I've gotten a bit homesick missing Oklahoma after moving to South Texas. It didn't seem like not having proper seasons would bother me but it does. I miss snuggling in a throw on the sofa with a hot mug of something and turning on the heater for the first time! Knowing good and well that it isn't going to snow here I decided to make my own snowy bit of decor with the added bonus of twinkle lights. Who can resist twinkle lights?
It's time to start getting those Christmas gifts in order! A lot of my crafty friends love to scrapbook so I have put together a fun little gift idea that will help them with their scrapbooking and looks so pretty that you don't even need to wrap it!
I'm such a cheapskate...there I said it! Tho I really wanted one of those elves, just couldn't bring myself to shell out thirty dollars to buy one. I even have a Pinterest Board totally dedicated to the little fellow! So, I made my own elf for only ONE DOLLAR and isn't he just the cutest!!! I went to the good 'ole Dollar Store and purchased a doll with a big head. Took her home, pulled her apart, rewired her, cut up and sewed some left over material I had into tubes. Reassembled (not using her arms and legs but the wire ones I made) and TA DA, my very own pixie was born. Now as soon as I give him a name, he'll receive his Christmas magic and he'll be able to fly to the North Pole each night to tell Santa Claus about all of the day's adventures. And each morning, he'll return to a new perch to watch the fun. There are two simple rules when it comes to having an elf. 1st an elf cannot be touched, Christmas magic is very fragile and if an elf is touched it may lose that magic and be unable to fly back to the North Pole. 2nd an elf cannot speak or move while anyone in the house is awake, it's his job to watch and listen. The elf is a special scout sent from the North Pole to help Santa Claus manage his naughty and nice lists. He typically appears in his family's home around Thanksgiving and then on Christmas Eve, he returns to the North Pole with Santa Claus... until next year!
If you need a last minute table centerpiece, holiday gift or even something simple that the older kids can make, these candy cane Christmas candle sticks are perfect! All the supplies can be purchased at the dollar store! FULL POST WITH FREE PATTERN HERE
These little Christmas trees with string lights are my favorite kind of project for this time of the year. They're quick, super easy to make and look amazing as part of your table decor, on the mantle or even a window sill.
I have wanted a conservatory/display case/terrarium or whatever you call it forever!
After seeing how to make one with old picture frames in Country Living Magazine, I thought I may have a chance at making one.
So hiding in the corner of this estate sale was a vintage wooden ironing board. After a few minutes of haggling, the seller was worn down and let it go for $20. I had some idea of what I wanted to do but researched what ideas Hometalk and Pinterest might have. Bunches. With Christmas fast approaching I narrowed my search to Santa. Here is my version.
Hi Hometalkers!You know, the holidays are getting really close and I needed to make the rest of the decorations now so I'm ready to decorate for the holidays, right! Well, I was going through my holiday craft/diy material (I'm still purging) when I remembered these candy canes and why I saved them. This is what I made...
I am so excited to participate in this fabulous Lamps Plus / Hometalk challenge. I was provided with a beautiful fillable glass lamp, and decided to decorate it with my favorite glitter in glass ornaments and a cute snowflake bunting. These lamps are so much fun, and you can change the look of yours with ease!
I have the perfect reason for you to hang on to all those Amazon boxes... You can use the large pieces to create an amazing cardboard Christmas village like this one. The best thing about this projects, is you probably already have everything you need to make this!
Wow - it is that time all ready. Time to think about the holidays and gift giving. I have a teenage boy and as he gets older I have a much harder time purchasing non-electronic (items with screens) gifts and also ones that don't cost hundreds of dollars (gaming systems). This year, for one of his gifts I am combining a few of his favorite things in a drinkable mason jar. I sure hope he likes it! There are so many ways to personalize mason jars and make unique gifts. I probably spent a little more on this gift because it was for my son, but I also think a mason jar filled with candy and a gift card or other small gift would be much appreciated by any teenage boy.
I can't get enough of little seasonal decorations. We're big fans of Santa in this house and as I was putting some crafting frames away, it occurred to me that they looked like a belt buckle. Santa's belt buckle became an obvious craft for them!
This is a scene I created at my front door for Christmas. It's a covered porch. I found the wagon at an estate sale in years past and grouped together things I've had and love. As the seasons change, I change it out.
Ever want to change up your Christmas tree but don't want to break the bank?This Beautiful Silver and White Christmas tree is decorated entirely from The DOLLAR STORE! Can you believe it, this entire tree is decorated with only Dollar Store Ornaments!? Guess how much I actually spent/used for this tree? Spoiler alert it is a lot less than you might think it would cost to decorate a whole tree! You will have watch to find out how much I spent.
Ladders are versatile decor for your home - from blanket ladders, to chandeliers they are popping up all over your favorite stores! However, they can be pricey for vintage ones since they have grown in popularity, or if you find one it may not even fit your space. The solution - DIY a rustic ladder to the height and width you'd like! This is a super easy build you can do at home, they'd even make great gifts for the holiday.
This was my first galvanized project and I have to admit I am hooked. Especially since I was able to age the metal using vinegar.
I used tin snips to cut the metal sheet. Also make sure to use gloves due to the sharp edges.
What embraces decorating the holidays more than lights! I wanted to create something for a dark corner in my family room...something magical! I had an idea what I was going to do, and started going through my Christmas bins looking for inspiration!
A super easy and fun Christmas tree that shines with LEDs! It fits right in with any rustic or modern decor and can be used mounted on a wall, on a table and even in a window!