Lit Christmas Tree Painting

This is, by far, one of the most ambitious projects I’ve done to date, but I’m so proud of how it turned out.  (excuse me while I pat myself on my back)

This is a long post because I’m going to take you step by step to show you how I did it.

This is my Lit Christmas Tree Painting.

Lit Christmas Tree Painting

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Uncle Sam Figurine-make it your own

I found this little guy at Michaels, on a clearance for only $2.99!  He was so cute, but as you know by now, I can’t leave well enough alone.  I always have to make it ‘my own’.

Uncle Sam finished

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Patriotic Napkin Rings

I’ve been searching for wooden napkin rings for months.  Why wooden?  Because I can customize them with paint to make them ‘mine’.  Store bought ones are okay, but when I get a project in my head, nothing else will do.  (I like to have my napkin rings match my tablescapes.)

Finished Napkin Ring..-close up

This was so easy to do, and here’s how I did it:


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Patriotic Decorated Candles

I had a lot of fun with this one.   I’ve been playing with decorations for the 4th of July, and the thought of decorated candles come naturally to me.  (I guess it’s because I love the look and feel of candlelight).

Patriotic Decorated Candles


As usual, it’s an incredibly easy project to do.

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4th of July Tablescape

Decorating for the holidays is always so much fun for me.  It’s an easy way to redecorate without spending a small fortune.  I still can’t get over how a change in a tablecloth, place mats, & a centerpiece can make the dining area look completely different.  The 4th of July is a fun tablescape to do because it’s filled with bright colors & sparkle!  This year, I really wanted to emphasize the color red.

4th of JulyTablescape

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Patriotic Wreath – tutorial

I’m still having a ball working on decorations for the 4th of July!  The table is almost ready to be set, the decorative pieces are done for a vignette or two.  But the door was  naked!

It needed a wreath.

Patriotic Wreath

Here’s how I made it:

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Easter Towel

I have a bad habit of picking up towels when they’re on sale.  Since I like to sew, I know that I can always change them up to match what ever theme or color that I’m using at the time.  It doesn’t matter what color they are, I’ll find a way to use them & decorate them to make them work in my home.  And isn’t that what crafting is all about?  Why have a plain white towel hanging in your home when you can have a decorated one?

I had a little left over fabric from my Easter Place Mats, so I thought I might bring some of the fabric into the kitchen.  There wasn’t very much fabric left over, but there was enough to trim one side of a hand towel.

The Easter Towel was given 2 different looks.  I put fabric on one side and ribbon & an applique on the other side.  I like having reversible items, mainly because I like change. (at least when I can control it.)

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Easter Bonnet Door Hanging

I’m still decorating for Easter.  I certainly couldn’t have a St. Patrick’s Day Wreath on the door for Easter.  Because the theme for this year is purple & eggs, I wanted to put both of those into the door hanging.  Instead of the traditional wreath, I chose an Easter Bonnet this year.  This was one of the easiest door hangings that I’ve done in a very long time.  I hope you enjoy it & will try one for yourself.

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Easter Bunny Display

I’d seen something similar to this on-line & thought I’d make a much less expensive version.  It was a little time consuming, but the results were worth it.  This little display adds a pop of bright colors to where ever you place it. Continue reading

DIY Easter Egg – Ornament Tree

Since the theme for my Easter decor was going to be Easter Eggs, (because of the fabric that I chose)  I started to shop around for an Easter Egg Tree or an Ornament Stand.  I couldn’t believe the prices!  Not one of them were under $28.00!  And I didn’t like any of the designs.  My brain went into high gear to come up with an inexpensive tree that would go with my holiday decorations this year. This is what I came up with:

It’s a little time consuming, but can be customized to meet your needs & home colors.

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