Showing posts from 2023

Happy Holidays

  It's that time of the year when I take a break from blogging and just enjoy the season, so I sign-off for the year with a few photos... The ' candles ' are lit. It was actually warm enough for a visit to the pond. And Rosie is ready for her holiday parties... ...complete with pearls. If you missed my holiday projects this year: I made a Pom Pom Wreath . This Jewelry Tree was a hit. I displayed my Shiny Brite ornaments - safely!  Wishing you and yours the happiest of holiday seasons.   I'll be back in January sharing new DIY projects you won't want to miss!  See you in 2024!

How to Display Shiny Brite Ornaments Safely

  Raise your hand if you have vintage/Shiny Brite ornaments and you struggle with displaying them.   Just as I thought!  You want them displayed and seen by everyone but the thought of them breaking...well....breaks your heart! Let's look at the options:   Putting them on the tree.   Not a great idea, especially if you have children or pets.   Displaying them in a pretty bowl.   Again not a good idea  if you have children or pets....or Cousin Eddie comes over, bumps into the table they are on and sends the bowl flying. Neither option works, so h ow about a glass jar like this one I found at a yard sale last summer?  Let me show you what I did! This is what you'll need (besides your Shiny Brites):   Poly-fill   Quilt Batting   Fairy Lights Glass Jar  Mine was found at a yard sale but this one is very similar This post may contain affiliate links.  Start by placing a string of fairy lights in the bottom of the jar. Add some poly-fill to the jar and start placing your ornaments. 

How to Create A Unique Jewelry Tree

  It's Thanksgiving weekend and the Holidays are here!  Today I have a Christmas idea that's been around for quite a while, but I put my own little twist on it.  Read on my friends, and tell me what you think.   W elcome to the 'Do It Over' Designers blog hop.  We are a group of bloggers who love to recycle/upcycle/DIY.  I'm happy to host this hop and I hope you'll visit everyone to see what they have to share with you.  Their links will be listed at the end of this post. This post may contain affiliate links.  For years, I've seen jewelry trees on velvet.  I thought they were beautiful and always wanted to make one.  I even bought some velvet and played with tree designs on it, but it never really 'spoke' to me, so I ended up putting it all away and temporarily forgetting about it.   Then I saw these burlap canvases and it hit me.  That was the background for my tree!  The first thing I did was cut a piece of chipboard and glued it in the center. 

Fairy Light Pom Pom Wreath

Even though I don't start decorating for Christmas until Thanksgiving weekend, I certainly start preparing and crafting for it!  Let me show you an easy way to create a beautiful wreath for your home.  This post may contain affiliate links.  Here's what you'll need:  wire wreath form 2 skeins of yarn - blue and white Pom Pom Makers scissors string of lights small bottle brush trees and whatever else you want to use to decorate your wreath Welcome to the  Creative Craft Hop  hosted by Sara from  Birdz of a Feather .   If you just came from Jenna @ The Painted Apron ,   welcome to the Cottage!  At the bottom of this post I'll direct you to the next stop on this hop, but be sure to visit all of the other stops too for some amazing inspiration. They will all be listed. Let's make a wreath! Start by making your pom poms.  For this wreath, I made the following in blue:  8 small, 8 medium, 5 large, and 4 extra-large pom poms.  In white, I made:  6 small, 4 medium, 4 large,