easy DIY Christmas pillow & a Silhouette giveaway!


So last year on Black Friday I bought myself something I’d been coveting for a long time: a Silhouette CAMEO cutting machine. Silhouette runs amazing deals on Black Friday weekend and I’d been wanting a Silhouette for ages, so I finally went for it. It arrived just before Christmas and I tucked it away in […]

20 pretty DIY paper flower tutorials

amazing collection of DIY paper flower tutorials - these look so real! perfect for weddings, parties, or just home decor.

Every time I drive up to my house I sigh just a little. My neighbors have gorgeous flowers out in their yards – pots and plants and bushes – while I have seven hundred bikes, trikes, and scooters scattered across my yard. I’m not so good with flowers – you actually have to pay attention […]

DIY decorative throw pillows sewing tutorial

how to make your own modern throw pillows

My good friend Amber, who blogs at Crazy Little Projects, has a fun series going on this year called the Sew Crazy Challenge. The first Monday of each month she’s posting a sewing tutorial and linking to other bloggers posting a tutorial in the same theme – the challenge is to sew along with one of […]

DIY string art decor tutorial & tips


So here’s the deal on string art: totally cool and completely doable. Ya ya, I know it’s not the newest kid on the pinterest block, but there’s a reason people like it – it’s just pretty! and there are no special skills required. If you can drive in nails and wrap string, you can make […]

PB Christmas wall sign knockoff {PEACE}


So, putting up a sign that says “peace” at my house may be wishful thinking more than just holiday decorating, what with four boys and a little girl who gives them all a run for their money…but as soon as I saw this sign on Pottery Barn’s website I knew I could make it for […]

thumb tack Christmas wall art


I know we’re getting close to Christmas, but I wanted to show you one more Christmas decor item I made this year: a thumb tack “Joy to the World” sign. All the supplies came from the thrift or dollar store, making this really inexpensive, and it’s an easy technique that turns out really pretty. I […]

wall size cutout word art for Christmas {believe}


I really like words and fonts and I love the text trend in home decor. Today I’m sharing two DIY word Christmas decorations – you can find one of them (a Pottery Barn knockoff) over at eighteen25 today, and the other one is this “believe” sign – it’s a 4 foot long cutout wood sign. […]