Check out these inexpensive Christmas gift wrapping ideas, including tips for dressing up plain wrapping paper, a tutorial to make make glittery package toppers and a technique for making gift bags out of any kind of paper you have on hand. Before you head out to the store to buy expensive Christmas wrapping paper, ribbons and bows, […]

Check out this collection of 19 adorable Thanksgiving turkey crafts you can make with leaves.  Break out the rake and the leaf blowers and start gathering up the fall leaves from your yard. I loved my gourd leaf turkeys from last week so much that I rustled up some 19 kid-friendly Thanksgiving turkey crafts you can make […]

These Red Front Door Christmas Ornaments will add a colorful pop to your tree. Made from recycled legal pads, they take just 15 minutes to create. It seems like all my projects lately involve front doors. We recently gave our front door a makeover. I briefly considered painting it red, but we decided a stained […]

Looking for Thanksgiving craft ideas that the whole family can enjoy? Kids and adults alike will have fun making goofy gourd turkeys. My son and I had such a fun time making these goofy gourd turkeys for Thanksgiving. They’re so silly looking they’re cute! Jackson and I made a whole gang of them to add to our […]

Keep your feathered friends happy and well fed all winter long by making a Tobacco Stick Christmas Tree that doubles as a bird feeder. This project is for the birds — literally! Last Christmas, as a family craft project, we made bird seed ornaments to hang on a tree in our backyard. It was so much […]

Bring a little sparkle and shine (and lots of glitter!) to your Christmas decorating by making a jeweled Christmas wreath using vintage rhinestone jewelry. Two years ago, I spotted a gorgeous jeweled Christmas wreath in the Grandin Road catalog. The wreath was covered in snowy white pinecones and embellished with vintage rhinestone jewelry and a […]

Turn faux gourds from the dollar store into gorgeous Thanksgiving place cards with shimmering metallic copper paint. I am crushing on all things copper this fall. I’ll be introducing my crush to the family at Thanksgiving with a colorful teal and copper tablescape. To make everyone feel welcome, I made these simple metallic painted gourd […]

Learn how to make your own farmhouse style DIY fireplace screen using tongue-and-groove cedar paneling. In the winter, I love sitting in front of the fireplace watching the flames dance while I warm up. But the rest of the year, I don’t really enjoy staring into the gaping black hole of our gas fireplace. Problem solved […]

Use metallic paint to transform $1 wall signs into an oversized fall leaf garland for the mantel, staircase or porch. Fall is one of my favorite seasons of the year. I love the food, the clothes, the weather, the festivals and of course, the decor. Acorns and pumpkins and leaves — what’s not to love? […]

In less than 15 minutes, repurpose an old silverplated tray into a festive jack-o-lantern wall hanging or wreath for Halloween. I just love decorating for Halloween, so I couldn’t resist participating in this month’s Halloween Edition of Craft Lightning. All projects have to take 15 minutes or less to make, excluding drying time. I made […]