When I was seventeen, my mom gave me a Singer sewing machine for Christmas. And even though I was really happy to finally have one of my own, my fear of using a sewing machine, paired with a severe lack of motivation to learn the basics, resulted in that lovely gift sitting unused for years.However, a few months ago, all of that changed! Because I wanted to make a decorative banner for our wedding, I decided to wipe the dust off of my untouched sewing machine and learn a thing or two about how it worked.After viewing a couple of YouTube tutorials, I felt confident enough to give my first project a try, and, to my surprise, it was a success! Turns out, using a sewing machine isn't as scary or complicated as I'd convinced myself it would be.Anyway, after the success of that project, I knew it wouldn't be long before I turned to my Singer again, which brings us to the purpose of this post!
Anyone who's ever watched Fixer Upper or is familiar with Joanna Gaines' style knows how much of an impact a set of worn-out books can have. By simply mixing a bunch of different sizes and colours together, you can create one-of-a-kind looks that pack a punch!Anyway, today I'm going to show you how easy it is to incorporate old books into your Christmas decor. To find out how you can use them to create an illuminated, miniature Christmas tree for your home, check out the quick and easy tutorial below.
Over the last few days, I've thrown myself head-first into everything related to the Christmas holidays. I've finished my shopping, all of my decorations have been pulled out of storage and scattered around our house, and, of course, a number of festive DIYs have already been completed.If you enjoy the holidays and everything they have to offer as much as I do, check out the tutorial I put together below. I guarantee you'll love it!
Raise your hand if the thought of clutter drives you absolutely insane! Lately, I've been on a mission to rid our house of unnecessary clutter, and whenever I come across it, I can't help but go into "trash or donate" mode.So, when I was cleaning out our storage space a couple of weeks ago and came across a dusty container of unused Christmas bulb ornaments, I knew I had to do something about them. If they'd never been used, what was the point of holding on to them, right? However, rather than not getting my money's worth out of the bulbs and hauling them off to Value Village, I decided to dive into my Pinterest boards to find a project that would put them to good use.