The temperature here has been frigid lately. It’s going to stay under 20 degrees for at least another week. Ugh. However, its the perfect weather for ice projects. I’ve been wanting to make ice lanterns for some time now. I like to make ice projects every winter. My first one was this beautiful ice wreath. Fun fact: The ice wreath was also my very first post on this blog. These lanterns are created very similarly […]
About a week ago, I posted on Facebook asking if anyone still would like a Christmas tree who hadn’t decorated one. I said I would provide all the decor (excluding lights) and only had a few requirements for the tree itself. My friend Adam ended up being the recipient of the tree that I have named Disco Reindeer. I’m so pleased with how it turned out…finally. Yes, finally. So, Disco Reindeer was originally going to […]
Almost every year, I decorate my friends Christmas tree. We’ve done a lot of wild themes over the years. This year he requested his tree be decorated like a giant pineapple and covered in fruit! He loves pineapples. It’s his thing, currently. He has pineapple decor, tote bags and clothing. So, this pineapple tree is very fitting. At first, I wasn’t sold on this idea, but he insisted. I’m glad he did! I love how […]
This year I decided to create my own holiday windows after being disappointed by the Macy’s State Street Chicago rehash of their 2016 holiday windows. In this mini-doc, Enero from www.pillbox79.com beautifully captured the creation process and the final window unveiling. My intention is/was to bring some joy and magic to all who pass by. I hope this video delights and inspires you this holiday season. This project is very special to me. Please share.
If you’re looking for a quick, festive and inexpensive centerpiece for the holidays, this candy cane vase DIY is perfect for you! It’s so easy to throw together. First, wrap around the top and bottom of a cylinder vase (or jar) that is slightly smaller than a candy cane with double sided tape. Then, place a rubber band around the center of the jar. Begin placing cane canes underneath the rubber band and pushing them […]
It’s the holidays! Bring on the bling with these gem covered lollipops. Aren’t they delicious?! First, trace a circle onto a piece of foam board. I traced around a salad plate. I saved some money on my foam board by picking it up from the dollar store. Carefully cut out the circle using an utility knife. Mark the center with a pencil. Use the center point as a guide to draw on candy swirls. Try […]
I’ve been wanting to make a peace sign wreath for awhile. I’m so pleased with how it turned out. This project is extremely inexpensive and easy to make. When I spotted these two faux pine wreaths at Dollar Tree a few weeks ago, I knew this would be the perfect project to kick off my Christmas posting. I picked up a 15in wreath and a 18in one. Using a pair of wire cutters, I cut […]
Watch the video below to learn how to make decorative pillows out of placemats. Yes, placemats! Following my easy steps is sure to lead you to pillow perfection!
I wanted a new doormat to welcome guests during autumn. I love a DIY doormat. One of the very first projects I created on this blog was a Personalized Doormat. They’re easy to decorate and a wonderful way to personalize your entryway. I picked up this natural tan mat from my local hardware store. You can also give a worn out existing mat a facelift using this technique. First, I spray painted it gold. After the gold […]
Save those Halloween candy wrappers! You’ll need them for this DIY cart. Luckily, I have a friend on the inside who scored me these Tootsie Roll Pop wrappers. This wheeled cart is perfect for Halloween, but with different styling can be used year round. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post to see the cart decked out this way. Ok, friends, I must admit this project is a little more complex and […]