Custom Stenciled Doormats

April from April’s Craft Nest shares a cheap and easy tutorial for making custom doormats aplenty. You’ll have enough for every season or to share with a friend or two! April used a large 6’ by 8’ roll of outdoor carpet, cut each doormat to size, and then painted her custom design using a freezer […Read More]

Nautical Wooden Buoys

Summer may be winding down, but there’s still plenty of time to dress up your summer décor. Stephanie Lynn from Under the Table and Dreaming created these nautical buoys from scrap wood, making them free. Suh-weet! She just used acrylic craft paint for the punch of color and then added vinyl numbers and sisal rope. […Read More]

Red and Silver Ornament Christmas Garland

Here’s another Christmas in July project to bring a little winter respite after a scorching hot summer day! Susan from Between Naps on the Porch created some gorgeous ornament bedazzled garland to wrap around the columns outside her house. She started with pre-lit outdoor garland and attached plastic ornaments with green-coated wire. If you don’t […Read More]

Bird and Music Decoupage Ornament

It’s time to put a wrap on Christmas in July. Hopefully, you’ve gleaned a little inspiration these past few days and the motivation to get an early start on holiday projects before the bustle of the season. Brandy from Cappuccino and Cobwebs created a simple ornament featuring a sweet birdie backed with sheet music. In […Read More]

Felt Poinsettia Pillow with Bells

Today I get to showcase another seasonal pillow that utilizes felt and requires minimal sewing skills. Tristin from Two Girls Being Crafty.  created a festive poinsettia pillow complete with felt petals, hand stitching, and a jingle bell center. I always love the visual interest added by taking the time to do the hand stitching. You’d […Read More]

Felt Circles Embellished Pillow

Amy from Diary of a Quilter created this Christmas throw pillow that is covered with felt circles of varying sizes. The added detail of the hand stitching on some of the circles is what really makes this pillow for me. If you’re not much of a seamstress, you’ll be happy to know that Amy actually […Read More]

Branches and Cups Hanging Advent

Opening the little doors on our advent calendar was always so exciting when I was a kid. (And there wasn’t even any candy inside. Imagine that!) Macey from Olivia Renn created a unique suspended advent from apple tree branches and spray painted plastic cups. The plastic cups were pure genius. They are about as thrifty […Read More]

‘Noel’ Christmas Word Art

Sarah from Life Sweet Life shared a simple knockoff last Christmas that cost her only $4 to make (compared to the $149 catalog version). Sarah bought wood letters from a craft store, gave them a coat of spray paint, and arranged them to spell NOEL. She used a bit of hot glue to hold them […Read More]