Category Archives: Holiday

Rustic Stained Wood Ornament Tutorial


DIY Wood Plank Ornament Shabby Chic SSI

I was totally inspired to make a few more DIY Christmas Ornaments when I stumbled upon this amazing Rustic Painted Ornament Etsy shop.  But I knew we could make these for next to nothing with salvaged craft supplies from around the house.  Keep reading for this super simple Rustic Painted Ornament Tutorial.


Shabby Chic DIY Christmas Ornaments

DIY Christmas Ornament

I have an au natural Christmas tree with just a little bit of sparkle. White lights, ornaments in cream, gold, silver, glass and natural rafia and hemp…I haven’t purchased a single ornament this year, but wanted to add to my collection, so I made several of my own ornaments in these two styles. Here’s a full tutorial on how you can make your own DIY Hemp Ball Ornament and DIY Shell Ball Ornament.


Handmade Gifts Series – Festive Elastic Hair Tie Gift

Gold Black White Hostess Gift


I love a great handmade gift that’s small, inexpensive, and a crowd pleaser. This year I’m whipping up some Fold Over Elastic (FOE) Hair Tie Gifts. These are great little ‘thinking of you’ gifts for friends and coworkers, and they are going to be a big hit in the stockings of my teenage stepdaughter. (I hope!)


DIY Mouse Trap Halloween Costume

Mouse Trap Halloween CostumeAlright, y’all. I won all the bacon at my work costume contest with this one so I thought I’d take the time to share the details in case you want to utilize this fine costume for one of your Halloween celebrations.



Halloween Mantel

Silhouette Cameo Halloween Decorations

Purple Black and White Halloween Mantel

Who doesn’t love that magic month of October?! I surely do. Here in Alabama it’s already feeling just a little cooler in the evenings and morning, meaning three months of holidays are right around the corner! I’m flaunting a new black, purple, and white Halloween Mantel this year. (more…)

Valentine’s Mantel

DIY Valentine's Mantle

DIY Valentine’s Mantle

I’m excited to have my very first Mantel Display to share with you. Yes, I have a fireplace in my home, but Mr. Salvage won out having it as the resting place for his flat screen TV, so this bar buffet cart in my dining room will have to do for my decor mantle for now :) Almost all of the decorations were DIY, and over the last week or so I’ve shown you the tutorials for them. Here’s the pulled together look, just in time for February and Valentine’s Day :)