Ruffled Burlap Garland Tutorial – Michaels Dream Tree Challenge

Assemble Ruffle Garland

I recently participated in the Michaels Dream Tree Challenge and created what I liked to call my Rustic Reindeer Christmas Tree.  This tree features everything that I imagine you’d find in the reindeer’s barn at the North Pole.  From snow balls and jingle bells to wooden logs and Rudolph’s shiny red nose. This sophisticated yet cozy tree is the perfect mix of natural elements with just the right amount of glam.  One of my favorite elements of my Dream Tree, which by the way was also featured … [Read more...]

Holiday Entertaining Tips for Your Thanksgiving Table

Giggles Galore Thanksgiving Menu and Table Setting

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays.  I love that we have a day set aside just for celebrating the things we are thankful for and spending time gathered around the table with loved ones.  And while we should count our blessings daily, there is just something so heartwarming about families gathered around the table together to celebrate their blessings.  Plus, I’ve always believed that the best conversations happen when family and friends are gathered together around the table with good … [Read more...]

Transforming Old Chair with Chalk Paint

Happy Fall Yall Sign

This post is sponsored by Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint.  As always all ideas, projects and opinions are 100% my own. I may be a little late to the game, but I just finished my first project using chalk paint, and I'm in LOVE!  I had this old chair that was sitting outside and taking a beating from the elements outside and wanted to give it new life. I wanted something bright and cheerful and decided on this gorgeous color from Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint.  It's called … [Read more...]

Cricut Design Space Star – Round 1

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Whoo-hoo, one of my recent craft projects has made it to the Top 10 in the Cricut Design Space Star contest! I'm super excited that my Home State Burlap Canvas has been selected as one of the top 10 projects and hope you'll help it win a spot as a finalist in the search for the next Cricut Design Space Star! You get to help decide which project takes home the top honor and can vote for your favorite projects on the Cricut Facebook page.  Simply head over to the Cricut Facebook page, find the … [Read more...]

Easter Bunny Canvas

Easter Bunny Canvas Giggles Galore

I recently hosted a craft night and guest could make one of three projects, including my easy Easter Bunny Canvas.  This is a fun project that can be customized to suit your personal style and taste.  I'm not really a pastel kind of gal.  I like using bright colors, like I did for our Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt.  I wanted my Easter Bunny Canvas to be a bold statement and the bright colors just make me happy. I painted my canvas a bright aqua and used colorful patterned paper from the new Amy … [Read more...]

How to Make a Custom Pumpkin Topiary

Custom Fall Pumpkin Topiary by Giggles Galore

After Halloween is over don't box up your pumpkins, use them to make a custom pumpkin topiary as part of  your outdoor Thanksgiving decor. Yesterday I shared some simple and practical tips for getting your porch pretty and making outdoor Thanksgiving decor that will greet your guest with a pop of color and style.  Today I'm going to show you how to make a simple, easy and customized pumpkin topiary for your front porch. Here are the supplies you will need: 1. Decorative urn or … [Read more...]

5 Minute Fall Wreath and Outdoor Thanksgiving Decor

5 Minute Fall Wreath Tutorial

Thanksgiving is a holiday smooshed between Halloween and Christmas and often times overlooked for it potential, especially when it comes to outdoor decor.  Think about it though, this is a holiday that brings lots of visitors to your home and the perfect opportunity to infuse a little outdoor Thanksgiving decor to greet your guest.  If lots of people will be knocking on your door dress it up with this easy 5 minute fall wreath. I was inspired by the 5 minute wreath tutorial from A Blissful … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Table Settings

Veggie Inspired Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Thanksgiving is a holiday about gratitude, food and beautiful table settings. Transitioning from trick or treat to turkey will be a breeze, and easy on your pocket book too, with these simple decorating tips for your Thanksgiving Table Settings.  Here I am on the set of The Broadcast ready to share some budget friendly tips for Thanksgiving. One of the best things about fall is that the base color palette can stay the same throughout the season, transitioning your decor from one holiday … [Read more...]

Twig Vase Tutorial

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Bring the beauty of nature indoors this fall with a rustic Twig Vase. Fall is the perfect time of the year to celebrate and be thankful for the wonders of nature that surround us.  I love having fresh flowers in my home and wanted a way to display them throughout the season with a more rustic and natural touch.  My son collects sticks everywhere we go, so I decided to put them to use and create something we could enjoy throughout the month.What You Will Need:-  Empty can- 20-30 sticks depending … [Read more...]

Melted Crayon Pumpkins

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This Halloween project was inspired by another project I was working on for a party.  I was making a crayon drip canvas for a crayon themed party and while my sister was over helping me she told me about the crayon pumpkins she had seen on Pinterest (which I later found was done by The Swell Life.)  She suggested we make our own version using all the black, white and gray crayons we had left over from the other project.What You Need:- Pumpkins (real or fake)- Crayons (Crayola crayons work best)- … [Read more...]