Try this Christmas Tree Alternative! Wooden Dowel Tree Decor

Although I love having a traditional Christmas tree in my home, that's not the case for everyone. Whether a traditional tree it doesn't fit your Christmas style or you don't have the space for one, this simple wooden dowel tree is a great Christmas decor alternative that still allows you to hang ornaments. This minimalist-style DIY will still brighten up a space of your home and fit perfectly in a corner or even on a tabletop! Continue Reading

Make Jute JOY Wall Art on The Cheap

I’ll admit it, most crafts lose me. However, this craft-ish wall decor is right up my alley. A small  investment of time and money yields an eye popping payoff on your wall or mantel. (Inexpensive way to cover up big nail holes in a blank wall too.) Grace, from Sense and Simplicity, made this this textural joy (ha!), as well as divulging insider tips for not screwing it up.  Look at those letter ends! All you need iscardboard, glue and twine. Continue Reading

Mod No-Sew Quilt Ornament

created on: 12/14/08

Tie a little extra LOVE onto the gifts you’re giving this year. If you have scrap fabric piled up, pull out some bright, happy prints and go to town. You can design and create one-of-a-kind, no sew, modern quilt ornaments in no time flat by following these quick and easy steps posted over on Whip Up….

created on: 12/14/08

Thanks to Jody for her easy tutorial.

The supplies you’ll need:

Sharpie

styrofoam balls

utility knife

scissors

fabric

twine

pretty ribbon ties

floral hooks

Make a few of these for teacher gifts, mailman gift, tie onto hostess gifts, batch of fudge, plate of cookies, or any reason at all to share your creativity. Continue Reading

Recycled Bike Tire Wreath: Mock Tutorial

created on: 12/09/08

This recycled wreath project (super easy and cheap) is only a reenactment of one of the very first DIY homeowner projects I pulled off successfully.

I think fondly of my bicycle tire wreath and the many Christmas seasons it hung brightly on the front of our house, high above the front door.  In this time of resourcefulness, a LARGE wreath can be constructed from any number of round forms.  Here’s a mock tutorial of how I made mine. Continue Reading