How To Make An Evergreen Wreath

Nothing beats the “wow” factor of a handmade wreath or garland during the Christmas holidays. Best part it is another EASY Christmas craft. Another plus, it doesn’t cost a lot (Under $5 again). First assemble your tools and any helpers. (Picture me yelling this a faux German accent, because that’s how it sounds in my head) Affiliate links to follow. Christmas Helper: Make sure to have other Christmas projects for the helper to do unless you want pine sap on EVERYTHING Wire Wreath Form*/Frame/Box: If you Google it you’ll find one or they have them at craft stores for less … Read more…

Homemade Window Frosting

Ever seen the spray frosting for windows in a can? Yeah, I’m not sure how white spatter looks at all like ice crystals or even window frost for that matter. I wanted to find a good/cheap alternative to get the icy frost on the front door sidelights for the Christmas tour. After researching and tinkering I found a pretty good recipe: 1 bottle of beer (12 oz) Don’t tell Patrick I sacrificed on of his babies! 6 heaping tablespoons of Epsom salt Total cost: $4 (will cover a lot of window panes) Mix the beer and Epsom salt and let … Read more…

Happy Late Halloween

We were a little too busy celebrating Halloween and scraping paint off the mantel to wish you a Happy Halloween. We took the baby viking out for a spin. I couldn’t help but share the infant viking costume I made. It even had a felt axe to go with it: Pacifiers keep him from pillaging the village. See, here is what happens when he doesn’t have one: Marauding Baby! Run! I made his baby viking costume, it was pretty easy just fake fur, felt, and leather string. The rest of the evening we spent giving out candy to around 200 … Read more…

Fall Centerpiece Idea

I created some quick, cheap, and easy fall table decorations for my niece’s 1st birthday. Even though I “cuted” them up with bugs I reused them to make a nice, adult autumn decorations after the party. Here’s what you’ll need: Various clear glass vases (Mine were just a few bucks from Goodwill and the Dollar Tree) Fall leaves of assorted colors Yep, that’s it! I went up to the local library with a bag and grabbed a bunch of red, yellow, and orange leaves off the ground. Then I used the still-green/yellow leaves off of my dying morning glory vine. … Read more…