• DIY Cookie Cutter Garland

    Today I am sharing with you how I made this  simple and quick Cookie cutter garland for my home this year! I mean we all love cookies don’t we? And Christmas is the cookie baking time of the year so this cookie cutter garland is simply a way to start the cookie baking season. Or maybe to display your favorite cookie cutters, new or vintage.  I love the simplicity and texture that this cookie cutter garland adds to a space. Plus it looks adorable in the kitchen! I think you could make so many variations to this garland as well! I normally start thinking about my Christmas decor long before…

  • DIY Button Garland for the Christmas Tree

    When I was growing up my mom would make a popcorn garland to go on our tree. When I was old enough I would help her make it. I can still remember how much it hurt my fingers to push that needle through some of the tougher popcorn pieces. One year we tried to save the popcorn garland. We put it in Tupperware, but a mouse got into it and ate the popcorn.   It was a long process stringing all of the popcorn, but the end result was worth it. I really liked how the white of the popcorn went with the red cranberry garland and the green of the Christmas…

  • DIY: Faux Birch Sticks

    Do you love the look of birch in holiday decorations? I sure do! Unfortunately there are no birch trees any where near my house that I could borrow from to add to my decorations. Buying birch logs at the the craft stores can get a bit pricey. So I was excited when I found this Embossed Birch Gift Wrap! I knew that I could make my own DIY faux birch sticks.   Here are the Supplies that you will need to make the Faux Birch sticks. Birch Embossed Gift Wrap sticks of varying sizes glue paint brush   Take your stick and place it on top of the inside of the wrapping paper.…

  • $2 Thanksgiving Pillow

    I just happened to be in Walmart the other day and I came across this adorable tea towel for only $2! I loved it, but I knew that if I used it for its intended purposes that it would not stay looking so nice and cute. Especially since it is mostly white, it would be begging to be touched by little sticky hands. I grabbed it and figured I could figure out a way to use it. Once I got home I got the idea to turn it into a pillow and use it as part of my Thanksgiving decorations. I am all about quick and easy projects. With two little kids I…

  • DIY Galvanized Pumpkin

    A few weekends ago when we were working on our basement remodel  we were in the process of putting the new air ducts in. When I say we, I really mean Tad. He has done 99% of the work so far. I am more of the design and decorate part of the remodel. He is the demolition and build part. So right now there isn’t much for me to do since Tad is working on framing and plumbing. I do help hold things up when he calls for assistance. It was during one of these assisting times where I noticed  some discarded venting laying on the floor. Having fall fever, I…

  • DIY Pumpkin Sign

    Hey Friends! I am sharing one of my first DIY home projects that I did when we are newly married. Ya know how it can be when you are first married and money is tight. In the small town of Little Falls, Minnesota each September they have this wonderful Craft Fair that literally fills the downtown streets with vendor booths and more people then you can count. It was like the kick off to the fall season there and was a highly anticipated event for us. Oddly I only have one picture from all the years of going. It is from the year that we made and sold homemade caramel corn…

  • How to save on wall hooks

    When I was working on my Coastal Bathroom for the One Room Challenge. I hunted for the perfect style hook to hang towels on, that would go with the theme and feel of the room. I like my themes to be recognized but subtle at the same time. I came across several hooks that I really liked, like these hooks from Anthropologie. At $18 each I kept looking. I didn’t want to spend a large portion of my budget on wall hooks. These hooks were a bit better on my budget at $9.95 each, but I kept searching and I am so happy that I did.   I came across this…