Painted Wood Pumpkins for Fall

I have been busy traveling and trying to keep up with my kids busy schedules, but the other day I had to pop in Target to pick up a prescription for my son.  Like most of my trips to Target, I decided to swing by the Dollar Spot for a quick peek at the new stuff. I quickly spotted all of the gorgeous fall decor and inspiration hit immediately.  With the help of my brand partner DecoArt, I created these pretty painted wood pumpkins for fall. This month DecoArt teamed up with Walnut Hollow and … [Read more...]

DIY Faux Globe

I love collecting globes and have several of them displayed throughout my house. I've always loved the beautiful painted versions that I see floating around Pinterest, but I've never been able to bring myself to paint one of my globes.  After all every single one I've purchased I've loved it for it's unique character or color, I just can't imagine altering it to try out a current trend.  I found a way to satisfy my obsession with globes and get that custom painted look I admire with my own DIY … [Read more...]

DIY Lazy Susan for Outdoor Entertaining

Summer might be winding down but I'm not ready to let go just yet.  We still have weeks left to celebrate everything summer has to offer including one of my favorite things to do in the summer, entertain friends. Whether it is a casual backyard BBQ or a stylish dinner party, outdoor summer entertaining is the perfect way to keep things simple, stress-free and fun.  I've made things even easier with my newly painted DIY Lazy Susan for Outdoor Entertaining. Not only is this colorful project … [Read more...]

DIY Foam Popsicle Sign

Summer is this magical time of year where our schedules are less demanding and our family gets to spend quality time together creating memories.  While school supplies are already hitting the shelves at stores, I'm not quite ready to let all the summer fun go and created this DIY Foam Popsicle Sign to remind us to savor every last bit of the summer season. This month  Make It: Fun Crafts® challenged us to create wall art using the foam sheets and I had lots of ideas for tropical signs, … [Read more...]

DIY Succulent Ruler Planter

We will still have a good month of summer left to enjoy, so it's a little hard to imagine that a new school year is just around the corner.  I actually really love when my kids head back to school, not just because I'm ready to get back into a routine, but because I get excited about meeting their new teachers and seeing who will be helping shape their little minds throughout the year.  I love creating fun little gifts to show those teachers just how excited we are, so this year with the help of … [Read more...]

DIY Tea Cup Succulent Planters

If you are like me and you don't have a knack for gardening or keeping anything alive for more than a few days, then you don't want to miss my latest craft project and tutorial on the Oriental Trading website.  I'm showing you how to create DIY Tea Cup Succulent Planters, to help add a little life to your decor. Succulents are a huge trend in home decor right now and the best part is they are easy to maintain and look beautiful. Succulents can thrive in the simplest of environments and are … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]