The year 2012 proved to be very productive when it came to makeover projects, and there are plenty of posts worth mentioning. Here is a collection of 10 of the best room makeovers of the year, from bathrooms to bedrooms and some projects in between. Don’t forget to refresh your memory on their humble beginnings! […]
No, we’re not talking granny sweaters… we’re thinking of the modern spin to an old look, with over-sized and bold patterns. This very simple heart pattern would be easy to duplicate and is perfect for the cooler weather.
Is there anything easier than printable holiday decor? I love it. And I’m loving that so many great options are out there these days. I’ve rounded up 12 of my favorite freebies from around the web that make it easy to decorate for the holidays around the house!
One of the most impressive final touches to a handmade or well-though gift is a unique and memorable gift tag. You can’t put time and thought into a present, and then just write the recipient’s name with a sharpie across the wrapping paper! Here are 25 FREE printable holiday gift tags to put a grand […]
Papier. Papel. Carta. Papper. Paper. No matter how you say it, it’s our favorite material for turning out some creative and unique Christmas-time decor with a little folding, cutting, or gluing. Here are 15 ideas to get you started! 1. Origami Star, from Home by Linn 2. 6-Point Stars, by Kate’s Creative Space 3. Paper […]
Dressing up our Christmas Tree is one of my favorite times of year. Everyone gets involved, and after hours of stringing lights just perfectly, sentimental ornaments are pulled carefully from their packaging and placed with precision on the tree (or, as much precision as a 3- and 5-year-old can muster). The last step for our […]
Simple home made clay ornaments, without using any salt!
As I was winding lights around my tree this week (Yes, we have the tree up already) I was thinking of fun garlands I could have my kids help me with. Or that I could mindlessly make while watching a movie and thinking of all the million things I should be doing instead. I am […]
Remember those overhead projectors from your K-12 days that allowed you to watch the teacher work as they droned on about math equations or verb tenses? Yeah, I had stuffed it to the recesses of my mind as well. Still, since my student days have come and gone, there are other uses for projectors that […]
It is the time to give thanks ’round here, and during the holiday craziness that is about to ensue, it would be nice to have little reminders up and around the house that there is always something to be thankful for. I’ve rounded up ten FREE printable ways to be thankful and to share those […]
It seems as though every year is a foot race, with holidays paced out evenly throughout… until the mad final sprint to the finish line with three major holidays right in a row. That is why it is never too early to start prepping for that great gift-giving time of year. Here is a roundup […]
While kids are in a candy-induced coma, take inventory of their haul and see if they have what it takes to make these delicious post-Halloween treats that everyone can enjoy.
Ah, Halloween. The time to show off all sorts of creepy things in various apothecary jars. Which, if done with actual glass jars, can become quite costly- unless, of course, you discover a clever and inexpensive way to fake it. Can you guess what these bell jars were in their former life?
Can you tell I’m enjoying Spider Web things this Halloween season? It is most likely because at no other time of the year will I let webs OR spiders stay for more than a millisecond in my house. The fake yarn versions can make themselves at home in the month of October!
I am almost tired of my girls asking me when it will be Halloween… except that I can hardly wait for it to come too. Since it seems we all need a little help in the patience department, we might as well instigate an advent for Halloween. I rounded up a few of my favorites […]
Rock carvings aren’t just for the ancient Mayans- we have a Dremel! My girls are rock-collectors (meaning, if we exit the house for 5 seconds they have pockets full of rocks and leaves and little sticks too), so I’m particularly smitten with this rock-carving tutorial.
Nothing sets a mood like lighting, and depending on the creative flair behind said lighting, that mood can be anything from fun and funky to blissfully romantic. Here are 10- no, 11!- creative tea light holders to get you in the creative mood.
In today’s CraftyLand, bunting is big. But no one ever said the bunting itself had to be large- take, for instance, this mini bunting strung around a paper lantern.
What’s missing in this picture? Ah ha- the lamp cord! Those unsightly cords that never quite reach all the way to the outlet, or clutter the desk and ruin the look of your perfectly styled space. So, what is Kelly’s secret for getting rid of those cords while still maintaining a fully functional desk lamp?
If only we were all as talented as the chalkboard typography artists out there… but alas, not all of us possess that skill. I’m all for this easy, “cheater” method that gets pretty close to the real deal.