It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Everywhere you look, there is Christmas decor popping up. However, before you go out and purchase some of these festive temptations, you may want to consider making some of your own Christmas decor. Besides homemade ornaments or DIY garland, it's also really easy to make your own
Part of the fun of gift giving is in the gift packaging itself. If you have a lot of gifts to give, like at Christmas, the fancy wrapping can start to get expensive! One way to curtail some of the expense is by making your own bows. You can use things like scrap wrapping paper
DIY Christmas cards are a great way to save money and personalize your cards at the same time. If coming up with the words is the easy part but images are somewhat lacking, download one of my free Christmas images to get started. All of the images are formatted to fit a 8 1/2 x
Small twigs are great to use in so many rustic craft projects. Since you can shape the twigs into shapes or words, they are very versatile as a natural craft supply. A twig Christmas tree is especially easy to make and I'll show you how to incorporate some into your own rustic Christmas decor. In
What is better than creating decorative items straight from nature? Natural items, like pinecones, are already beautiful which makes them perfect for incorporating into holiday decor. In fact, there are so many Christmas decorations that you can make with pinecones. From garland to wreaths to even pinecone trees, there are many creative ideas. However, today
Just like icing on a cake, a Christmas tree topper really puts the emphasis on your overall tree style. When you plan for a warm country Christmas theme, a rustic tree topper is a must. Although there are plenty of traditional ideas with a rustic twist, there are also plenty of unique ways that you
With all of the different designs, colors, ages and textures available, paper is a great material to use in crafting. In fact, it is probably one of the most versatile craft supplies. Not only can you get a variety of looks, but paper is also very easy to work with. Today's focus is on paper
If you like rustic Christmas style ornaments, you have to make this candy cane ornament. It is so easy and they look so cute hanging on a Christmas tree. I also like to set one or two in a rustic candy dish, along with some of my faux peppermints, for a festive display. It does
Once all of the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping is done, there is still one thing left to do. Wrap, wrap, wrap. We are all faced with the daunting task of all that wrapping. If you don't want to even think about how you are going to wrap, here are some gift wrapping ideas
At any other time of the year, I seem to be able to keep desserts at bay. However, at Christmas I find it nearly impossible. All of those delectable little treats are too hard to avoid. Plus, with hosting Christmas, I need to have something sweet to offer! And, of course, then I need to
Because Christmas decorating always extends beyond the interior of a home, I thought I would share some creative DIY outdoor Christmas decorations. There are so many different things that you can make to decorate your porch or yard. Since Christmas is an expensive time of the year, it's helpful to save money with DIY projects.
With a little paint and ribbon, you can transform a birch log into a yummy looking candy cane for some Christmas decor. This simple craft takes no time at all.