Creative Life: Where To Start

Starting to Create Again

Have you ever gone through seasons where you felt uninspired and unmotivated to create? I’ve been going through that lately! It’s been driving me crazy!! I love to create and craft! I truly believe getting creative is so important for our self-care! But sometimes finding the energy to do it can be difficult. Yet there are so many benefits to creating. Being creative can be so empowering! It is also a great source of hope, joy, and relaxation!

Where do you start when you are wanting to get back to being creative or to begin a creative chapter in your life?

Just start! Start where you are and work with what you have! Sometimes when we are wanting to start a new habit or new goal we set these crazy high expectations for ourselves. If it’s your goal to be more creative maybe start with having one creative activity a week or a couple of evenings a week to work on creative projects. It can look however best fits your life in this season. My goal is just to be creative no matter what that looks like! Whether it’s a completed project or a part of a project just get creative!

What will you create today or this week? Post pictures in the comments! My hope for myself is to start being more creative more often and to simply start something positive and refreshing in my life! What is your creative goal in this season?

I’ve written about three projects in this post that I’ve done this week! I hope they will get your creative ideas flowing!

Wallpaper Adventures

Today I was walking around my craft room wanting to start a creative project. I recently purchased this wood circle from Hobby Lobby. I didn’t have any particular plans when I bought it, but today when I was looking at it decided I wanted to decorate it with embossed wallpaper. I love working with embossed wallpaper! It is so pretty and fun to paint! This may be a strange decision, but the wood sign has a frame on the front so I decided I would decorate the back so that it is one even piece. I traced the wood circle on the wallpaper and cut it out.

I used hot glue to attach the wallpaper to the back of this wood frame. Hot glue can sometimes dry kind of fast so I did it one section at a time.

I wanted to do this layered paint look on the wallpaper with the brown gel stain and green paint. I did a dry brushing technique for the green and watered down gel stain.

I just painted as I wanted. I started with the gel stain and then the green. I just went back and forth with the brush. I did wipe it with the cloth a couple of times to give it a weathered look. This is how it turned out!

What is your creative style?

Dollar Tree Plant Sign

I’ve been thinking about several different craft ideas today, but landed on decoupaging this plant sign from the dollar tree. I love decoupaging with different materials and in various surfaces. It’s so easy to do and so relaxing! I used a bright green and brown paper for this project. I traced the sign on the paper and cut it out.

Then I brushed mod podge on the metal sign and laid the paper on top. You can then seal it by brushing mod podge on top of the paper. It’s such an adorable little hanger!

I love this sign because it’s such a good reminder to keep growing!

Felt Lavender

I’ve been thinking about making more felt lavender for a while and today was finally the day. I’ve already done some of the steps to make the felt Lavender previously so it will be a quick craft to make. Felt lavender is very simple to make. I have photos of the stages below.

First, you have a strip of purple felt whatever size you would like then fold it and glue it in half.

Then cut small slits into the side that’s not glued.

Then use hot glue to wrap it around a floral stem.

Once the stem is all wrapped with your felt you have a lavender stem! Super easy! So I already had a few made and then I made enough to fill this Jean pocket. You could put these in a vase or any kind of container!

This Lavender craft I already had parts of the felt prepared from months ago so it only took me 15 minutes to get the whole thing created. Is there a project you’ve gotten all the supplies for and it is all prepared but haven’t had the time to complete it? Maybe today is the day!!

DIY Moon Craft

I have seen several crafters make moons out of wire wreaths and I was so excited to give it a try! I put a little bit of a different look to it by adding colorful beads and lace!

Supplies Needed

  • 2 Wire Wreaths
  • White Chalk Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Beads of your Choice
  • Lace
  • Wire Cutters
  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks


This is a very simple but fun craft! The first step is to cut a section of each wreath out with your wire cutters. This does take some strength! I had to give it a few tries. Below is a picture of how I cut mine. You will want to be sure that more ends are free from the vertical bar.

Once you have cut the sections out. You can paint the wreaths white. I used chalk paint, but it would be easier to use spray paint. 

Once the wreaths are dry then you can add your beads to the middle of the moon. The wreaths have a natural curvature in them. The goal is to clasp the beads between the curves of both wreaths. So the typical “backs” of the wreaths will be facing each other.

I then cut a piece of lace and wrapped it around the sections holding the beads to secure them.

Then I cut two more strips of lace and folded them in half and wrapped those around the ends to hold the loose ends together. You will want to wrap them ends pretty tight to give it a crescent moon shape. I used hot glue to hold the lace in place.

Then you have your own moon decoration! You can use this as wall decor or as a shelf sitter! I hope you give this a try!

DIY Small Junk Journal

It’s been on my mind lately to create a different kind of journal for myself that has lots of different kind of papers in it and is unique! So I created this easy small junk journal!! There are so many ways you can customize this and make it your own!

You can use this type of journal in so many ways!! You can add pictures, quotes, notes, memories, and of course writing your own journal entries! I enjoy writing on blank pages so I don’t mind that the paper I used for this is one sided designs. If you need more lined paper in your journaling you may consider adding more traditional paper to your journal as well!

You can use this as a regular journal or focus it on a specific topic, goal, or dream.

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Supplies Needed:

  • Hole Punch
  • Paper of your choosing, I used small scrapbook paper and small vintage papers from Hobby Lobby
  • Book Ring
  • Kraft Tex for Cover


First I took out all my small scrapbook paper and decided which pages I wanted on my journal! i narrowed it down and arranged my pages how I wanted them. I also wanted to add small pieces of paper throughout my journal so I also picked out which of those I wanted to add in.

Then I hole punched the pages in small sections. I just used one book ring so I made a hole at the top left hand corner of all the pages.

I love the variety of pages and that you can take out and add pages as you would like.

I used two pieces of brown Kraft tex paper for the cover. I trimmed the covers to fit the journal and then added them to the book ring.

Add the back cover first on the book ring, then your pages, then the front cover.

I love how this turned out!! I made mine pretty thick, but you can make it any size you want! I’m so excited to journal in my new junk journal!

Here are just some views of how the different pages look together!

Hope you give this a try!! Comment below with your favorite kind of DIY journals!

Hanging Flower Basket

This is a really simple hanging basket and makes a beautiful piece of wall decor! I have a lot of floral stems that I have collected over the past year and was so excited to use them! The shallow basket is one that I got from the dollar Target section. It was originally $5 and was 50% off with the Christmas items.

Supplies Needed:

  • Shallow Basket
  • Artificial Flowers of your choosing
  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
  • Wire Cutters


There are many ways that you could create a floral basket. I chose to keep it simple and just use hot glue.

To attach the flowers I cut the stems off as close to the flower as I could. Then I put hot glue on the basket and attached the flowers. I first did a layer of larger flowers to cover the basket.

Once the first layer of flowers were glued down I started to add another layer of flowers. I added smaller sunflowers, a little bit of greenery, and dandelion flowers. I love the look of the different layers of flowers. I would have liked to add more sunflowers but I wanted to use what I had on hand.

Once I was finished with the basket I hung it on the wall. I just used a nail and rested the basket grooves on the nail.

I love how this turned out! I think this would also be beautiful with just greenery! Hope you give this a try!

Winter Garland

I love garlands!! They are so fun to decorate with throughout the year! I found this winter garland at Hobby Lobby and wanted to remake it smaller to fit in my kitchen! I bought the garland when it was 70% off so it was a pretty good deal! I love the mixture of the silver snowflakes and the rusty bells.

I decided I wanted to add felt balls to this garland. I used white and grey balls. the amount you will need will depend on how long your garland is and your pattern.

To get started in making the new garland I measured out the twine I needed. Then I made a loop knot on one end.

I used a yarn needle to thread the items on the twine.

You can put the garland together in whatever pattern you wish. Below is a picture of the pattern I did.

I took the bows off of the old garland and used hot glue to attach them to the silver snowflakes. Then when you are done with your garland you add another loop to the end of the garland.

I really enjoyed remaking this garland and loved adding my own spin to it! Would love to see pictures of your favorite garlands!

DIY Trees With Embossed Wallpaper

I enjoyed this project so much!!! I love how both trees turned out! One tree I made with art board and the other with a wooden triangle tree. I was originally inspired to do this project when watching another crafter, the owner of Hammons Nest, used embossed paintable wallpaper to decorate faux winter skates. I knew I wanted to try making a tree with these materials!! Check out the tutorial below!! This post contains my Amazon referral link.

Supplies Needed:

  • Wooden Tree, I got mine from Hobby Lobby
  • Art Board, I got mine from Hobby Lobby
  • Embossed Paintable Wallpaper
  • Mod Podge
  • Antique Green Chalk Paint
  • Paint Brushes
  • Cloth to Wipe Excess Paint
  • 3 ivory or Brown Cloth Strips
  • Brown Paint
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks


To start this project I first worked on the tree made from art board. I drew a Christmas tree in pencil on the board. It doesn’t have to be perfect and it can be any size you want! You can see by all my eraser marks that it took me several tries until I liked how it looked.

I used regular scissors to cut out the tree. It was a little bit difficult to cut it out because the board was so thick, but it worked pretty well!

Then I traced the cut art board tree and the wooden tree on the wall paper and cut them out.

Then I brushed mod podge on the board and wooden tree and put the cut out wallpaper on top. I did press down on both projects for a little bit to ensure the wallpaper was secure.

Then I used this antique green chalk paint to paint both projects. To do this I brushed the painted over the wallpaper until it was completely covered. Then before it could dry fully I wiped the excess paint off with a scrap piece of cloth. I love how this technique brought out the details of the wall paper!!

I did not paint the stand of the wooden tree, but I did add a trunk to the art board tree. I braided three strips of plain ivory fabric and used hot glue to attach it to the trunk. Then I painted it with brown paint.

I love how these turned out!! Comment below if you give this craft a try!

3 DIY Christmas Crafts

I got crafty and wanted to share these 3 Christmas crafts with you!! Below is the list of crafts for you to check out:

  1. Grapevine Tree
  2. Snow-globe Ornament
  3. Metal Christmas Tree Makeover

1. Grapevine Tree

This is a really simple craft, but I love the way it turns out!! All you need is the grapevine tree form, greenery, and wire cutters. This post contains my Amazon referral links.

This greenery was a great size for this project, but you can use any greenery you would like. I first trimmed the ends of the greenery. As you go up the tree you will find that you will trim the greenery at different lengths.

To put in the greenery all you do is secure it in the vines of the tree. I didn’t use any hot glue in this grapevine tree form.

As you continue to fill the tree you can adjust the greenery to make whatever shape you wish. The more you fill the tree form the more secure the greenery will be.

This is what mine looked like when it was all finished. I made it into a traditional tree shape. And added a small topper. I love how it turned out!!

This makes great walk decor or could be a shelf sitter. I love the dimension the greenery adds.

2. Snow-Globe Ornament

I’ve seen other crafters make these ornaments and wanted to give it a try! You can use any image in the ornament, which makes it so unique and special!

Supplies Needed:

  • Wood Ornament Frame, I got mine from Michael’s
  • Plastic Ornament that unclasps into two halves
  • Scissors
  • Image for inside Wood Frame, I used a snowman from my Winter Printables
  • Black paint
  • Mod Podge
  • E6000 Glue
  • Craft Snow
  • Paint brushes

First, I wanted to decoupage the snowman I picked to go inside the snow-globe. I took out the back of the wood frame and traced it over the image I chose and cut it out.

Then you can decoupage the image onto the wood. To decoupage you brush mod podge onto the wood, place the image on the wood, and brush mod podge on top of the image to seal it.

While that was drying I painted the frame black on the front and back. You can paint the frame any color you would like.

Once that was dried I wanted to glue my plastic ornament to the frame. I used E6000 glue because it will stick really well, but it does take time to dry. I put the glue along the edges of the plastic ornament and then positioned it how I wanted on the frame.

Once you are sure the plastic ornament is secure you can turn it upside down and add your snow!

Then put the back of the frame back on! I added some E6000 glue to the edge the wood it’s in to secure it.

I made this simple bow and added it to the top of the snow globe and replaced the twine hanger. Then you are ready to hang it on your tree!!

3. Metal Christmas Tree Makeover

This is a simple, but fun craft!! I love using this embossed paper from Hobby Lobby.

Supplies Needed:

  • Metal Tree from Dollar Tree
  • Embossed Paper, I got mine from Hobby Lobby
  • Antique Green Chalk Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Mod Podge
  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
  • Greenery & Berries
  • Christmas Ribbon & Floral Wire
  • Scissors

First, I traced the tree on the embossed paper and cut it out.

Then I used mod podge to attach the paper to the metal tree. I also used a little bit of hot glue around the edges to secure it.

Then I painted the embossed paper with this beautiful green chalk paint! I did a dry brushing technique so that you could still see some of the white coming through in the embossed paper.

I used this greenery and berries to decorate the bottom of the tree. I used hot glue to place the greenery where I wanted it.

Then I made a little bow to go in the middle of the greenery. To make the bow I made four loops and then bound them together with floral wire. Then I hot glued a small piece of the ribbon in the middle to hide the wire.

This makes such a cute decoration!! Once you add the twine hanger you can hang it on the wall or a door knob!

DIY Winter Cookie Cutter Sign

Supplies Needed:

  • Metal Sign, I got mine from the Dollar Tree
  • White Paint
  • Brush
  • Printable Winter Sign
  • Paper Tear Edge
  • Mod Podge
  • Drill
  • Awl
  • 3 Jump Rings
  • 2 Pliers
  • Family Snowman Set, I got mine from HomeGoods


I’ve had this metal sign from Dollar Tree for a while now and was excited to finally use it! This family of snowman is a set I got from HomeGoods and it was only a few dollars!! Love how they all have different hats!

First I started by painting the sign white. I used regular white acrylic paint and a foam brush.

I made some winter themed printables and used this winter one for this sign. I used a torn paper edge to give the paper a rough finish. All you do is hold the edge on top of your paper and tear the the paper up against the edge.

Once the paper was the right size I decoupaged the paper to the sign. To decoupage you first brush mod podge on the sign, place the paper on top, and then brush mod podge on top of the paper.

While that was drying I used a drill to make a small hole at the top of the cookie cutters. I made the hole closer to the back of the cookie cutter so that I could use a jump ring to attach it to the sign.

Then make a holes with an awl at the bottom of the sign to attach the cookie cutters.

To open the jump rings us two pliers. One to hold the ring still and the other to turn open the ring. Then slid the ring the the hole in the sign and the hole in the cookie cutter. Then you can use the pliers to close the ring.

Then you have this super cute winter sign! You can add other embellishments too. I kept it simple!

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Dollar Tree Snowman Makeover

I saw this metal snowman at Dollar Tree recently and was so excited to do a makeover with it!! You can check out how I did it below!

Supplies Needed:

  • Metal Snowman, from Dollar Tree
  • White Paint
  • Foam Brush
  • Wood Buttons
  • Fabric for Scarf, I used Christmas fabric from Walmart
  • Hot Glue Gun & Hot Glue
  • Brown and Orange Paint for Face


My favorite thing about this type of craft is that you can personalize it to your own personal taste. You can use whatever embellishments and decorations that you would like!

First I painted the snowman white. I just used regular acrylic paint. I didn’t brush it on, instead I used the brush to dab the paint on.

Once the snowman is covered with the paint and dried you can then add your scarf! I used a piece of Christmas fabric that I got from Walmart and folded it. I used hot glue to attach the fabric and fold it around the neck to look like a scarf.

Then I add a large wooden button to embellish the scarf. You can use three small buttons to decorate the bottom of the snowman.

Then I used acrylic paint to make the nose and eyes. To make the eyes I just used the flat end of a paint brush. This is great for making circles! Then I used a small brush to make the nose. Once your snowman is done you can add the twine hanger!

I love this size decoration for hanging on door knobs or wall decor!!

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DIY Thanksgiving Embroidery Hoop Sign

Supplies Needed

  • Embroidery Hoop
  • Fabric, I used a plain ivory cotton fabric
  • Mod Podge
  • Thanksgiving Scrapbook Paper, I got mine from Hobby Lobby
  • Burlap Placemat, I got mine from burlap that had the word “thankful” on it
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun & Sticks
  • Fall Artificial Flowers
  • Pencil
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Paint Brush


I love this Thanksgiving paper!! It is so beautiful!! I have never tried this type of decoupaging before and love how it turned out!

The first thing I did was use a pencil to trace the embroidery hoop circle on the paper. Trace it around the outer embroidery hoop.

Then you can put the fabric in the embroidery hoop.

Then I used a brush to spread mod podge on the embroidery hoop and fabric. Then you can place the circle you cut out on the the fabric and embroidery hoop.

I also brushed mod podge on top of the sign. I used mod podge to smooth down the edges on the sides of the embroidery hoop.

I used a plastic bag to smooth out the paper before the mod podge dried. It worked great! But it would work better with plastic wrap.

I used hot glue to glue the excess fabric down to the inside of the embroidery hoop.

I wanted to add this burlap placemat word to the sign. I cut out the word to fit the sign and rounded the edges. I then used hot glue to attach the word to the paper.

I wanted to add Fall flowers underneath the burlap fabric. I used hot glue to secure them under the burlap!

I hope you give this a try!! It was so much fun to make!

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Easy Thankful Sign

Supplies Needed:

  • Wood Sign, I got mine from Hobby Lobby
  • White Paint
  • Brush
  • Sandpaper
  • Thanksgiving Paper Placemat
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
  • Macramé Yarn


This sign is really easy to make!! You can make this with any paper placemat. I love these “thankful” placemats from Hobby Lobby!

The first step I took was to paint the edges of the wood sign white. Once the paint is dried you can sand it to distress it.

Then trim the paper placemat to fit your sign. I just used a regular paper cutter. Once the paper placemat is the right size you can use hot glue to attach the paper to the sign. I found this to be the fastest and easiest way to secure the placemat to the sign.

I bought this macramé yarn at Michael’s when it was only $5. You can use any color that matches your sign. I used hot glue to line the yarn around the edges of the sign.

Then you have a cute and fun sign!! It can be so simple to make unique and fun items for your home!

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DIY Burlap Pumpkin

Supplies Needed:

  • Burlap
  • Twine
  • Yarn Needle
  • Stuffing
  • Stem, I used sticks I cut from a grapevine wreath
  • Embellishments, I used Fall floral that I previously got from Michael’s
  • Scissors


I love making pumpkins and this one was so much fun!

First I cut out a circle from the burlap. The circle doesn’t have to be perfect. I used twine to sew the burlap. A yarn needle is good to use when sewing with twine.

I did a basic stitch around the whole border of the circle. Make sure to leave a tail at the beginning of the stitch and at the end.

To close the pumpkin gently pull on the twine tails. When the hole is still opened some add stuffing to the pumpkin. You can make it as plump as you would like.

Once your pumpkin is stuffed you can tie the pumpkin closed. Make sure to tie it pretty tight.

Then you can add a stem and embellishments to your pumpkin! I cut some twigs from a grapevine wreath to make my stem. I wrapped wire around the bottom of the sticks to hold them together. Then I added leaves and Fall flowers to the pumpkin.

I hope you give this a try! Comment below with your favorite pumpkin crafts!

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Composition Notebook Makeover

Supplies Needed:

  • Composition Notebook
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Mod Podge
  • Brush
  • Embellishments
  • Hot Glue Gun & Sticks
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Scissors


There are many fun ways to makeover composition notebooks! This makeover is using mod podge and scrapbook paper! You can use any scrapbook paper you would like!

I first trimmed the paper down. I wanted to fold the paper over the edge of the notebook so I made sure to leave enough length on the paper to do so.

I decoupaged the scrapbook paper to the front and then the back cover. To decoupage the cover brush mod podge on the cover, then place the paper down, and then brush mod podge on top of the paper. You can then fold the paper over the edges and decoupage the edges inside.

To dry the journal I stood it up and made sure the pages did not touch the mod podge while it was wet.

Once the front and back were dry, I added embellishments. I only added embellishments to the front cover. The supplies I used were all from Walmart and I used hot glue to attach them.

I hope you give this a try! So fun to make your journal unique and special!

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Halloween Cookie Cutter Craft

Supplies Needed:

  • Canvas
  • Black, Purple, and Purple Glitter Paint
  • Cauldron Cookie Cutter, I got mine from Walmart
  • Black Tulle
  • Hot Glue Gun & Sticks
  • Foam Brush
  • Scissors


This is a really easy and fun craft! First I lightly brushed the canvas with purple and black paint. You can use a dry brushing technique. To do this you use a mostly dry brush with a little bit of paint to cover the canvas.

Once the canvas is covered, you can prepare your cookie cutter. I used scissors to cut a gap in the middle of the top of the cookie cutter to pull the tulle through. Then you can put hot glue around the edges of the cookie cutter to attach it to the canvas. I put it toward the bottom of the canvas.

I had this black tulle left over from another project and used one piece folded in half.

I first pulled the tulle through the hole I made at the top of the cookie cutter. I bunched up the tulle to fit it into the cauldron and used hot glue to keep the tulle secure. Then I fanned out the tulle over the other half of the canvas and used small drops of hot glue to secure it.

Then I brushed the purple glitter on the black tulle to give it some sparkle.

I love how this turned out!! Comment below if you give this try or your favorite Halloween craft!

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Thankful Sign

Supplies Needed

  • Wood Circle, I got mine from Hobby Lobby
  • Fall Themed Cupcake Wrapper
  • Mod Podge and Brush
  • Hot Glue Gun & Sticks
  • Pinecones, I got a bag of them from Hobby Lobby
  • DecoArt Textured Paint Gold
  • Twine


I saw these cupcake wrappers, at Dollar Tree, and thought they would make a great sign! I bought these small round signs from Hobby Lobby. I decoupaged the wrapper to the center of the sign. To decoupage you brush mod podge on the wood, place the wrapper on top, and brush mod podge on top of the wrapper.

After it dried, I hot glued pinecones around the edge of the wrapper. When gluing the pinecones make sure to hold it in place for about 10 seconds while the hot glue dries.

After all the pinecones were glued, I used a brush and painted gold textured paint around the rest of the circle. I love the look of textured paint!!

After the paint was dried, I used hot glue to attach a twine hanger on the back!

Love how this sign turned out!! Comment below if you give this a try!

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Fall Wreath & Dollar Tree Towel

Supplies Needed

  • Wire Wreath Form
  • Dollar Tree Fall Towel
  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
  • Burlap
  • Fabric Scraps
  • Brown Wire
  • Small Pinecone
  • Scissors


I was excited to incorporate this Dollar Tree towel into a fall wreath! First I used a pen to trace where I wanted to cut the towel. I made sure to leave room for the towel to be wrapped around the inner ring.

Then I cut the towel out. I turned the towel and wreath form over so I could glue the towel to the wreath form. I put hot glue on the edge of the towel and wrapped it around the inner ring of the wreath.

Once all edges of the towel were glued to the inner ring, I started cutting strips of burlap to wrap around the other rings. I used a piece of burlap that was starting to unravel a bit and wanted it to have a more rustic look. I wrapped the strips around the rest of rings on the wreath. I used hot glue to secure the burlap at the beginning and the end of the wrapping.

I wanted to make a fabric bow to put on the wreath. I already had some fabric strips cut so I gathered those so that there were loops on both ends of the bow. Once I had all that I wanted I used a small piece of brown wire to secure the bow in the middle. and fluffed the bow to get how I wanted it to look. I added a small pinecone in the middle of the bow.

Then I used hot glue to attach the bow to the wreath.

This is a super simple wreath and you could customize it with your favorite towel, burlap, and fabric!! Comment below if you give this a try!

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Halloween Canvas Sign

This is a simple Halloween sign, but I love the way it turned out!!

Supplies Needed

  • Black Canvas
  • Dollar Tree Wood Halloween Cutout
  • White Spray Paint
  • Bow Material: I used black burlap, Halloween ribbon, Spanish moss, and brown wire
  • Hot Glue Gun & Sticks


I bought this black canvas from Michael’s on sale. It was in a 2 pack for only $2.40! I laid the wood cutout down on the canvas and spray painted it white so that the outline of the wood sign would be on the canvas. It turned out great and has a spooky vibe!

Then I made the bow! I used black burlap strips, ribbons loops, and Spanish moss.

I put three strips of black burlap crisscross on the bottom, then added Spanish moss, and then crisscross loops of the Halloween ribbon. You can put as much material in your bow as you want depending on how full you want it.

Then I gathered the material in the middle and tied a brown wire around the middle.

I covered the middle of the bow with a small piece of black burlap.

Then glue your bow to the top of your canvas sign!!

If you give this a try comment below with a picture!

Halloween Wreath

Supplies Needed:

All the wreath supplies for this project are from Dollar Tree.

  • Bicycle Wreath Form
  • Creepy Cloth
  • Halloween Flowers
  • Large Spider
  • Wooden Halloween House
  • Black Paint
  • Brush
  • Hot Glue Gun & Sticks


I was excited to use all Dollar Tree items to make this spooky Season wreath!

I ended up just using 1 creepy cloth package. I put a dab of hot glue on various parts of the wreath form to keep the cloth in place.

I painted the house black. You could distress it with white as well.

I hot glued the house to the right of the wreath and the flowers and the large spider on the left. I love the purple and black colors for Halloween!

The fun thing about this wreath is that you can customize it with whatever Halloween decorations you like!

Comment below if you give this a try or with a picture of your favorite Halloween wreath!

Shadow Box Snowman

Supplies Needed:

  • 2 Shadow Boxes, I got mine from Michael’s that were hexagon shaped
  • White and Black Paint
  • Scissors
  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Hot Glue Gun & Sticks
  • Brush
  • Christmas Greenery and flowers of choice


These hexagon shadow boxes are from Michael’s and we’re only $1 each. I cut the twine hanger off the one the one that will be at the bottom of the snowman. There is also a metal hanger on the back of these frames for wall decor.

I used hot glue to glue the frames together. You could also use wood glue or E6000, but the hot glue worked great for me! After the frames were glued together I painted them white.

I decided to use felt balls for the inside of my snowman, but you can also use stuffing. I squished the felt balls in tightly.

I then put hot glue on each felt ball to secure them.

Once all the white felt balls are secure, I hot glued colored felt balls for the eyes, nose, and buttons.

Then I made the hat with popsicle sticks. I used gardening shears to cut the popsicle sticks but you can also use scissors. I started with the base of the hat and then formed the top of the hat with shorter popsicle sticks. I used hot glue to hold the sticks together.

Then I painted the hat black. I added a few white sticks, greenery, white flowers, and a pinecone to the hat.

I used hot glue to attach the hat to the top of the snowman! There is a hanger on the frames so you could hang it or prop it up on a shelf!

Hope you give this a try! Comment below with your favorite snowman crafts!

Fall Wood Sign

Supplies Needed:

  • Mod Podge
  • Brush
  • Wood Sign
  • Fall Fabric
  • Scissors
  • Fall Floral Decorations
  • Bow Materials: scrap fabric, burlap, and Spanish moss
  • Hot Glue Gun & Sticks


This craft is so fun because you can customize it to how decorate in your home for Fall. I got this wood sign from Target and this Fall fabric from Walmart.

I cut the fabric into strips to fit the boards of the sign. Then I used mod podge to decoupage the fabric to the sign. First brush on mod podge on the sign and place your fabric on the sign. Then brush mod podge on top of the fabric.

Once all the fabric strips are decoupaged let them dry. Once the sign is dry you can add whatever fall decorations you want too. I added a large sunflower and leaves and a simple rag bow. I added plaid burlap, strips of fabric and Spanish moss into my bow and tied it in the middle. Then glued the decorations on the sign!

Comment below if you give this a try or with your favorite Fall sign creation!

Grapevine Pumpkin

Supplies Needed:

  • 8 Small Grapevine Wreaths
  • Brown Wire
  • 2 Wood Spools
  • Twine
  • Hot Glue Gun and Sticks
  • Spanish Moss
  • Greenery


This is a very simple craft, but is also a great addition to your fall home decor! I took the 8 small grapevine wreaths and used wire to gather them together.

I twisted the wire to hold the grapevine wreaths securely in place.

Pumpkin stems are so fun because you can use all kinds of materials to make them. I had these two small wood spools that I glued together to make the stem.

I used hot glue to wrap the twine around the spools. I added a little bit of hot glue at the beginning, middle, and end of the spools to keep the twine in place. I also put hot glue on the top of the spool and circled the twine on top.

Then I put hot glue on the bottom of the stem and placed it securely in the middle of the pumpkin.

I love to add Spanish moss to pumpkins! I put hot glue on the wreaths where I wanted the moss and adjusted it accordingly. Then added some greenery.

I hope you give this a try! Share your favorite pumpkin crafts in the comments!

Embroidery Hoop Leaf Wreath

Supplies Needed:

  • Wooden Leaf Cut Outs, I got mine on Amazon
  • Paint, I used red, yellow, and orange
  • Embroidery Hoop
  • Hot Glue Gun & Sticks


I first laid out the wooden leaves on the embroidery hoop to see how many I would need.

Then I painted the leaves. You can paint them whatever color you want to and you can mix colors for different shades.

Once the painted leaves dry, you can glue them on the embroidery hoop! Super easy craft and fun to do!!

Fall Tree Decor

Felt Ball Pumpkins

Making pumpkins with these felt balls is so easy! I used shades of orange and white to make the pumpkins.

First I made a hole in the felt ball with my awl so that the stem could sink into the ball a little bit.

Then I used hot glue to glue on the small stems I cut. You could add other decorations, but I loved them plain. I didn’t add a hanger to them. I just stuck them into the tree.

Wood Bead Pumpkins

I wanted to use my wood beads for make some bigger pumpkin ornaments. You can make these as big or small as you want. I stringed some of the beads on the waxed thread and then did a double knot to make it into a circle.

Then I painted it with the Decoart Spiced Pumpkin paint.

Then I added a little bit of Spanish moss, a wood stem, and a green leaf.

Pumpkin Topper

I made the topper in a Facebook live video. You can check it out on the Blooming Resilient Facebook page.

I took the bottom of a mesh trash can that I had already cut out and painted it orange. I had precut a piece of lace to be the size of the mesh circle. I put it on top of the mesh circle and painted it orange as well. I used mod podge to get the lace to stick to the circle.

Then I added the stem, Spanish moss, and greenery!

Fall Tree Pictures

Fall Floral Craft

Supplies Needed

I did two parts for this craft. The first was painting the glass bowl for the flower bouquet to go into and the second was arranging the flowers in the bowl.

Glass Bowl Painting Supplies:

  • Mod Podge
  • Black Acrylic Paint
  • Painting Sponge
  • Something to mix the mod podge and the acrylic paint
  • Bowl for paint
  • Glass Container

Floral Bouquet Supplies:

  • Fall flowers of your choice
  • Rocks for the bottom of the bowl or Styrofoam


I tried this new technique of mixing mod podge and acrylic paint to create a textured surface with the paint. I put some of both in the bowl and mixed it with a foam brush. I used a paint sponge to apply it to the bowl.

I dabbed the surface with the sponge until the whole surface of the bowl was covered. Then I let it dry and touched up some areas.

I love the look of this paint!! It has a see through aspect on the inside but appears black and textured on the outside.

I had fall flowers, leaves, mushrooms, and Halloween decor to go inside the bowl. I got these from Michael’s some from the Halloween section and some from the floral department.

I started making the bouquet by putting in the rocks and the greenery.

After I added in the fall flowers and mushrooms. I added in the “Boo!” sign, but also love it without it!

I love the way this turned out!! Comment below if you give this a try or your favorite fall bouquets!

Vinyl decal on T-shirt

Supplies Needed:

  • Plain t-shirt, I had previously bought mine at Michael’s
  • Heat Transfer Vinyl, I got mine on Amazon
  • Iron
  • Parchment Paper, I used Coffee filters


This is a really simple project. First place your vinyl decal where you want it. Then use the parchment paper, I used coffee filters, and iron it the decal on the T-shirt. You may have to put a good amount of pressure on the iron while it’s on the decal to get it to transfer. I only had the iron on the decal in 15 second intervals. You can check it periodically to see if the plastic is ready to come off.

Once the decal is pressed onto the shirt you can peel off the plastic. Check that the whole decal is securely transferred to the T-shirt. If not you can iron the decal with the coffee filter on top of it, but be careful the iron can burn the vinyl if it touches it directly.

Then you have a fun shirt! In my experience vinyl does tend to peel off shirts in the washer and dryer. I would say hand wash only, or at least turn the t shirt inside out in the washer and hang dry.

DIY Kraft Paper Pumpkin

Supplies Needed:

  • Kraft Wrapping Paper
  • Waxed Thread
  • Needle
  • Scissors
  • Stuffing
  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
  • Orange and Brown Paint
  • Foam Brush


I first cut a large circle. You can cut the circle any size you want. You could make very small pumpkins for basket fillers or a big pumpkin to have placed around the house.

I used waxed thread to sew this pumpkin because it is very strong. I get my waxed thread on Amazon. It was very easy to sew. You can just do a basic stitch around the whole circle. Just be sure to leave the ends out of the front so you can pull the pumpkin closed. I used the needle to poke holes in the paper as I sewed.

Once you have the whole circle sewn you can start the process of closing the pumpkin. This is a little tricky because the paper might rip. To prevent this I pulled the thread with one hand and pushed the paper together with the other so that no area got too much tension.

Once it is mostly closed you can start adding stuffing! It can be as plump as you want! Once you have stuffed it with as much stuffing as you would like you can then close the hole by securely tying the thread together. I did a triple knot just to be sure it was closed tightly.

I used scraps from cutting the circle to make the stem. I just twisted the paper together and glued it with hot glue to hold it’s shape. Also make sure the bottom of the stem is wide enough to cover the hole on top of the pumpkin.

I painted the stem and the pumpkin separately before gluing them together. I used this spiced pumpkin paint for the pumpkin. I tried to cover the pumpkin with paint as much as possible, but didn’t worry too much about the creases. I used this dark chocolate paint for the stem. I covered the stem as much and possible, but didn’t worry about the original color showing through.

Then you can hot glue the stem on top and you have a pumpkin!! This was so fun and makes such a unique pumpkin!! I hope you will give this a try!! Comment below with your favorite pumpkin creations!

Dollar Tree Mermaid Tail Craft

Supplies Needed

  • Tissue Paper, I used Teal and Mermaid scale design
  • Wooden Mermaid Tails from Dollar Tree
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Mod Podge
  • Brush


I love decoupaging and was excited to try this on the wooden mermaid tails. First I traced the shape of the top of the tail on the printed tissue paper and the fin on the teal tissue paper. I made sure to leave a bit of space so the tissue paper would wrap around the edges.

I started with the top of the mermaid tail and then decoupaged the fin last. To decoupage you brush mod podge on the wood then place the tissue paper and brush the mod podge on top of the tissue paper to seal it. I used mod podge to also wrap the tissue paper around the edges and back.

After decoupaging the whole tail and fin I added another layer of tissue paper to the fin.

This is what it looked like when it dried! This is a fun decoration! Hope you give this a try!

Change Jar Makeover

Supplies Needed:

  • Jar
  • Tissue Paper
  • Dried Flowers, I got mine from Amazon
  • Mod Podge
  • Brush

Optional if printing on tissue paper:

  • Printer
  • Piece of paper
  • Double Sided Tape
  • Scissors


I was excited to do this change jar makeover! I washed the jar before doing any crafting with it. I decided to print a saying on tissue paper to decoupage on the jar.

To print on the tissue paper I used double sided tape to attach the the tissue paper to a regular piece of paper and put it in the printer to print. It worked really well!

I then cut out the phrase I printed and decoupaged it to the top of the jar. I learned that it is important to be a little gentle when decoupaging the tissue paper because it is easy to tear.

Then you can move on to decoupaging the dried flowers! It’s very easy to do. I had two different packs of dried flowers and so I mixed the different flowers and leaves together.

First you will want to brush mod podge on the jar. Then place the the desire flower or leaf down and brush mod podge on top of it.

I mod podged the flowers all the way around the jar. You can use as many as fits your preference or jar. The excess mod podge will dry clear.

This was so fun!! I hope you give this a try!

Cork & Flower Craft

Supplies Needed:

  • Corks, I bought mine from Hobby Lobby
  • Awl or something to make a hole in the top of the cork for the flower to sit in
  • Artificial Flowers
  • Hot Glue Gun & Sticks
  • Wood Shadow Box


I have been so excited to use this wooden frame. I previously stained it with a dark wood stain from Hobby Lobby. I started by making a hole at the top of the cork that was big enough for the flower stems to sit in. I just put one flower per cork.

Once all the corks had a a flower in them, I started hot gluing the corks to the wood frame.

This was such a unique and fun craft!! I hope you give this a try!

Rainbow Craft


  • Wooden Rainbow
  • Paint, I used the standard rainbow colors red,orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, violet
  • Brush
  • Hot Glue Gun and Sticks
  • White Felt Balls


  • 4 Burlap Leaves
  • Paint


  • 2 Wooden Beads
  • Paint
  • Twine
  • Button


First, I painted the rainbow. I did not go in the correct order of colors, instead of starting with red I started with orange. I’m not a good painter and found it difficult to cover the inside well without getting the wrong color on the outer ridges. Using a small brush made this easier.

I hot glued three wool felt balls on the bottom of each side of the rainbow. You could also use cotton balls instead.

To make the butterfly I painted four burlap leaves. I twisted the leaves together two at a time and then twisted both pairs together. Once they are twisted together I wrapped the wire around the center and made antennas with the left over wire.

To make the bee I glued two wooden bees together and painted them yellow. I put some hot glue in the middle and used twine to make the wings and put a button on top.

Then I hot glued the butterfly and bee on the rainbow. This craft was so fun! Hope you give this a try!

Bulb Vase Makeover

Supplies Needed

  • Bulb Jar, I got mine from Hobby Lobby
  • Mod Podge
  • Brush
  • Fabric scraps
  • Ribbon for Bow
  • Artificial Flowers


I first cut out pieces of a scrap fabric to be the height of the bulb vase. I ended up only using three pieces.

You can then take off the lid and mod podge the fabric to the vase. To do this brush a layer of mod podge on the glass and then place the fabric on the glass and brush another layer of mod podge on top of the fabric.

Once you cover the whole vase let it dry. Then you can add whatever embellishments you want to. I added a ribbon bow. Then you can add your artificial flowers! This is such a quick and fun craft!! Hope you give it a try!

Straw Hat Wreath


  • Straw Sun Hat
  • Scissors
  • Metal Wreath Form
  • Hot Glue Gun & Sticks
  • Decorations


This was such a fun wreath to make and would be a great base for lots of different decorations!

The sun hat I sad was stitched together. So I use scissors to cut part of the seam. Once the seam is cut you can then pull the thread and the sun hat will unravel!

Once the hat is all unraveled you can then start wrapping the material around your wreath. I used hot glue to secure the beginning of the material around the wreath. Then you can start wrapping the rest of the material.

Once you have wrapped the whole wreath you can use hot glue to secure the end of the material.

I love how this wreath turned out!! Will definitely be making more!

I used Americana decor for this wreath. I used floral wire to secure the berry branches and hot glue for the flowers.

I hope you will give this wreath a try! Comment below with your favorite sun hat crafts!!

DIY Americana Bucket


  • Small White Bucket
  • Americana Napkins
  • Mod Podge
  • Brush
  • Scissors
  • Artificial Americana Flowers


To get ready for this craft, I first cut my napkin into the pieces I wanted to use to cover my bucket. I wanted two full pieces of napkin that contained 1/4 of the napkin with the red truck, the plaid edges, and two pieces that had only the white background and stars.

I first decoupaged the pieces of napkin with the red truck. I tried to mod podge opposite of each other on the bucket. So that the truck would be in the front and back. To decoupage the napkin make sure to remove the other layers of the napkin so that there is only the decorative top layer left. Then brush mod podge on the bucket and place the napkin on the bucket and brush more mod podge on top of the napkin.

Then I cut the pieces of napkin that were just white with stars to fit the uncovered parts of the bucket. I decoupaged it in the same way as the truck pieces.

I then decoupaged the edge pieces to the top of the bucket.

Then I added the artificial Americana flowers. I hope you give this craft a try! Comment below with your favorite Americana crafts!

Spring Gnome

I’ve been seeing this gnome on Pinterest and in other craft projects and decided to give it a try this month! The hat of the gnome is a Terra Cotta pot and the body is a sock!

Supplies Needed:

  • 1 Terra Cotta Pot
  • Spray Paint, I used green for the pot
  • 1 Sock
  • 1 wood bead
  • Faux fur, I got mine from Hobby Lobby in the felt isle
  • Scissors
  • Thread and Needle
  • Poly-fil
  • weighted pellets or rice
  • Hot glue gun & glue sticks
  • Artificial flowers
  • Floral wire


I first started with the pot hat. I spray painted it green on just the outside since you can’t see the inside. You could use the pot without painting it or you could paint it a color of your preference. I added in small flowers and succulents in the small hole that would be the top of the hat. I squished enough flowers in there so that it was pretty secure so I didn’t have to add glue.

To make the body I used a sock and cut off the top of it. You can then stuff it and add weighted pellets or rice. I wanted mine to stand up so I added pellets (or the rice) to the bottom then added stuffing. I added some additional pellets in the middle of the stuffing just to help it balance with the pot on it.

I stuffed mine pretty full, but you could always make the body smaller depending on the size of your pot.

I stitched the top closed with tread and needle. A basic stitch would work for this. I used an overcast stitch.

I cut the fur for the beard in a v shape that was the right width for the body. And glued it around the top of the sock.

I than gathered some small artificial flowers and wrapped floral wire around them. Than I glued them to the side of the sock body and wrapped the edge of the beard around it.

I put a small amount of hot glue on the wood bead and placed it so that it was partially underneath the pot but still visible. Than you can add flowers on the pot for decoration! This is such a fun craft! Comment below with pictures of your favorite gnome crafts or if you give this a try!

Wood Sunflower Craft

Supplies Needed:

  • Wooden sunflower sign
  • Yellow scrapbook paper
  • Scissors
  • Stuffing
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue sticks
  • Rose gold textured paint
  • Paint brush
  • Bottom of mesh trash can (optional)
  • Light brown spray paint (optional)


I love sunflowers and was so excited to do this craft! I bought the wooden sunflower from Hobby Lobby. It was 50% in the spring items collection. It also already has a twine hanger on the back.

First, I traced the two sizes of petals on the flower with paper and pencil. I cut out the two templates and cut out the scrapbook paper in those sizes. I used a variety of designs and shades of yellow for the petals.

I used the bottom of a mesh trash can for the center. The trash can is from the Dollar Tree and I had already cut out the bottom with wire cutters for a craft last week. I spray painted it a light brown color.

I painted the wooden sunflower center with the Decoart textured rose gold paint. While the paint was still wet, I put the spray-painted mesh circle on top of it so that the paint dried around it, allowing it to stick to the center. I think the center would look great even with just the textured paint, which is why I listed the mesh circle as optional.

I wanted to give the petals a little bit of dimension. I put a small amount of stuffing in the center of each wood petal and glued the scrapbook paper on top of it. To glue the scrapbook paper, I put a small amount of hot glue along the edges of the cut-out paper and placed it on top of both the stuffing and wood petal.

Below is the picture of the final result! Hope you give this a try! Leave a comment below if you do or if you have done a similar craft!

Decoupaged Glass Block


  • Glass Block, I got mine from Hobby Lobby
  • Mod Podge
  • Brush
  • Decorative Napkins
  • Fairy Lights


I did this project outside today because the sun was so bright and dried the mod podge quickly. I got this glass block at Hobby Lobby. They have several sizes, but I chose the largest because I knew I wanted to make it into a light.

I chose these floral and rabbit napkins for this project. I believe I bought them at Home Goods.

To prepare the napkins for decoupaging I used a piece of scotch tape. I put a small piece of it on the back of the napkin and pulled the two back layers off. Sometimes if only one layer of napkin comes off you can then put another piece of tape on the back to peel off the second layer.

I then used the brush to coat the front of the glass block with mod podge and then put the napkin on it and brushed another coat on top of the napkin.

I used this same technique to decoupage the rest of the block. the front napkin had enough excess to cover most of the sides and I used the back napkin to cover the rest. I did have to piece together some of the areas on the sides where the napkins ripped over the grooves.

I wanted to add a bunny to the front. So I ripped the napkin to only have the bunny and flowers and separated it from the back two layers.

The front of the block had already dried so I added some mod podge to the area that I wanted to put the rabbit and then placed the napkin there and brushed a coat of mod podge on top of it.

I put two strands of fairy lights inside of the glass block and then put the lid back on.

Than you have a unique light!

Hope you give this a try!! It is so fun and easy to make! Comment below if you do or if you have made something similar!

Fabric Napkin Pocket

Tutorial of how to make a fabric napkin pocket with a metal heart.

Supplies Needed:

  • Metal Heart
  • Fabric Napkin, I got mine from Home Goods
  • Scissors, I used pinking shears
  • Hot Glue Gun & Hot Glue Sticks
  • Artificial Flowers


This is a very simple craft, but very fun to make! I used this metal heart that I previously bought from Hobby Lobby. You could do this craft with a variety of shapes. I used a fabric napkin that I bought from Home Goods to make the pocket. This bunny napkin was in their spring decor, but it is something I would probably keep as decor all year.

I trimmed the napkin down to the general shape of the heart. Then I laid the metal heart on top of the napkin and trimmed it to be the proper shape for gluing it to the heart. I left about a half to one inch border to have enough excess to glue to the back of the heart.

I first used the hot glue gun to glue the corners and bottom. Then I glued and folded over the sides.

Once it is glued on the back you then have a pocket to put flowers or anything you would like in the front.

I added artificial spring flowers in the pocket. You could change out the flowers every season or decorate for special holidays.

I hope you give this a try! Comment below if you do or if you have made something similar!

Shim Frame Craft

This is such a fun craft and is one that you can customize to be whatever you want it to be a frame for. I have a couple examples at the end of ways I used these frames.

Supplies Needed:

  • Wood Shims
  • Framed Canvas
  • Nails & Hammer
  • Staple Gun (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Gel Wood Stain


I used the wood frame from a canvas for this craft. First You will want to use scissors or some other sharp object to make a cut in the canvas so that you can take it off of the wood canvas. Below are some pictures of how I did that.

Once the frame is separated from the canvas, I then laid my wood shims on the hui frame to see how much I would need to trim them. I just used scissors for the trimming. Wood shims are pretty easy to cut. Then I laid out my wood shims on the frame to make sure I had enough. I alternated the shims so that the thicker part of the shim was every other on each side. I don’t think you have to do that, but I thought it would just make it easier to hang this way.

I used nails and staples to secure the wood shims to the frame. I was mostly just experimenting to see which way would work best. I preferred the nails because it would work for both the thin and thicker side of the shim.

Once the shims are attached to the frame this is what it will look like! I think it turns out very pretty and can lean it against the wall or you can add command strips or a wire to hang it.

To decorate the frame I first stained them with a oak gel wood stain. After that I added white paint to the one I was going to decoupage. After the paint dried I decoupaged a picture that I printed and have for sale on Etsy! I then sanded it to make it looks more rustic and added some burlap flowers and buttons. The fun thing is you can decorate it however you want to!

The picture above I did a bit different. After I stained it I used decoupage to attach lace to the inside of the frame and then added a clothes pin to hang notes or quotes. Then I added some butterfly embellishments.

I hope you give this a try! It is so fun and easy! Comment if you do or if you have done a similar project!

Placemat Pillow

Supplies Needed:

  • 2 fabric placemats (I got mine from Home Goods)
  • Thread, I used waxed thread (This link is my Amazon referral link)
  • Needle
  • Stuffing
  • Scissors


I first ironed the placemats. Then you will want to turn the top placemat over on top of the second placemat. We will sew the placemats and then leave a gap so that we can turn it right side out.

I used waxed thread for this project, but you could use regular thread as well. You will want to have a knot at the end of the thread and pull the needle and thread in and out of the side of the placemats. You could also do this with a sewing machine, but I am hand sewing because I do not have a sewing machine. Sew around all the sides of the placemat.

You could also weave the fabric in and out with the needle to sew faster and then just pull the needle through.

Once you make it all the way around the placemat leave a gap for you to reach in and pull the pillow right side out. Do not cut the thread because you will need it to sew the gap closed.

I reached in and grabbed the corner opposite from where the opening is. Once the pillow is right side out you can use a pencil or marker to poke the corners on the inside to be sure they are fully turned out.

Then you can stuff the pillow with poly-fil (stuffing). Once the pillow is filled with stuffing, you can then sew the gap closed. I folded in the ends and then sewed the gap from the outside. Make a knot when you are finished.

If you try this post a picture of your pillow!

Decoupaged Heart


  • Wood Heart (I got mine from Home Goods)
  • Brush
  • Mod Podge (I used gloss)
  • Valentine’s Day Napkin
  • Scissors


I was so excited to find this set of wooden hearts at Home Goods! So cute and can be used for so many projects!

The first step is to take off the twine hanger. You can either cut it off or untie it.

My heart is fairly small so I was able to cut my napkin on the crease already there in the fold and I only needed on of the quadrants for the project. Just be sure that your napkin will at least over the front and sides of the heart. Mine will be able to fold over the whole heart.

You will start the decoupaging process by first brushing the mod podge on the heart and then putting the napkin on top and brushing mod podge on top of the napkin.

Then, you will want to put mod podge on the sides of the wooden heart and lay the napkin down shaping it to the sides and then brushing mod podge on top of the napkin.

Continue this process for the bag as well. Trim any excess from the back.

Here is how it looks once it is dry! You can poke a hole and restring it to hang. You could also use these as dough bowl fillers or even an extra craft in a gift!

Comment below if you give this craft a try!

Wood Heart Craft


  • Wood Pallet Heart (I got mine from Hobby Lobby)
  • Lace
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Double Sided Tape (This is my referral link for Amazon, I love this tape!)
  • Mod Podge
  • Brush


This is the wood pallet heart that I used for this project. The first step I did was trace the four different sections of the heart on the scrapbook paper I wanted to use.

Then I cut out three pieces of lace to cover the gaps between the wood. I put a piece of double-sided tape along the edge of the gap and then put the lace on top of it. Then trim the extra lace that is not stuck to the double-sided tape.

Cut out the scrapbook paper that you traced the heart pieces on.

Then I decoupaged the pieces of scrapbook paper onto the wooden heart. I used gloss mod podge for the decoupaging. First, I brushed mod podge on the wood and then placed the scrapbook paper on the wood section.

Then brush mod podge on top of the scrapbook paper. Do this for all wood sections.

Comment below of you try this project or how you decorated your wooden heart!

Book Page Tree Decor

Making decor out of book pages is very fun! I have access to a lot of book pages because I make handmade journals out of book covers and try to also reuse the pages. In this tutorial I will talk through how I made three different ornaments for my tomato cage tree. I am planning to leave my tree up all year and wanted to change up the decorations from Christmas. You can see the tutorial video and pictures below. Would love to know if you have a tree up all year and what kind of decorations you use!

Glass Snowman

Supplies Needed

  • Two candle bowls (One small then the other), one candle cylinder and plate for hat
  • Black spray paint for hat
  • Stuffing
  • Glitter
  • Sequins
  • E6000 Glue
  • Decorations for scarf and hat, I used felt and winter floral stems


I have been seeing these glass snowmen on Facebook and Pinterest and wanted to give it a try. I decided to use candle bowls because it was really cheap at Hobby Lobby because they were all 50% off.

I spray painted the cylinder black for the top hat.

I put a thin line of E6000 glue on the rim of the cylinder and put it in the center of the bottom of the plate.

Then I put stuffing, glitter, and sequins in the bowls for decoration. The smaller bowl I glued on top of the slightly bigger bowl. I put a thin line of E6000 glue on the rim of the bottom bowl and placed the smaller bowl on top. Let sit for approximately 10 minutes.

Put a thin line of E6000 glue on the rim of the top bowl and place the glass top hat on it. Let the glue dry.

For decoration I made a scarf with felt and hot glued some winter floral stems on the top hat!

Hope you give this a try! Comment below with pictures of your glass creation!

Tree Decor

I have a lot of tree decor in my home! I have trees that light up, homemade trees, tomato cage tree, small pine trees, and pictures of trees. Needless to say, I love trees! They are so beautiful and when I see them or am around them in nature I feel so at peace. I think it’s because I am so in awe that God made such a great creation that grows so big and beautiful. Reminds me of how small I am and how big God is, which brings me peace. I wanted to share with you how I made the tree decorations I have and where I got the ones that I bought!

by Gluiki

Lit Trees

I use my lit-up trees every day and love them! I have two light up small tress and one large one that plugs in. They provide a good amount of light in the evenings. I have been going through a lot of batteries for the small ones since I use them every night. I bought all of them on Amazon. Definitely has been a good purchase for me. They are so pretty, but also very functional!

Here is my affiliate links for both trees:

Tree Wall Decor

I love this mural in my room! It’s so relaxing and pretty to look at! Here is my affiliate link. It takes up almost the whole wall.

Handmade Trees

There are several types of trees I have made. The first is toilet brush trees. These are so fun to make but a bit messy.

The second types of trees are yarn trees. There are two ways I have made these. Watch this video to find out how:

I have also made a tomato cage tree. These are fun to make. I chose to use garland for my tree but you could do this with mesh ribbon, burlap, or grapevine. Below is the link to the post I made previously about making the tomato cage tree with garland.

Glass Mosaic

This is a tutorial of how to make a glass mosaic.

Supplies Needed

  • 2lb Powdered Grout (I got mine from Hobby Lobby)
  • Water
  • Vases (I got several different colored vases from a thrift store)
  • Pillowcase of sheet
  • Hammer
  • Protective eye wear (my Amazon referral link)
  • Gloves
  • Circular step stone mold
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Spoon

Preparing Glass

I bought glass vases from a local thrift store in a variety of colors to make mosaics. Below are the steps I took to prepare the glass for placement in the grout. I would recommend wearing gloves and eye protection.

To break the glass safely I put several vases inside an old sheet I was not going to use anymore. Then used a hammer to smash the glass until it was a size that was good for my molds. You could also do this in a pillowcase.

Once all the vases were broken to the extent that I wanted them to be I put them inside a plastic tote, so that I could grab what I needed once I was ready to make the mosaic. I ended up having a lot of left-over glass so this would be a good way to store your extra glass as well.

Making Mosaic

Using the powdered grout is fairly easy. You empty the contents into the mixing bowl and add equal part water.

Stir the grout and water until it is smooth and thick. After this has occurred you can pour the grout into the mold. Once the material is in the mold you can shake the mold to even out the substance. Then comes the fun step! You can put your glass pieces into the mold however you would like to!

After placing the glass pieces in the grout, let it sit in the mold for at least 24 hours for it can harden.

Once the grout is hardened you can take it out of the mold and place it as a decorative feature in your home or patio! My glass pieces were not all even and because of this it would not be ideal to step on as a steppingstone.

DIY Cardboard Snowman

Supplies Needed:

  • Cardboard Box (I used one from the Dollar Tree that was 11.5” x 12.5”)
  • Mop Head (I bought mine from Dollar Tree)
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Felt for the hat and scarf. I used 3 felt sheets
  • 6 Buttons
  • Scissors
  • Greenery (optional)


First, I decided how big I wanted my snowman to be and found items I could use to trace two circles on each side of the cardboard box. I then cut out the circles from the cardboard box.

Second, I cut out a rectangle and square from left over cardboard for the hat.

Third, I worked on the hat first, but you could always do this step later. I laid the rectangle on dark gray felt and hot glued the felt on the back of the cardboard. I did this by folding and gluing the sides first and then glued the top and bottom. I trimmed any excess felt from the sides. I repeated this same process with the square piece of cardboard. Once both pieces are covered with felt I glued the rectangle to the bottom edge of the square to make the hat.

Fourth, glue the circle you would like to be the head to the top of the second circle.

Fifth, I took apart the mop head. I did this by pulling a loop until I couldn’t pull anymore and then cut it with my scissors. I repeated this until all the loops were out of the mop head. I only needed one mop for the whole snowman.

Sixth, I started with the top circle and began to glue to the mop in a circular pattern. I eyeballed where I thought the middle of the top circle was and put some hot glue there and put a fold strand of a mop loop in the middle.

Seventh, I put a circle of hot glue around the already glued mop loop and continued to lay down the mop loop. I did this until the whole top circle was covered and then repeated this process for the bottom circle.

Eighth, I glued the hat to the top of the snowman’s head. You can add greenery to the hat if you would like to.

Ninth, I made the scarf. I took a felt square, from Hobby Lobby, and fold it in half on the long side and then fold it again. I then wrapped the scarf at the connection between the first and second circle and glued the felt to the backside of the cardboard. I then used another felt square and folded it in thirds and cut it on the bottom to the length I wanted and then glued the top in the fold of the felt scarf. Once it was glued, I cut small slits in the bottom.

Tenth, I glued three black buttons on the bottom circle to make the coat and then glued two buttons on the top circle for the eyes and one bigger button beneath those to make the nose.

I hope you give this a try! Post a picture or comment below if you do!