A DIY coffee bar with a DIY Hot chocolate sign.

DIY Hot Chocolate Bar Sign and Stand

How to Make a Coffee and Hot Chocolate Bar This month’s Intl’s bloggers are sharing projects related to Christmas.  I decided to share this freestanding DIY hot chocolate bar, with a handmade stand and DIY hot chocolate sign.   Last year’s hot chocolate bar was elaborate for a large group of guests.  This year we made a free-standing everyday sized hot chocolate bar.  I  love how  DIY wood stand turned out with its shiny espresso stain.  It…

Gorgeous one of a kind dark espresso colored wood tree stand.

Wood DIY Christmas Tree Stand Tutorial

How to Build A Tree Stand to Fit Your Tree Traditional tree skirts are beautiful and over the years I have made various different kinds.  Did you ever notice how barren and empty the tree looks after Christmas morning?  It never fails to make me kind of a let down after all the excitement.  A gorgeous wood DIY Christmas tree stand will really help fill in that void. A DIY tree stand is relatively straightforward to…

DIY Shutters, handmade shutters using reclaimed wood painted white.

DIY Shutters are Perfect for Decorating

DIY Shutters are Perfect for Farmhouse or Rustic Decor DIY shutters for decor are pretty basic decor pieces, especially when painted white, but the possibilities for using them are fantastic.  Sutters are instant billboards or act as a frame for other decor items.  The best part is how rugged the homemade shutters are. You can use them indoors or out,  hammer nail holes into them, or tie things to them.  Shutters protect walls from hole…

DIY Cushion Covers for Christmas, with lettering and Pom Poms

DIY Pillow Cover with Pom Poms for Christmas

Snuggles and Cuddles DIY Pillow with Pom Poms These Snuggle and Cuddle DIY pillows are designed for the cooler months.  These cushions are going to be part of my Christmas guest bedroom for adults. The best part of a DIY project is you can make them in any colours you want.   The red lettering and black pom poms match my Christmas decor. The pillows are oblong shaped so there is room for the longer wording. …

Christmas arrangements made with aged metal buckets

How to Age Galvanized Metal Buckets

Aging Dollar Store Metal Buckets for Cheap This year I am decorating in more of a rustic farmhouse look than the usual glitz and glamour Christmas decor.   I want to have small buckets with real trees throughout the house so there is no way I can afford $20 for each galvanized metal bucket.  Being cheap I decided to try and age some metal buckets I found at the dollar store. Hubs forewarned me that the…

Reupholstered Bench in Buffalo Fabric Check for Christmas

How to Reupholster a Bench in Buffalo Check Int’l Bloggers

DIY Upholstery Project with the Int’l Bloggers This month’s Int’l Bloggers Club Challenge is all about cotton.   Each month I collaborate with the other members on the same topic.   My first thought was to sew something using cotton fabric, but decided I wanted to do something different for the challenge and used cotton buffalo fabric to show you how to reupholster a bench. Make sure to check out what the other extremely talented and creative…

How to make a Pajama bag for Christmas decor

How to Make a Farmhouse Styled Pillow or Teddy Bear DIY Pajama Bag

Teddy Bear Pajama Bag or Farmhouse Cushion with Buffalo Check Those of you who have been following the blog for a while will remember that I lost two brothers last year.   My brother Ralph was really proud of me for starting Faeries and Fauna and the only one who ever called to see how I was getting along with my blog.   During one of our last conversations, I was telling him the challenges of coming…

How to build a DIY coffee cart for cheap. A handmade coffee cart or coffee station that is still unfinished.

How to Build a DIY Coffee Bar Cart

A DIY Coffee Bar Station Made from Wood This DIY coffee bar station has been on my mind since last Christmas when I set one up on the kitchen counter.  Although fun and fantastic to have for visitors I wanted a separate standing coffee station. For the last year I have been looking at thrift stores, garage sales, and auctions to find an antique cart to refurbish, but no luck. My version of the cart…