Mini Doily & Feather Valentine’s Garland



This sweet Valentine’s Day garland is as easy as pie! I love it in my kitchen right now, bringing some of that trademark Valentine’s Day pink & red to my love themed chalkboard.


Mini pink & red doilies (I found these at Michael’s)

White Feathers

Baker’s Twine



All you have to do is tie your doilies & feathers onto the baker’s twine, spacing them out & alternating them however you choose. So simple!


I love garlands so much. I mean, you can pretty much string just about anything you want onto string, rope or twine & call it a garland. They are usually a breeze to make, and are an awesome way to add simple little touches for holidays & seasons to your regular decor!


Happy Friday, everyone – I hope you have a great weekend!




DIY Holiday Card Display

It’s that time of year, when the mailbox is filled each day with beautiful holiday cards from people far more organized and productive than me! I love getting holiday cards from friends and family members, mostly featuring adorable babies these days. I always try to come up with a fun new way to display our cards, and this year I created this rustic, painted wood holder!

DIY Holiday Card Display

This was something I completely threw together out of stuff I had lying around. I had some leftover pieces of 1×3 pine from another (secret gift!) Christmas project, and so I just grabbed one and gave it a quick coat of white paint.

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Then I painted the tops of some clothespins a nice holiday red, glued them to the wood (four inches apart) and hot glued some mini bottle brush trees to them!


I didn’t want all of my friend’s babies showing up on Pinterest someday without their knowledge, so I snapped the pic above with some non-photo cards (like my favorite postcards from Rifle Paper Co. seen below!)


In real life, however, you can picture this whole thing full of pretty families! A great reminder of all the wonderful people in our lives!

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What about you? How do you display your holiday cards? I’d love to hear about/see your ideas! And can you believe there are only 5 more days until Christmas! Oooh I am just getting so excited!!

Red, White & Yarn

For Mother’s Day this year, I gave my mother a handmade, patriotic yarn wreath. Here it is in Instagram form!

I made my first yarn wreath a couple of months ago (see it here) and loved what a simple & pretty project it was. I decided to make one for my mother (as a step up from the handmade mother’s day gifts I gave her as a child- including a hand-drawn plate in which all of the people have no necks and freakishly long arms). My mom is big on her seasonal decorations, and she always decks the house out in Red, White & Blue for the early summer (Memorial Day & July 4th).

Making a yarn wreath is super easy, my tutorial is here & there a loads of great ideas on Pinterest/out in crafty blog world for fun color combinations & embellishments.

I started with the basics- a foam wreath form & some red, white and blue yarn. You’ll need scissors and a hot glue gun to complete the wreath.

To alternate colors, I tied the end of the finishing color (say, the white) to the beginning of the next color (red) and made sure the little knots ended up on on the same side of the form, resulting in a defined ‘front’ and ‘back’.

I found some felt, star-shapes with sticker backs at Michael’s, and used the white ones to create my starry section of the wreath. (You could also cut stars out of white felt & hot glue them on- which was my original plan, but the stickers were easier & sparkly. Enough said.)

Hopefully, mom enjoys the wreath. FH said he was excited that for once one of my ‘craft projects’ was leaving our house. Just for that, FH won’t get the yarn wreath I had planned on making him for his birthday. Take that.


Do you deck out your home in red, white and blue in the summer? What fun new projects have you tackled lately?