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 […]
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.
DIY cloche from a soda bottle.
Yesterday I shared my creepy apothecary bookcase, and today I wanted to show you how to make the quick and easy craft project I added to the vignette: a diy cloche from a soda bottle. For me, the most difficult part of this project was trying to get a photo of the finished project that […]
Using Vaseline and spray paint for a shabby chic flower pot make-over.
I was going to do an April Fool’s post today, but that just seemed like to much work, so I thought I’d share this super easy tip for re-vamping a few ornate planters I had. This is the latest in my vow to work through my pot addiction… a shabby chic flower pot make over. […]
An easy spring centerpiece: Mossy Branch with paper Buds
Yesterday I showed you a tablescape that would be nice for a little Easter Brunch, especially since Easter is coming so early this year. I wanted it to feel a bit like springtime is just beginning to warm things up in the woods… which was perfect, since the big tree in our front yard was […]
Tablescape ideas for an early Easter Brunch.
Is it just me, or is Easter coming super early this year…? I feel like I will have just laundered my green “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” T-shirt and suddenly I will be needing to fill Easter baskets. In thinking about Easter Brunch, I was wondering how I was going to make it happen since I […]
Faux Foil Wrapped Chocolate Eggs
Over the weekend I was feeling a little crafty. We’ve all seen the faux foil wrapped chocolate bunnies, but how about some faux foil wrapped chocolate eggs? (And believe it or not, I did it using foil wrappers from Valentine’s Day chocolates!) Faux? Why? I’ll tell you why… because I ate a bunch of Valentine’s […]
Salvage a tarnished champagne bucket with a faux patina finish and succulents.
This was such a quick and easy project that I forgot to take photos along the way! I use champagne buckets as planters or floral containers all the time. They’re simple metal containers that I abuse until they look like this… Sometimes I leave them like this for a vintage-y look, but other times I […]
- Next Page »