Ornaments are a great way to capture and remember some of the best things in life: from weddings, new babies, and graduations, to memorable vacations and beloved pets. As the Christmas season comes, reflect on your loved ones and take some time to relive your most cherished memories and accomplishments. What better way to do so than to adorn your Christmas tree with ornaments that have a personal touch? Here are some ideas for personalized ornaments to commemorate the best people, pets, and moments in your life. Continue reading “7 Personalized Ornament Ideas to Capture Life’s Meaningful Moments” →
A tree skirt is great for hiding an unsightly tree stand, but more importantly, it serves as a lovely background for beautifully wrapped Christmas presents and acts as additional decor that complements the tree’s ornaments. Give your tree a gorgeous personal touch with these 5 DIY Christmas tree skirts.
1. No-Sew Burlap Tree Skirt
Accented with simple white ribbon, this ruffled, no-sew burlap Christmas tree skirt is a perfect backdrop for colorful gifts underneath the tree. You can re-create this skirt by following Alison’s step-by-step guide as featured on the Journal Sentinel’s lifestyle section, Fresh. Continue reading “How to Make a Christmas Tree Skirt” →
Halloween is almost here and our kids are loving all the fall festivities. One project that we’ve really enjoyed is painting pumpkins. It’s a great alternative to carving because they are just as fun to decorate, but the pumpkins don’t rot as quickly. With pumpkin carving, you need to wait until right before Halloween, so they can be kept as fresh as possible. Another fun idea is to use artificial pumpkins which can be used year after year! Continue reading “Painting Pumpkins For Fall” →
This week, I’m making DIY Christmas wreaths and garlands from Christmas bulbs. What I love about this project is that it’s a great way to upcycle old bulb ornaments as well as create beautiful, but inexpensive wreaths and garlands. So gather your old Christmas bulbs or scour local garage sales and flea markets and make your own sparkly Christmas ornament wreaths and garlands!
Continue reading “Make Your Own DIY Wreath and Garland Out of Ornaments” →
Over Mother’s Day weekend, my kids and I decided work on some DIY Christmas decorating projects together. Not only did these art projects give me a chance to share my love of crafting with them, but we also made keepsake Christmas decorations that any family member would love to receive and decorate with for the holidays. Continue reading “DIY Christmas Gifts You Can Make with Your Kids” →