Monday, November 27, 2017

Ideas for Your Elf on the Shelf

Do you love Elf on the Shelf?

Coming up with fun and engaging new scenes for your special Elf can become quite a task, so I've put together some of my favorite ideas that I hope you'll enjoy!


Friday, November 24, 2017

Festive Holiday Wreaths - On a Budget!

Do you love those "upscale" (expensive!) wreaths you see for sale around the holidays but don't have the cash to buy a new one for your home each year?  It's easy to create beautiful holiday wreaths for a fraction of the cost!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Adorable Paper Gift Bag

This sweet little paper gift bag is perfect for gift giving to a special someone. The bright colors are cheerful and the tiny flowers and personal touches will bring a smile to the recipient of this pretty, handmade gift bag.


Saturday, November 18, 2017


Make your own handmade Christmas gift tags this year! 

Why buy gift tags when these cute handmade Christmas stocking gift tags are easy to make?


Thursday, November 16, 2017

ColoriQue Blog Hop

ColoriQue is an ink based product developed by Clearsnap® and jewelry artist Lisa Marie Jimenez.  The colors are blendable and can be layered to create a variety of unique effects.  It is easily applied to both raw and plated metals to bring artistic color to each piece.  Not just for metal, ColoriQue can also be used on clay, ceramic, glass, wood and leather.  It dries quickly and is safe to use in a studio environment. 

Each Designer crafts connection member received a selection of colors to work with and metal pieces from U-Paint.  Follow the links below to see what each designer created and be inspired to create something special for your holiday décor.....

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Watercolor Thank You Cards

Whether you have an hour or just a few minutes, these cards are easy to make for when you need a quick "Thank You!


Sunday, November 12, 2017

French Country Fall Inspired Table Runner

French Country Inspired Stenciled Burlap Table Runner for Fall.

This table runner is a Quick & Easy DIY project with no sewing involved.


Thursday, November 9, 2017

Burlap Apples & Display Bowl

I love the rustic touch burlap brings to our home.  Creating seasonal burlap accents is a challenge I enthusiastically undertake and when I saw this bright right burlap from - I knew just what I wanted to make!  

Monday, November 6, 2017

Etched Autumn Votives

Turn some regular glass yeast jars into something amazing with a little etchall® crème and paint!


Friday, November 3, 2017

Corrugated Metal Pumpkin

I love fall and harvest decorating and what would it be without the cheery, homey pumpkin. There are so many materials with which to make pumpkin decorations, but here is one you might not have considered - metal.  With an inexpensive tool, thin metal and patinas, they are easy and fun to make.