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A Rustic Winter Door Wreath

With all the excitement of the holidays behind us, I now have time to do a project I have wanted to do for a long time – make a winter wreath for the front door.  I bought this red and black flannel buffalo plaid wired edge ribbon probably 10 years. Not sure where the time […]

The Traditional Fresh Boxwood Christmas Wreath

The fresh, or real, boxwood wreath is set in tradition for being one of the most classic and elegant Christmas wreaths. At least that is our humble opinion! The wreath is truly beautiful whether accompanied by a beautiful bow and trailing tails, or hung with just a simple piece of red ribbon. This fresh wreath, […]

8 Quick & Easy Outdoor Christmas Decorating Inspirations

If you’re looking for a little holiday decorating inspiration, and love traditional Christmas decorations as much as we do, you’re in the right place! These quick and easy outdoor Christmas decorations can be done with minimum supplies. Many of these decorations were created by using what each of us already had on hand.   It […]

Fashion a Bow & Give Your Decor a Burst of Style

Once you get the hang of it, making a decorative bow isn’t difficult at all. We learned to make these bows decades ago, and have been making them ever since for all sorts of indoor and outdoor home decor projects. Like this outdoor Christmas ‘tree’ topped with an opulent bow and long curving tails – […]

How To Cut Burlap Fabric – Easy Tutorial

A recent trip to the fabric store for some burlap fabric had an unexpected lesson in how to cut burlap. Burlap is trending, and being used more and more for the beauty of its natural fiber. Many home decor enthusiasts will find this a helpful tip when working with this fabric for indoor and outdoor […]

Christmas Home Decor – Ribbon, the Perfect Accent

Whether your interest in home accessorizing is centered around your interior home, your outdoor home, or both, you know what a beautiful ribbon can add to certain projects, whether you’re using it for a bow with long curling tails or for just a wisp of color. Not just any ribbon, mind you, but a ribbon […]

Stop Here, Santa! A Christmas Decorating Idea

We really love being creative with paints, colors, and various decorating materials, and fabrics. We did a wall plaque for the fall season, and we liked making it so much that we were inspired to do another one for the Christmas season. The theme of this plaque was inspired by a gingerbread house that one […]

Christmas Decorating Idea – Holly & Berry Accent Tree

Everyday we’re feeling more and more of the Christmas spirit, and thinking about Christmas decorating. It’s always fun to come up with a creative idea for making something new to add to the decorations that you already have. This little holly and berry tree is perfect for anyone who has a porch or outdoor covered […]

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