Floral Pumpkin Wreath to Make for a Colorful Fall Entrance

A pumpkin wreath that acts like a vase is easy to create using fall flowers, berries and grasses attached to a grapevine wreath base. Have you seen people use a pumpkin as a vase for their dining room table? I was looking for something fun to create for this year’s fall decor, and thought of… [Read More]

Painting Gourds for Color & Whimsy to Your Fall Decor

Painting gourds adds a  little whimsy and color to your fall decor. Add a small hole, and you have a cute birdhouse look for your mantel or other vignette. Painting gourds is a great project to do with the kids, or even with a group of girlfriends, when hosting a girls night out. The process… [Read More]

Fall Planter Ideas That Will Take You Into Winter

These fall planter ideas will help you choose and create beautiful container gardens that will last well into the winter season. As summer comes to an end, it’s time to spruce up, or create new pots of color, for your entrance. Today I’m sharing some of my favorite fall planter ideas that will last several… [Read More]

Melt and Pour Soap – Rich Orange Cinnamon Scent

Melt and pour soap with sweet orange and cinnamon oil adds a nice cozy feel to any room. Great for showers, weddings, hostess and helper gifts. Who doesn’t love the smell of oranges and cinnamon? They help give your home a nice cozy feel. That’s why I decided to make a soap with this homey… [Read More]

Drying Hydrangeas – Creating Everlasting Decor

Drying hydrangeas is an easy technique to master, and a great way to preserve the beautiful blooms for use in your home decor. Are you growing hydrangeas? If so, you will definitely love drying hydrangeas to save in a vase, or use in a wreath. The process is really very easy. Timing is the issue… [Read More]

Batik Fabric Art with Glue Creates a Beautiful Wall Hanging

Batik fabric art is simple to create using glue and craft paint. Follow this simple tutorial to make a beautiful wall hanging. As a child of the seventies I’m continually surprised by how many techniques I see coming back in style. Have you noticed all the macrame hanging planters? At the salon you will probably… [Read More]

How to Make a Rustic Grapevine Basket Planter

This tutorial on making a rustic grapevine basket planter, is the perfect solution for utilizing wild grapevines growing in your backyard. I really can’t believe how many grapevines are growing wild in my gardens this season. They are out of control. It may be a result of the warm winter we had, or maybe because… [Read More]