DIY Christmas Gifts | Snowballs for Sale Gift Can

When I realized how tight our budget needs to be this Christmas, I started feeling like Mr. Grinch, but rather than whine and feel grumpy, I decided to ask you all for your best DIY Christmas gifts that are really inexpensive or free to make. I know my readers are some of the thriftiest and most creative people around, so I’d love to hear about gifts you’ve made or gifts you’ve received that were your favorites. I’m all ears and can’t {Read More}

Barn Wood Candle {Easy Tin Can Project}

Every time I go on a road trip, I pass so many old barns that are falling down, and it kills me to see all that amazing barn wood just rotting away, especially since I could think of hundreds of projects to use it on. Well, I was in the craft store a few days ago and found some amazing scrapbook paper made to look like old barn wood. … Had to have it!

How to Create a Twinkling Potpourri Light

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc., and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone.  #LoveAmericanHome #cbias #CollectiveBias On Saturday I shared  a fall farmhouse table setting that featured jar candles (thank you all for the sweet comments!) and I promised to show how to repurpose the candle jar once the candle has been used up … … because if you’ve visited my blog for any length of time, you know I love repurposing  jars!

Easy DIY No Sew Farmhouse Wall Pocket

If you love easy DIY projects – I’ve got a super cute and easy one.  Make one for yourself, and one to give as a gift! It’s a farmhouse wall pocket that can be made from a scrap piece of fabric, but it’s no-sew and is inexpensive to make. I put together a step by step photo tutorial to help you make your own quickly and easily. Easy DIY Farmhouse Wall Pocket Supplies List : (includes affiliate links for your convenience) ticking fabric (you’ll {Read More}

Get Well Soon or Any Occasion DIY Flower Vase Bottles

I had the most brilliant idea yesterday.  One I was sure would be SO much fun. “We should go to the State Fair”!  … I told my sister. She wasn’t quite as excited about the idea as I was, but I remembered all the times I’d taken my kids when they were little, and we’d had so much fun, so she went along with the idea.   It was dollar ride day, so I was excited to ride roller coasters and {Read More}

Country Boy Song & Thrift Frame Makeover for Dad

I’ll never forget the Christmas I received a John Denver album as a gift.  I loved all the songs on it, but my favorite was the Thank God I’m a Country Boy song. I’d crank the record player’s volume up, and belt that song out at the top of my lungs, replacing “boy” with “girl”. I was a country girl back then, and I’m a country girl now, and I still love John Denver. 🙂 With Father’s Day coming up, {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}

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}

Flannel Lavender Heat Pack with Washable Cover

Not wanting my mom to get bored during her visit, and being the sweet daughter that I am, I lined up a few projects for her to work on while she’s here. 🙂 My feet are always cold, so one of the projects I had in mind for her was to sew up a microwaveable lavender heat pack. I’ve been using an old pillow case filled with rice as a makeshift heat pack, and not only was it ugly, it {Read More}

Decoupaged Galvanized Bucket

I promised I’d show you the project I made using one of the milk cap image printables I shared yesterday, so I got up early this morning to take photos of this decoupaged bucket in the kitchen, when the sunlight is so pretty shining through the window.

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