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Chalky Finish Stars & Stripes American Flag Serving Tray

With Memorial Day just days away, I’ve been feeling quite patriotic. Time to bring out Old Glory and start working on some red-white-and-blue projects. Like this Stars and Stripes Vintage American Flag Serving Tray I first shared on the DecoArt blog. In case you missed it, here’s how easy it is to transform an unfinished […]

Aren't these edible Tic Tac Toe games made with Twizzlers Twists the cutest idea ever for a Memorial Day picnic or July 4th cookout. They perfect party favors for kids. #TwizzlersSummerFun #HersheysSummer #ad

This is for every kid who has ever been told, “Don’t play with your food!” How can you resist when it’s Twizzlers Twists? After all, they’re designed to be whirled and twirled and peeled and tied and played with before you pop them into mouth. Kids will love this this tasty Tic Tac Toe game. […]

Kids will love making edible sand art creations. Mix up a batch of colorful, edible "sand" using sugar and your favorite Kool-Aid flavors. The sweet and sour flavor will remind you of your favorite candy.

Do you remember making sand art as a kid? And do you remember those Fun Dip candies that your mom would only let you eatĀ outside? Today’s crafty recipe is a mashup of those two childhood throwbacks. Sweet and sour edible sand art made with Kool-Aid! We served up a tasty palette of colors and flavors […]

Learn how to make an easy no-sew party banner using a beach towel. Plus, you'll find lots of great ideas for colorful beach party decorations.

I am counting the days until summer. The end of school and lazier days can’t get here soon enough. Until then, I’m just pretending life’s a beach… I’ll be sharing the details of this fun kid-friendly backyard beach party soon. But today, I’m sharing a tutorial for how to make one of the simplest beach […]

Quotable Jane Austen Free Printable Chalkboard Art #IDelightIn10 #spon #IDelight

As much as I love the go-go-go of life and flitting from here to there, in my heart, I am really a homebody. As Jane Austen wrote in Emma, “Ah! There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.” As we move into the less-structured summer months, a time when I really struggle to […]

Love the look of gilding, but not the price? Learn how to DIY these turquoise and gold candlesticks and matching placecards using craft paint.

I got married in the pre-Pinterest era, back when brides had to collect their inspiration from the Style channel’s wedding reality shows, magazines and brochures at the bridal salon. As soon as I got engaged, I had a stack of bridal magazines and a binder full of ideas for food, decor, color schemes, invitations and […]

Pink and turquoise are the perfect color combination for a Mother's Day brunch, a spring luncheon or an outdoor wedding. #brightsettingshoa #spon #craftyhangouts

Pink and turquoise is one of my favorite color combinations. It’s feminine, fresh, pretty, preppy and bold — the perfect choice for a spring luncheon, a mother’s day brunch or even an outdoor wedding. For this tablescape, I started out with gorgeous linens from Bright Settings. I chose a pink and turquoise tablecloth in the […]

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 canvasĀ 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. […]