Since I’ve barely started my Christmas shopping, I really shouldn’t be thinking ahead to how I’m going to wrap the gifts. But that’s the mind of a crafty procrastinator! You may remember how over the summer I shared how to make these scrapbook paper gift bags on Tatertots and Jello. With prime gift-giving season upon us, […]

These handpainted Christmas gift tags are an adorable way to mark those special presents from Santa under the tree. I first shared this project last year on the DecoArt blog, but it was so cute, I didn’t want you to miss it. It was the perfect thing to share for this month’s Celebrations of Home seasonal roundup […]

I know one super fan who is going to completely geek out over this Boba Fett Star Wars sign. In my son’s mind, no character is cooler than Boba Fett, the bounty hunter who captured Han Solo in The Empire Strikes Back. Come on — he has a jet pack! And he’s so tough Darth […]

These personalized whiskey glasses are the perfect handmade gift for your BFF or partner in crime. You could buy a set for $40 or make a knockoff version for much less, including the cost of your craft supplies. I’m sharing a simple tutorial to make these glasses today as part of the 5th Annual Handmade Holidays […]

I used to get exasperated when I’d go into stores and see their Christmas displays out when I was still wearing shorts and flip flops. But now that I’m a blogger, I have to work ahead on most of my holiday crafting and decorating. So, I’m thankful for those early displays that let me work ahead […]

I have had a thing for gold and antique brass since before it was trendy again. Goldtones pair really well with the vintage, eclectic decor I have throughout my house, especially in our vintage meets modern living room. So when I saw the Gold Stag Decoupage Paper from DecoArt, I knew I had to find […]

Halloween craft ideas don’t get much easier than this! These batty ghosts are quick and easy to make — and so stinking cute! I was inspired to make these vampire ghosts after seeing a tutorial in the free Halloween ebook from Make It: Fun® Crafts. I decided to make some batty ghosts to hang on some […]

I have the Midas touch. It seems I can’t touch anything without wanting to make it gold or silver or copper… My friend, Sara, from Major Hoff Takes a Wife challenged a bunch of bloggers to see what we could make with liquid gilding. This stuff. Precious metal in a bottle. You can find a link […]

I just love Halloween: the decorating, the dressing up, the tricks and yes, the treats! This white chocolate Halloween party mix is one of my most requested recipe this time of the year. This month’s edition of Celebrations of Home seemed like the perfect time to share the party mix recipe and these cute-as-a-button printable labels. I’m […]

On Halloween, I’m expecting to see lots of creepers, zombies, Endermen and Steve characters at my door. I’m talking about Minecraft, of course. And I have the perfect accessory to go along with all those Minecraft Halloween costumes. A DIY Minecraft pumpkin treat bag that will take you less than 10 minutes to make! Seriously! […]