DIY Santa’s Workshop Wood Sign

I love love love the holiday season! I want to decorate all the things, bake all the cookies, and buy all the gifts for people I love. But, I would be lying if I said the holidays didn’t stress me out a little bit. When I am stressed, I like to be creative and build things…sometimes I make things for friends, other times I make things for myself, like this DIY Santa's Workshop Wood Sign.   I was feeling the stress of the season and life recently, and I just felt like I *needed* to … [Read more...]

DIY Letter to Santa Felt Envelope

It's that time of year to see who has been naughty and nice, and you can bet Santa is making a list and checking it twice. One of my kids favorite things to do as soon as December arrives is write their letters to Santa. This year I thought it would be fun to create a fun DIY Letter to Santa Felt Envelope to use as decorations and a keepsake for those special letters. You may have already seen my Letters to Santa themed Christmas tree that I created for the Michaels Dream Tree … [Read more...]

DIY Star Wars Darth Vader Canvas Wall Banner

When it comes to gift giving I love to create special handmade gifts for our neighbors, friends and of course my family too!  I grew up making Christmas gifts for family members and there is just something so special about putting your time, talents and love into a gift you give.  I made this fun DIY Star Wars Darth Vader Canvas Wall Banner for one of my son's gifts this year and thought I'd share it here with you too!   Before we dive into the quick and easy tutorial for this … [Read more...]

Merry & Bright Holiday Table Setting

My Christmas decorations over the years have changed from traditional red and green holiday decor, to neutral with a touch of glam.  I love my glam farmhouse Christmas tree and decor, but every year I contemplate changing things up with bright and cheery colors.  While I haven't taken the plunge to completely go bright and bold, I've teamed up with Cricut and DecoArt to show you how you can dress up your holidays with a merry and bright table setting! I've created several DIY … [Read more...]

Whimsical North Pole Christmas Mantel with Cricut Explore Air 2

Santa Claus is coming to town! But before he does we’d better get our Christmas letters in the mail so they can get to the North Pole in plenty of time!  One of my children’s favorite holiday activities is writing letters to Santa, and this year I’ve used that magical mix of dreams and anticipation as the inspiration for our Whimsical North Pole Christmas Mantel and decorations. This year I decided to do something completely different, and a lot more colorful, with my Christmas … [Read more...]

Polar Post Christmas Tree – Michaels Dream Tree Challenge

One of the most wondrous things about Christmastime is that irresistible sense of anticipation and excitement that permeates the season. Advent calendars count down the days, twinkling lights make the neighborhood more and more festive, and brightly wrapped presents begin appearing, as if by magic, under the tree. Once again I'm participating in the Michaels Dream Tree Challenge and this years tree pays homage to that glorious Christmas season tradition and anticipation that accompanies … [Read more...]

CarnEVIL Trunk or Treat

Tonight we participated in one of my favorite Halloween traditions, the annual Trunk or Treat at the church.  I look forward to coming up with a fun new theme for our trunk each year. Previous themes include a Double, Double Toil & Trouble, Black Hat Bake Shoppe and Gypsy Caravan.  But, this year's CarnEVIL Trunk or Treat theme is officially my favorite!  Come one, come all and let's take a look at my favorite Halloween tradition. When it comes to Trunk or Treating I … [Read more...]

Colorful Painted Feather Thanksgiving Place Cards

When you love to entertain you usually get put in charge of hosting major holidays like Thanksgiving. I have been hosting Thanksgiving at my house, for both sides of our families, for the past several years.  I love having our home filled with family, laughter and good food...but I'll be honest my favorite part of hosting Thanksgiving is decorating the table.  I've started working on the kids table, and I'm almost certain everyone is going to want a seat at this colorful Thanksgiving … [Read more...]

Harry Potter Inspired Halloween Wood Signs

Anyone else a huge Harry Potter Fan, like me (The Organized Mama)??  I'm a huge fan and that movie always make me think of Halloween! I have been trying to figure out the best way to make Harry Potter inspired Halloween wood signs for a few years now. None of them have turned out how I had envisioned in my mind, until now! Materials Wood Arrows Black and White Spray Paint White, Black and Blue Cardstock Cricut Maker Mod Podge Glitter Xyron Creative Station with … [Read more...]

DIY Halloween Gift Card Tags

This Halloween forget the tricks and just give a sweet treat, along with one of these spooktacular DIY Halloween Gift Card Tags! These cute little holders make great gifts for teachers, co-workers or friends.  I personally love spoiling my kids teachers, they are amazing people who go above and beyond daily, and this little gift is a nice way to say "thank you." I've teamed up with Thermoweb to show you how you can make these fancy and fun gift card tags.  You are going to love … [Read more...]