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Christmas Tree Garland

Good morning ~

Today is my second craft ~

Garland for the Christmas tree.  I saw this on Pinterest, and thought this would look so nice on our tree.

I have been wanting to put garland on our tree, but it had to be different.

So here it is ~


The products you will need are:

Red craft paint ~ I used Martha Stewart

Painters Tape

Ribbon ~ I used cream burlap

Stencil ~ I used Merry Christmas here is the website

Stencil brush also Martha Stewart

Piece of cardboard or thick paper for under the ribbon ~ this is so you do not get the paint on your surface.    The paint will bleed through the burlap.


How I made the garland.

Found the ribbon which is very fine burlap at Michael’s ~  It had the edges frayed already. This will saved a bit of time.


Placed the stencil in the center of the ribbon and taped both ends to the burlap ~this way the stencil does not move.


I started at the end of the ribbon placed the stencil down and painted ~  I then spaced 4″ between each “Merry Christmas”

Let it dry and rolled it back onto the spool it came on.

This entire process took about 45 minutes.

I am so happy with the way this turned out.


I will be posting my Christmas Home Tour after Thanksgiving.


Enjoy your day today.

Much love,


Crafts ~

Twine Christmas Wreath

Hi Friends ~

Today I am sharing a sweet twine Christmas wreath with you.

My first of many projects for Christmas.


I got this idea from another blogger I follow ~

Making it in the Mountains ~

I have enough twine left that I will be making another one for spring and summer.

It was so easy ~ Everything was on sale in Michael’s ~

Twine –

Little berries –

Tiny Christmas balls – Can not find the link- but they are also at Michael’s.  They come in a small plastic case – 12 pieces Wreath Ornaments.

Ribbon – Already had.

A few more pictures of the wreath ~

Hope this inspires you to make something sweet for Christmas.

The entire wreath costs ~ $11.49 –  Not bad ~

Enjoy your day.

Much love,


Crafts ~

Renewed to Etsy

Good Morning ~

These cute little tags have been view by so many people at Home Talk (a fun site I belong to) I thought I would bring them back to my Etsy store.


Here is the link if you are interested ~


Enjoy your weekend everyone.

Much love,


Crafts ~

New to Etsy

Hi Friends ~

I have been working on these Sweet Christmas heart ornaments for a couple of weeks now.

They can be made with lace or without.  I will be posting a Folk Heart tomorrow ~

Size is 4.5″ x 4″

Cost is $7.00 each with lace  ~  $6.50 without lace.

This is the back of the ornaments ~

They are now in my Etsy store.

Please visit me at ~


Have a wonderful week.

Much love,



Crafts ~

What a difference

Hi my friends ~

It took awhile, but I finally got around to post the painted banister.

Pete worked so long, and so hard to get the banister perfect, what an amazing job he did.

The staircase looks so pretty now ~ before it was so boring and plain.

We had a local carpenter do the molding, and we did the wainscoting ourselves.

The wainscoting is ~(Martha Stewart wallpaper) ~ we purchased it at Home Depot.

I want to do the same thing in our Dining Room (that’s for another day)

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, I think the weather is going to be super.

Much love,



Crafts ~

Fun Jewelry has been added to Etsy store

Good Morning to all my friends ~

Today I would like to share some fun jewelry which I have designed for my Etsy store.

My daughter Alyson gave me such great ideas for this jewelry.

Hope you enjoy, and feel free to visit my entire line of jewelry at ~

I hope you all have a wonderful Easter ~

Much love,


Hope you all enjoyed the new fun jewelry I have created just for you.

Have a wonderful day.

Much love,


Crafts ~

Vintage French Image

Hi my friends ~

Today I  want to share with you something so pretty, so french.

Thank you to Debbie from Confessions of a Plate Addict ~ she has posted her vintage french images ~ go here to learn how to create you own images  ~

I love the way they look in my Dining Room ~ since the furniture is french country, and the curtains & the seats are toile.  It just finishes the look of french country.

Thank you Debbie for your free print outs and directions.

Have a wonderful day.

Much love,


Crafts ~

A Little Spring around the house

Hi Friends ~

Yesterday I went to Michaels.  So many things were on sale which was so good for me.

In my last post ~ I shared with you the pretty daisies that was given to me ~ I loved how they looked so I wanted to duplicate the look.

As I was walking around Michaels I saw this cute little mason jar perfect for the base. Right next to the little jars were clusters of flowers.  I purchased a cluster of pansies, and another cluster of small little yellow and white flowers.

I cut all the stems away from the cluster ~ which left me with 8 stems from each cluster.     I am working with 16 stems.

The mason jar was $3.49

The 2 clusters of flowers were $1.99 ea. ~ So for $7.50 I have flowers all spring & summer.

Here is the finished product.

I love how it came out ~


Crafts ~

Rustic Cutting Board

Hi Everyone ~

I was looking at the 2 cutting boards I have on my counter, and wanted to make them look a little more rustic.

I began by putting the jute on the inside of the handle of the cutting board.  Then just continued to wrap the jute around the top of the handle.

I use a big enough piece of jute, but when you wrap it around & around you run out pretty quickly.

No need to worry you just cut another piece and butt them up to each other and continue to wrap.

They came out so cute – just a bit of rustic in the kitchen now.

Click on the pictures to enlarge

You can see step by step as I went along.

I think they look so sweet against the subway tile.

Thanks for stopping by.

Have a great day.

Much love,



Crafts ~


Good Morning to you all-

Today I would like to share with you a new runner for my dining room table

For step by step instructions go to *** ***

It was so easy – I purchased the material at

I love how it looks in the dining room – everything is blue and white toile, and the Faux Grain Sack material is just lovely with the toile.

Have a wonderful day.

Much love,