Posts Tagged ‘home decor’

@Home This Weekend: Homemade Candles

This weekend, make some lovely scented candles. These, pictured here, are Kentucky Bourbon and Gin and Tonic scented, perfect for the holidays! Mistress Jennie used a 20 pound bag of wax to make all these. Her post is chock-full of photos and information on making your own. Light ’em up! Save Save Save

Tute Tuesday: Pinecone Wreath

There is nothing more welcoming on a front door than a beautiful wreath. Celebrate the winter season in style with A Bit Crafty’s tutorial for a Pinecone Wreath. The mashup of natural elements with vibrant colors will be a pleasant sight on those grey days. If red and silver aren’t your favorite, you can spray […]

Tute Tuesday: Holiday Lantern

It’s no illusion, by 4:00pm the sun has gone down. The days are getting shorter. Light up those long winter nights with Sweets4ever’s tutorial for Holiday Lanterns. Using recycled products like soup cans and old cards, you can create beautiful and unique luminaries. Light up a pathway for Santa to find his way to your […]

O, Christmas Tree

‘Tis the season! Let’s look at some holly jolly ways to enjoy Christmas trees, even if you don’t bring out a large tree this year. This fabric tree is small enough to fit on a wooden spool, but it still manages to pack a huge Christmas punch. Phizzychick added some shiny buttons and a “25” from […]

@Home This Weekend: Crafty Magnets

This weekend, turn your tiny art into magnets! Simply attach your art to flat backed marbles, and glue a marble on the back. If you don’t paint as well as tapestrymlp, who made the beautiful nature themed magnets on the left, you can always use photos or colorful magazine pages. Wouldn’t these make great stocking […]

@Home This Weekend: Clipboard Photo Display

This weekend, cut some plywood, add some clips, and make a mini clipboard photo display. These can be propped up, hung with wire, or, as in this case, displayed in a vintage wire rack. TheMistressT added neutral scrapbook papers to the back of each board, so they look great from any angle. Clip it up! […]

Party with a Pumpkin Challenge Winner: Floral Pumpkin Centerpiece

The Craft Challenge for the Occasions Board was Party with a Pumpkin! The challenge was to take a decorate a pumpkin. You can carve it, create a monster or make a mad diorama. The only requirement is that the pumpkin can not be fake. No foam or plastic pumpkins! Our winning entry was created by […]

Setting The Table For Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving coming up next week, let’s set the table. There are several ways you can personalize your table with your crafts. bethntim crocheted a festive “Give Thanks” table runner, complete with autumn leaves. What a lovely reminder for the day. It’s nice to have candles on the table, especially when they double as placeholders. […]

@Home This Weekend: Finding Bigfoot

This weekend, go wild and hunt for the ever-elusive Bigfoot.  TheMistressT made these awesome woodland etched glasses.  When you’re looking at them, there’s no Bigfoot in sight. When your drink is done, though, there he is, at the bottom of the glass! So fun!   Save Save Save Save Save

@Home This Weekend: DIY Shelves

This weekend, make your own set of shelves using cardboard and newpaper. In her post, edelC gives step by step instructions on how to make this unique shelf unit. This technique can be used to make shelves of any shape or size, making it perfect for collectibles! Save

@Home This Weekend: TP Caddy

This weekend, foil both cats and kids who insist on unspooling your toilet paper for sport. vegbee made this clever caddy to protect the roll, while still having it convenient for the folks who need it. Smart mama! Her tutorial will show you how to make your own. Save Save

@Home This Weekend: Honeyduke’s Candy Cabinet

This weekend, make your home magical with Honeyduke’s candy cabinet, inspired by the Harry Potter series. Using an old cabinet desk, patty_o_furniture reconfigured the inside and painted it in bright colors. The cabinet even lights up when you open the doors to reveal all the treats inside. The jars are full of candies, and the […]

@Home This Weekend: Paint a Music Box!

This weekend, get out your paints and embellish a plain wooden box. patty_o_furniture got extra creative and painted a Hogwarts scene reminiscent of Van Gogh’s masterpiece “Starry Night”, and then added workings that play Hedwig’s theme. I think you’ll agree that this was a truly magical transformation.

A Key Component

What is the key to unique art? Using things in interesting ways. Here are a few projects where people used actual keys in art, with beautiful results. bookstorebabe made key pendants to fantasy locations like Camelot, the Tardis, and the castle of Emerald City. These necklaces definitely unlock your imagination. Embellished keys are pretty in their […]

@Home This Weekend: Thermos Lamps

This weekend, make a unique lamp for your home! TheMistressT used vintage thermoses to make these fun bedside lamps for her guest room. Craftsters have used all sorts of creative things to build lamps with; click on the “lamp” tag to see other great lamp ideas! Save