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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]