Ornament Palooza | Christmas in High Gear

Halloween 2016 is down in the books, Thanksgiving is up next, and Christmas will be here before you know it.  So I thought we could look back at each ornament made by 31 different bloggers, including myself in October. I have lots of Christmas projects and decor planned, so I’ve got to get busy working on them all.  I plan to share them throughout November, so you have plenty of time to make any that inspire you. This is my {Read More}

Farmhouse Christmas Tree and Gingerbread House “Issues”

I wanted a  simple farmhouse Christmas tree with lots of handmade ornaments this year.Our Christmas tree is far from magazine perfect, but when I finished decorating it and my oldest son saw it, he commented about how nice he thought it looked. If it meets with my family’s approval, that’s really all that matters.

Red Barn + Christmas Decorating Ideas in the Kitchen

Do you remember that beautiful red barn I photographed in the summer (seen here)? Well, I had 2 big empty spots on my living room wall when I sold the repurposed drawer shelves (seen here) so I made 2 canvas photos to fill the empty spaces. I took the barn photo, and our current family photo to Staples, where they turned them into engineering prints for me. When I got  back home, I turned the engineering prints into photo canvases (tutorial here) and hung {Read More}

Christmas Music Printables: Joy to the World + More

I have several Christmas music printables to share today. Two of them are familiar ones – Joy to the World,  and O Little Town of Bethlehem, but I’m also including one that isn’t as well- known, but it’s really pretty. I’ve seen Christmas music pages used in so many different ways, and I’ll show you a few of my favorites at the end. This Joy to the World page has such a pretty, aged color.  It was from a really old hymn {Read More}

Vintage Inspiration Party -Creative Christmas Ideas

Last week’s party was loaded with the most inspiring and creative Christmas ideas! We know what a busy time of the year this is, so we want to thank you for stopping by to get your weekly dose of inspiration and for sharing your projects with us. Let’s take a look at what your hosts have been up to recently….. Connect with My Salvaged Treasures – Facebook / Pinterest / Instagram Hot Cocoa Stenciled Signs on Salvaged Wood Connect with {Read More}

Poster Size Christmas Chalkboard Print & ?’s for You

With 2016 on the horizon, I stared thinking about what kind of projects I’d like to work on next year, but it occurred to me that I should ask YOU what kind of projects you would like to see. First, I’ll show you today’s project, then I have a brief survey at the end that will only take a moment  for you to answer.  Thanks in advance!      Now, onto today’s project! 🙂 Poster Size Christmas Chalkboard Printable If you don’t {Read More}

Gingham Christmas Wreath and Gift Cans with Video

I don’t know what it is about  gingham, but it has an old-fashioned charm that I can’t get enough of.  It reminds me of curtains hanging in an old farmhouse and vintage aprons. I bought an evergreen garland for my entryway, and had a lot left over, so I wired a leftover piece around a grapevine wreath to hang in my kitchen. I used this  gingham wired ribbon to make a bow for the wreath.  It’s easy to work with, and holds its shape {Read More}

Santa Claus Coat Rack with Country Living & Hometalk

When Santa Claus, gets home from his long night’s ride around the world, he was lacking a place to hang his coat and hat.   Since the jolly old guy loved the Classic Christmas Books Stocking Hanger than I made last year, I knew he’d love a coat rack made of red and white  books, ‘cuz he’s a red and white kind of fella! 🙂

Homemade Christmas Ideas, Projects, Printables

As I was looking back through past homemade Christmas ideas and projects, I realized that you may have missed many of then – especially if you are new to my blog, so it made sense to round them all up into one easy to navigate post. I’ve got four years worth of DIY Christmas posts, projects, graphics, printables, and gift ideas, and they are all organized into categories with links to every post. {Just click on the images below to visit {Read More}

DIY Christmas Ornaments with Quilt Block Patterns

I’ve kind of gone nuts this year sharing DIY Christmas ornaments, but since I wanted a specific theme for our Christmas tree, it was easier to make the ornaments myself  than search all the stores looking for just the right ones. Since the theme I picked is “simple farmhouse”, I brainstormed what comes to mind when I think of farmhouses, and quilts immediately came to mind. I remembered the barn quilt my son and I made together in the spring, and the quilt-inspired chair I {Read More}

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