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...]

Personalized Memo Board

Personalized Memo Board

This project originally appeared on Poppy Seed Projects.   I love the Eleanor Frame and wanted to find a way to use it in my daughter's new 'big girl' room.  I finally decided my daughter need a pretty place to keep her special treasures, pictures and mementos and I knew I wanted to turn the frame into a memo board, but I also wanted to jazz it up a bit.  To personalize it I asked family members to send me 5 adjectives that they thought best described my daughter.  I LOVE how it turned … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Journals

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My dear friend Elayne who is the creative genius behind Elayne Dunn Photography and the one who brings many of my parties to life with her beautiful photos asked me to help her with a special Mother's Day project for her church.  Since we regularly trade favors I couldn't wait to help her set up a special display to honor the mother's at her church.To honor each mother she handmade 100 journals to give to them on Sunday along with a beautiful rose.  Journals are a fantastic gift idea for moms, … [Read more...]

Wooden Pilgrim

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This post originally appeared on Giggles Galore November 2010.  He is one of my favorite fall decorations. You should make one...you'll be thankful you did!  And if you do make one I'd love to see what you create.I couldn't decorate for Fall/Thanksgiving without having something made with a 2x4!  I had been making so many other projects with 2x4's like my Halloween Monsters & Pumpkins that it was fitting I create something perfect for the season.  I had seen several turkey ideas, but I wanted … [Read more...]

Wooden Pilgrim

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I couldn't decorate for Fall/Thanksgiving without having something made with a 2x4!  I had been making so many other projects with 2x4's like my Halloween Monsters & Pumpkins that it was fitting I create something perfect for the season.  I had seen several turkey ideas, but I wanted something a little different, so I created this adorable Pilgrim to help us celebrate the Thanksgiving season.I used 2x4's, 2x3 and 2x2's to create this stacked Pilgrim.  I painted and sanded everything then … [Read more...]