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 […]

Do you love glitz and glam as much as I do? Then you’re going to love these pumpkin decorating ideas using paint and metallic foil. Pumpkins are gorgeous as they grow, but I’m also of the opinion that everything looks better with a little shine! Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, but I only recommend […]

Start an inexpensive collection and commemorate your family travels with this DIY pressed penny souvenir map. How many times have you come home from vacation with some junky, overpriced souvenirs, an airbrushed T-shirt or a hermit crab that won’t last as long as your memories of the beach? This project is for you. My son […]

Display your favorite beach photos and vacation keepsakes on an inexpensive nautical DIY picture rail. I love looking back on our old vacation photos. They really take me back to a moment in time and all those special experiences we’ve had through the years as a family. Like that time we had an ice cream party […]

Even beginners can build this DIY Potting Bench Outdoor Buffet Table, inspired by a $2,000 Pottery Barn hutch. I feel like a kid who has just learned to tie his shoes or ride a bike without training wheels. Fist bump. Oh yeah! We did it! We did it! We did it! Power tools rule!  Can […]

Learn how to make a unique chalk art sign from a vintage hand saw. The quote makes this a perfect gift for Father’s Day. To this day, whenever something breaks in my house, I will call my dad for help or advice. Because I’ve always been able to count on him to fix things and make things […]

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by DecoArt, but all opinions are honest and my own. It also includes affiliate links. Read my full disclosure policy here. Looking for a DIY Father’s Day gift that is easy, inexpensive and sentimental? Make dad a set of personalized wooden photo blocks for his desk. My son is definitely […]