Banners are a fun way to add some festive style to a room, but they aren't used quite as much during the Christmas holiday season.... until now! Today I'm sharing how to create a fun message banner which you can customize with any text you like. Click through to check it out.
Since Chris' reindeer has me thinking in glitter recently, my eyes were drawn to these simple-and-sparkly trees that could probably double as a photo-op backdrop for that reindeer when it isn't relaxing at the Aluminum Arbre. This easy glitter tree project involves 4 supply items and won't leave glittery messes behind.
If you pay attention to trends of any kind, you probably know that ombré has been kind of a big deal lately. Ombré means a hue is shaded or graduated in intensity, and it can be spotted anywhere from the fashion runway to a birthday party.
For your next shindig, keep things simple and sweet (and as budget-friendly as possible) with this DIY centerpiece idea!
There is plenty to celebrate in May, and Cinco de Mayo is just one reason to bust out the colorful decorations. But let's not settle for plain streamers this year!
Before winding up the Wine Bottle Roundup, you may want to quickly put together a mod puffy snowman gift tag/ornament. Made from a houndstooth remnant, dacron, felt and a silver 1/2" grommet, he's a cute little touch of MOD anyone would love. This is fast and easy if you have the materials in your craft stash.
Halloween is not my favorite holiday, yet every year I'm overcome with the urge to make the house a little Halloweeny. The problem is, I don't love the marriage of orange and black, and blood and guts scare me.
So I went searching for something festive, yet a bit more tame: A White Halloween. Check out some of my new Halloween tabletop favorites.
Two strands of Christmas tree lights and a bit of chicken wire is all you'll need to start cranking these lighted Christmas balls out this season. There's a whole neighborhood in North Carolina devoted to splattering these all over their streets - if they can... so can you.
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.
If you spend any time handling yarn, then you have a yarn stash. The bane of any needle-crafter is using these leftovers in clever and pretty ways. Well, filling clear balls with the stuff couldn't be cleverer or prettier! Via.
Conventional paper chains are so last century. Heck, they’re so two centuries ago! (Not to mention so second grade.) Jeffery over at CraftStylish has reinterpreted this classic, putting a completely modern and grown-up, not to mention GORGEOUS, spin to it. The materials you need to replicate Jeffery’s design are minimal enough and include:
- Medium weight paper
- Two circle punches, one smaller than the other (Jeff used one 1" inch punch and...
According to both Coco Chanel and my Grandma Generoux "EVERYTHING is chicer in black, Darlink". Take for example, this fellow, the nicest thing you can say about him is that he's 'festive'. Check out his makeover after the jump.
Perfect for your haunted Halloween party, these spider web balloons–complete with spiders–are clever and easy to make with just a few supplies. Their ‘secret ingredient’ is something called Hi-Float.
Along with the Hi-Float, you’ll need:
11-inch clear latex balloons
Some small rubber spiders.
Clips or plastic disks to seal the balloons.
Air or helium (the second of which is optional)
To make them:
Head on over to Crafty Crafty for the incredibly...
This paper Santa is great for embellishing Christmas cards and gifts. Because he can stand on his own, he makes a sweet place setting. You could also add a tie to his hat and use him as an ornament. So versatile is this easy-to-fold little guy, you might want to make a bunch! Here’s how we do it:
I’m using a square of paper that’s white on one side and red on the other. Also, I used light weight scrapbook type paper, so Santa might look a...
I stumbled upon Ugly Christmas Tree Lights this morning, which is a website devoted to all those houses that grab our attention at Christmastime. Although the pictures are very entertaining to peruse, even better are the cranky e-mails the site gets. One writer even compares the site’s creators to Nazis. (Makes me wonder just who’s on Santa’s naughty list.)