Fall DIY ideas for this season... In November, we Americans celebrate our Thanksgiving holiday. And "gratitude" becomes our buzz word du jour, or mois (I think that means "month" in french...I don't really know for sure. I googled it). What a great word it is, at that. I'm grateful for this annual love-fest for the concept of gratitude. A little more gratitude and perhaps a smidge less griping could make this world a wee bit happier, eh? Know what else ... Read More about A dozen fall DIY projects to be thankful for…
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A simple, quick fall feather craft. In order for me to take on any sort of craft project, it has to meet my strict requirements, which are: (2) steps, or LESS(2) supplies, or LESS10 minutes, or LESS required to complete$10, or LESS And this little feather craft fits the bill perfectly! Here's a quick video tutorial... Feather Craft Supplies twine small clothespins, plain or fancy feathers Feather Craft How To: 1. Cut twine to desired length. Simply ... Read More about DIY 5 minute feather craft fall garland
An inexpensive DIY wood lamp tutorial... Freeze! This is a stick-up. Go gather some twigs RIGHT NOW, and in about 10 minutes, you can make this little DIY lamp. We are going to stick some sticks UP on a lamp. A literal stick-up. Why a DIY lamp? Two basic reasons: Lamps can be very expensive. And when you want a home that is decorated in a way you love, but also at a pricepoint that you can afford without breaking out the old plastic cards...then DIY options become WAY more ... Read More about Easy Rustic DIY Lamp with Wood or Twigs.
How to paint a fireplace, specifically a wood-burning stove exterior with high-temperature paint for an updated look... Fall is coming, fall is coming! Pumpkins! Apple picking! Colorful leaves! And when I think of fall, I also think of fireplaces. We've done a tutorial on our painted brick fireplace before. Today, we're talking about painting a fireplace...specifically how to update the trim of the wood stove or glass doors you may have around your firebox. It's an easy project. Most ... Read More about Painting a Fireplace
A winter's update from our DIY painted Christmas Village... Almost Christmas time. Last week, we took the kids to Ford's Theater in DC to see Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol. If you ever get the chance to see a show at Ford's Theater, I highly recommend it. The feeling of importance and history just kind of oozes throughout that space. The show was great. The kids loved it...except for the "Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come". Let's face it. That guy will scare the you-know-what out ... Read More about It Takes A Village, People. AKA A Christmas Village Update.