pumpkin topiary embroidery hoop pumpkins

Pumpkin Topiary & Embroidery Hoop Pumpkins

Make a pumpkin topiary with matching embroidery hoop pumpkins for your fall decor! These are easy to make using an old sweater and some dollar store pumpkins. This is a quick upcycle project that only takes a few supplies.

wine serving tray with pumpkin insert recycled project

Wine Serving Tray With Pumpkin Insert-Recycled Project

A Wine Serving Tray with Pumpkin Insert is an easy upcyled project. You can easily give a new look to a thrift store tray with paint, twine, and an upcycled pumpkin insert.I found this yellow tray at my local Goodwill a few months ago. If you’ve followed the blog for long, you know I love giving makeovers to old trays. I’m working my way through the stash of them that I have and trying not to buy any more until I’ve used these up. But, if I find one that I really like, I’m not saying I won’t buy it!

halloween witch wreath

Halloween Witch Wreath

This Easy Halloween Witch Wreath was made with mostly items from the dollar store and didn’t take long at all to put together. It’s easy to create a one of a kind, budget friendly wreath.

tv tray table makeover

TV Tray Table Makeover

Giving these old TV Tray Tables a fresh new look with a simple makeover means they won’t be hidden away now. I’ve had these trays for years and they do come in handy at times, but they were in need of a new look. A couple of coats of paint and stencils took them from looking old and dated to fresh and new.

making a fall tic tac toe board

Making a Fall Tic Tac Toe Board

This is a fun and easy way to make a fall tic tac toe board game. Using a thrifted tray, paint, and craft pumpkins and pine cones, a plain tray is easily transformed into a fun board game for fall decor.

spring flowers made using plastic spoons, crafts, how to, repurposing upcycling

Spring Flowers Made Using Plastic Spoons

Using plastic spoons for crafts is nothing new, but it's something that I hadn't done, so I thought I'd give it a try. Making flowers seemed like a good first time spoon craft for me. They are easy to put together and I've got several ideas in mind for using them in my spring time decor.

welcome pineapple door decor

Welcome Pineapple Door Decor

Pineapple Decor is found in many homes in the south and that’s especially true in Charleston. The traditions surrounding using pineapples to show hospitality are varied, but they all involve welcoming guests into our homes. Making a Welcome Pineapple Door Decor piece was a simple craft that took very little time and it’s a great alternative to a traditional door wreath.

how to make a simple wired ribbon bow for wreaths

How To Make a Simple Wired Ribbon Bow for Wreaths

Making a bow doesn’t have to be challenging. I’ve been making bows following a simple method for a long time. An easy way to make one is to start with wired ribbon. The method can be used for non-wired ribbon, but it doesn’t hold the shape as well. This easy step by step guide will have you making bows in no time!

vintage vanity makeover

Vintage Vanity Makeover

Giving this vintage vanity a makeover was a project that I put off for a couple of months after I brought it home with me. I debated on how I wanted to give it a new look.

thrift store find flip

Thrift Store Find Flip

I was excited when I found a small, folding piano stool at my local Goodwill store. I’ve just finished giving a makeover to a large vanity and I needed a small stool to go with it. I looked on line, but I wasn’t thrilled with the prices. I took a chance that I might find something suitable at Goodwill and when I spotted the piano stool for $7.99, I was glad I made the trip to the store. I had an idea of how I wanted the stool to look and I knew with a quick makeover, this stool would be perfect.

Beverly Roderick at Across the Blvd
Beverly Roderick at Across the Blvd
About meI'm a former teacher and avid sports fan who enjoys crafting, decorating my home and thrift store shopping. I love sharing easy DIY ideas on my blog.