Category Archives: DIY Projects

Hostess Gift – Pumpkin Flower Arrangement

If you’re heading off to spend Thanksgiving at a friends’ or family member’s house, it’s always a good idea to bring a hostess gift. It could be as simple as a bottle of wine, or something you’ve made, like this DIY flower arrangement. You can make this in a hollowed out pumpkin or squash, or […]

DIY Geometric Candle Holders

I found these simple wood candle holders at Crate & Barrel for just under $5 each.  Instantly I knew they would make a perfect project jazzed up with a little metallic paint for our Thanksgiving table setting this year. I love to host parties and especially love to make the decorations around the main event […]

DIY Autumn Flower Bouquet

I love having fresh flowers in my house. It instantly brightens my day and puts a smile on my face. I find something really therapeutic about removing leaves, trimming stems and arranging floral bouquets (is that weird?), to the point where I’ve day dreamed about opening up a little flower shop, just so I can […]

Mummy Pillow

One of my good friends who recently moved away came back to town for a quick visit and we did what we normally do when we’re together –  we crafted and shopped for things we don’t need (I’m good at that). We spotted a version of this adorable mummy pillow at Pottery Barn while perusing […]

Halloween Burlap Table Runner

I’m in full Halloween mode here at my house and I don’t mess around. It took everything in me not to deck out our entire house with pumpkins and Halloween decorations once September first rolled around (not joking). I did however wait until the season officially changed to deck out the house and get cracking […]

DIY Headboard

  I made this headboard for my guest room bed over a year ago and still love it. Even though it has been a while, I wanted to still post this for all of you brave DIY souls out there trying to spruce up a boring bed. The total cost for all of the supplies was […]

Easy Cake Decorating

I’ve always been big on birthday cakes for family and friends. I used to bake a cake for every friend on their special day, during my college years. I never really decorated it, just did a fancy swooshing number with the frosting to make it look extra special. Now, as a wife and mother of […]

Pastel Vases, Upcycled

  We had our pre-Easter egg hunt brunch this past Sunday with friends and family. Each year, as all the kids get another year older, the hunt becomes a little bit more exciting. Last year Oliver was more interested in collecting rocks in his Easter basket than eggs. This year, he successfully found 4 Easter […]

Fabric Lined Envelopes & Cards

I made these fabric cards a couple of weeks ago with the intent of sending them to family and friends before Valentine’s Day. I loved the idea of them so much I plan on making a few sets as “Thank You” cards and note cards to send out throughout the year. With the scraps of […]

Homemade Vanilla Extract Kit

If you’re still looking for a fun and inexpensive gift idea for a friend, especially a friend who loves to bake, make them a Homemade Vanilla Extract Kit. It couldn’t be easier to throw together. All you’ll need is a bottle with a nice secure top. I found these glass bottles with a rubber top […]