Modern and Colorful Decoupaged Books

I have a huge pile of old books that have been collecting dust in the back corner of my craft closet for years now.  I'm breathing new life into those forgotten books and creating modern and colorful decoupaged books for my office. I used to pick up old books for a quarter every time I went to the thrift store, for no real reason other than I thought they would come in handy for something.  Over the years I've used some of them in bookshelf vignettes and even to add height to my dessert … [Read more...]

Painted Clipboard for Office Organization

The start of a new year is always one of my favorite things.  I love being able to purge, start fresh and get organized.  I especially love creating fun and pretty new ways to help me stay organized, like this Painted Clipboard for my office. The truth is I'm a pretty organized person.  I really dislike clutter. My family always jokes that if they can't find something it's because I've thrown it away.  I'm notorious for discarding things that aren't in their place and don't even get me … [Read more...]

DIY Star Wars Canvas Wall Art

My son's room is getting a makeover and it's no surprise that he has requested everything in his room be covered in Star Wars, to sat he is obsessed is an undertatement.  I'm not a huge fan of commercial themed room decorations so I couldn't bring myself to purchase the Star Wars bedding and life size wall clings he begs for every time we set foot in a store, but I decided I could compromise and give him his own Star Wars themed decor with this simple DIY Star Wars Canvas Wall Art. I … [Read more...]

DIY Burlap Snowman Pillow Cover

Hello Giggles Galore readers!  It's Shari from Sincerely Jean.  My sisters and I are so excited to join this amazing blog as contributors!  Today I am bringing you a tutorial on how to make a burlap snowman pillow cover.  This is a fun and easy project!  It can be used for any holiday but since Christmas is around the corner, I decided to make a snowman.  I love having it up on my couch for the holidays!  It is a great little addition to my holiday decor. Here are the supplies that you will … [Read more...]

Distressed Wooden Chalkboard

Have you every had an idea or wanted to create something, but you weren't sure where to start?  I love learning new crafting skills and discovering new ways to make one of a kind projects, like this Distressed Wooden Chalkboard for my home.  But, sometimes my creative brain gets overloaded and I have no idea where to start, or what the best way to achieve a particular look, or what I even want for that matter, which is why I love Creativebug! If you haven't heard of Creativebug yet, they are … [Read more...]

Retro Light Bulb Painted Ornaments

This year I decided to decorate my kids playroom for Christmas with a nod to our collection of vintage toys.  My Christmas decorations throughout the house are rustic, and fairly traditional with just a touch of sparkle and glam.  I like to keep things neutral, like our Winter Woodland Christmas tree, so that it coordinates with the rest of the house.  So, it was lots of fun to create bright and colorful Retro Light Bulb Painted Ornaments to liven up our Christmas decor in one of the most … [Read more...]

Wickedly Awesome Halloween Parties

Halloween is drawing near- do you have any plans?  It is on a Saturday this year and I am so excited about that!  It gives us the opportunity to do something the night before Halloween and then we still have ALL day Saturday to prepare for the evening festivities!  If you're thinking of throwing a party, you should check out these wickedly awesome Halloween parties that I just love!  Some of them are spooky and dark, and others are bright and fun.  You can get inspired by so many of these … [Read more...]

Free Printables for Fall and Halloween!

Is it Fall weather where you live yet?  It is almost October and there's a slight chill in the air.  State fairs are rolling into town- which usually means cooler weather comes soon after!  I thought I would gather up some of the free printables for Fall and for Halloween too so that you could start preparing for decorating and maybe even a party!  Whether your decoration style is whimsical and classic or spooky and colorful, there's something for everyone! Celebrate Fall with some candy … [Read more...]

Chalky Finish Paint Desk Makeover

We are in the process of redoing my oldest daughter’s bedroom in our new house.  When we asked her what she wanted in her new room she asked for a desk.  She wants a place to draw and write stories, one of her favorite things.  With the start of school just around the corner I thought having a dedicated space for her to work on homework was a great idea too.  I'm excited to share her Chalky Finish Paint Desk Makeover with you.  I originally shared this post on the DecoArt blog, but it was such a … [Read more...]

DIY Laundry Room Sign + 5 Tips to Make Laundry Day Easier

  Becoming a mother was one of my greatest joys in life...but I wish someone would have warned me about all the laundry that comes with motherhood!  Since the birth of my sweet, active, adorable and messy children my house has been over run with mountains and mountains of laundry.  Which is exactly why I've decided to make our laundry room in our new house my own personal sanctuary, starting with this cute DIY Laundry Sign. I thought this saying was cute because our home is filled … [Read more...]