Paper Dandy’s Horrorgami: 20 Gruesome Scenes to Cut and Fold: Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway! Ends 12/25

I have received sample items to facilitate my post. Paper Dandy’s Horrorgami: 20 Gruesome Scenes to Cut and Fold I’ve always been fascinated and impressed with origami. How could they make it even more appealing? By combining it with one of my favorite genres: horror! This book features meticulous step by step instructions, teaching you … Read morePaper Dandy’s Horrorgami: 20 Gruesome Scenes to Cut and Fold: Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway! Ends 12/25

Christmas Paper Crafting: Holiday Cards, Gift Tags & More

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I have received free samples of this product. There was a time when I spent countless hours laboriously crafting my own gift cards and tags. I would pore over photographs, printing out the best ones on a variety of papers for interesting textural and visual effect; I would hand-letter greeting in painstaking calligraphy; I would … Read moreChristmas Paper Crafting: Holiday Cards, Gift Tags & More

Paper Birds

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Paper Birds  by Ruby Taylor and Kate Smith features 10 fun, feathery friends to pop out and make! This papercraft book is both charming and enchanting.  Each beautifully illustrated project features not only a bird to cut out and create, it includes a portion of their environment so each finished bird has its own little … Read morePaper Birds

Easy Pumpkin Carving: Spooktacular Patterns, Tips and Ideas

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As most of you know, Halloween is the MOST important holiday, and I’m always on the lookout for fresh decorating ideas. Easy Pumpkin Carving: Spooktacular Patterns, Tips and Ideas by Colleen Dorsey offers a great starting point for those new to the art of pumpkin carving, along with plenty of fun tips and facts. The … Read moreEasy Pumpkin Carving: Spooktacular Patterns, Tips and Ideas

Pretty in Pink Summer Wreath!

I’ve been wanting a pretty wreath for my front door, but the prices are often dauntingly high. There’s also the problem that I’m not a huge fan of fake flowers. They so often scream tacky/funeral arrangement/old lady with plastic furniture covers, at least to me. I have flashbacks to a house I used to pass … Read morePretty in Pink Summer Wreath!

Quick & Easy Patriotic Pillow

As promised, today I’m bringing you instructions for how to make your own USA patriotic pillow as featured in my Fabulous Fourth Table Setting. This is a quick and simple project, you could easily make several to toss around as accents at your 4th of July festivities. I used a plain denim tote bag as … Read moreQuick & Easy Patriotic Pillow

Create Your Own Romantic Floral Topiary

Fresh flowers are one of my passions in life. They make me feel like a decadently pampered Victorian lady, surrounded by boisterous bouquets, stunning stems and divinely scented nosegays. My dream is to one day have entire fields teeming with a wild array of blooms, ready to be snipped at a moments notice. Or perhaps … Read moreCreate Your Own Romantic Floral Topiary

Sweetheart Gift Bags

Handmade gift bags add an extra layer of fabulousness to any present, plus they’re so simple and easy to make. Just a few quick steps will have you sending gifts out into the world in packages that will become keepsakes. You can easily adjust this project to make bags that will fit any sized item. … Read moreSweetheart Gift Bags

Bejeweled Bouquet

I’ve been wanting to do something to display these sparkling pink crystal-cut glass drawer pulls since I found them. I’d love to refinish a dresser or cabinet with them, but they don’t currently fit my decor. I decided adding them to a sweet floral bouquet would be a unique and unexpected touch. I used magazine … Read moreBejeweled Bouquet

Sweet Embellished Leg Warmers

Embellished leg warmers and boot socks have been a sweet trend through the fall and winter. Since our national groundhog weatherman seems to have mispredicted an early spring, you still have plenty of time to rock this look and keep your legs warm and toasty in style. These are adorable with tights, leggings or skinny … Read moreSweet Embellished Leg Warmers