Table Top Christmas Tree

Table Top Christmas Tree

I kinda got that sideways look from Barry the day he came home and saw the table top Christmas tree. I told him while he was out of town that I was going to get the tree.  He said just get someone to load it in the truck and he'd get it out when he got home. While I was looking around trying to find the perfect tree, I looked at all of them. … [Read more...]

Christmas Mantel {Deer Inspired}

Deer Mantel

Christmas Mantel deer inspired started with  my current obsession with antlers. I only purchased one thing for the mantel this year and that was a happy find. This awesome wooden deer banner was purchased just last weekend.  I wasn't looking for it, but when it found me, I knew I had to have it1 Thanks Kevin from b9Dk! I … [Read more...]

Christmas Mantel

Christmas Decor Mantel Mantle Decorating

For my mantel this year I used the following: Paper Mache Deer Fresh Greenery Faux Florals Pine Cones Vintage Silver Pieces Hymnal Banner I love the traditional colors of Christmas. The reds and greens just say Merry to me. One thing I tried this year was to add a little lime green and blue sparkle to the mantel.  Two colors that I … [Read more...]

How to Make a Natural Wreath

How to create a natural wreath

A Wintery White Wreath You will need: Vines, Twigs from your yard Florist Wire Dried Leaves A Sharpie Flat White Spray Paint Seed Pods I gathered my vines and twigs and removed all  the leaves.   My grandsons picked up fallen leaves and I placed them between the pages of a magazine until they were dry. I wrapped the vines in a … [Read more...]

Ideas for Your Holiday Table {Natural and Cheap}

Ideas for your holiday table

Just in case you still need a little something on the table. I put together a few things that I've used at Thanksgiving and Christmas on my table.     A pretty table does not have to cost a fortune. Decorating with nature is inexpensive and beautiful. I used a book page flower, coffee beans and dried hydrangeas for … [Read more...]

How to add Ribbon to Pinecones

Ribbon on Pinecones

On Monday, I baked my pinecones and on Tuesday I added some sugar and silver spice (post coming soon). Last night I dressed them up! Here's what I used: Drill / with drill bit Eye Hooks Awesome pinecones   I used a drill bit that was the same diameter as the threaded area on the hook.  Pre-drill the end of the pinecone, about … [Read more...]

Around The House – Christmas 2011

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Come on in, and welcome to the wordless home tour from pictures that I haven't posted. Thanks for visiting! Sharing at: The Inspired Room DIY by Design Dittle Dattle … [Read more...]

Planter Makeover

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Did you wonder, where that white container on my door came from.. I took this metal hanging planter from this: To this: Thanks to Krylon Dual Paint + Primer . I used a sanding block to distress it a little, I just can't handle perfect (at least not in this case). Love the white on the dark front door! While I had the paint out I … [Read more...]

Poinsettia Front Door

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I bought two poinsettias from Walmart last week.  Then I came up with the idea of using them at the front door, so I went back for two more.  I was pleasantly surprised to find them for 50% off, I got four.  Now I have a total of six :) Right Side of entrance. Left Side I'm glad all my plants have filled in.  The green looks so good with the … [Read more...]

Floral Craft

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It doesn't take much to make a pretty arrangement. Are you getting ready for Christmas? It seems like time really flies this time of the year! I had all the ingredients, except the candles.  I have found that growing asparagus ferns and ivy comes in really handy.  I love that my knock out roses are still blooming too! Goodwill Dessert … [Read more...]

Acorns, Corks and Sticks

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Setting a Natural Thanksgiving Table Sometimes you don't have to look very far or even leave your house to add that "little extra" to your dining table. I thought about spray painting these acorns, but how could I...with those beautiful natural colors. Save your corks, there's so many things you can do with them. You can always find a … [Read more...]

A Nest for All Seasons

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One simple natural element, oh the possibilities! The idea started with a magazine copy cat challenge. More about that at the end. Spring And I thought, why stop there. I wanted to show how you can reuse the nest for each season. Summer By combining the starfish, nest and white dishes, you have a summer look. Same place card (a … [Read more...]

Spooky Mantel

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A few changes to bring in the spirit of Halloween! There's nothing like a noisy lightening storm to spookify the night. And nothing scares me more than a spider (except a snake)! Pumpkins aren't the only ones sporting a spooky smile these days. How about a stroll through the graveyard? Shadows can play with your mind, sometimes I'm … [Read more...]

White Pumpkins

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Recycle those orange pumpkins from last year.  Just a little spray paint works every time!   Glue, tape, wire on some styrofoam and cover with moss. Spray paint old pumpkins from a Goodwill wreath. I used craft paint for the stem. Separate your dried materials, you'll need some for both sides. Add some fun flat mushrooms. I … [Read more...]