Sprucing… get it? (Sorry.) Yesterday I shared how much I love the Christmas tree clippings that you can get at your local tree lot, and showed you the little “planters” I made using the cuttings. Using the same cuttings, it’s very easy to take a cheap, cheesy plastic garland and make it look spectacular. This […]
I have mentioned how much I love me some sticks, but I also love Christmas Tree lots and their bounty of free evergreen clippings! Even if your family has an artificial tree, you can still cruise by the lot and ask for some of the extra Christmas tree clippings. Your local lot is busy selling […]
This cute Christmas topiary made from yarn is easy to do and fun to make. Several of them together make a cute centerpiece. Seriously, if this takes you longer than 5 minutes to put together I would be very surprised.
Happy Friday! I am waking up in the rainy and gorgeous Portland, Oregon area today! While I’m off visiting friends, I wanted to share a Quickie-Make-Over with you. I hope it isn’t blasphemous to refer to any nativity as a crappy nativity, but that’s kind of what this one from the Dollar Store started out […]
If you’re like me, you love photos of your friends and family around you. If you’re like my husband, you complain that you can’t move around the house for fear of knocking over row after row of framed photos like so many dominoes. Compromise! Practicality wins out, except during the month of December. I bring […]
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.
A glittery, pedestal pumpkin made from odds and ends and thrift shop items.
How to make an easy DIY hanging centerpiece. A few boards, some rope and a bit of creativity make up an elegant, but rustic focal point for Thanksgiving dinner.
When a big wind storm blew a ton of bark off our tree, I decided to upcycle some glass jars and make tree bark hurricane lanterns and candle holders.
The other week I shared how I fixed chewed up, grody planters and then made lit, spider topiaries for them. As promised, here’s how I made the hanging lanterns for the center, just using empty glass jars. We all have eleventy billion empty jars laying around, right? Here’s a simple way to get another use […]