Happy September. Fall is fast approaching. I’ve decided to embrace the changing of the season by crafting up this “Welcome Home” sign using FolkArt brand stencils and some of my favorite fall colored FolkArt acrylic paints. I just love how it turned out. With my new sign surrounded by a few strategically placed accessories, I’m ready for hay rides, candy apples and pumpkin spiced lattes! Disclosure: Some supplies have been provided by Plaid, and I…Continue reading Fall Welcome Home Sign
Hello, Gators! Happy August. Wowzers, summer seems to be flying by. Sorry I missed a July posting here, but hopefully you are following along with all things Slumbering Alligator over on my Facebook and Instagram accounts. I’m always up to something! I am so excited to be sharing this Shibori tablecloth I made using Plaid Crafts Fabric Creations Soft Fabric Ink. I’m absolutely in love with how it turned out. Although it might look difficult, it…Continue reading Fabric Creations Soft Fabric Ink Shibori Tablecloth
I can’t believe it’s June already. The calendar may say June, but the weather here in Chicago hasn’t felt much like it. On a gloomy and unseasonably cold day last week, my friend and I seized the day with some rock painting. It was the perfect project for the day and now (on a much warmer day) I’m enjoying our newly painted rocks out in the garden. Thankfully, I didn’t have to travel far for my rock…Continue reading Rock Painting
Hey, Gators! Happy May. I hope you’ve had a great month. I’m so excited to be sharing this colorful glittered serving tray I created using FolkArt Color Shift and Glitterific paints. Look at all that sparkle! If you’ve never used Color Shift or Glitterific paints, I highly recommend it. I love both products individually, but such great results can be created when used together. Here’s what the serving tray looked like before its makeover. It…Continue reading Glittered Serving Tray
Hey, Gators! Happy April. As promised, you’ll be able to find new projects here monthly. I’m super thrilled to be sharing this home decor project using Mod Podge Ultra with you. Disclosure: Some supplies have been provided by Plaid, and I have received compensation for this post. Project idea and opinions are my own. As you know, I love all things handmade. I’ve filled my home with items I have handcrafted. These one of a kind…Continue reading Modern Rustic 3D Wood Wall Art using Mod Podge Ultra
Hello! Happy March. Wow, it’s been a minute since my last post! Thank you to all of you who follow me on Facebook and Instagram. I (try to) post on my social media accounts daily. As some of you know, after completing a year of weekly projects (MONDAYS WITH MARK), I took a break from posting regularly here. The good news is that I’ll be posting more often here again. Yes, new projects are on…Continue reading Treetopia Rainbow St. Patrick’s Day Wreath
Wowzers! I’ve decorated a lot of Christmas trees over the years, but its been a minute since I did a Christmas tree recap post. In fact, I haven’t done one since…2015!!!! Check out the first O Christmas Tree, Tree, Tree, Tree, Tree, Tree… post, then scroll for all the festive fun since then. This beauty entitled “Moroccan Around the Christmas Tree” featured handmade moroccan lantern ornaments, oversized stars and lots of gold accents. Look at that over-the-top…Continue reading O Christmas Tree, Tree, Tree, Tree, Tree, Tree…Part 2
Hey, Gators! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I’m definitely getting in the holiday spirit. My backyard, front entry and a portion of my home are all decked out for Christmas. I also created this sparkly snowflake door hanger to GIVEAWAY! Yes, you could win this + a $20 Starbucks gift card. Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on 12/3/18. ‘Tis the season of giving after all! Details on how to enter can be found…Continue reading Snowflake Door Hanger
Hello, Gators! I told you I’d be back before the month’s end with more Halloween goodness. This year instead of a Christmas window display, I’ve decided to create a Halloween window. My friend Enero from Pillbox79 beautifully captured the window story, construction and reveal. Please watch the video below and feel free to SHARE. Happy Halloween!
Hello, Gators! It’s been a minute, but surprise, its me again! I just couldn’t pass up another opportunity to partner up with my friends over at Treetopia. I had so much fun this past June creating my Treetopia Pride Wreath: Alligators in Love, I instantly said yes when they contacted me. Not only did they ask me to participate in their Halloween DIY Queens… and Kings blog hop with all of these talented influencers, but my post was…Continue reading Halloween Tree: Treetopia DIY Queens… and Kings!