What's your most favorite time of the year? Mine is Christmas.  But not for all the reasons you might guess. The days leading to Christmas are when my creative juices are at an all-time high.  You can usually find a mess somewhere in my home because I'm creating a storm of home decor and handmade Christmas ornaments and gifts.  And when I'm creating... I couldn't be happier. Whether you're creative, crafty, or simply wannabe... you will want to grab your favorite drink, get your pinning finger ready, and get prepared to be inspired.... 31 times!   31 Easy Handmade Christmas Ornaments … [Read more...]

I love wreaths! Typically you can find a wreath in almost every room of my home.  Especially at Christmas.    Last year I had so much fun playing with this white birch for a table setting that I decided to make a natural white birch wreath, too.  It's not round like a "normal" wreath... which makes it even more fun for me. If you're still trying to get some Christmas decor up on your walls or doors, there is still time.  If you try make a wreath like this... please let me know.  I'd love to see yours.   It's time for Project Inspire{d}! I am so glad you're here! Before we get … [Read more...]

Time.  No one has enough.  When it comes to creative holiday craft ideas, I like projects I can accomplish quickly.  This grapevine banner wreath was a quick and easy project. I know you'll love making one too.  It's guaranteed to make a statement wherever you hang it. Speaking of creative holiday craft ideas... You all brought a ton of creativity to Project Inspire{d} this week. Here are just a few cute and crafty ideas...  10 Cute & Creative Holiday Craft Ideas   Joy Vintage Doily Christmas Banner by Electric Red Barn Brown Paper Packages by Delineate Your Dwelling Piped Basket … [Read more...]

Ready for a hot holiday tip? Do you take pictures of your past holiday decor or table settings? If you don't, I urge you to do that.  Bloggers have a tendency to take lots of photos, and I was "guilty" of that in my pre-blogging years.  But, now as I look back, I'm so glad I did.  It helps me remember the good ideas and get the creative juices flowing when I'm tired from all the festivities and I might still have some decorating to do, or tables to set for those special dinners and parties. Why not create a special file on your computer, just for holiday decor you want to remember?  I think you'll find … [Read more...]

Grapevine wreaths can be so very easy to decorate with for most holidays. You might remember my Easter Egg Wreath or my Natural Fall Wreath.  Both were quick and simple to make. This Grapevine and Winterberry Noel Wreath was also easy to put together.     Early this fall I created a few grapevine wreaths from those growing up in the trees nearby.   They're easy to make and they're free.  Yay!     I've been having lots of fun decorating with Winterberry or Michigan Holly which grows in wetlands.  I love their vivid red color.  They really add a colorful pop to all the … [Read more...]

  This year, I wanted to be really intentional about observing Advent.  I even shared a post with ideas for Advent readings and candles, here. But, when it came to my own advent candle wreath, I had nothing.  Nada. It was something I wanted....but it is not necessary.  Plus, I don't exactly have money to be spending on something like this, and since I'm living "in between" with my stuff in storage, well...I really could go without.     Several weeks ago I was invited to participate in an upcoming blogger event, All Things Dollar Tree for Christmas, where you create something from … [Read more...]