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 […]
Quirky Christmas decor: a winter chair makeover with paint and epsom salt!
Back in October, I used scrapbook paper and paint to transform a boring thrift store chair into a spooky Halloween “Sit for a Spell” chair to use as part of my Halloween decor by our front porch. I decided to give the Halloween chair a winter holiday makeover and use it as part of […]
Easy Epsom Salt Luminaries
Want an easy, sparkly winter craft? Look no further than these beautiful epsom salt luminaries from Amanda at Crafts By Amanda. Aren’t they beautiful? Click here for the full tutorial, including precautions and tips about working with epsom salt. (There’s still time to do this for Thanksgiving dinner too!)
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 […]
A transitional floral arrangement: Fall into Winter Centerpiece.
Even though stores are ready for Christmas in July, I can’t bring myself to put up a single decoration before December 1st. This easy centerpiece helps me transition from fall to winter.
Fifty shades of pumpkin. No-carve pumpkin ideas.
OK, maybe not 50, but it sure seems like I did a whole heck of a lot of pumpkins last fall. As autumn approaches and we gear up to go into another fall season, I thought I’d do a quick recap of last year’s pumpkins.
Create a faux-rust effect using spray paint and salt.
Yep. Spray paint and salt can give you an instant weathered iron effect. You can create a faux rust effect using these ingredients. As I am still sick, today I thought I’d share how to create a chipped, rusted paint effect. (When I am feeling better I will show you on an actual project, but […]
Make a sparkly epsom salt snowman.
Today let’s make an easy DIY snowman using a little glitter, epsom salt and some round spheres from STYROFOAM TM Brand Foam. I love, love, love Under The Table and Dreaming and am in awe of Stephanie Lynn’s projects. So when I was invited to make a project for her STYROFOAM TM Brand Foam series, I did a little happy dance. I’ve used […]
Make your own frosted, icy branches.
To buy decorative frosty or icy branches in the store can be very expensive. They’re actually quite easy to make on your own using epsom salt, glitter and glue. Check out this easy tutorial.
The Last Pumpkin of the Year. (Make a frosty pumpkin for your winter decor.)
I refuse to decorate for Christmas prior to December 1st and I usually have a small fortune invested in real pumpkins each fall season (so I don’t want to just toss them…yet.) Here’s an easy way to take your fall pumpkins into winter. Create frosty winter pumpkins while you wait for December.