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 it1Thanks 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...]

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 bitEye HooksAwesome 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


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


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


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


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


Setting a Natural Thanksgiving TableSometimes 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


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

Spooky Mantel


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


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...]