Spring Porch & Burlap Deco Mesh Wreath

Spring Burlap Deco Mesh Wreath

I have to admit the big, ornate deco mesh wreaths, although impressive and pretty, aren’t usually my taste. But when they came out with the burlap deco mesh, they grew on me. This was the first one I’ve made and it was surprisingly easy and the metal wreath forms are so inexpensive! I wasn’t prepared […]

Shabby Chic Spring Mantel {and How-To Make a Moss Wreath}

Shabby Chic Spring Mantel {and How-To Make a Moss Wreath}

I met a longtime friend who’s about to have her first baby any day now for lunch in the city last week. I went early since the area where we met for lunch has fabulous shopping (my favorite running store, a 2-story Michael’s, Nordstrom Rack, Whole Foods…and that’s just half of what’s in that “strip […]

Whimsical Christmas Mantel

Whimsical Christmas Mantel

We’re not doing a big tree this year for three reasons: (1) We’re not going to be home, (2) We desperately need a new one, (3) We have a 21 month old who loves to destroy things. So we have a cute little table top 3 foot white Charlie Brown tree on a desk. So […]

8 Simple Ideas for the Holiday Season

8 Simple Ideas for the Holiday Season

Here are 8 simple ideas you may have missed in years’ past. Just click on the image to go straight to the tutorial. DIY Felt Poinsettias on Striped Yarn Wreath Chocolate Peppermint Layer Brownies (these are SO good!) Christmas Mantel (Costco still has the swag and garland this year!) Last Minute DIY Teacher’s Gifts Easy […]

Starburst Ornament Wreath

Starburst Ornament Wreath

Every year I mean to make one of these and never get around to it. This year, I finally did, thanks to seeing the gorgeous one Melissa made over at The Happier Homemaker. I did mine on a foam wreath because it’s what I had on hand and added a fun starburst effect. Then I […]

Burlap & Fabric Flower Wreath Giveaway!

Burlap & Fabric Flower Wreath Giveaway

Who could use a pop of bright color on their front door with Winter coming so soon? I wrapped this wreath in strips of burlap and then hand-sewed a few fabric yo-yos and a muslin flower to adorn it. Then I sewed a sash to create the turquoise bow and painted a canvas flag with […]

Glitter & Gilding “Give Thanks” Mantel


This mantel was really easy to put together and I love how classy it came out despite being so simple. I also love that the only thing I bought was the pumpkins! Everything else was already in my craft room. For the leaves on the grapevine wreath, I used my Silhouette Cameo machine to cut […]

Spring Hydrangea Grapevine Wreath

I made this wreath last Spring and shared but I had a lot less readers back then so I thought I’d update this post and re-share.  In our old house, the sun shine strong on the front door and it faded the letters so bad the wreath wasn’t pretty enough to keep after the season […]

Winter Welcome Wreath

This Welcome Wreath is a makeover of the Monogram Christmas Wreath I did a few Christmas’s ago. I started by carefully tearing everything off the grapevine wreath. Then, using Mod Podge, I changed the “W” to black glitter. I pulled the red and green buttons off the no-sew muslin flowers (you can find the tute […]

DIY Poinsettia Felt Flowers {on Striped Yarn Wreath}


I vividly remember making these Poinsettia flowers out of construction paper as a kid and I thought they might be super cute in felt so I headed to Hobby Lobby for all the stuff I’d need to make what I had pictured in my head.  I doesn’t always happen this way, but it came out […]