Revamped and Restyled Retro Christmas Village

My mother recently gave me her old Christmas village. These little snow-capped ceramic homes decorated my parents' house all through my teenage years. My three-year-old son is slightly obsessed with the miniature "winter wonderland" displays at our local craft store, and Mom still had all the pieces of her village boxed up to pass on for Baxter to enjoy. The catch: I was not in love. I'm a Kitschmas kind of gal, and this village was way too traditional for my taste. Lucky for me, there is nothing a can of spray paint and some glitter can't fix. ...more
I have a sudden urge to go thrift store shopping to find things to paint.more

Last-Minute DIY Holiday Food Gifts

Even as winter's chill descends upon us, there's still plenty of DIY gifts you can concoct in time for the big holiday. Here's a few ideas for gifts, some of which can be whipped up in mere minutes. ...more

The Easiest Christmas Mason Jar Candles You Can Make

I created some simple and cheap mason jar Christmas candles that anyone can make in minutes. (Pssst … the candles are battery operated, so on days when my kids are keeping me busy and I forget to turn them off, no worries.) ...more

5 Adorable DIY Ornament Ideas for Untraditional Christmas Trees

As someone with her own private tinsel tree forest, I tend to have a hard time finding Christmas ornaments that not only curl my kitsch-loving toes, but also match my colorful trees. Traditional ornaments just won't work on an eight-foot-tall, hot pink tree. ...more
These are all so cute and creative!  I love the idea of a bright, colorful tree and ornaments ...more

5 Creative Thanksgiving Table Ideas

Christmas is all about the tree, Easter celebrates Pinterest-perfect eggs, but at Thanksgiving, your table needs to be a thing to behold (okay, and maybe Instagram a little). After all, most of the holiday is just sitting, enjoying the company of others, eating, and taking in the table scenery. Give them something to look at. ...more
beautiful!more

6 Craft Blogs to Follow for Fabulous Thanksgiving Ideas

Whether you're looking for kids' crafts, tablescapes, or Thanksgiving decor, these blogs are a treasure trove of DIY holiday help. ...more

Halloween Spider Wreath

Today, I was able to finish up the Halloween spider wreath I'd been working on in between coats of paint in my office. It ended up quite a bit different than how I pictured it when I began (does that ever happen to you?), but I'm pretty happy with the final version. ...more
Love this idea!more

DIY Halloween Chalkboard Flower Pots

I know exactly what you're thinking. You think I've gone completely gaga over chalkboard paint. Well, my friend, you're right on the money! When Halloween is over, you can erase the message and write or draw something else. This is the craft that keeps on giving, and trick-or-treaters will surely appreciate your front porch creativity. ...more
Oh how fun! Do you think it's durable in the outdoor elements throughout the year?more

A Round-Up of the Best DIY New Year's Eve Posts on BlogHer

Do you have any big plans for New Year's Eve? My days of big parties are long behind me, but this does not mean I don’t still celebrate. I may not stay awake until midnight, but you better bet I make pipe cleaner tiaras every year and have a batch of black-eyed peas on the stove. See? We celebrate! ...more

Get Your Wrap On With FREE Printable Gift Tags

Hopefully by now all your Christmas shopping is done.  All that is left to do is wrap those last minute gifts.  The perfect paper has been chosen.  The bows have been tied just right.  Don't neglect the gift tag.  Your tag should be just as lovely as the rest of your gift.  Lucky for you and me BlogHer is full of many talented graphic designers who are willing to share the printable tags they designed for free....more
super cute!!more