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Use scrapbook paper, paint and vintage Santa images to make these Christmas gift tags that also double as ornaments. Embelilish them with embossed paper, velvet ribbon and craft gems.

Years ago, I used to hand make all our Christmas cards. But our list has grown longer, and my days have grown busier, so I don’t have time for that anymore. But I still love papercrafting and adding a handmade element to our holiday celebrations. So, I’m really excited to be joining the Spellbinders Product […]

Click for a video tutorial for how to make a duct tape wallet with accordion sides. Use holiday Duck Tape to make a receipt organizer. This would make a great duct tape coupon holder, as well.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by The Duck Brand, but all opinions are honest and my own. Read my full disclosure policy here. I’m a southerner and a DIYer, so I was already a big fan of duct tape! Now that I’ve discovered the joys of duct tape crafting,  I’m hooked! Today, I’m joining the […]

No-Sew Thanksgiving Embroidery Hoop Art Silhouettes

I’ve been quite taken with all the seasonal embroidery hoop art I’ve been seeing around the Internet. Since I’m not a seamstress, I had to come up with a no-sew version for this month’s no-sew showcase with my blogging pals at StoneGable and Confessions of a Plate Addict. And now I’m quite smitten with my […]

Make up a batch of this yummy lemon curd recipe for homemade holiday gifts. Give it along with blueberry scones and a coordinating tea towel. Find the recipe, printable jar and package labels and an iron-on transfer pattern at AttaGirlSays.com

I love giving homemade treats to neighbors, friends, family and teachers at the holidays. Today, as part of this month’s Crafty Hangouts series, I’m sharing one of my favorite holiday food gift ideas. It’s part homemade, part store bought with a little crafty DIY element. This month, the live craft video hangouts are sponsored by […]

Use vinyl that you cut yourself (or buy precut decals) and use them to decorate old windows and cabinet doors for Halloween.

Ever since that time I was crowned queen of Pinterest, I have been in love with making window art with vinyl. Oh, and I know we’re just a few days away from Halloween, but this is a great last-minute project if you’re not yet finished spookifying your space. If you have an electronic cutting machine, […]

How cool is this? This Halloween sign looks just like the real wooden sign in Sleepy Hollow, New York. But it's made out of foam, not wood. Genius. No power tools necessary!

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, but I only recommend products I love and use. Read my full disclosure policy here. I am not one of those bloggers who is a rockstar with power tools. But I can work a paint brush, and I’m a master with some craft tools. Those skills were handy when […]

Burlap & Black Halloween Wreath Ideas

Disclosure: This post is sponsored and includes affiliate links, but all opinions are honest and my own. Read my full disclosure policy here. As you may have guessed, Halloween is one of my favorite holidays of the year. I can’t wait to show you all of our spooky indoor and outdoor Halloween decorations soon, and […]

Scrapbook Paper Pumpkins: Learn two different methods for making pretty fall pumpkins out of scrapbook paper

You know I’m always up for a party, especially a Halloween party that lasts all week long. Today, I’m sharing a tutorial for how to make gorgeous pumpkins for your fall and Halloween decor using scrapbook paper. It’s all part of the Halloween Bash Blog Hop organized by Toni at Design Dazzle. More than 110 […]

Free printable and template to make this fun R2-D2 craft. These make great Star Wars party favors.

When we had Jackson’s epic Star Wars birthday party, we wanted to send guests home with goodie bags filled with things that wouldn’t go straight in the trash can. Inspired by an idea from another blogger, we gave each party guest their own R2-D2 Design a Droid craft kit. I also made a free printable […]

These painted metallic beaded bracelets are so easy to make with wooden beads, leather cording and metallic paint. The mixed metals look is hot in fashion right now, and these will work silver, gold, bronze and platinum accessories.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by DecoArt, but I only share products that I love. Read my full disclosure policy here. What’s not to love about fall fashion? Sweaters. Boots. Oversized handbags. Chunky jewelry. Today, I’m sharing a painting project that is all about making something pretty for  you — not your home. You can […]