Easy Poinsettia Arrangement for the Holidays

You can find them everywhere this time of year, and though they do come in many pretty shapes and sizes now, the average poinsettia in a pot can be a little boring. Why not make a poinsettia arrangement for the holidays by cutting the flowers and placing them in a vase? Easy Poinsettia Arrangement for the… [Read More]

Pine Cone Christmas Tree for Your Holiday Home

This is another throw back to my herbal gift shop days. A Styrofoam base, plenty of hot glue and a bag full of mini pine cones are all you really need to create a pine cone Christmas tree. Pine Cone Christmas Tree Here I have made two pine cone Christmas trees. As you can see I… [Read More]

Christmas With Stencils: Warm Wishes on Slate

My friend Carole asked me to join her and a great group of creative bloggers, to create a project using Christmas stencils. There are so many to choose from, but after searching for quite a while I picked this one from The Stencilsmith. Decorating with Christmas Stencils Carole has so many great projects that she has… [Read More]

Make Your Own Holiday Invitations – Free Printables

I like to make my own invitations by creating a graphic that fits 4 to a page, and printing them on an inkjet printer. They allow me to be creative, and they’re inexpensive to make. In light of today’s Thanksgiving holiday in the US, I have created a couple of fun prints for you to… [Read More]

18 Ways to Decorate with Fresh Evergreens

Fresh evergreens are commonly used for making wreaths for the holidays.  This group of tutorials will give you some fantastic ideas and techniques, to make your front door the prettiest on the block. If you have evergreens growing in your backyard you can easily cut a few branches to use in your decor. Many big box… [Read More]

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Handmade Gifts – Bayberry Candles

When my sister and I owned the herbal gift shop, selling bayberry candles at Christmas time was a big hit. They smelled really great, and we offered a little “good luck” tag (shown below) to go along with the candle.  Bayberry Candles – For “Good Luck” in the New Year may contain some affiliate links for… [Read More]

2015 Christmas Home Tour

Welcome! It’s time for our annual Christmas Home Tour. Please come in and see what we’ve been up to. Our front porch is decorated with a mix of fresh and artificial greens, some old pieces and a few new projects. If you like the look of a simple natural wreath, and you have access to… [Read More]