn, and used a balloon to make hollow ones from twine.  I think these may be my favorite, though. (Anyone keeping track on […]

“Egg”static: Soft Eggs

After finishing up the dyed eggs and the wrapped twine eggs, my friend Elizabeth and I had a good time with these next ones. You guys already know how much I enjoyed making some Christmas crafts with yarn in December (here and here), so it’s no surprise I love these little softies, too. We used regular plastic […]

“Egg”citing: Hollow Twine Eggs

Today I’m sharing another fun Easter craft I completed with my good friend, Elizabeth when Hubs was in California for business last week. (See our first adventure here.) These wrapped twine eggs were the hardest ones we made, but also, one of my favorites because of how rustic and unique they ended up looking. We […]

“Egg”cellent: DIY (Saveable) Dyed Eggs

Well guys, St. Patrick’s Day is over. And I have to say that Hubs and I didn’t do anything especially festive to celebrate yesterday, which is okay, because we still had a good day. And now that the green-filled holiday is over, I’m moving on to the next stage of the year’s mantle decorations: Easter […]

Easy As Pie

Today is National Pi Day, did you know that? As in, March 14, 3-14, for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, or approximately 3.14 (rounded). Now, the reason I think this day is cool is actually two-fold. One, any excuse to celebrate pie is noteworthy. And two, Hubs and I had […]

Summer, Sleeveless, Soccer

No, this isn’t a misprinted title, and no, I’m not going crazy in that I forgot about the foot of snow we still have outside. I’m just getting ready a little early this year… A couple months ago, while perusing a nearby thrift shop, we found this awesome little gem: We always, always, ALWAYS look for […]

Fruit of the Room: Pinterest Challenge

As part of John and Sherry’s Pinterest Challenge, I spent my Friday night painting stamping away at the kitchen table with apples. Originally inspired by this pin, from here, You can check out this post, for the full recap of that adventure, which also included some paper stamping projects. In the end, I ended up […]

Stamp the Yard

Last week, John and Sherry introduced the Winter Edition of their Pinterest Challenge and I got super excited to sort through my seemingly endless pins of inspiration to find something to tackle right away. I wanted to do something that would be fast and easy, and didn’t involve major household work (i.e. something I’d need Hubs […]

I’m no elf, but here’s the best I could do!

I’ll admit that I don’t know how the elves manage to make all those gifts every year. It’s exhausting and stressful! This year, I didn’t make as many gifts as I’d have liked to. Not only is it (usually) cheaper to make some gifts, it’s also so special to give someone something you spent time […]

A quick note to say…

I know I didn’t blog today. I actually had a much-needed visit with a friend to work on some holiday snack-making, crafts, shopping for each of our Hubses (is that a word? Wait, is “Hubs” a word? Hmmm…), and making some homemade Christmas gifts for those we love. (Just Hubs so far for me, but […]

The stockings were hung…and decorated, now it’s time to fill them!

So, I made our stockings a few days ago, and they were fine, pretty good for my first ever sewing machine adventure. However, I thought they needed a little something else, so I set to work making some decorations for them out of yarn. Using the technique I told you about here on how to […]

Yarn Pom-Poms (And Garland!)

I have recently become quite enamored with these adorable little yarn pom-poms. I want to make a million of them and drape them in garlands all over our house. So far, I’ve only made one red one. Because I’m not a crazy cat lady, however, and because I share my home with a man who […]

NOEL (Yarn Letters)

I saw this on Pinterest last year and fell in love. Of course, we didn’t have room for anything like this in our apartment so I had to wait. When we bought our house, which had a fireplace (Actually we have two, but I haven’t even started thinking about the one in the basement yet), […]

DIY Sweater Stockings

Last year, I made a stocking for Hubs by hand. It went pretty well, even though it took forever to sew since I didn’t have a machine. He had made mine several years before as a Christmas gift when we were dating. (I was still in high school at the time!) And while I love […]

Ruffled Tree Skirt

Last year, Hubs and I wrapped a blanket around the bottom of our Christmas tree. It worked fine and looked okay I guess, but it wasn’t all that festive or pretty. (It was however, very Linus-esque of us.) Plus, it meant we were without our couch blanket for a month. Yikes. So this year, I […]