My dining room is too small to fit the 15 to 20 people that come over for Thanksgiving dinner, so I always host it outside on our patio. Living in Southern California, it’s usually safe to do this. However, this year there were cold temperatures (62 degrees. brrr!) and a threat of rain. (Yes, yes, […]
Pairing rustic and glam elements together: Everything looks better if you put it in a champagne bucket.
I love to play rustic items against the sparkle of silver and glass. Makes me happy and the two really play off of each other that way. I put together this little grouping of sparkly glass and silver on the buffet in our dining room. I especially love, love, love the rusticity of the sticks […]
Thanksgiving Artwork – Craft Fans & Grant Fans… unite!
I’ve got something for both groups of readers today! I just finished another piece of artwork for Thanksgiving. (I actually used the flip-side of the Raven artwork, so it’s 2 holiday art pieces in 1! I is smaaaaht!) I’m happy with how it turned out. While I was cutting out the contact paper letters**, Mitch […]
“Loco” is Spanish for “creative” right…?
I have less than a week to come up with a fabulous Thanksgiving tablescape and decor. I just reposted what I did last year, hoping to inspire someone out there in blogland, but also hoping to inspire myself. Just yesterday I was telling my friend Betsy that I needed Creative Defibrillator paddles to shock me into […]
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.
Spray painted metallic pumpkins. (Take Halloween pumpkins into Thanksgiving.)
I know Halloween is over, but don’t toss out the pumpkins!!! OK, jack-o-lanterns should all be gone by now, but any whole pumpkins you have laying around can carry you through Thanksgiving and into the first couple of days in December. You can make these shimmery metallic pumpkins by breaking the spray painting rules.
Spray paint takes Halloween into Thanksgiving…
I usually hate my mantel, but for Halloween I was pretty happy with it. I really liked all of the elements and the balance the large Raven artwork helped to create for the champagne bucket full of black sticks. Obviously I can’t leave the Raven up there, so I will need to find something else […]
The world’s easiest Glue-Gun table runner.
Yep. Seriously the easiest table runner ever. Step 1. Find two long scraps of fabric. Match up the pattern and hot glue a seam. You could use fusible webbing too, but then you’d have to find your iron. (Seriously, if the wrinkles don’t come out with a spritz of water and a quick tumble in […]
Turn Dollar Store beverage napkins into easy Halloween hurricanes.
Well, not entirely out of beverage napkins. There are a couple other things too. I’m getting ready for our Halloween party on Saturday night and I love lots of candles at my parties. On the tables… on chandeliers… in the yard… everywhere. I have a bunch of empty jars, and while I would normally just […]
More Pumpkin foolishness…. Necktie Pumpkins
Today we’re recovering pumpkins with neckties! I picked up a couple of neckties at Goodwill that I thought would fit in with my Halloween decor. I used a seam ripper to dismantle them and a rotary cutter to cut them into strips. With a dab of hot glue on the bottom of the pumpkins, I […]
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