Posts Tagged ‘holidays’

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USA Patriotic Marquee

Ready to get patriotic? Here in¬†the U.S. everyone is putting up their flags, and rolling out their stars and stripes banners in preparation for our 4th of July Independence Day. I have a fun little marquee project that you can celebrate Independence Day with, then re-decorate later into a cute little “US” marquee sign celebrating […] Read more…

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DIY Workshop Virtual Party!

I’m sure you’ve noticed by now that I’m a little obsessed with my power tools; It’s no secret that I’ve been getting a little hands-on (or should that read handsy) with them lately. ūüėĬ†Well what can I say? I love beautiful things for less, that is guaranteed great quality, and that I can say I […] Read more…

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Orange Pomander + Floral Bouquet

There is something so comforting and nostalgic about the scent of pomanders (also known as cloved oranges). It seems to pair perfectly with all things¬†fall and holidays; like apple cider with cloves, mmmm and pumpkin donuts, and a curling up by a warm fire with a cozy blanket and a good book. I think the […] Read more…

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Easter Centerpiece – A Seasonal Display

Terrariums, floral bouquets, or growing displays are a few of the¬†beautiful ways to bring a touch of spring into your home, and personally I could use as much greenery as possible in my space. However as busy as my life has been, I am liable to kill even the hardiest of indoor plants or centerpieces, […] Read more…

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Chic Wrapping Paper Storage

I have a weakness for wrapping paper.¬†It’s like their pretty designs and textures just call out to me “Ursula, hey, look how cute I am…you totally want to take me home, I’m only $2!!”, and I can never resist. I can’t seem to walk into a Home Goods or a Target without walking out with […] Read more…

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The Fun In Cranberry & Popcorn Garlands

So here I am, trying not to go munch on the kettle corn garland we made the other day. I keep reminding myself that they are for my¬†Christmas centerpiece project, and not to satisfy my sweet tooth! I’m not sure it’s going to make it… ūüėÄ Have I ever mentioned that I’m a bit of […] Read more…

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Picture & Scroll Filled Ornaments

  While browsing through the Christmas section of my local craft store, a very nice woman browsing through similar items asked me if I knew anything about filling ornaments. She had questions about inserting photos into clear ornaments, and possibly¬†filling them with personal notes! Lovely ideas! A couple, which I had fortunately attempted myself. Through […] Read more…

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Gift Giving With A Personal Touch

Are you a big gift giver? For many of you that is the most exciting part of the holidays… the thought filled shopping, the pretty wrapping, and watching the excited faces of the recipients on Christmas morning. I admit my family is a bit of an anomaly in that our holidays¬†usually consist of good food, […] Read more…

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Elegant Gold Dipped Ornaments

When you’re not looking to spend a lot, but want elegant high-end Christmas ornaments, look no further than cheap plastic orbs and spray paint! It never ceases to amaze me that sometimes the cheapest items can be used to craft such beautiful things. These are 96 cent plastic ornaments, a price tag I can definitely […] Read more…

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The Thank You Jar

I want to help my children become kind, courteous, self-less little people who put one another other first.¬†Nobody pinch me, I know I’m dreaming!! But if there were ever a dream worthy of pursuit, this would be it. Being courteous isn’t much of a challenge when it is to those outside the home, but¬†sometimes we […] Read more…

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Giving Thanks Place Setting

  Of all the holidays I think Thanksgiving is the best. Well maybe it just has the potential to bring out our best if we¬†take the time to truly show our thankfulness.¬†¬†One way to do that? Individualize place mats for your Thanksgiving dinner table with a personal note! Let each of your guests and family […] Read more…

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Leaf Like Napkin Rings

Supplies: All you need is a roll or two of¬†of jewelry wire, I use Darice brand wire. I don’t make jewelry but I figured a variety of pliers and cutters could be put to good use in other projects, so I sprang for a 5 pack. I started by drawing a very loose template of […] Read more…

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Pinspired Holidays

Ok, I confess, I’m not too traditional, I tend to think of the holidays as vacation time to break out the board games, and put my feet up! *giggle* No, but on a more serious note, our family has committed to¬†keeping the holidays simple and each year giving the extra pennies that would have been […] Read more…

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The Year Round Valentine

I admit it, I’m just not the holiday celebrating type. I heard that! Your jaw just hit the floor in disbelief…sorry! I had to be honest. Love me anyway! I’ve always figured that a no-stress no-expectation approach to the holidays was ¬†best…especially for the sake of my man! *giggle* Inevitably my manly (but oh so […] Read more…

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