Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Cinnamon Roll Christmas Tree

This is a great make ahead treat for
Christmas morning.
So Easy:
*I use two tubes of Pillsbury Cinnabon Cinnamon
rolls.
*After opening, I arrange the rolls in a tree shape*
*Bake according to package directions, frost with
the provided glaze.
*Add a cherry to the top of each cinnamon roll
(I prefer to use green cherries on the tree and a red
one on the top, but the store did not have green cherries
this time)

This Crazy Life...Michelle Underwood Designs: FREEBIE- Caramel sauce labels! ;)

This Crazy Life...Michelle Underwood Designs: FREEBIE- Caramel sauce labels! ;)
OK, this is a crazy idea but it really works.  I LOVE this sauce.  It comes out much better than store bought.  I gave these for last minute gifts in a basket with apples for dipping.  Yummmmm!  Thanks to This Crazy Life for sharing:

Monday, December 6, 2010

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

Looking back through this old Christmas Window is charming.


This DIY Christmas window is easy:
*Just remove any old glass in an old window
*Wire brush any old paint off
*Staple a length of artificial garland to the bottom        corner and add some berries and twigs. You can't see in the photo, but I added lights too so it looks really good at night.
* For the doily swag, I stenciled letters on fabric doilies, folded the top back and glued a pocket to slide the ribbon through.  Swag it and attach to the back of the window with tacks so it can be removed or changed whenever you like.

This window looks great all the way through winter!


Blog parties:  http://mmscrapshoppe.blogspot.com/2010/12/homemade-christmas-decor-scrap-shoppe.html
http://thriftydecorchick.blogspot.com/
http://www.luckystarlane.com/
http://www.thethriftyhome.com/

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

This Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving let us be Thankful.
These are just a few of the things I'm Thankful For:




Our family,
Our home,
Friends,
Good Health,
Our Country's Freedom and those that defend it,
This Beautiful Season,
Etsy,
Coffee,
Chocolate,
and Online shopping ;-)
 
Wishing you and yours a Beautiful Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Shanty2Chic: Ruffle Christmas Trees!!

Shanty2Chic: Ruffle Christmas Trees!!
These ruffle Christmas trees are made with ribbon!  The tutorial is great and easy to follow.  I can't wait to try this.  Thanks to Shatty2Chic for sharing such a great idea. Enjoy!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Furry Spider

This furry spider is fun and easy to put together.  It looks great on a counter or hung by a stretchy string from a window or doorway.  The supplies are easy to find and not expensive so I hope you'll give it a try.
 
Here are the easy steps to create your own:
The supplies you'll need are colorful pipe cleaners, doll eyes, a package of black boa, a hot glue gun and hot glue sticks, wire cutters.
 First you will twist three different colors of pipe cleaners together to form four sets.

Next gather the four legs in the middle and twist them all together.  Also cut one black pipe cleaner in half, and one more twisted 3 color set, cut in half .  Wrap the colorful half around the middle twist, the black pipecleaner around all of it.  Hot glue the center all together. (making 8 legs, short front feelers and black wraps for the eyes.
Start with  a 36" length of boa, folded in half and hot glue to the underside of the twisted center.  Begin loosely wrapping the boa around the center twisted area, adding hot glue to the bottom center on every time around.  When wrapping make an 8 by wrapping on one side of center across the middle and then the other side.  Finish off on the underside with a hidden dab of hot glue.

Now make a loop in each black pipe cleaner to allow the end of the eye to be glued in place.
Next, grasp all 4 legs on one side of the body, bend them to make an L shape over your fingers.  Do the same for the other side.  Then do the same with the bottom edge to turn upward to form an L for the feet.  Turn the two front feeler edges down.  Trim the feet so that the pipe cleaners are the same length.


Enjoy your spider!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Annie Rose's House: Fake Dripping candles

Annie Rose's House: Fake Dripping candles
OK, get your glue guns ready !  This one is sooooo easy and made with tp rolls and glue gun glue!!!  How great is that?? I think this craft was made for me.  I just bought a bunch of the battery tea lights so I'm set to make a bunch of these.  Have fun.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Bloomin' Cute Boutique

The Bloomin' Cute Boutique
I am very excited to be a featured seller at the  Bloomin' Cute Boutique.  I wrote a little article that I hope you all enjoy.  Juliette's shop and blog are adorable so be sure to check them out! Thanks, Juliette.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Dress her in Ribbons & Pearls by EllieBelleDesign on Etsy

I received an e-mail from Ellie Belle Design letting me know she included my Little Girl Pearl Bracelet in her adorable treasury on Etsy.  I hope you'll take time to check out the combination of items she has put together. So dute and truely creative! 
Dress her in Ribbons & Pearls by EllieBelleDesign on Etsy

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Night Owl Pumpkin - Carve-by-Color Pumpkins - Halloween Central - MarthaStewart.com

 Happy FALL!  I can''t believe it's already here!  So let the decorating begin!  What better way to start than with Martha Stewart.  Check out all of the wonderful ideas she shares on her site and they all come with templates and instructions.  Woo Hoo (get it?)

Night Owl Pumpkin - Carve-by-Color Pumpkins - Halloween Central - MarthaStewart.com

Monday, September 13, 2010

Vintage Silverware picture holder

Those stray pieces of vintage silver plate have now found a purpose!  So charming and useful.  You can use them tarnished or polished.  Follow these simple steps:
You will need, heavy pliers and vintage silver or silver plate forks.
Begin by bending the outside tong back to a right angle.

Then bend the other outside tong back to a right angle.
 Next, bend the center tongs forward one at a time to a right angle.

Turn the tip   of the tongs up on both the back and front tongs.
Adjust the angels so that the fork now stands up level and will hold a frame.
There you go, a charming vintage fork picture holder!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Fire and Water and more entertaining ideas for holidays, special occasions, parties, and every day on marthastewart.com

If you want a super easy, but pretty centerpiece.  Try this one.  Anyone could do this and it looks so simply elegant.  Can be used for fall or winter too in shades of orange, browns or red.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Skip to my Lou

Skip to my Lou 
Thanks to Skip to my Lou for reminding me to get out my mint molds and make some yummy cream cheese mints.  Don't hesitate to try this, it's sooooo easy and a great little treat for any gathering or as a little gift.  Everyone loves them and they look like the took lots of time.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Sea-Glass-Tiled Tray or Tabletop - Introduction - MarthaStewart.com

Sea-Glass-Tiled Tray or Tabletop - Introduction - MarthaStewart.com
I have been so busy with summer activities I haven't had time to do a tutorial, but I am definitely going to have to try this one soon. Goodness knows, I LOVE Sea Glass!


Monday, July 19, 2010

Craft toolbox coastal makeover

I found the perfect box for my craft tools at a garage sale for $2.  The only problem was it looked really old and not so coastal.  Sooooo, out came my trusty spray paint and a little sand paper and now it looks much better.


Before:
I spray painted it with Krylon satin white paint (sorry I didn't get a picture of the process)
I glued seashells to pieces of raffia for the bow.  The box works great to hold my craft tools and supplies that I carry from place to place to work on projects.



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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Its So Very Creative and my favs list

It's So Very Cheri is featuring my sea glass and holding a giveaway!  I'm so excited!  I hope you'll check it out and sign up. 
Its So Very Creative and my favs list

Friday, July 9, 2010

Crock Pot Baked Potatoes | Skip To My Lou

This is a great idea for summer!  Put them in the crock pot and let them cook all day.  I'm going to put my crock pot on the back deck or in the garage to keep the house cool:)
Crock Pot Baked Potatoes | Skip To My Lou

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Concrete wall makeover

A quick trick for making over plain concrete blocks or pavers is SPRAY PAINT!  Who knew!  I was going to get concrete stain, which is pretty expensive and takes quite a bit of time, but I needed to get it done in a hurry.  Sooooo, I tried using spray paint.  It worked GREAT and looks good even close up.
BEFORE: 
SPRAY PAINT WITH
A LIGHT COAT:
 AFTER:
 Be sure you use light coats.  It creates a "stained" look rather than a painted finish.
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