What a beautiful grapevine wreath. The purple, yellow and white flowers are perfect for spring!

I must confess; I haven’t done a lot of decorating for spring. I’ve been so enraptured with the warm, sunny days we’ve had that I’ve been neglecting my projects and spring cleaning, too. And there’s a lot of that to do, as well, especially here in the pollen-laden south. (I walked on my porch today […]

Learn how to make a tote bag to match your spring wardrobe. Start with an inexpensive straw bag, and transform it with pretty fabric. The best thing? This is a no-sew project!

I love the Dollar Spot at Target. As soon as I walk in the door, it calls my name, and I’m filling my cart with all manner of cuteness. Like these little straw tote bags, which are just $3 apiece. Though they’re lovely as is, these totes make a great canvas for a creative type like […]

Use unique, upcycled containers, to create your own succulent dish garden. These tin coffee cups are just the right size to hold hens and chicks and other succulents.

I am something of a wishful gardener. I have dreams — some would call them delusions — of a beautiful landscape and a garden overflowing with vegetables. But I’m not willing to put in the work to make those visions a reality. Plus, I sometimes forget to water my plants. But succulents I can handle. […]

Learn how to make these pretty handmade gift tags in less than 10 minutes. Use them for gifts or as part of your spring decorating. #quickcraftshoa

Chirp, chirp! A little birdie told me it’s time for another series of Crafty Hangouts videos, this month sponsored by Consumer Crafts. These video tutorials all feature quick crafts you can make in 10 minutes or less. Like these handmade gift tags featuring nests, hatchlings, feathers, moss, greenery and other signs of spring. You’ll find all […]

DIY Potting Bench Makeover

Before long, winter will be a memory and planting season will be upon us. So, it seemed like a perfect time to finally share with you the ins and outs and how tos of the DIY potting bench makeover I did last year for the Chic Chateau showhouse. This was such a fun project, to […]

Use a painter's canvas and gold thumb tacks from the dollar store to make this lucky four leaf clover artwork. This is a great St. Patrick's Day project for kids.

As much as I love a good practical joke, green beer and leprechauns, I don’t normally do much decorating for St. Patrick’s Day. But this year, I decided I wanted to make some holiday thumb tack art, with the help of my 8-year-old son. Here’s what we came up with — this lucky four leaf […]

Learn how to make tissue paper flowers with this easy step-by-step tutorial, featuring instructions for making three different types of blooms.. #FeelGlade #CG

With flowers, it always seems I’m in the wrong season. I always want what’s not blooming now. When I got married in the fall and told my florist I wanted lilies and peonies and ranunculus in my bouquet, he laughed and told me I should have gotten married in the spring or summer when those flowers […]

Looking for St. Patrick's Day craft ideas? Make these rainbow candy treats using pill cases from the dollar store. Click here for the free printable tags.

Who wouldn’t like to find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? I can’t help you with the leprechaun’s treasure, but this St. Patrick’s day craft is pretty sweet. A rainbow of Skittles candy…and at the end some gold chocolate coins. This makes a great St. Patrick’s Day gift for anyone with whom you want […]

Pottery Barn Inspired No-Sew Easter Bunny Banner

I love the Pottery Barn catalog for ideas and inspiration, as well as for shopping. And I really love it when I see something in the catalog and say, “Hey, I can make that myself!” That’s just what I said when I saw this paper bunny garland in the Pottery Barn Kids catalog. And since my […]

Give a straw tote a springy look by adding a pastel argyle pattern to it with paint and embroidery thread.

We’re crafting our way through the alphabet! What a fun way to celebrate National Craft Month! I’m excited to be kicking off the Craft Month A to Z event, organized by Stephanie from Crafting in the Rain, with the letter A. As in argyle, a pattern normally seen on sweaters and socks. But I wanted to […]