DIY lampshade made using buffalo check white and black fabric.

DIY Lampshade Cover in Buffalo Check

Making a DIY Lampshade in Buffalo Check for Christmas This year our Christmas decor theme is black and white buffalo check. The fabric is trendy, bright, and fun.  Unfortunately, I don’t have one piece of buffalo check decor.  Time to get busy updating and mixing in things that we do have, starting with this simple buffalo check DIY lampshade makeover. Over the next few week towards Christmas, I will share several posts of DIY decor elements and…

DIY Halloween Decor Makeover Vignette

Hocus Pocus Halloween Decor Makeover

Halloween Decor Makeover I bet you didn’t expect to see a Halloween decor makeover post, to be honest, it wasn’t meant to be one. Have you ever had a project that just seemed to develop into a very spoiled two-year-old, that you just can’t seem to influence?  That’s how this project was.  I would have given up, but this craft is meant to accompany a real corn broom I always use every Halloween. The broom is stored in…

Halloween decor using Halloween apothecary jars in a haunted house and graveyard theme.

Halloween Apothecary Jars -Easy Halloween Decor

Halloween Apothecary Jars Halloween apothecary jars are so fun to design and make.   For these apothecary jars, I chose two different traditional Halloween ideas.    The inside decorations can be whatever you chose, purchased, dollar store or handmade. Making these apothecary jars took about 10 minutes, followed by several hours and hundreds of photos to reduce glare.  The jars are nice and shiny which is wonderful for making them pretty but for photos that’s another story.…

A DIY Halloween decoration idea on a coffee table.

Homemade Halloween Decoration – A Black Cat Table Runner

Black Cat  Table Runner – An Easy  Homemade Halloween Decoration A Homemade Halloween decoration is just so much fun to create, they can be elegant or super casual.    Its just fun to create something fun, playful and not too scary. I have never seen any kind of linens about cats walking in your path.  So this one is different and the quality is much nicer than the super mass produced kind you see at…

Fall leaf banner made with a free printable and twine.

Print and Cut Leaf Banner – An Easy Fall Craft

How to Make a Super Easy Print and Cut Leaf Banner for Fall I was very excited to be invited to join the Int’l Bloggers Club Challenge.  These ladies are fantastic bloggers who meet once a month on a specific topic.  This month their topic is paper and I knew immediately I was going to make this Print and Cut Leaf Banner.     Paper crafts are such an inexpensive way to have fun, introduce children to…

Hello Fall Link Party Graphic for my DIY pumpkin craft for fall.

Hello Fall Link Party – A Collection of Fall Crafts, Fall Decor, Fall Recipes and Fall Activities

Hello Fall – A Collection of All Things Fall Every fall season I ponder what colours to use, neutral, traditional, blues and green, and even pinks and lavenders.   Today’s post is the chance to see all the different fall decor colour choices. I am collaborating with a group of talented bloggers to see all their fall ideas.  This post promised to become my fall catalog of pretty, useful, and fun ideas for fall. The party runs for…

Fall decorating ideas using a pumpkin, birch bark and flowers

Pumpkin Decorating Idea using Birch Bark and Flowers

Pumpkin Design Idea using Birch Bark and Flowers Pumpkin design ideas are everywhere this time of year,  with so many beautiful ideas its difficult to come up with something different, but I am hopeful this is a new pumpkin design idea. This DIY pumpkin centerpiece requires birch bark.  If you don’t want to purchase birch bark, this post on making a birch bark ribbon shows you how.   Pumpkin Decor Supplies Large paper mache pumpkin…

DIY farmhouse bench makeover, using chalk paint and drop cloth.

Easy DIY Farmhouse Bench Update using Paint and Drop Cloth

Easy DIY Farmhouse Bench – with the Farmhouse Hens This month’s theme for the Farmhouse Hens is bench updates.  Make sure to check out their creations at the end of my post.  Each month I am excited to see what the other Hens are sharing and I am sure you will enjoy it as well.  For my post, I am creating an easy DIY farmhouse bench update. Farmhouse Bench Update Tutorial This little wood bench…