I love Halloween and it’s always fun to create spooky little vignettes around the house during the month of October. I am not a gory/scary Halloween person, but I describe my decorating as “Poe Inspired” instead. Kind of creepy but not overtly scary… ravens, black and white color palettes with a small pop of color, […]
DIY Plaid Wine Glasses
Fall is my favorite season of the year, and plaid is definitely one of the things I like to use to spread a little autumnal vibe throughout the house. This quick and easy holiday project is a great way to start bringing a little plaid to your home. Plaid and buffalo check fabrics are still […]
Easy Sand-N-Sea Flower Pots
There are so many quick and simple ways to add a touch of summer to your home! Here’s a fun way to bring a bit of the beach to your patio – with sand and shell flowerpots and planters. I decided to take a boring pot and make it a bit more summery with this […]
How to use an indoor chandelier outside.
With the unofficial start of summer just around the corner, we all tend to want to spend more time outdoors. Summer dinners spent on the patio are better when you can see what you’re eating, right? What happens if you want to have an outdoor chandelier but don’t have ceiling to hard wire it to? […]
No Sew Project: How to recover your outdoor cushions using fabric and a glue gun.
Because we are in Southern California, we’re able to be outside most of the year. We do a lot of entertaining and much of it is on our patio. It’s nice to change up the look of our patio furniture, and we can do so pretty regularly with just a little fabric and a glue […]
Upcycle project: plain flower pot into decorative ceramic planter.
A while back I upcycled a boring, everyday, can’t swing a dead cat with out hitting one, terra cotta flower pot into a shabby chic, chippy pot by using spray paint and candle wax. Click here to see the full tutorial. For this upcycled pot transformation we use many of the same materials and techniques, but we’re […]
An easy Valentine’s Day globe.
I have a few items in my home/craft closet that I just re-do over and over and over again. (This usually involves spray paint.) One of those items is an old globe… A few years ago I picked this globe up at a yard sale for about 50 cents. My first re-do was my […]
Simple, winter themed decor. (Using what you already have, of course.)
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 […]
Make a Monogrammed ornament the old fashioned way – without an electronic cutting machine.
I have a quick and easy project with you today… a monogrammed, glittered ornament that you can make without an electronic cutting machine. (Because not everybody has one!) These make wonderful neighbor gifts… just add add ribbon and tie on to a wrapped plate of holiday goodies and you’ve elevated your gift giving. Do monograms ever go […]
Turning plain pumpkins into elegant pumpkins for Thanksgiving.
Once Halloween is over, you can paint your real pumpkins and add a touch of bling to create elegant pumpkins for Thanksgiving. Why toss all of those orange pumpkins? Add a little paint, ribbon and some sparkle to create something beautiful.
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