Back in October, I used scrapbook paper and paint to transform a boring thrift store chair into a spooky Halloween “Sit for a Spell” chair to use as part of my Halloween decor by our front porch. I decided to give the Halloween chair a winter holiday makeover and use it as part of […]
Want an easy, sparkly winter craft? Look no further than these beautiful epsom salt luminaries from Amanda at Crafts By Amanda. Aren’t they beautiful? Click here for the full tutorial, including precautions and tips about working with epsom salt. (There’s still time to do this for Thanksgiving dinner too!)
Epsom salt… Isn’t that what people soak sore feet in? I wouldn’t know. I only use it for crafts and decorating. Epsom salt is a fabulous, frosty looking salt crystal. You can pick it up at any drug store or grocery store in the health/pharmacy section. I use it a lot during the winter. It looks […]
Even though stores are ready for Christmas in July, I can’t bring myself to put up a single decoration before December 1st. This easy centerpiece helps me transition from fall to winter.
OK, maybe not 50, but it sure seems like I did a whole heck of a lot of pumpkins last fall. As autumn approaches and we gear up to go into another fall season, I thought I’d do a quick recap of last year’s pumpkins.
Yep. Spray paint and salt can give you an instant weathered iron effect. You can create a faux rust effect using these ingredients. As I am still sick, today I thought I’d share how to create a chipped, rusted paint effect. (When I am feeling better I will show you on an actual project, but […]
Yesterday I shared some of my tricks and tips for organizing my Christmas decor. Just because I have un-decorated Christmas that does not mean that I am ready to start dragging out the Valentine’s decor or spring anything. It’s still winter, people! So how do I decorate with a winter theme? First, I undo all of […]
Today let’s make an easy DIY snowman using a little glitter, epsom salt and some round spheres from STYROFOAM TM Brand Foam. I love, love, love Under The Table and Dreaming and am in awe of Stephanie Lynn’s projects. So when I was invited to make a project for her STYROFOAM TM Brand Foam series, I did a little happy dance. I’ve used […]
To buy decorative frosty or icy branches in the store can be very expensive. They’re actually quite easy to make on your own using epsom salt, glitter and glue. Check out this easy tutorial.
I refuse to decorate for Christmas prior to December 1st and I usually have a small fortune invested in real pumpkins each fall season (so I don’t want to just toss them…yet.) Here’s an easy way to take your fall pumpkins into winter. Create frosty winter pumpkins while you wait for December.