Chocolate Bar Toffee – yummy easy-to-make treat for the Holiday season!

This Toffee is so stinkin' easy to make. I don't generally enjoy cooking and baking, but I do enjoy delicious food, so when I do bake, it better be an easy recipe that is extra yummy. I have no patience for mediocre recipes. To make this Toffee, you only need 6 ingredients. It is that easy. The only tricky part about the entire recipe is you have to use a candy thermometer. Don't let that scare you away though. They are only a few bucks at the grocery store and are simple to use. To make Chocolate Bar Toffee, you will need the following 6 ingredients: Sugar, water, finely chopped … [Read more...]

Mini Ornament Wreath {holiday}

As promised, I'm back with a 2nd wreath. This is pretty much the same as the last wreath, but in mini form. Because honestly, what's cuter than a mini wreath? My daughter wanted to make a wreath, and how can I say no to a) this adorable face, and b) a daughter who wants to craft with me?! So we made a mini wreath. We started with a bunch of mini ornaments from Target, a wreath form, and some fabric. We wrapped the form in fabric first. Now we have a good surface for the hot glue to stick to. Next, she wrapped the wreath in some silver tinsel. And from … [Read more...]

Huge Nutcrackers for your porch

Happy Holidays my friends! As you've probably figured out already, I love nutcrackers, especially brightly painted ones! I found some pretty ugly huge plaster nutcrackers at Home Depot on sale for black friday and just had to pounce on them. Of course, I couldn't display them as-is; I had to paint them first. Check out this post for a step-by-step of the process. Here's the original nutcrackers I bought. I actually bought one at first, but then I ran back to Home Depot and picked up a 2nd one. They were only $19.98! Seriously. They are HEAVY and are plaster. These guys aren't … [Read more...]

mini NUTCRACKERS get a mini makeover!

You guys. I am such a sucker for nutcrackers. I don't know what it is, I just love them! I especially love really inexpensive super ugly ones because when I blast them with spray paint I have no remorse about it! This year I found all these little nutcracker ornaments at Michaels, and I thought they would be so so so cute in rainbow colors. What's cuter than a bunch of little nutcrackers? Rainbow nutcrackers. That's what.       Aren't they the CUTEST ever?! Gah, I love them! So, here's how to make some of your very own. They are easy … [Read more...]

Make your own fancy ORNAMENT WREATH! Easy and inexpensive

In an effort to be festive this year I've made two wreaths! Today I'm sharing wreath #1 with you, and I'll share wreath #2 in a few days. This big ornament wreath was so easy to make! It is festive and fun, and I get compliments on it from everyone who comes over. Follow the simple step-by-step tutorial below to make your own festive ornament wreath - for much cheaper than if you bought one! To make this ornament wreath, you will need the following items: wreath form a lot of plastic ornaments tinsel a strip of fabric or muslin hot glue gun First, cut (or tear) … [Read more...]

updated MARQUEE STAR – from ugly to dazzling!

I have another holiday project to share with you today! I found a big marquee star at Target a few months back in the clearance section, and as you can see, I updated it from boring blah gold to shiny and shimmery teal! It's just perfect for the holidays. … [Read more...]

GIVEAWAY: Holiday Wood Sign Art – Home for the Holidays {CLOSED}

This giveaway is now CLOSED. The winner of this giveaway is Julie Banister. Congrats! Do you love this wood sign art that I made from a Holiday gift bag? You are in luck today because I'm GIVING ONE AWAY FREE to one of you! Yup, I made two, and one is for YOU! If you win this giveaway, you will receive this Holiday Wood Sign that I created HERE. You will be receiving the crumpled vintage sign. So, how do you win? I'm offering tons of ways to enter this giveaway. The first entry is free - no hoops to jump through - just leave a comment. For each additional entry, you … [Read more...]