Halloween Bat Cupcakes

These Halloween Bat Cupcakes are made with a moist, rich chocolate cake, a simple chocolate frosting, and store bought cookies to create a bat-tastic Halloween treat! It's the third week of October, and I have Halloween on my mind. My Halloween Pinterest board is packed with so many easy, festive Halloween treats that it was tough to choose which one to create first. ...more
These are so cute!!!  I love the pics!!!  :)more

How to Make a Dollar Store Halloween Spider Vase

The dollar store can be a really great resource for making holiday decor items. You can get a really great looking finished product for only a few dollars!  ...more
Fantastic! Just the sort of thing I was looking for - free or cheap ways to create Halloween ...more

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

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