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Fall Decor


Ghosts are a great motif to decorate around at Halloween. The classic white-with-black color scheme looks great alongside the bold colors of the holiday. Here are a dozen tutorials for making Halloween ghost decorations that pack a big punch for very little time and money. Love and Laundry blogger, Shatzi, has a great tutorial for an easy floating ghost. Did... More

Decorating With Candy Corn


Even if you don't like the taste of candy corn, you gotta admit, those little orange, white, and yellow candies are adorable. I've rounded up several cool ways to decorate with candy corn that are fast, fun, and inexpensive - the trifecta of crafting. I think the best thing about decorating with candy corn is that there... More

Crafty Pumpkin Tutorials


It's pumpkin time again! I love decorating for autumn. Unfortunately, real pumpkins - especially jack o-lanterns - don't last long. Luckily, these crafty pumpkins will last for years. They're made using everything from sweaters, twine, and panty hose to Mason jar lids and dryer vents! No matter what medium you pick, you'll love these crafty pumpkin... More

Football Party Table Decorating Ideas Feature

Are you ready for some football? I know I am! Our local high school is just a mile down the road and on Friday nights we can see the stadium lights and hear the marching band. I love everything about it (except the traffic when the game lets out;-) If you're planning a football party of any kind,... More

Clay Pot Candy Bowls


Earlier this week I posted an article about Clay Pot Autumn Decorations. For today I've rounded up even more ideas about crafting with clay pots. Check out these great tutorials on how to transform terra cotta pots and saucers into all sorts of candy bowls. This mummy jar from Plaid Online uses strips of cheese cloth. I actually have all the... More

Clay Pot Autumn Decorations


Autumn is my favorite season for decorating - both inside the house and out in the garden. I love the rustic look of clay pots whether they're indoors or outdoors. I've rounded up several tutorials for autumn-themed clay pot projects that I think you'll enjoy. Some projects are more elaborate than others, but most only take basic crafting... More

Autumn Arrangement

DIY Autumn Arrangement


There's nothing like an autumn arrangement to brighten up a Thanksgiving tablescape. However, if you're anything like me, you don't want to spend a fortune on cut flowers. I'm used to going outside and picking flowers from my garden or the woods when I want to make an arrangement, but my gardens have been put... More

Acorn Napkin Rings

DIY Acorn Napkin Rings


I had such a wonderful response to my wool felt acorns last week, I thought I’d go a step further and show you how to make them into acorn napkin rings.  George Bernard Shaw once said, “Think of the fierce energy concentrated in an acorn! You bury it in the ground, and it explodes into... More

10 Beautiful Nature Inspired Fall Porches

Decorating our front porches and entryways for Fall not only adds home but it's a fabulous way to greet friends and guests for the season! Pick from harvest touches such as corn stalks, Indian corn, hay, burlap, wheat, pumpkins and fall leaves to add all the shades of autumn to your home! Today I'm sharing... More

using pumpkins in tablescapes

Decorating for autumn is one of the highlights of my year. I eagerly wait in anticipation for the pumpkins to start arriving at my local grocery stores and farmers' markets. I won't lie—one year I actually ordered a box of them from across the country so I could get a jump on my holiday decorating!... More

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