Gold Metallic Garland

gold metallic garland

Happy New Year!! Doesn’t it seem like as soon as you get everything ready for Christmas, it’s time to pack it all away and ring in the new year? I don’t usually do much in the way of decorating for the new year, but this time I have some gold glitzy garland that I hung for the holidays and it works great for the new year celebration. All you need is some twine, some shiny scrapbook paper, glue or tape and a hole punch. [Please click to continue reading…]
gold holiday garland


Wintertime Mantel

wintertime mantel

Christmas is just a couple of days away and the mantel  is ready and awaiting the arrival of good ol’ St. Nick! I’ll share the wintertime decorations with you and show you an easy way to take  a plain holiday wreath and dress it with a little flocking to make it just right for a snowy theme. Best of all, these decorations can stay up even after the holiday! [Please click to continue reading…]

flocked holiday wreath


Fall Harvest Mantel Decorating

fall harvest mantel

Happy Fall! For over a year now, there’s always been a mirror above the mantel in the small, but quaint living room of our house. I always thought it helped to make the room look bigger. But over time I got tired of only being able to see the ceiling fan in the mirror. And it wasn’t too picture friendly either.fall-mantel-decor(1)


No matter what angle I tried to shoot from, it was there. I can hide cords, toys, dog bowls, and piles of mail, but I can never get rid of that ceiling fan.



So I had three options. Live with it, get rid of the ceiling fan, or get rid of the mirror. Well, obviously relocating the mirror was the easiest and most logical. :)

Then I had to decide what to fill the large wall above the mantel with. I’m planning a living room makeover for next year (imagine that!) but for now I built a wooden panel to fill the space where the mirror used to be. [Please click to continue reading…]

Grandinroad Inspired Halloween Wreath

halloween knock-off wreath

I can’t believe it’s already October!! I spent part of the weekend trying to get some Halloween decorating done, starting with this Grandinroad Inspired Halloween Wreath which is donning the wicked mantel this year. This wreath caught my eye because of all the different patterns and I loved the broom and witch hat accessories. I set out to a few craft stores and made a knock-off version of this wreath for only $40, and I’ll show you how. [Please click to continue reading…]halloween knock-off wreath