I’ve previously shared some of my tricks and tips for organizing my Christmas decor (hint: store it by color!) But just because I have un-decorated Christmas does not mean that I am ready to start dragging out the Valentine’s decor or spring anything. It’s still winter, people! So how do I decorate with a winter […]
Using Epsom Salt in your Christmas Decorating.
Epsom salt… Isn’t that what people soak sore feet in? I wouldn’t know. I only use it for crafts and decorating. Epsom salt is a fabulous, frosty looking salt crystal. You can pick it up at any drug store or grocery store in the health/pharmacy section. I use it a lot during the winter. It looks […]
Halloween decor from the produce section…
…and I’m not talking pumpkins. Garlic. It keeps vampires away, right? So you’re definitely going to want to have some around. I used this same little garlic/decor trick last year, and I wanted to do it again. However, this year I knew I needed to glue the spiders to the garlic to ensure they stayed where […]
A handy reminder about silica gel packets…
Using silica gel is a great way to preserve and protect your seasonal decor, especially items left in apothecary jars.
Easy summer decor with sea shells.
I loves me some sticks for fall and winter. Sea shells are my summer version of sticks. There is no easier way to bring a bit of the seaside to your home than just to dump a few shells around the house! (Yes, I said dump some shells… quite the home designer lingo, […]
Black sticks & silver mini-pumpkins… mmm mmm good!
Yes, yes, more pumpkins… Does it make a different that these are little guys and not from the Dollar Store…? No? These guys started out as little orange fakers. I sprayed them with Krylon’s silver metallic paint, then took a black Sharpie to add a little contrast to the stems. Then they just got dumped […]
More Halloweenishness: a Dollar Store entry way.
There is a mirrored wall in our entry-way. Me no likey. However, Handsome Hubby won’t let me take them down or cover them. It can be a challenge to decorate because everything is reflected and can look too busy. So in getting ready for Halloween, I chose to use light colors and a lot of […]
Using garlic in your Halloween decor – keep your pantry stocked AND keep vampires away.
Garlic was on my shopping list. While shopping I noticed it was on sale, 3 for $1. We love garlic and use it a lot. You know who doesn’t like garlic? Vampires. So I stocked up and incorporated it into my Halloween decor. I had an apothecary jar that was holding big cinnamon sticks. I took […]
Silica Gel – you only need to follow half of the directions. (Just ignore the other half.)
You know when you buy a new pair of shoes or a handbag? The little silica gel packets that come in there to absorb moisture? You need only follow half of the instructions. Pin It For sure you shouldn’t eat the stuff… but don’t throw it away either! I very briefly mentioned this tip at […]