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How to Make a Quote Wall Plaque

After 13 years of marriage and five moves, we finally found our dream home, which means my little guy will soon be getting a real nursery! It will be a few more weeks before we can actually move in, but… Continue Reading →

How To Make a Temporary Tiered Serving Plate

Recently I gave you a simple yet chic idea for transforming plain glass vases into perfectly coordinating pieces for any entertaining theme. I’m so into cheap and easy these days, I thought you might like to know my other secret… Continue Reading →

Create Custom Vases for Any Tabletop

I’ve been collecting lots of thrift store glass pieces the last six months: milk glass, sherbet cups, candlestick holders, and plain old glass vases–almost all of it under $1 a piece. It’s so great to have on hand when I… Continue Reading →

Faux Brushed Nickel Letter Tutorial

Happy Valentine’s day! Have you noticed the trend in home decor of using metal letters? Those letters are so expensive, but I really wanted the look for my Valentine’s table. These “XO” faux brushed nickel letters are perfect for Love… Continue Reading →

Up-Cycled Christmas Napkin Rings & Place Cards

I am loving all the burlap that’s being used lately for quick and easy home decor projects! I recently made a red burlap table runner and had some burlap left over, so I used my scraps to make matching napkin… Continue Reading →

How to Gild a Pumpkin for a Festive Fall Centerpiece

Recently I found some inexpensive fake pumpkins for my fall centerpiece, but some of them looked as cheap as the price. I decided to try dressing one up with gilding liquid–this is cool stuff! It’s easy to use, too. Here’s… Continue Reading →

Aged Halloween Potion Bottle Labels

I’ve been working on spookifying my house for Halloween, and my favorite look has to be the vintage Halloween style. It’s somehow creepier if it’s old, right? Here’s how you can take ordinary household items and create vintage “potion” bottles… Continue Reading →

Easy Fall Centerpiece Idea

Our family recently moved to a new home which we are renting, completely furnished. Fabulous, considering we’re only here a year and didn’t want to bring all our stuff with us. What’s not so fabulous is not having all my… Continue Reading →

Easy Magnetic Clip Tutorial

I love back-to-school shopping with my kids because I always get inspired to organize my workspace when all the desk supplies are on sale! I found darling little hinge clips that I turned into even cuter magnet clips. These are… Continue Reading →

Easy Recipe Card Holder

It’s wedding season! I love going to bridal showers and seeing all the fun and creative gifts for the happy couple. If you’re looking for an inexpensive yet thoughtful shower gift, here’s one that costs only about $1 and takes… Continue Reading →

Easy Scrap Gift Bows

It seems like gift-giving season is upon us with Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, wedding and baby showers, graduation…that’s a lot of presents to wrap! I love the presentation of a gift–that’s half the fun for me. I’ve noticed a trend… Continue Reading →

Sweet and Simple Mother’s Day Vase

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, so I put together a quick and easy Mother’s Day vase that would be a sweet gift or an easy centerpiece for a Mother’s Day brunch. At least I know I’d like to… Continue Reading →

Turn a Bed Sheet into a Shower Curtain

I’ve been needing a new shower curtain for a long time, but I couldn’t find what I wanted for the price I wanted to pay. I recently updated my duvet cover for my bed, and the old cover was a… Continue Reading →

Embroidery Hoop Valentine Art

This project has got to go in history as one of my least expensive crafts ever! And one of the quickest to make, too. Here are my instructions for a fun Valentine’s decoration that won’t break your budget and you… Continue Reading →

Altered Window Message Board

It’s January, so of course I have organization on the brain! My fridge gets so cluttered that I decided to make a message board to hold wedding invitations, baby announcements, party invitations, etc. using an old wooden window frame saved… Continue Reading →

Christmas Card Garland Tutorial

Each year I look forward to receiving Christmas cards and pictures from my friends and loved ones. Sometimes that’s the only time I get to see them all year! So I really love to display each card, but more and… Continue Reading →

Embroidered Fall Leaf Pillow

I’m never sure what to do during that awkward period between Halloween decor and Christmas decor. I need something fall-ish. Something to keep those beautiful autumn leaf colors around a little longer. A little wool felt, a pillow form, and… Continue Reading →

How To Decoupage Halloween Pumpkins

Eek! My son just got a tarantula for his birthday this week, so now his arachnophobic mother has spiders on the brain. I think I see them everywhere. That was the inspiration for this decoupage pumpkin, covered in (once again)… Continue Reading →

Create a Book Page Table Runner

Autumn was in the air today and I felt the urge to add a little fall decor to my home. I had a few fall picks and candles, but I wanted a table runner to arrange them on, and I… Continue Reading →

Wipe Off Weekly Menu Board

I am a meal planner. I refuse to go grocery shopping without my week’s worth of meals planned out and list made. (It’s either that or wander aimlessly around the grocery store for two hours and then make ten more… Continue Reading →

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